RR vs PBKS Live Score, IPL 2022 toss updates: Bairstow gets to fifty after Chahal gets Rajapaksa

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Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the IPL 2022 match between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

PBKS 109/2 in 13 overs: Sen starts off with a length ball on middle and leg and Mayank misses trying to tuck it behind. Another straight length ball on this one is flicked by Mayank for a single at mid-wicket. Good bouncer to Bairstow and he does well to get his head out of the way. Clipped off his legs for a single and that’s a 34-ball fifty for Bairstow. Two more singles to end the over.

PBKS 105/2 in 12 overs: Bairstow flicks this length ball on off stump to mid-wicket for a single. FOUR! Tossed up on middle stump and Mayank presses forward to extra cover-drive this beautifully for a boundary. FOUR! Length ball outside off, Agarwal gets low and cuts this behind point for another boundary. Two singles follow. Turning in and Mayank pushes this off the backfoot for a single at long-on.

PBKS 93/2 in 11 overs: One leg-bye to Bairstow to start Chahal’s over as he misses the sweep. OUT! Rajapaksa steps down the track and misses this leg-stump delivery that disturbs the stumps behind. One leg-bye for Mayank as he comes to the crease and looks to flick this one to fine-leg. Three singles to end the over. The last goes off the bottom-edge as Bairstow looks to cut it past point.

PBKS 88/1 in 10 overs: FOUR! Rajapaksa gets an edge over the keeper and fine-leg for four runs. FOUR! This is full outside off and Rajapaksa flicks it to the mid-wicket boundary. Three singles to follow. Bairstow pulls the last one to deep square leg for one more.

PBKS 76/1 in 9 overs: Sen returns with the ball. Length ball on the pads and Rajapaksa gets it flush on his pads as he misses the flick. SIX! Rajapaksa comes down the track and lofts this over the covers for a maximum. Sen changes angles – comes around the wicket – and beats Rajapaksa’s swipe outside off. Caressed through the covers for a single next ball. Beaten! Pace on delivery tight on off stump, yorker length, and Bairstow misses. FOUR! Cut behind point by Bairstow for a boundary.

PBKS 64/1 in 8 overs: Ashwin continues. Width and room outside off but Bairstow cuts it straight to point. FOUR! Bairstow gets down and reverse-sweeps this behind point for a boundary. Bairstow moves to 36 – his highest score in this season so far. Angling in on the pads to Rajapaksa and he tucks it for a single. One more for Bairstow as he clips a full delivery off his toes. Another single to end the over.

PBKS 56/1 in 7 overs: Chahal into the attack. SIX! Full on off-stump and Rajapaksa shimmies down the wicket and launches this over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Full one on the pads this time and tucked behind square for a single. Bairstow pushes to point for one more. Rajapaksa taps on the off-side for a dot to end the over.

PBKS 48/1 in 6 overs: Ashwin strays down leg-side for a wide. OUT! Stunner from Jos! Dhawan chips it over the mid-off but Buttler leaps up after backpeddling and clings on to a stunning one-handed catch. Shikhar Dhawan c Jos Buttler b Ravichandran Ashwin 12(16b 2×4 0x6). Rajapaksa is in next. Defends the first one back to the bowler before driving through the covers for a single. Beaten! Bairstow looks to carve this behind point but misses. Loud appeal LBW as Bairstow misses the sweep. Samson reviews but the ball was missing leg-stump.

PBKS 46/0 in 5 overs: Boult into his third over. Length ball, angling in on off, and Dhawan tucks it on leg-side for one. FOUR! Thick bottom edge on the pull outside off for Bairstow and it misses the stumps before running away behind the keeper. He inside edges the next one for a single at point. FOUR! Dhawan pulls this from outside off to the boundary behind square leg. Single and a wide to follow. SIX! Bairstow strikes this clean, pulling it over mid-wicket for half a dozen.

PBKS 28/0 in 4 overs: Kuldeep Sen into the attack. Full one on off stump and Bairstow pushes to mid-off for a quick single. Wide down leg-side to Dhawan next ball. Dhawan misses the flick on this length delivery on leg-stump and a stifled LBW appeal follows. Length ball just outside off, angling across and cut by Dhawan to point for a single. FOUR! Bairstow hammers this hard into the ground and it bounces over backward point before going to the boundary. FOUR! Another length ball around off stump and Bairstow biffs it to the mid-wicket fence. Cut behind point for a dot to end the over.

