IPL 2024
Rilee Rossouw’s Blitzkrieg against Nitish Reddy: Concedes 20 Runs in a Single Over
By CricShots - May 19, 2024 5:25 pm
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Rilee Rossouw and Prabhsimran Singh illuminated the afternoon with their dazzling batting prowess during Match 69 of IPL 2024, pitting Punjab Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Their assault was particularly punishing for Nitish Reddy, the SRH all-rounder, who bore the brunt by conceding 20 runs off a solitary over after Punjab’s stand-in captain, Jitesh Sharma, won the toss and elected to bat first.

Rilee Rossouw
Rilee Rossouw

Nitish’s miseries began early in the 12th over when he overstepped, gifting Rossouw a free hit. The South African capitalized by dispatching the delivery over mid-wicket for a boundary, igniting the onslaught. Prabhsimran swiftly joined the fray, adding insult to injury as he smashed a magnificent six, marking two maximums in the span of three deliveries and leaving Nitish in a quandary.

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As of the current moment, Punjab stands at 161/2 after 15.1 overs, with Rilee Rossouw continuing to assert his dominance at 36* off 18 balls. Prabhsimran, having provided the crowd with a flamboyant display, recently departed after a scintillating 45-ball 71, comprising seven fours and four sixes.


This match carries significant weight for SRH, who must emerge victorious to maintain their standing in Qualifier 1 of the playoffs.

After winning the toss, PBKS skipper Jitesh Sharma expressed his decision to bat first, emphasizing the favorable conditions and the team’s intention to amass a formidable total. With most overseas players unavailable, the spotlight falls squarely on Rilee Rossouw, while the team eagerly anticipates the opportunity to witness promising talents shine on the field.

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In response, Pat Cummins acknowledged the unwavering support of the fans and expressed confidence in the team’s adaptability to both batting and bowling scenarios. With only one change, Rahul Tripathi’s inclusion for a bowler, the team looks forward to delivering a strong performance.