Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings by four wickets in Friday’s crucial match to keep their slim hopes for the playoffs alive. With this win, Rajasthan secured the fifth position by scoring 14 points from all their 14 matches in the league stage. The Royals will now have to wait for the results of the remaining matches in the league.
For Rajasthan, opener Yashasvi Jaiswal played an inning of 50 runs in 36 balls adorned with 8 fours and shared a 73-run partnership in 49 balls for the second wicket with Devdutt Padikkal (51 runs, 30 balls, 5 fours, 3 sixes).
During the run chase, the English all-rounder got into a scuffle between Sam Curran and Shimron Hetmyer. It happened that on the fifth ball of the 17th over of Rajasthan’s innings, Hetmyer missed a pull shot, and the ball went to the wicket-keeper, after which the bowler appealed for out, and the umpire gave the decision in favor of the bowler. After this, Hetmyer took the DRS review; the third umpire looked and found that there was no contact between the ball and the bat, due to which the batsman was declared not out, during which the bowler and the batsman were seen arguing with each other.
After this conflict, Sam came to bowl the 19th over. Shimron Hetmyer hit the first ball for a four. And then he reached the non-strike end. However, this time Curran did not react, and Hetmayer hit another four in this over, but Curran got his wicket on the 5th ball.
Shimron Hetmyer came for the interview after the match. When Hetmyer was asked what Karan told him. On this, the bat of Rajasthan Royals laughed and said, “I cannot tell anything here. It is always good when someone tells me something; nothing much happened today. I enjoyed batting today; that gave me a bit more confidence.”