Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings IPL 8th Match Review and Highlights

Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings played against each other in the IPL 8th match. However, if you look back to history the matches of both these teams were thrillers. RR won the toss and elected to bowl first. However, with the ball, they failed to stop Punjab Kings at low targets. Punjab Kings scored 197 with the fall of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Moreover, RR failed to chase the target and lost the match. In 20 overs RR scored 192 with the fall of 7 wickets. The match was interesting till the last ball of the match and everyone had n while enjoying it. Below you will get the summary of the match. 

Punjab Kings Innings 

Prabhsimran Singh and Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings for Punjab Kings. However, both have played an excellent inning for the team. Shikhar Dhawan showed his potential and lead time like a king as a captain. 

Prabhsimran Singh scored 60 runs in 34 balls. His inning includes 7 fours and 3 sixes. His strike rate was 176. Jos Buttler caught him on the ball of Jason Holder. Moreover, Shikhar Dhawan scored not out 86 runs in 56 balls. 

Bhanuka Rajapaksa came to bat at number three. He scored 1 run in 1 ball and then he retired due to injury. Jitesh Sharma came to bat at number four. He scored 27 runs in 16 balls. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled him. 

Sikandar Raza came to bat at number five. He scored 1 run in 2 balls. R. Ashvin bowled him. 

Shahrukh Khan came to bat at number six. He scored 11 runs in 10 balls. Jos Buttler caught him on the ball of Jason Holder. 

With the inning of the opening duo Punjab Kings managed to score 197 runs in 20 overs with the fall of 4 wickets. This score is good to chase in the T20 format. However, Rajasthan Royals fought till the last ball but they failed and lost the 8th IPL match. 

Punjab Kings Bowling Scorecard 

Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets 
Sam Curran40440
Arshdeep Singh40472
Harpreet Brar20150
Nathan Ellis40304
Rahul Chahar40310
Sikandar Raza20240

Rajasthan Royals Innings 

Yashasvi Jaiswal and R. Ashvin opened the innings for Rajasthan Royals. However, both players failed to give a good start to the team. Jaiswal scored 11 runs in 8 balls. Arshdeep Singh bowled him. 

Ashvin scored 0 runs in 4 balls. Shikhar Dhawan caught him on the ball of Arshdeep Singh. 

Jos Buttler came to bat at number three. He scored 19 runs in 11 balls. Nathan Ellis caught and bowled him.

Sanju Samson came to bat at number four. He made an effort to make the team win. He scored 42 runs in 25 balls. 

Devdutt Paddikal came to bat at number five. He scored 21 runs in 26 balls. Nathan Ellis bowled him. 

Riyan Parag scored 20 runs in 12 balls. Nathan Ellis bowled him. Shimron Hetmyer is the power hitter of the team. However, he tried a lot to make his team win but he got run out. He scored 36 runs in 18 balls. 

Dhruv Jurel scored not out 32 runs in 15 balls. Till the last ball, the match was interesting but the last over, bowled by Sam Curran was excellent. However, he managed to stop the team at 192 with the fall of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Despite taking great efforts RR lost the IPL 8th match. 

Rajasthan Royals Bowling Scorecard 

Bowlers Overs MaidenRuns Wickets 
Trent Boult40380
KM Asif40540
Ravichandran Ashwin40251
Jason Holder40292
Yuzvendra Chahal40501

Punjab Kings Playing XI 

  • Shikhar Dhawan(C)
  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Jitesh Sharma(WK)
  • Sam Curran
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Rishi Dhawan

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI 

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Sanju Samson(WK/C)
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Riyan Parag
  • Jason Holder
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • KM Asif
  • Trent Boult
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
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