Following Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) incredible victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League 2020, BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly praised the IPL as the best league in the world.
RR went head-to-head with KXIP yesterday at Sharjah. Put in to bat first, KXIP scored 223 runs thanks to Mayank Agarwal‘s fiery century.
Chasing a record total, RR lost Jos Buttler cheaply but Steve Smith struck a fluent half century. Sanju Samson then continued his explosive form by scoring a scintillating 85 of 42 balls.
Following his departure, when it looked like game over, Rahul Tewatia who was initially struggling went all guns blazing and led his side to victory. He was well supported by Jofra Archer who struck two sixes off the penultimate over bowled by Mohammad Shami and in the end by Tom Curran struck the winning runs.
Best league in the world: Ganguly
Following the match, Sourav Ganguly said, “What a game. That’s why this is the best league in the world” on his Twitter handle. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah also tweeted on the thrilling encounter saying, “What a turnaround to the match between RR and KXIP. Remarkable 5 sixes in an over. What a masterclass by Rahul Tewatia. Sensational innings by Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson. Nail-biting encounters is what the IPL gives you.”
Rajasthan Royals have won two on the trot as a result of the win against KXIP. They face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) next on Wednesday. KXIP face Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday.
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