Review of fourth match of IPL Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals:
KL Rahul Punjab Kings won against Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs in the fourth match of the 14th season of IPL 2021 played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and given the chance to Punjab Kings to bat first. Punjab Kings has registered total of 221/6 in first innings. KL Rahul has shown brilliant performance by smashing 91 runs coming off in 50 balls. Deepak Hooda also played a vital knock of 64 runs in 28 balls, including 4 fours and 6 sixes.
While chasing the total, Rajasthan Royals lost their first 2 wickets for only 25 runs. Samson smashed a century in order to restore his team into the game. He smacked 119 runs off 63 balls but his efforts went in vain as Rajasthan Royals were not able to register the victory. Rajasthan Royals smashed 217 for 7 wickets in 20 overs and thus lost the game by 4 runs. Arshdeep Singh has shown his energetic performance and picked 3 wickets for the Punjab team.
Important stats and numbers related to fourth match of IPL 2021 are:
Sanju Samson became the first player to score a century in IPL on the captaincy debut. Before this Shreyas Iyer made the highest individual score on captaincy debut. Shreyas Iyer smashed 93 runs off 40 balls scored in 2018 while leading the Delhi team.
Sanju Samson registered second-highest individual score in an IPL chase. The highest score was registered by Paul Valthaty who hit unbeaten 120 runs off 63 balls against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2011.
Sanju Samson became the second player to register an IPL century in lost match. Yusuf Pathan is the first one to register hundred against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2010.
Wicketkeeper of Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson smashed the highest individual score for his team in IPL.
Sanju Samson has registered three centuries in IPL. Virat Kohli has registerd five centuries among Indian players in the tournament history.
Deepak Hooda’s made a half century in 20 balls and his half century is the second-fastest half-century by an uncapped player in IPL. Ishan Kishan, who registered half century in 17 balls against KKR in IPL 2018, holds the record of making fastest century.
Hooda smashed fifties and his half-century is the joint second-fastest by a player against Rajasthan Royals in IPL history. David Miller registered a fifty off 19 balls in 2014 is at the top.
KL Rahul completed 2000 runs for Punjab Kings in IPL in this match. He has made total 2013 runs in 43 innings. Shaun Marsh has completed his 2477.
Chetan Sakariya took 3 wickets for 31 runs in 4 overs on IPL debut and became the sixth Indian bowler to take a three-wicket haul on his IPL debut.