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RR v PBKS IPL Match 8

RR v PBKS IPL Match 8: Punjab Kings (PBKS) prevailed against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in defending 197 runs at ACA Stadium, Guwahati. Nathan Ellis and Shikhar Dhawan from PBKS were outstanding with the ball and bat tonight. Meanwhile, it was a brilliant effort by Dhruv Jurel and Shimron Hetmyers in the last overs of the chase, but they could not take it to the end. A remarkable comeback by Sam Curran in the last over stopped PBKS from scoring more runs, as only 16 were needed off six balls.

Nathan Ellis got the “Player of the Match” award for getting four wickets in this match. It is also his first 4-wicket haul in IPL history. In addition, Dhruv Jurel got the award for “Energetic Player of the Night” for his fabulous strikes against PBKS bowlers. Jurel came in as an impact player and indeed left his impact on this match.

RR v PBKS IPL Match 8

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RR v PBKS IPL Match 8 Summary 2023

A dramatic win of PBKS over RR as RR could not chase down 197 runs. In addition, RR won the toss and decided to bowl first. Most teams decided to bowl first after winning the toss, and most prevailed in defending the target. But RR needed to follow a different path, fell short of five runs in the last over, and lost the match to PBKS.

IPL Points Table After Match 8

IPL Points Table After Match 8 2023 Image
IPL Points Table After Match 8 2023

Rajasthan Royals have now lost two crucial points on the IPL points table 2023. It directly impacts the team’s status and fans’ support. In contrast, Punjab Kings have secured a position on the top of the points table by winning two consecutive wins in IPL 2023.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Highlights

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PBKS Batting Scorecard

Punjab Kings (PBKS) ended their batting with 197 runs on the scoreboard with a loss of 4 wickets—spectacular batting output by the talented opening batters, including Shikhar Dhawan and Prabsimran Singh. However, they might have required some more runs in the few overs to be on the safe side. So they would not get under pressure by RR’s batting lineup.

A fantastic cameo from Shikhar Dhawan, 86 runs from just 56 balls. Prabhsimran Singh got off to a flying start as an opening batter with 60 runs at a strike rate of 176.47. Jitesh Sharma also with an excellent 27-run inning at a strike rate of 153.57.

Sikandar Raza and Bhanuka Rajapaksa struggled greatly today at the ACA Stadium in Guwahati. However, both were good in their last match against KKR in Mohali on April 1. But hard luck for both star cricketers, who undoubtedly have the strength to hit hard on the ball.

RR Bowling Scorecard RR v PBKS IPL Match 8 Image
RR Bowling Scorecard

Impressive bowling lineup by Gujrat Titan (GT) tonight against DC! Mohammad Shami struggled in the first overs. But Josh Little backed him up and gave confidence to Shami. Meanwhile, Alzarri was outstanding, taking Russouw out on the first ball to him. Alzarri was successful in dismissing three dangerous batters from Delhi Capitals.

Rashid Khan, as always, never fails to win hearts. Top-class spin-bowling by him and dismantling DC in the middle and last overs, putting pressure on the batters.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Highlights

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RR Batting Scorecard

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PBKS Bowling Scorecard