IPL 2020, MATCH 9: RR vs KXIP, RR opt to bowl


Guwahati: Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first against KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab in the ninth match of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Kings XI Punjab are batting first against Rajasthan Royals.

Coming into the match after morale-boosting victories, both Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab will look to build a winning momentum after starting the tournament as underdogs.

 Sanju Samson hit nine sixes in his 32-ball 74 against CSK in their last match before Jofra Archer’s four-six burst in the final over, helping Rajasthan win the match by 16 runs.

Royals captain Steve Smith also chipped in with a 47-ball 69. KXIP, on the other hand, took the help of KL Rahul’s record 132 not out off just 69 balls with the help of seven sixes to lead KXIP to a resounding 97-run win over RCB.