PBKS vs RR, IPL 2024 Match in Pictures: Hetmyer cameo ensures win for Rajasthan over Punjab in thriller

Shikhar Dhawan, who sustained a knee injury during the game against SRH, was sidelined

Sam Curran was named the stand-in captain. Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to field first

Atharva Taide, who replaced Dhawan, and Jonny Bairstow opened with the bat for PBKS while Trent Boult started off with the new ball

Taide’s stay at the crease was short lived as Avesh Khan provided the first breakthrough for RR

Yuzvendra Chahal and keshav Maharaj struck on consecutive overs just after the PowerPlay to leave PBKS at 3-47 in eight overs

Punjab’s batting unit never really took off after that with Ashutosh Sharma (31 off 16b) being the only player to cross the 30-run mark

Rajasthan bowlers were economical and took wickets at regular intervals as Punjab posted a sub-par 147/8 in 20 overs

Yashaswi Jaiswal, the impact player, and Tanush Kotian opened the chase. The duo took things slow and steady as RR reached 43/0 at the end of PowerPlay

Tanush Kotian laboured his way to a 31-ball 24 before Liam Livingstone rattled his stumps. With skipper Sanju and Jaiswal in the middle, RR reached 66 in 10 overs

Kagiso Rabada struck on consecutive overs as he dismissed Jaiswal and Samson to leave RR at 3-89 in the 14th over

With Riyan Parag and Dhruv Jurel in the middle, RR needed 43 off the final four overs

Despite Harshal Patel removing Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer’s onslaught took RR closer to the total, with 20 needed in 12 balls

Hetmyer held his nerve in the last over to take his team over the finishing line with a ball to spare. RR won the match by 3 wickets