IPL 2020 Match 50: RR vs KXIP Score, Highlights, Commentary and Status


Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 7 wickets: A commanding win for Rajasthan! They have overhauled a tricky-looking target quite easily in the end. There was never a moment in the chase, to be honest when Rajasthan looked like losing control over this match. Overall, a win registered with plenty of balls to spare and that has also halted Punjab’s amazing winning streak.

  • Winning Team

    Rajasthan Royals

  • Man of the match

    Ben Stokes

  • Won by

    7 wickets

  • Match No.

    Match 50

  • Venue

    Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

  • Series

    Indian Premier League, 2020

Kings XI Punjab
Rajasthan Royals
Batting R B 4s 6s S/R
KL Rahul
c Rahul Tewatia b Ben Stokes
46 41 3 2 112.20
Mandeep Singh
c Ben Stokes b Jofra Archer
0 1 0 0 0.00
Chris Gayle
b Jofra Archer
99 63 6 8 157.14
Nicholas Pooran
c Rahul Tewatia b Ben Stokes
22 10 0 3 220.00
Glenn Maxwell *
not out
6 6 1 0 100.00
Deepak Hooda *
not out
1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras 11 (W 8,LB 1,NB 2)
Total runs 185 (4 wkts, 20.0 ov)
Yet to bat

Chris Jordan – Murugan Ashwin – Ravi Bishnoi – Mohammed Shami – Arshdeep Singh
Fall of wickets

1/1 (Mandeep Singh, 1 ov) – 121/2 (KL Rahul, 14.4 ov) – 162/3 (Nicholas Pooran, 18 ov) – 184/4 (Chris Gayle, 19.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Jofra Archer 4.0 0 26 2 6.50
Varun Aaron 4.0 0 47 0 11.75
Kartik Tyagi 4.0 0 47 0 11.75
Shreyas Gopal 1.0 0 10 0 10.00
Ben Stokes 4.0 0 32 2 8.00
Rahul Tewatia 3.0 0 22 0 7.33
Batting R B 4s 6s S/R
Robin Uthappa
c Nicholas Pooran b Murugan Ashwin
30 23 1 2 130.43
Ben Stokes
c Deepak Hooda b Chris Jordan
50 26 6 3 192.31
Sanju Samson
rund out (Ravi Bishnoi)
48 25 4 3 192.00
Steven Smith *
not out
31 20 5 0 155.00
Jos Buttler *
not out
22 11 1 2 200.00
Extras 5 (W 3,LB 2)
Total runs 186 (3 wkts, 17.3 ov)
Yet to bat

Riyan Parag – Rahul Tewatia – Jofra Archer – Shreyas Gopal – Kartik Tyagi – Varun Aaron
Fall of wickets

60/1 (Ben Stokes, 5.3 ov) – 111/2 (Robin Uthappa, 10.5 ov) – 145/3 (Sanju Samson, 14.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Arshdeep Singh 3.0 0 34 0 11.33
Mohammed Shami 3.0 0 36 0 12.00
Murugan Ashwin 4.0 0 43 1 10.75
Chris Jordan 3.3 0 44 1 13.33
Ravi Bishnoi 4.0 0 27 0 6.75

Kings XI Punjab (185/4)

KL Rahul (46/41): Ben Stokes to KL Rahul, OUT! TAKEN! Rahul is a goner! He was not at his best, could not time the ball really well and falls now. It is a good slower one around off, Rahul is early in the swing of his bat. It goes off the toe-end towards deep mid-wicket where Tewatia takes it. A good partnership for Punjab comes to an end and a timely wicket for Rajasthan.

Mandeep Singh (0/1): Jofra Archer to Mandeep Singh, OUT! TAKEN! The two Englishmen combine to get rid of Mandeep Singh who bags a golden duck! Top start for Rajasthan and that is a snorter from Archer. It is short and on the body, not a ball you want to be facing first up. Mandeep Singh looks to fend at it awkwardly. It goes off the gloves and lobs towards the point region. Stokes runs in, dives forward and takes it brilliantly. Superb first over by Archer!

Chris Gayle (99/63): Jofra Archer to Chris Gayle, OUT! TIMBER! Anti-climax! Heartbreak for Gayle and he is disgusted. He throws his bat in anger. He though gives Arhcer a hi-five as he walks back. He deserved a ton, to be honest, end of a brilliant knock from him. Archer this time goes very full, it is fast and on middle. Gayle looks to whip but misses. It hits the pad and then the stumps. Replays, later on, show, Gayle did not mean to throw his bat. He actually wanted to swing it in anger but he loses his grip.

Nicholas Pooran (22/10): Ben Stokes to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! TAKEN! That is as clean as a whistle! Good wicket as Pooran could have made a real difference in the final two overs. Still a handy little inning from him. It is a short one and on middle. Pooran pulls but does not get the elevation he wanted. Tewatia takes a good catch by timing his leap to perfection near the fence at deep mid-wicket. The umpires take it upstairs and the replays show that it is a clean catch. A wicket but a very expensive over from Stokes.

Glenn Maxwell* (6/6) and Deepak Hooda* (1/1): Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell, A dot to end! Shorter and outside off. Maxwell looks to cut but misses. So a very good last over from Archer. Keeps Punjab under 190 as they END WITH 185/4!

Rajasthan Royals (186/3)

Robin Uthappa (30/23): Murugan Ashwin to Robin Uthappa, OUT! Uthappa holes out! He wanted to repeat the last shot but this time failed to get the desired elevation and distance. A flighted full ball around off, Uthappa bends his back knee as he goes for the slog sweep but doesn’t get enough power behind the shot. Pooran in the deep mid-wicket region does well to catch it and keeps his balance to stay away from the fence. 75 needed off 55 balls and this match is hanging in the balance.

Ben Stokes (50/26): Chris Jordan to Ben Stokes, OUT! Massive breakthrough for Punjab! Jordan has responded with the big wicket of Ben Stokes. He spears in a very full ball on middle, Stokes tries to open the leg side field with a big heave across the line but ends up slicing it in the air toward mid off. A simple catch for Deepak Hooda who makes no error. 126 needed off 87 balls.

Sanju Samson (48/25): Ravi Bishnoi to Steven Smith, OUT! Samson is short! Even the dive does not save him. Punjab have got the breakthrough they desperately needed. Yes, they are still on the back foot but this can be the opening for them. Also, this is the last thing Rajasthan needed. The two were going along so nicely. This is shorter and outside off. Smith mistimes it towards point and takes off. Suchith, the substitute, gets to the ball from point, picks it up and scores a direct hit at the keeper’s end. Punjab are already celebrating. The umpire refers it. Replays show that Samson is short. A sorry way to end a promising inning,

Steven Smith* (31/20) and Jos Buttler* (22/11): Chris Jordan to Jos Buttler, WIDE! That is the end of the game! RAJASTHAN WIN BY 7 WICKETS! It is a very wide delivery outside off. Left alone.