Rajasthan Royals went off to a good start after losing just one wicket in the powerplay overs. Royals were successful in using the fielding restrictions in the powerful and managed to score 57 runs after the completion of first six overs. Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal cemented their place as they completed a 50-run partnership.
Skipper Sanju Samson got off cheaply off Ishan Porel’s delivery as the debutant picked his maiden IPL wicket. In spite of losing wickets in one end, Jaiswal was looking good as he was hitting huge sixes off Adil Rashid’s delivery.
Liam Livingstone was building a good partnership with Yashasvi Jaiswal. Liam Livingstone took his innings to the next gear by hitting a monstrous six off Arshdeep’s Singh bowling. Arshdeep bowled a slower delivery but Livingstone judged it correctly and struck a monstrous 97 meter six. He picked the change of pace and struck it over mid-wicket. The sound of it clearly justified the distance the ball travelled. The ball flew into the night sky and went to the top tier.
KL Rahul’s reaction clearly tells the story about how well the ball was hit.
However, in the very next delivery Arshdeep took the revenge and dismissed the 28-year-old. Arshdeep bowled a slower delivery into the wicket but Livingstone tried to pull the ball. The ball was travelling to the right side of Fabian Allen who was standing at the deep mid-wicket. Fabian Allen puts a full stretch drive and gets hold of the ball.
Liam Livingstone departed after scoring 25 runs off 17 deliveries which included 2 fours and a monstrous six. Mahipal Lomor also added some valuable runs in the end as he scored a quickfire 43 off 17 deliveries which included two fours and four sixes. Royals are bowled out for 185 after the completion of 20 overs.