RR vs PBKS Highlights: Punjab Kings won their second straight match of the 2023

RR vs PBKS live score

Shikhar Dhawan and Prabhsimran Singh smashed classy half-centuries before Nathan Ellis’ exploits with the ball guided Punjab Kings to a nervy five-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match, here on Wednesday.

Young Prabhsimran (60) and veteran skipper Dhawan (86 not out) pummelled the Rajasthan Royals attack to propel Punjab Kings to a challenging 197 for 4 after being asked to bat.

Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Indian Premier League 2023 Cricket Scorecard: Punjab Kings defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 5 runs.

In Short Story Highlights

  • Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5 runs on Wednesday
  • Shikhar Dhawan (86 not out), Nathan Ellis (4 for 30) were the stars for PBKS
  • Shimron Hetmyer and Dhruv Jurel’s fireworks were not enough for RR

Rajasthan Royals: playing 11

Sanju Samson(wk/c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, KM Asif and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Punjab Kings: playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh(wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh.

The IPL 2023 rr vs pbks match prediction  between RR and PBKS witnessed a controversial moment involving Ravichandran Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan in the seventh over of the Punjab Kings’ innings when Ashwin stopped in his delivery stride to warn the PBKS skipper, who swiftly moved inside the crease, avoiding the possibility of being run-out at the non-strikers end. Even the commentators laughed as Jos Buttler was shown on the big screen even before the replay of the delivery was shown.

How manage the pressure 

Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to bowl first against Punjab Kings. Neither Samson nor Shikhar Dhawan made any changes to their playing XIs. Royals skipper Sanju Samson revealed that he opted to bowl expecting dew in the second innings. He stated that he has happy with the team and opted to make no changes to his side. Overseas players for RR included Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder and Trent Boult. Shikhar Dhawan meanwhile said that he also wanted to bowl first given the dew factor. He also named the same team from the last match, meaning Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza and Nathan Ellis made the cut as overseas picks. Impact subs for PBKS include Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Matthew Short, Mohit Rathee. Rajasthan Royals’ impact subs will be Dhruv Jurel, Akash Vasisht, Murugan Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Donavon Ferreira

IPL 2023, Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings rr vs pbks live score: Last season’s finalists Rajasthan Royals are all set to take on Punjab Kings at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, in Guwahati on April 5, Wednesday as both sides will look to keep their winning momentum going.

Sanju Samson’s men began their IPL 2023 campaign with a commanding 72-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad while Shikhar Dhawan also began his PBKS captaincy stint with a 7-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders, with the help of DLS in a rain-curtailed clash.

Tonight, both teams will look for a win and try to keep up the pace with defending champs Gujarat Titans who are sitting pretty atop IPL 2023 league standings with 4 points.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, skipper Dhawan himself and Sam Curran were all on song as the Mohali-based franchise scored 191/5 in their first match of the season, and in reply, they restricted KKR to a total of 146/7 in 16 overs before the rain came to spoil the night for Nitish Rana’s side.

Arshdeep Singh won the Player of the Match award with a sensational bowling spell that him register figures of 3/19 in his 3 overs.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals playing 11 continued from where they left off last season, with skipper Samson leading the way, and IPL 2022 orange cap winner Jos Buttler smashing a fifty alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal. Samson’s half-century helped the Royals score 203/5 in their respective 20 overs, and they ended up making it a one-sided affair as the Sunrisers could only manage to score 131/8 in their innings. Yuzvendra Chahal stole the show with the ball as he got 4 wickets in his spell, giving away just 17 runs.

Thus, with both sides looking to keep their winning run going, tonight’s clash promises to be an exciting affair between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

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