KXIP vs RR Match Highlights: Stokes and Samson overshadowed Gayle' storm as Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI

KXIP vs RR Match Highlights: Rajasthan Royals with this triumph win over KXIP, keep its hope alive. Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson overshadowed Universe Boss Chris Gayle' storm as Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab in a must-win game on Friday.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Oct 31, 2020 13:05 IST
KXIP vs RR Match Highlights: Stokes and Samson overshadowed Gayle' storm as Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI
IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR Match Highlights

IPL 2020 KXIP vs RR Match Highlights:

  • Chasing a mammoth total of 186, Ben Stokes (50 off 26 balls) and Sanju Samson (48) played blistering knocks to guide Rajasthan Royals to a 7 wicket win over Kings XI Punjab
  • Earlier, RR won the toss and invited KXIP to bat first, KXIP finish - 185/4 in 20 overs
  • A scintillating 99 from 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle took KXIP to set this competitive total for RR.

Rajasthan Royals(RR) hammers KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab by seven-wicket in the 50th IPL match at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Friday. With this triumph, Rajasthan Royals ended KXIP's five-match winning streak. Ben Stokes and Samson played a blinder of a knock and overshadowed Gayle heroic of 99. Stokes smashes 50 off 26 at the top-order, Sanju Samson dominates in the middle and in the end, RR skipper Steve Smith along with Jos Buttler completing formalities in rapid fashion to seal a fine victory over Kings XI with 15 balls to spare.

Rajasthan Royals is now up to fifth on the points table, tied with KXIP and KKR on 12 points. The tournament’s still wide open after this result, with DC and RCB tied on 14 points each with much better NRR.

While the trio of KXIP, RR and KKR are tied with 12 points each, although they will have to claim big wins later this weekend to join Mumbai Indians who already qualified for the IPL playoffs. Also, MI became the first team to do so this season of the biggest fantasy cricket league i.e. Dream11 IPL 2020.

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Earlier, RR skipper Steve Smith has won the toss and decided to bowl first against Kings XI Punjab in Match No. 50 of the 2020 Indian Premier League. Universe Boss Chris Gayle scored a heroic inning of 99 runs in just 63 balls including 8 massive sixes. Gayle along with KXIP skipper KL Rahul batted splendidly to put on 120 runs for the second wicket. KXIP finished their inning to a mammoth of 185/4 in 20 overs but Stokes and Samson overshadowed Gayle' storm.

RR will play against KKR while Kings XI Punjab will have to face a daunting challenge of MS Dhoni's CSK in the upcoming double-header Sunday.