RR vs PBKS – Match Review | Yesterday IPL Match Result
It was a run-fest in the yesterday RR vs PBKS IPL match at Mumbai in Match 4 of the VIVO IPL 2021. On a batting paradise, the Royals won the toss and inserted Punjab to bat first. While the Kings didn't get off to the greatest of starts, it was their skipper KL Rahul who led from the front with a charismatic 91 to get his IPL season going. But it was Deepak Hooda blistering 28-ball 64 that proved to the major difference in the match.
Chasing 221 for victory, Rajasthan were jolted early but managed to keep the run-rate in check on all occasions. Skipper Sanju Samson batted all through the innings to register the maiden 2021 IPL century. In the end, RR failed to cross the line as the RR vs PBKS Yesterday IPL match result went in Punjab's favor by a margin of 4 runs.
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KL Rahul leads from the front, Punjab post 221
On a wicket that had plenty of runs on offer, it was KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda who did the bulk of scoring for the Punjab Kings. While Rahul began with a decent strike rate, it was Hooda who played the aggressor's role with his wallopping 64-run knock. The Baroda player dominated the RR attack and scores runs at will. Rahul helped himself to a score of 91, falling nine runs short of yet another IPL century. In their 20 overs, PBKS posted 221 runs in the clash against RR.
Samson IPL century goes in vain, PBKS win by 4 runs
On a ground like Wankhede, chasing totals is considered a relatively easy job in hand. However, with 221 runs on the board, the pressure was always on Rajasthan to keep up with the scoring rate of nearly 11 runs in an over. In the worst possible scenario, RR lost Ben Stokes early and kept on losing wickets through the middle overs at regular intervals. Despite that fact, Samson was hammering the bowlers in all parts of the ground in process of claiming the maiden IPL century in 2021. However, the mountain of runs posted by Punjab proved too much for the Royals as the ‘Men in Pink' lost the match by a slender margin of four runs.
RR vs PBKS – Yesterday IPL Match Result
Yesterday IPL match Winner: Punjab Kings (PBKS)
Yesterday IPL Man of the Match Winner: Sanju Samson was awarded the Man of the Match in yesterday's IPL match. Samson scored the maiden century in IPL 2021 but unfortunately ended on the losing side in yesterday's IPL match against Punjab Kings (PBKS).
Yesterday IPL Match Most Runs: Sanju Samson 119 (63)
Yesterday IPL Most Wickets: Chetan Sakariya (3/31)