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PBKS vs RR Result, Match Highlights, Points Table, Man of the Match and Full List of Award Winners; Details here

Learn about RR vs PBKS match result along with key match highlights, IPL points table update, man of the match, full list of award winners list and everything else you need to know today about Match 8 of IPL 2023 between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

Punjab Kings Celebrating – Photo Courtesy: PBKS Twitter

Nathan Ellis’ exceptional four-wicket haul and Sam Curran’s skillful death bowling in the final over led Punjab Kings to a thrilling five-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2023. The match took place at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, with this win marking Punjab Kings’ second consecutive victory. Despite a late charge from Shimron Hetmyer and Dhruv Jurel, Rajasthan Royals couldn’t cross the finish line.

Chasing a target of 198 runs, Rajasthan Royals had a rocky start but later found stability with Jos Buttler and captain Sanju Samson’s partnership. However, Buttler’s dismissal and Samson’s departure for 42 runs off 25 balls slowed down their progress. Nathan Ellis’ crucial wickets further tightened Punjab Kings’ grip on the match, leaving the Royals at 124/6 after 15 overs. Hetmyer and Jurel’s late efforts weren’t enough, as the Royals ended at 192/7.

Punjab Kings’ massive total of 197/4 was powered by explosive half-centuries from openers Prabhsimran Singh and captain Shikhar Dhawan, as well as their opening partnership of 90 runs. Jason Holder was the standout bowler for Rajasthan Royals, taking 2/29 in his four overs, while Ashwin and Chahal each picked up a wicket.

PBKS vs RR Score Summary:

Points Table Update after IPL Match 6

Punjab Kings gets 2 additional points beating Rajasthan Royals by 5 runs today. They now have 4 points in total sitting on top (after Gujarat Titans) of the IPL Points table winning 2 out of 2 matches they played in IPL 2023.

PBSK vs RR Match 8 Award Winners at IPL 2023

Player Of The Match: Nathan Ellis (PBKS)

TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: Dhruv Jurel (RR)

Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: Jos Buttler (RR)

Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6: Riyan Parag (RR) 98 metres

RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS), 9 fours

UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS) 35.5 MVA points

Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Nathan Elis (PBKS) 128 fantasy points

Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh

RR vs PBKS Highlights Match 8 – IPL 2023: Shikhar Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, Prabhsimran star in Punjab’s 5-run win

Shikhar Dhawan Emerges as the Better Captain:

  • Dhawan showcased brilliant leadership, helping Punjab Kings secure a win in a high-scoring game on a batting-friendly pitch.
  • The dew factor troubled the team bowling second, but Punjab Kings overcame the challenge and handed the Rajasthan Royals their first loss of IPL 2023.

Dhruv Jurel-Hetmyer Keep Royals’ Hopes Alive:

  • Jurel and Hetmyer’s 60-run partnership off 21 deliveries kept the Royals in the game.
  • Despite their efforts, Hetmyer’s run-out and Jurel’s inability to finish the game led to the Royals falling short.

Perfect Game for Punjab Kings:

  • Punjab Kings posted a big total, with Nathan Ellis claiming four wickets, including big names such as Buttler, Samson, Padikkal, and Parag.
  • Ellis justified his selection ahead of Kagiso Rabada and was awarded the player of the match.

Prabhsimran Singh-Shikhar Dhawan Fire Upfront:

  • Openers Prabhsimran Singh and Shikhar Dhawan gave Punjab Kings a strong start.
  • Prabhsimran scored his maiden IPL fifty, while Dhawan scored his 50th IPL half-century.
  • Dhawan’s unbeaten 86 off 56 balls helped Punjab Kings reach a huge total.

Rajasthan Royals’ Top Order Falters:

  • Captain Samson’s 42-run innings wasn’t enough for the Royals.
  • Key batters Buttler and Jaiswal failed to fire, leading to the Royals’ first defeat of the season.

Major Highlights for PBKS vs RR Match Today

  1. Punjab Kings secured a thrilling five-run victory over Rajasthan Royals, marking their second consecutive win in IPL 2023.
  2. Nathan Ellis took four wickets, while Sam Curran showcased skillful death bowling in the final over.
  3. Punjab Kings posted a massive 197/4, powered by half-centuries from openers Prabhsimran Singh and captain Shikhar Dhawan.
  4. Rajasthan Royals’ chase fell short at 192/7, despite a late surge from Shimron Hetmyer and Dhruv Jurel.
  5. Jason Holder was the standout bowler for Rajasthan Royals, taking 2/29 in his four overs.
  6. Yashasvi Jaiswal started the innings with a first-ball six, but Arshdeep Singh dismissed him and Ravichandran Ashwin, reducing the Royals to 26/2 within 3.2 overs.
  7. Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler rebuilt the innings, helping the Royals surpass the 50-run mark in 5.1 overs.
  8. Nathan Ellis dismissed Buttler, Parag, and Padikkal, tightening Punjab Kings’ grip on the match with the Royals at 124/6 after 15 overs.
  9. Hetmyer’s explosive cameo in the 17th and 18th overs reduced the target to 34 runs in the final two overs.
  10. Dhruv Jurel scored 32* off 15 balls, but the Royals finished at 192/7, with Punjab Kings winning by five runs.

IPL Next Match

Its Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (KKR vs RCB) in IPL 2023 on April 6 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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