Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings in a high-scoring game at the Wankhede Stadium, where RR secured the win over PBKS by 6 wickets, with 2 balls left. PBKS batted first, and put up 189 on the scoreboard, with the loss of 5 wickets, which RR successfully chased down in the last over, with two balls left. Here are three factors to consider which led the Royals towards victory.
Brilliant bowling by Yuzvendra Chahal
Though PBKS put up a good score of 189, it was to the impressive bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal the score didn’t go beyond the 200 run mark. First, he picked up the important wickets of Jonny Bairstow who was playing well, scoring 56 of 40 deliveries with 8 fours and a six. Next, he also dismissed a big fish like Bhanuka Rajapaksha and lastly got rid of skipper Mayank Agarwal. Overall, in 4 overs he conceded 28 runs and maintained an economy of 7.
Good partnership by RR openers
When you are chasing a score close to 200, you always need to good start, which the RR openers gave their team in the match. Man in form Joss Buttler scored 30 of 16 deliveries with 5 fours and a six, and Yashasvi Jaiswal who stroke back in the team made his brilliant comeback by scoring 68 of 41 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes. The opening pair scoring runs and building their innings made RR come close to the total.
All the Royals’ batters getting runs
And the most significant factor which led Rajasthan towards victory was that, all their players who came to bat and batted for long, secured runs. It was overall a team effort by the Royals to secure the win. Earlier some people told me that the batting department solely depends on Buttler, who has been the orange cap holder, but in this match, RR proved that they can deliver as a team too.