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183/4 (20)
Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs.
Player of the match: Kartik Tyagi
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Just another timely reminder of why the Indian Premier League is one of the best T20 tournaments in the world. Drama, with the games going down to the wire and unlikely heroes stepping up - it's got it all! That's all we have for today though. Join us tomorrow, same place, same time, as the Delhi Capitals will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Until then, this is Pratyush Rohra, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Shashwat Kumar. See y'all tomorrow. Goodnight!
Well then. It's still unreal what we've witnessed in this game. The big names stepped out and showed what they're all about but it was the local stars that are shining brightly in the night sky.  Yashasvi Jaiswal and Mahipal Lomror were incredible with the bat in the first innings, while Arshdeep Singh was stellar with his five-wicket haul that ended up in a losing cause. At the end of the day, it was Kartik Tyagi, who emerged as the incredible hero to seal the deal for his side.

The Punjab Kings dugout looked crestfallen, so did their skipper, KL Rahul. One cannot blame them either. It looked like they had this one in the bag for all money but inexplicably threw it away, in typical PBKS fashion. That's an ideal start for the Royals as they jump to fifth place in the points table, level on points with Mumbai Indians (8), but only behind on net run rate. As for the Kings, they've dropped down to seventh place and will have their task cut out if they want to make it into the playoff spots.
Kartik Tyagi (Player of the match): Feeling very good. I was injured in the first leg and the season was suspended when I was back, so I felt pretty bad. So I'm really happy for myself and my family. I believed that the game keeps changing and I have bowled in the death overs at the junior level as well. I hear people talk about never giving up. I did that myself today and it felt pretty good. I've been bowling in the nets and got some feedback to try and bowl fuller. I was making some mistakes in the domestic games but I've worked on it consciously after getting a lot of feedback.
Sanju Samson: It was kind of funny that we kept on believing. I don't think anyone else believed it but we wanted to give it our best shot. We knew we had the bowlers who can do the job with Kartik and Rahman. When you win the match, every decision seems like the right one. Tyagi was very confident with his wide yorkers with the big boundary on the off-side. We had planned this with the coaches and that came off well, with proper planning and execution as well. Absolutely, getting to 185 was very good. The way we bowled, we know we're a much better bowling and fielding team and could have won it a bit earlier had we taken our chances. We're ready for the season and people have worked hard on their fitness.
Evin Lewis: I feel good. Got the team off to a good start. We wanted to get to 200, which looked like a par score on this wicket. The effort the guys put in today was brilliant. We switched on after the first ten overs and once you do that, anything can happen. We tried to keep it simple. We wanted to keep wickets in hand to go all out at the end. We didn't get to the total we wanted but it's good to get the victory. 
KL Rahul: "Obviously, it is a tough one to swallow. We have been a team that has experienced such games before. It is about learning from them and handling pressure better. I think it is quite straightforward. It has happened to the best in the game and sometimes under pressure, it is very hard to say what the batters were thinking. Sometimes you look at finishing it early, miss a few shots and then let the opponents come into the game. You learn from your mistakes and see how you can handle pressure better. We have been here a few times so it is tough. It shows we haven't learnt from our mistakes. Arshdeep and Shami bowled really well. We bowled well in the first six overs and a few edges allowed them to get away. We kept getting wickets and there were a lot of positives with the bat, ball and in the field. Mayank looked solid in his first game in the IPL and hopefully it helps us in the games moving forward."
It's hard to believe what we have witnessed here. This is what the IPL is all about. Punjab Kings were cruising. Nah. In fact, they were motoring along towards victory and needed 10 off the 15 balls. It then came down to 4 off the final over. Markram and Pooran did all the hard work but just couldn't get their side over the line. Hats off to Kartik Tyagi though. Conceding just one run off the final over. Sensational!

It was the reliable opening stand of Rahul and Mayank that got PBKS off to a solid start. Truth be told, they had this one in the bag throughout. It's one of those Punjab Kings performances again. We've seen this before and they've done it yet again. That won't please the dressing room and team management. Not one bit. The RR bowlers generally had a shocker of a game throughout. However, they've still managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat, aided by some baffling batting from the Punjab Kings.

This was the proper thriller we all expect from the IPL. It was a humdinger of a game that ebbed and flowed both ways. Rajasthan Royals stayed in the game till the end, despite their premier bowlers having an off day. While all hope seemed lost, young Kartik Tyagi stepped up to be the unlikely hero against two international batsmen and clinched a thriller for his side. Tremendous. Nail-biting stuff! Isn't that what the IPL is all about? Stick around for the presentations!
Speechless. Rajasthan Royals have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat here! It's all smiles for the RR players, not so much for PBKS. My goodness. Who says T20 games doesn't have ebbs and flows? Ohhh, wow. The looks on the PBKS players says all you need to know. 
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cricket bat icon Aiden Markram
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cricket ball icon Kartik Tyagi
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19.6 Kartik Tyagi to Fabian Allen, RR WIN! Searing yorker just outside off stump and Allen picks up the length very late. He is not able to jam his bat down in time and the keeper collects cleanly before running towards the stumps and ensuring that the ball is dead. RR have pulled a victory out of the fire and this is simply unbelievable!
Right then. Last ball. Three to get. Which way is this going? Four fielders deep on the off-side. 
Fabian Allen, right-hand bat, comes to the crease.
KARTIK TYAGI, YOU BEAUTY! UNBELIEVABLE. KL Rahul looks to the heavens. He cannot believe what he's seeing here. Neither can we! From 10 needed in 15 balls, it's down to 3 off 1...
19.5 Kartik Tyagi to Deepak Hooda, OUT! GONE THIS TIME! OH MY WORD! Length delivery way outside off stump and Hooda throws the kitchen sink at it. He does so without any sort of shape though and feathers a nick through to the keeper, who snaffles up the chance! 3 off 1 needed now! OH MY GOOD LORD!
19.4 Kartik Tyagi to Deepak Hooda, full delivery way outside off stump. Hooda walks across his stumps and then swishes and misses. The shuffle means that it has not been called a wide too!
Deepak Hooda, right-hand bat, comes to the crease.
While 3 off 3 still favours the batting team, the new batsman will have to hold his nerve in this pressure situation. The same applies to Tyagi as well. 
Hold your horses' folks! Pooran, that was lazy. He's disgusted with himself, as he should be! Well, well, well...
19.3 Kartik Tyagi to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! OH MY WORD! HANG ON FOLKS, THIS IS NOT OVER! Excellent yorker just outside off stump. Pooran looks to dig that one out but only manages to guide it straight into the keeper's gloves, who accepts the offering with utmost glee! The Punjab Kings are not yet home and now they have offered RR a glimmer of hope!
Only one there as well. 3 from 4 now... Pooran. Can he finish it off in style? 
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