The first innings of the virtual quarter-final for the fourth play-off berth between RPS and Kings XI Punjab turned out to be a horrible anti-climax as KXIP succumbed to their lowest ever IPL score when they were bowled out for a paltry 73. They even registered the
They even registered the second worst powerplay batting performance this season (First one is 23-5 MI vs DD, Mumbai) when they managed just 32 runs while losing 5 prized wickets for the same in first six overs. The RPS outfit, after winning the toss, took the field with great intent as their bowlers, led by the young Shardul Thakur wreaked havoc as they ripped through the KXIP batting line-up.
Shardul finished with the figures of 3-19 in his four overs and was ably supported by Unadkat, Christian and Zampa who took two wickets apiece. The RPS’ fielding stood out too, with Jaydev Unadkat and MS Dhoni showing some fielding brilliance to suck all the hopes out of a dejected KXIP camp.
Twitter reacts to Punjab collapse:
Twitter also made fun of the shambolic batting effort by KXIP-
— Theotonius (@Bantyrokz) May 14, 2017
73 all out. And a nightmare for #KingsXI. Ball might have stopped a bit early on but they couldn’t have bargained for this.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 14, 2017
— Tarun Sagar (@TarunSagar109) May 14, 2017
— उत्तराखंडी (@Impraveenshukla) May 14, 2017
Boxing mein bi itna jaldi koi knockout nahi hota #RPSvKXIP
— OGS (@omkargshetty) May 14, 2017
— Manish Satija (@mani_satija) May 14, 2017
— Madhur Nigam (@madhur8594) May 14, 2017
#RPSvKXIP Smith gets his revenge for the Bangalore test mocking saga against Ishant Sharma.
— SharanyaRamakrishnan (@SRamakrishnan26) May 14, 2017
Mujhe hi kuch runs banane padenge! Itne kam runs mein toh main pura spell bhi complete nahi kar paunga. #RPSvKXIP
— Ishaant Falls (@72hoors) May 14, 2017
Legends are those who make difference between both sides. Dinda not playing also makes a difference. #ipl
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 14, 2017
KXIP has disappointed humanity. Send moabs asap @realDonaldTrump
— rohitswarrior1 (@The_Sleigher) May 14, 2017