RR file highest IPL run chase, beat KXIP

Sharjah: Rajasthan Royals recorded the highest run chase in IPL history to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in a high-scoring encounter here today. Put in to bat, Mayank Agarwal smashed a 50-ball 106, while skipper KL Rahul cracked a 54-ball 69 as the duo stitched a 183-run opening stand off 99 balls to power Punjab to an imposing 223/2. Sanju Samson then put on a lion-hearted effort with a 42-ball 85, studded with seven sixes and four boundaries, while Steve Smith scored a 27-ball 50 to keep RR in the hunt. However, it was Rahul Tewatia who turned hero when he smashed five sixes in the 18th over off Sheldon Cottrell to turn the match on its head. He scored a 31-ball 53. PTI

Brief scores: KXIP 223/2 (Agarwal 106, Rahul 69); RR 226/6 (Samson 85, Tewatia 53, Smith 50; Shami 3/53)

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