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Punjab Kings defeat Rajasthan Royals by a score of 197/4 thanks to Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh.
Punjab got off to a flying start as Prabhsimran, who smashed seven fours and three sixes, mercilessly punished the Rajasthan spinners over the opening 10 overs to get his IPL debut fifty off 28 balls. In their first stand, he and Dhawan scored 90 runs off just 61 balls.
Dhawan, on the other hand, changed gears with ease even though he was at one point playing second fiddle to Prabhsimran and was 30 off 30 balls. Dhawan increased the stakes when his opening partner was out, scoring 56 off the following 26 balls.he encountered.When the Punjab Kings captain was dropped on 50, he made the most of his reprieve by acting as the team’s sheet anchor and making sure they had enough runs scored before the dew arrived. His inning had three maximums and nine fours, all of which came in the second half.
encountered by him.
Trent Boult was struck with a piercing shot from Prabhsimran in the first over, clearly indicating his intentions. He then hit a six over backward squar off KM Asil in the subsequent over. With back-to-back fours in the following over, Dhawan temporarily joined the fun.
Asif, though, was the victim of the youthful opener’s brutality as he was pummelling for three fours and a six in the fourth over. Boult and Ravichandran Ashwin were also not spared.
Before cutting one behind point for a second boundary, the 22-year-old initially hit a length ball over midoff. He then performed a short-arm pull with maximum tension over the midwicket area.
Prabhsimran continued his boundary-hitting binge despite the addition of spin, striking Ashwin for two straight fours as Punjab sped to 63/0 in the Powerplay.
Prabhsimran welcomed Boult’s return for his second stint with a flat-batted six to the ground after reaching fifty.
Thanks to Jason Holder and Jos Buttler, who took a fantastic catch by leaping forward from long on, his amazing innings came to an end.
Dhawan’s forceful drive struck the heavy-hitting Bhanuka Rajapaksa in his right arm, dealing Punjab another setback. the Sri Lankan athlete to retire, wounded on 1
Dhawan sat out for the majority of Prabhsimran’s innings.
increased the stakes when he made some timed shots to reach
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Jitesh Sharma demonstrated his batting skills with a 15-ball 27, which included an 89-meter monster six off Boult.
Because they quickly followed each other in picking out Jitesh and Sikandra Raza, spinners Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal were able to temporarily stop the flow of runs.
After that, Holder (2/79) took a wicket, giving up just seven runs, and kept Punjab below the 200-run threshold.