Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by seven wickets in the 50th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The Royals are still in the game following this triumph, after being handed a target of 186 runs. English all-rounder Ben Stokes ensured the perfect start to the chase, smashing a 26-ball 50. Stokes’ innings comprised six boundaries and three sixes. Sanju Samson continued to attack following the English cricketer’s dismissal, scoring a 25-ball 48. The duo received great support from skipper Steve Smith and Jos Buttler, who helped the side get across the line without much hassle.
Earlier, KXIP posted a total of 185 runs for the loss of four wickets. Chris Gayle was the highest run-scorer, smashing 99 runs off 63 deliveries. Gayle’s innings comprised six boundaries and eight sixes. The Windies cricketer further completed 1000 T20 sixes.