The 32nd match of IPL 2021 will always be remembered by fans as the Rajasthan Royals scripted an epic comeback to defeat the Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. RR defended four runs in the final over to win the two points.
PBKS captain KL Rahul won the toss and invited RR to bat first in their first game of IPL 2021's UAE leg. Openers Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal provided an excellent start for the Royals, adding 54 runs for the first wicket in 5.3 overs. Lewis, playing his first IPL 2021 match, scored 36 runs off just 21 balls.
Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone could not play big knocks. But youngster Mahipal Lomror played an incredible knock of 43 runs to take RR's score past 150. Lomror smashed two fours and four sixes in his 17-ball innings. PBKS bowlers fought back in the second half of the innings and bowled RR out for 185 runs.
Arshdeep Singh registered his maiden five-wicket haul in IPL 2021, while Mohammed Shami supported him with figures of 3/21 in four overs.
Chasing 186 to win their fourth match of IPL 2021, PBKS got off to a perfect start. Captain KL Rahul had an opening partnership of 120 runs with Mayank Agarwal. Rahul lost his wicket just one run short of his half-century. Agarwal aggregated 67 runs off 43 deliveries.
Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran stitched up a 57-run partnership for the third wicket and it seemed like PBKS would secure an easy win. PBKS needed four runs to win off the final over. However, RR pacer Kartik Tyagi bowled a dream over and conceded only one run to give his team a memorable two-run victory.
The likes of Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen and Nicholas Pooran failed to score four runs off Tyagi's over.
The PBKS vs RR match of IPL 2021 entertained fans across the world. Quite a few members of the cricket universe were active on social media during the match, and here are the top ten hilarious memes.
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