Currently, one of the biggest rivals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are locking horns with each other at the PCA’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. After winning the toss, the RR skipper, Ajinkya Rahane asked the hosts to bat first. However, the hosts started on a decent note as both their openers, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle started off cautiously.
During the toss, the KXIP skipper, R Ashwin revealed that they have made two changes to their squad as Sam Curran, Andrew Tye, and Sarfaraz Khan made way for Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, and David Miller. On the other hand, RR also had three changes in their squad as Steve Smith, Liam Livingston, and Krishnappa Gowtham made way for Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, and Ish Sodhi.
Rahul and Gayle steadily as they added 38 runs for the opening wicket, before the latter getting out in the sixth over. After that, Mayan Agarwal joined KL, but they only managed to add 29 runs for the second wicket as Ish Sodhi dismissed Mayank in the ninth over. After his dismissal, David Miller added 85 runs or the third wicket along with Ragul before the latter getting out in the 18th over.
During their partnership, Rahul, who started very cautiously decided to take on the bowlers in the 14th over when he and Miller smashed Sodhi for one six each. On the third ball of the over, it was a half-tracker along with plenty of widths and Rahul smocked it all the way towards the square leg boundary for huge six.
Again, on the penultimate ball of the over, Sodhi again bowled the short ball and Miller easily thumped it with his flat-bat down the ground for another six.
Here is the video of the shots:
MIller and Rahul's sixes…!!https://t.co/4n3qzKFsNl
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