Dubai: Punjab Kings had to face defeat by 2 runs in the exciting match of IPL played against Rajasthan Royals yesterday. Punjab lost the match they won. Despite excellent batting, Punjab Kings lost the match they won. Rajasthan Royals set a target of 186 runs for Punjab Kings to win. In reply, chasing the target, the team of Punjab Kings could only make 183 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. Punjab’s team needed only 4 runs in the last over to win and had eight wickets left, but Rajasthan Royals bowler Karthik Tyagi gave only one run in the last over.
Rahul was shocked by losing the match he won
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul is in shock after this crushing defeat. On losing the won match, KL Rahul said that it is difficult to digest this defeat. After the defeat, Rahul said, ‘It is difficult to digest this defeat. We need to deal with pressure better. It is difficult to digest this defeat, as we have not learned a lesson from our past mistakes. KL Rahul said, ‘We bowled well in the first six overs, but unfortunately the ball did not reach the fielders with the edge of the bat, but we made a good comeback with the ball in the last overs.’
Big mistake in team selection from Punjab
Punjab Kings took an ax on their own feet in this match due to one of their wrong decisions. Due to this big mistake, Punjab Kings had to lose the match. In fact, in this match against Rajasthan Royals, the team of Punjab Kings did not give a chance to a T20 batsman like Chris Gayle. The team of Punjab Kings included South African batsman Aidan Markram in the playing XI in place of Chris Gayle, but Aidan Markram played a slow innings of 26 runs in 20 balls.
Punjab lost the match due to this mistake
Despite being at the crease, Aidan Markram could not get Punjab Kings to win. In such a situation, questions are being raised on the team selection of Punjab Kings. If the team of Punjab Kings had given Chris Gayle a chance in the playing XI, then he would not have to face defeat by 2 runs. Rajasthan Royals set a target of 186 runs for Punjab Kings to win.
This batsman could not win
Chasing the target, the team of Punjab Kings could only make 183 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. Punjab Kings needed 38 runs to win in the last 5 overs. Only six runs were scored in the 16th over of Chris Morris. After this Punjab needed 18 runs in the last three overs. Pooran and Markram took the team closer to the target but could not get the victory.
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