IPL 2023 is underway, and the teams are starting to pick pace. This was evident in the cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings.
All the cricket bettors and cricket enthusiasts kept a close eye on the best betting sites for cricket for making bets on this ongoing match during the 2023 IPL season.
However, this match was no exception.Batting first, Punjab Kings posted a massive score of 197 for 4. The team started well, with Shikhar Dhawan leading the team with an unbeaten 86 off 56 balls. Dhawan had always been the first pick for many fantasy cricket players.
Dhawan was supported by Prabhsimran Singh, who scored 60 off 34 balls. Rajasthan Royals gave Punjab a tough challenge but fell 5 runs short, ending the match at 192 for 7. Sanju Samson (42 off 25), Shimron Hetmeyer (36 off 18), and Dhruv Jurel (32* off 15) were the standout for RR.
However, the team failed to provide an answer to Nathan Ellis’ top-class bowling attack. The player ended the game with an impressive 4 wickets for 30 runs. Arshdeep Singh also struck 2 wickets for PBKS but conceded a whopping 47 runs as well.
After winning the game, PBKS has equalized for points with GT, both boasting 2 consecutive wins. On the other hand, this was RR’s first loss in the competition, putting the team in the 4th spot with 2 points.
It is crucial to note that RR still boasts a better NRR (+1.675) than every team except RCB (+1.981). The form Sanju Samson is in is tough to match, while the team is looking great on the batting front.
RR is set to play against a struggling DC on Saturday, where the team would certainly want to make a comeback. Similarly, PBKS is set to face off against SRH, who is currently at the bottom of the table.