Punjab Kings batters Sam Curran and Shahrukh Khan made historical past on Friday by forming the very best sixth-wicket partnership for his or her aspect within the historical past of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Curran-Shahrukh achieved this throughout their aspect’s IPL 2023 match towards Rajasthan Royals in Dharamshala. The duo fashioned an unbeaten 73-run stand for the sixth wicket in simply 37 balls. They outdid KL Rahul and Harpreet Brar, who fashioned a 61-run stand for PBKS towards RCB in 2021. KL Rahul and Prabhsimran Singh had been additionally concerned in a 53-run stand for the sixth wicket towards Sunrisers Hyderabad in August 2019. Lastly, Shahrukh was additionally concerned in an unbeaten 52-run stand with Odean Smith for the sixth wicket towards RCB in 2022.
After being put to bat first by RR, PBKS scored 187/5 of their 20 overs. They struggled towards RR bowlers initially, shedding their 4 wickets for simply 50 runs in 6.3 overs. Then Jitesh Sharma (44 in 28 balls, with three fours and three sixes) and Sam Curran stitched a 64-run stand for the fifth wicket to deliver PBKS again into the sport.
Then in dying overs, Curran (49* in 31 balls, with 4 boundaries and two sixes) and Shahrukh Khan (41* in 23 balls, 4 boundaries and two sixes) joined forces to up the run price, taking PBKS to a aggressive complete. They scored 46 runs within the ultimate two overs.
Navdeep Saini (3/40) was the decide of the bowlers for RR. Trent Boult and Adam Zampa took a wicket every.
Within the chase, of 188, RR misplaced Jos Buttler early for a duck, his fifth this season. Then Yashasvi Jaiswal (50 in 36 balls, with eight fours) and Devdutt Padikkal (51 in 30 balls, with 4 boundaries and three sixes) stitched a 73-run stand for the second wicket, serving to RR combat again. Afterward, cameos from Shimron Hetmyer (46 in 28 balls, 4 boundaries and three sixes), Riyan Parag (20 in 12 balls, with one 4 and two sixes) and Dhruv Jurel (10* in 4 balls) helped RR clinch a last-over thriller win by 4 wickets.
Kagiso Rabada (2/40) was the decide of the bowlers for PBKS. Sam Curran, Nathan Ellis, Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh took a wicket every.
Padikkal acquired the ‘Participant of the Match award for his fifty.
With this, RR is within the fifth spot within the factors desk with seven wins and 7 losses. They’ve a complete of 14 factors. They’ll nonetheless climb as much as the highest 4 spots if Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lose their final match towards Gujarat Titans by an enormous margin and Mumbai Indians lose their final match towards Sunrisers Hyderabad too.
PBKS’s IPL 2023 marketing campaign is over. They finish within the eighth place with six wins and eight losses. They’ve a complete of 12 factors.
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