IPL 15: RR beats KKR with Chahal’s hat-trick after Butler’s swashbuckling century. Rajasthan Royals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs on the basis of 5 wickets including a hat-trick from spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and a stormy century from Jos Buttler. Rajasthan scored 217 runs for 5 wickets which is the highest score of this season. In reply, KKR’s team was all out after scoring 210 runs in 19.4 overs.
Another T20 Ton From Buttler Helped Rajasthan For a Mammoth Score
Jos Buttler scored a total third century of the IPL, out of which he hit two this season itself. Against Kolkata, Buttler played an innings of 103 runs in 61 balls. During this, he hit 9 fours and 5 sixes. Buttler put on a brilliant partnership of 97 runs for the first wicket with Devdutt and 67 runs for the second wicket with captain Sanju Samson.
Chahal’s Hat-Trick Changed The Game
Rajasthan’s spinner Yuzvendra Chahal changed the course of the match in the 17th over of the innings. He completed the hat-trick by taking the wickets of captain Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi on the fifth ball, and Pat Cummins on the 6th ball on the fourth ball of this over. Chahal also dismissed Venkatesh Iyer on the first ball of this over. Chahal took a total of 5 wickets.
Shreyas Tried From One End
To chase down the target of 218, KKR lost it’s very first wicket on the first ball. After that KKR captain Shreyas Iyer came down to bat and build a fast 107 run partnership with Aaron Finch. But Prashidh Krishna sent Finch back to the pavilion to break this partnership. Shreyas tried to keep up this high run chase. But wickets were falling on the other end and KKR was reduced to 210 in 19.4 overs.
Doubt on April 20th match
Marsh’s third report of the covid test came positive, team Delhi is in trouble. Coronavirus has managed to break into the bio bubble of the Indian Premier League. On Sunday, the third report of the Delhi Capitals team’s Australian player Mitchell Marsh came out positive. Now he will be admitted to the hospital soon. Although Marsh’s second coronavirus report was negative after that his report came back positive in the third RT PCR test.
Many got infected: Delhi team one doctor was found coronavirus infected and 1 member of the social media team and three hotel staff have also come positive. Delhi team physio is also corona infected.
Decision on Tuesday: Clouds of doubt started hovering over the Delhi team’s match with Punjab in Pune on April 20. By Tuesday, more corona tests of Delhi’s team will be done. Only then will a decision be taken whether the match will be played or not.
Disappointing season so far to gain popularity among the audience
In the second week also, there was a ruckus in the TV rating of IPL, viewership also declined. Even though the matches of the IPL 15 season are getting interesting. But its TV rating is not increasing. This league started on 26 March and there was a drop in TV ratings for the first week. But then it was believed that as the league would progress. The TRP of the league will also increase. But this did not happen and there was no encouraging increase in the TRP of IPL even in the second week. This TV rating has been taken on the basis of IPL matches held from April 2 to April 8.