Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 7 wickets to pick up an important win and stay alive in the Indian Premier League. The win meant RR got to 6 wins which is the same figure for two other teams – Kolkata Knight Riders and KXIP.
Put in to bat first, KXIP lost Mandeep Singh in the first over. However, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle put on a show. Even after Rahul’s departure and that of Nicholas Pooran who chipped in with 3 sixes, Gayle continued tormenting the RR bowlers. He finally got out after scoring 99 runs, off a Jofra Archer special. His knock included 8 sixes.
In the chase, Ben Stokes came out all guns blazing and reached his fifty within the Powerplay. After his wicket, his fellow opener Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson stitched together a good partnership. After Uthappa’s dismissal, it was Steve Smith who was involved in another good partnership with Samson. Following Samson’s run-out, it was Jos Buttler’s partnership with Smith that saw the Royals home.
Twitter reacts with hilarious memes
Fans set Twitter alight with hilarious memes on the KXIP vs RR match throughout the course of the match. Here are a few such memes:
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