PBKS 17/0 in 3 overs: Boult continues. Beaten! Dhawan shimmies down the track looking to flay this outside off delivery but misses it completely. Length ball in the channel and Dhawan is beaten again looking to cut it square of the wicket. Two more dots to follow. Dhawan defends to cover before patting one to point. Four dot balls in a row. Fulller this time on off stump, Dhawan makes a bit of room on the off-side to and ends up steering it just short of point. Beaten again looking to charge down the track. Maiden over.

PBKS 17/0 in 2 overs: Prasidh to Dhawan from the other end. One leg-bye to start with as the ball goes off the pads to point. FOUR! Outside edge and four past the slips as Dhawan looks to cut this length ball outside off. Dot and single to end the over.

PBKS 10/0 in 1 over: FOUR! Gift on the pads by Boult to Bairstow and he flicks it through mid-wicket for a first-ball boundary. The shorter boundary is to the right-hander’s leg-side from this end. Two more fuller balls on the pads but Bairstow clips them to fielders inside the ring. Boult comes around the stumps. FOUR! Length ball angling down leg and Bairstow tucks it off his pads and behind the keeper for four more. A couple more off the inside edge and it runs away past the wicketkeeper. Dot to end. 10 runs off the first over.

15:28 IST: The players are out on the field and live action will begin shortly. Bairstow and Dhawan will open the innings for Punjab Kings and Mayank Agarwal has once again put himself down the order. Boult with the ball.

PUNJAB KINGS AT WANKHEDE STADIUM (IPL 2022)

Beat Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs

Lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets

RAJASTHAN ROYALS AT WANKHEDE STADIUM (IPL 2022)

Lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets

Beat Delhi Capitals by 15 runs

Beat Lucknow Super Giants by three runs

Lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets

RR VS PBKS PLAYING XI

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.

Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma.

TOSS: Punjab Kings has won the toss and elected to bat first. Punjab Kings is unchanged while Rajasthan Royals has one change – with Yashasvi Jaiswal coming in for Karun Nair.

PITCH REPORT: The boundaries are skewed – 72m and 61m square of the wicket. Ian Bishop reckons it will be a high scoring affair at the Wankhede Stadium today. There is a bit of grass and some dry patches so there should be something in the pitch for both pacers and spinners.

MATCH PREVIEW

Just two points separate Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings. The two sides come face to face in what promises to be a fascinating IPL encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.

Royals is placed third in the table with 12 points while Kings is seventh with 10. Both sides need a win to brighten their chances of qualifying for the playoffs, with Kings needing it a little more, even though Royals lost its last two matches.

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The Kings registered an eight-wicket victory against leader Gujarat Titans in their last match. After the bowlers, led by Kagiso Rabada, reduced Titans to 143, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Liam Livingstone chase down the target with ease. The only blip was the failure of Jonny Bairstow, who was promoted to open the innings with captain Mayank Agarwal dropping himself down the order. The Englishman hasn’t really fired yet this season.

IPL POINTS TABLE

Another Englishman, Jos Buttler, has been firing on all cylinders, though. Buttler is, in fact, the main reason behind Royals’ success thus far this season. With 588 runs, 137 more than his nearest rival, the orange cap is sitting firmly on his head. But the Royals need big contributions from others as well, including skipper Sanju Samson.

The purple cap is also with the Royals at the moment, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal leading the wickets tally with 19 wickets. Chahal needs to get his rhythm back as he has taken just two wickets in his last four matches. There is more to the Royals attack, however, in the shape of Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult and R. Ashwin.

PBKS VS RR FULL SQUADS

Complete Squads:

Punjab Kings Squad: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal(c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Ishan Porel, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Nathan Ellis, Vaibhav Arora, Benny Howell, Baltej Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Prerak Mankad, Atharva Taide, Ansh Patel, Raj Bawa.

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Karun Nair, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anunay Singh, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal.

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH PUNJAB KINGS and RAJASTHAN ROYALS IPL 2022 LIVE?

The IPL 2022 match between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 3:30 PM IST on Friday, May 07. The match will also be available for live streaming on Disney+Hotstar.

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