PBKS lost against RR by four wickets.
Rajasthan Royals must defeat Punjab Kings in their final league game of the IPL 2023 season on Friday, May 19, to be in contention for the playoffs. The Sanju Samson-led side give it their all, and now they must wait to watch how the Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore do against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans, respectively.
Notably, if both Mumbai and Bangalore lose their respective matches. Rajasthan would have a fantastic chance to finish in the top four. If the Faf du Plessis-led team loses by four runs or less. They will advance due to a higher net run rate. However, if they win by five runs or more, the season will be over for the three-time finalists.
Thus, prior of the major game, Rajasthan Royals youngster Riyan Paran tweet in support of GT and SRH, urging them to win their respective games and assist the 2008 champions reach the playoffs.
Why Jos Buttler failed again chasing the 188 runs to help the Rajasthan Royals.
Jos Buttler, the team’s opener, once again failed to add to his total as Rajasthan Royals struggle to get going while chasing 188 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal, a young player, and Devdutt Padikkal attempt to manage the situation, but as soon as they left. Things started to look challenging since RR needed to play an aggressive style of cricket.
Shimron Hetmyer stepped in at that point and changed the course of the game by scoring 46 runs off just 28 pitches. Later, when RR won the game with two balls remaining, Dhruv Jurel displayed excellent calm.
Notably, while Parag play have been extensively scrutinize throughout the season. The Assam-born batsman struck two sixes to help Rajasthan Royals win by four wickets in their last league game. Even though he couldn’t complete the game, his 20-run cameo from 12 deliveries aided RR in the last overs.