Punjab defeated Rajasthan by 5 wickets on the basis of captain Sam Curran's brilliant all-round performance.


In the 65th match of IPL 2024, Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets on the basis of excellent all-round performance by captain Sam Curran. This is Rajasthan's fourth consecutive defeat. This is Karan's last match this season. After this he will return to England to prepare for the T20 International series against Pakistan and the T20 World Cup.

In this match, Rajasthan played Donovan Ferreira in place of Dhruv Jurel as an impact player and Punjab played Ashutosh Sharma in place of Arshdeep. In this match played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson won the toss. Decided to bowl first.

Batting first, Rajasthan scored 144 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. Riyan Parag scored the highest 48 (34) runs for the team. In this innings he hit 6 fours. Ravichandran Ashwin scored 28(19) runs. In this innings he hit 3 fours and one six. Raag and Ashwin made a partnership of 50 (34) runs for the fourth wicket. Rahul Chahar, Harshal Patel and captain Sam Curran took maximum 2-2 wickets each for Punjab. One wicket each from Nathan Ellis and Arshdeep Singh.

Chasing the target, Punjab won the match by losing 5 wickets and scoring 145 runs in 18.5 overs. Captain Karan scored the maximum runs for Punjab. He played an unbeaten half-century of 63 runs with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes in 41 balls. He scored his second half-century of this season in 38 balls. Riley Rousseau scored 22 runs in 13 balls with the help of 5 fours. Jitesh Sharma contributed 22 runs with the help of 2 sixes in 20 balls. Karan and Jitesh added 63(46) runs for the 5th wicket. Avesh Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal took maximum 2-2 wickets for Rajasthan. One wicket went to Trent Boult's account.

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