Match-4 RR vs KXIP : Clever ASHWIN “MANKADS” out BUTTLER and swung back the game in Punjab’s favour

Build Up
Who will emerge the winner today – Chris Gayle or Jos Buttler? Well let’s see.
By the way, what- do think of Rajasthan Royals’ new jersey? Do comment and tell us if you like it or not, and why?KXIP have never won in Jaipur. Can they end their victory drought at the venue today?

TOSS: Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field.
Kings XI Punjab XI: Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot
Rajasthan Royals XI: Jos Buttler (wk), Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni
A four and a wicket!!
Kl Rahul departs!!!! Geee what a catch by Jos Buttler just half hearted shot. Not a start what Rahul had imagined.Mayank Agarwal comes in at 3. It’s 4/1.
Who is the greatest overseas player to play in the IPL?Meanwhile, with a quick single, Chris Gayle has moved to 6 and brought up his 4,000th run in IPL. – becoming the 9th player overall and 2nd overseas player after David Warner to achieve the milestone.Innings to 4000 IPL runs:112 C GAYLE114 D Warner128 V Kohli140 S Raina/ G Gambhir141 S Dhawan147 Rohit Sharma153 R Uthappa157 MS Dhoni
6 overs its 32/1
Chris Gayle has been slow from start but now he slog swept K Gowtham for a massive six to bring up the half-century stand for the second wicket.
What aa caaaatchhh!!!
Mayank Agarwal decided to smash Gowtham in to the stands, only to be caught superbly by Dhawal Kulkarni at long off. Sarfaraz comes in

IT’S A BOSS BABY -4,4,4,6

Thrusts his bat on and with that Gayle gets to his fifty in 33 balls.he got in slowly but now he his blasting everything coming his way. 100/2 after 12.3 overs
50 runs stand for Universal boss and our scoop boy
Boss departs
After leaking 6,4,4 and 4 off the first four deliveries off the 16th over, Ben Stokes finally ends Gayle’s innings.
Ben Stokes bags another wicket. Nicholas Pooran’s painful stay comes to an end as he picks out straight to the long off fielder.
Sarfaraz finishesoff by 29 ball 46 run-After partnering with Chris Gayle for a half-century stand, he provided some late acceleration with his cheeky strokes to help Rajasthan Royals to 184/4.

RR needs 185 to win!

Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler have walked out to open the innings for RR. IPL debutant Sam Curran to bowl the first over.

It’s all about power!!!
Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane have crushed the KXIP attack in the Powerplay, and taken out 64 runs. 64/0 after 6 overs.

Jos Buttler brings up his sixth fifty

How’s the Jos?Destructive, sir! -Cowcorner

Carrom ball tricks Ajinkya Rahane and gives KXIP their first breakthrough. Much needed. Much much needed.

Ohh my lord!!! The KXIP skipper ‘mankads’ Jos Buttler

That ends a very entertaining innings. Although I’m not a big fan of the whole ‘Spirit of Cricket’ chats but still believe better sense should be made by a senior cricketer like Ashwin. This was sheer desperation by the bowler. He took his delivery stride, and at that point Buttler was inside his crease. The runner came out of his crease later. As per the rules, Ashwin was well within his rights to run out Buttler but looking at the circumstances and how RR were not really sneaking desperate runs in the middle overs, this was just disappointing on part of R Ashwin. Buttler makes his frustration evident – to Ashwin and to the KXIP dugout.

Do you agree with R Ashwin’s decision to run out Jos Buttler?

Dont blame Ashwin here. As its allowed in the Laws of the game.. how is it disrespectful or against the spirit of the game if its allowed within the Laws of game?

The former Aussie captain departs Steve Smith have played a handy cameo. However, he falls, courtesy a fine running catch by KL Rahul at long off, and has brought Kings XI Punjab back into the contest

Sam Curran gets GOLD!! dismissing Sanju Samson off the last ball of his spell. Having conceded 48 runs in the first three overs, the debutant returned superbly in the 17th over to concede only 4 runs and dismiss two set batsmen.
A flurry of wickets have derailed RR’s chase, a game in which they seemed to have complete command.

My final point on this. Ashwin ran Buttler out. It went to the 3rd umpire who is on the ICC Elite panel. He looked at the replays & said the non-striker was out. He is the custodian of the laws & playing conditions. So irrespective of what Ashwin did, it was the umpire’s decision-harsha bhogle

A match that was going Rajasthan Royals’s way for most parts of the chase completely turned on upside down with the controversial dismissal of Jos Buttler. That Buttler dismissal turned things for RR. And hopefully, in hindsight, it’s not something that Ashwin would be too proud of.

Kings XI Punjab registered their first win in Jaipur and began their IPL 2019 campaign with a 14-run win.


Man of the match:-Chris Gayle for his knock 79

The collapse has been created by this makand incident is debatable.So what do you guys think,comment and tell us what type of approach should be there?Was it okay to makand out or it should be the gentlemen’s game?

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