RR vs PBKS: Punjab score 147 runs against Royals, third lowest this IPL season

With Shikhar Dhawan missing from the Punjab Kings’ squad while the team faces top seeder Rajasthan Royals at the Mullanpur on Saturday, Punjab Kings managed to score just 147 runs after losing 8 wickets.

According to data, this is the third-lowest first-innings score in Indian Premier League 2024. Before this, Mumbai Indians scored 125/9 against RR at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, while Kolkata Knight Riders scored 137/9 against Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk in Chennai.

Meanwhile, another record that were created during the match was Royals’ Dhruv Jurel becoming the first fielder to bag three catches in an IPL innings on two different occasions for RR. He had done it earlier against LSG in Jaipur in this season.

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Missing from squads:

Meanwhile, Punjab Kings has not included skipper Shikhar Dhawan in the playing XI. Standby skipper Sam Curran mentioned the reason.

Speaking after the toss, PBKS standby skipper Sam Curran revealed that Atharva Taide was playing in place of Dhawan, adding Liam Livingstone has been included in the Playing XI.

“Shikhar picked up a niggle, that’s why I’m here. We would have bowled first as well, but we’ll now have to put the runs on the board. The balance has been good, we’d have liked to win a few more games, but the middle-order looks good, especially Shashank and Ashutosh. We’ve got exciting players and plenty of quality. We’ve Atharva Taide coming in for Shikhar tonight, Livingstone is back as well,” Curran said at toss.

Rajasthan Royals’ opening batter Jos Buttler and key bowler Ravichandran Ashwin will also be missed.

Citing the reason for their exclusion, Royals’ skipper Sanju Samson said at the toss, “We’ll bowl first, it looks like a decent wicket to bowl first. We’ve made a target to not think about the goal, focus on the process, work on building the team and we’re doing well. A lot of challenges outside as well, we’ve many players missing from tonight’s game. 90% of the game was good – Jos isn’t 100%, Ash bhai is having a niggle, so Rovman and Tanush Kotian come into the XI.”


After winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals decided to field first and dominated the match from the very beginning.

Batting first, Punjab Kings kept losing wickets and managed to score just 147/8 runs in 20 overs. 

For Kings, Ashutosh Sharma (31) and Jitesh Sharma (29) and Liam Livingstone (21) were the only batters could breach 20 runs. While the rest of players could not reach 15 runs.

For Royals, Avesh Khan and Keshav Maharaj picked two wickets each, while Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult took one wicket each.

Chasing 148, Rajasthan Royals have scored 56 runs in 8 overs, without losing a wicket, until the last report.

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Published: 13 Apr 2024, 09:56 PM IST

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