The PBKS team played eight matches and won three of them, The RR team played seven matches and they also got three victories. In the 4th match of the season on Apr 12, 2021, both teams were against each other. In that match PBKS won by just 4 runs, the target was 222. From the RR team, CH Morris is the second most wicket-taker of the Vivo IPL 2021 with 14 wickets so far. Mustafizur Rahman took eight and C Sakariya 7. From the PBKS team, Mohammed Shami took eight wickets, Arshdeep Singh 7, Harpreet Brar 4. The captain of the PBKS team KL Rahul is the second most runs scorer of the season so far with 331 runs. MA Agarwal scored 260 and CH Gayle 178. From the RR team’s batting performances, SV Samson scored 277, JC Buttler 254, and S Dube 145.
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Highlights today, Tuesday 21-09-2021 – 32nd Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
KL Rahul won the toss and chose to bowl.
KL Rahul: “No brainer, fresh wicket, don’t know how it will play. I personally prefer chasing. It’s good to be back in Dubai. We’ve had a lot of learnings from playing here last time. A lot of guys were playing international cricket, but we are all professionals and have done our best to prepare. Pooran, Markram, Adil Rashid, Fabian Allen. Markram will bat No. 3, unfortunately, Chris Gayle misses out.”
Sanju Samson: “We are good setting or chasing as a team that we have. We have great talent and great characters. The positive atmosphere in the team. Sangakkara wanted us to relax, and remind us that it’s just a game that you have to enjoy. Lewis, Livingstone, Morris, Mustafizur are the overseas players.”
IPL 2021 Points Table
Rajasthan Royals team: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi.
Punjab Kings team: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Ishan Porel, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Post match presentation
KL Rahul, losing captain:
“Tough one to swallow,” he says while putting on the orange cap. “We need to see how we can handle pressure better. It’s happened to the best in the game. Tough to swallow that you haven’t learned from your previous mistakes. We bowled decent lengths in the first six. Unfortunately, those edges got it away from us. But we pulled this back nicely with the ball.”
Winning captain Sanju Samson:
“Somewhere we had that fight left. We knew we had some special bowlers. Kept Mustafizur’s overs for the end. Tyagi was confident with his yorkers, especially wide yorkers. Executed them well against the new batters. And we had top fielding plans for every batter. We have planned till the last batter. We were happy with our score, on this wicket that was a good score. We are a better bowling/fielding team too. We could’ve won the game early if there weren’t drops early on.”
Kartik Tyagi is the Player of the Match:
“Feeling happy. I was injured during the India leg of IPL 2021, and when I recovered the tournament got canceled. Very happy to get the chance today. I have spoken to seniors for the last few years. Everyone has said that games can change anytime. I knew I have the death-overs skills.”