It was on a back of a length, decked away with some extra bounce. Gayle with a tentative and loose poke at that, it brushes the outside edge and Samson makes no mistake this time.
Apr 16, 2019, 08.02 PM
And the game begins!!!
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have opened innings for Punjab. the two are in dangerous form and Rajasthan have to break their partnership if wants to restrict them to a paltry total.
Apr 16, 2019, 07.48 PM
Rajasthan (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w), Rahul Tripathi, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi
Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh
Apr 16, 2019, 07.47 PM
Speaking after the toss, Rahane said, "It's a dry wicket and on this ground chasing teams always win. What is important is playing good cricket throughout 40 overs and start fresh. It's a funny format so you need to give your best. Three changes for us as Ashton Turner comes in, Stuart Binny is back and Ish (Sodhi) comes in. It was a good victory against Mumbai, we did really well. Only four overseas can play in IPL, hence it's a difficult choice to make. It's important to start from scratch and stay fresh."
Meanwhile, R Ashwin said, "We are playing three spinners so probably we want to make the most use of dry conditions. There has been quite a cloud cover throughout the day, hopefully there is no dew. Moises was set to make his debut but unfortunately got injured. We have Miller back in place of Curran. It's one of those stages where you got to gain some momentum."
Apr 16, 2019, 07.39 PM
Rajasthan's Ajinkya Rahane has won the toss and have opted to bowl. This is the second meet of the two teams.
The first game was won by Punjab and Rajasthan will be looking to avenge the loss.
Apr 16, 2019, 07.35 PM
The two teams will meet three weeks of the infamous 'Mankad' row that went on to become a major controversy of the Indian Premier League 2019.