IPL 2020: Twitter reacts as RR stay in playoffs contention following KXIP rout

First Published 30, Oct 2020, 11:39 PM

This was Rajasthan Royals' sixth win of the season, as they rise to the fifth spot in the table, thereby staying in the contention for playoffs. As for Kings XI Punjab, this was their seventh loss of the tournament, while they remain in the fourth spot.

<p>In what turned out to be a high-scoring entertainer, former champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) rout Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), in Match 50 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, on Friday. Being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, RR scripted the win by seven wickets, as they stay in contention for the playoffs. Meanwhile, we take a look at how Twitter reacted to this.</p>

In what turned out to be a high-scoring entertainer, former champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) rout Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), in Match 50 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, on Friday. Being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, RR scripted the win by seven wickets, as they stay in contention for the playoffs. Meanwhile, we take a look at how Twitter reacted to this.

<p>This fan expected better for KXIP. But, we all have our hard days.</p>

This fan expected better for KXIP. But, we all have our hard days.

<p>This guy referred to Jofra Archer's tweet a few years back, where he had ensured that Gayle wouldn't get to his century. Yes, he did it again.</p>

This guy referred to Jofra Archer's tweet a few years back, where he had ensured that Gayle wouldn't get to his century. Yes, he did it again.

<p>This user finds out a unique tradition with RR this season. Interesting!</p>

This user finds out a unique tradition with RR this season. Interesting!

<p>Manoj Tiwary has all the respect for Gayle and believes that he is the 'Universe Boss' for a reason. Yep, he is.</p>

Manoj Tiwary has all the respect for Gayle and believes that he is the 'Universe Boss' for a reason. Yep, he is.

<p>Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli was all-praise for RR, as credit goes to them for thriving under pressure.</p>

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli was all-praise for RR, as credit goes to them for thriving under pressure.

<p>Another user refers to Gayle as cricket's Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Now, that's one hell of a comparison.</p>

Another user refers to Gayle as cricket's Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Now, that's one hell of a comparison.

<p>As for the race for playoffs, this is how it looks right now, as per this user. Well, it certainly does.</p>

As for the race for playoffs, this is how it looks right now, as per this user. Well, it certainly does.

<p>Meanwhile, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has called Gayle as the father of T20 cricket. We would agree to that.</p>

Meanwhile, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has called Gayle as the father of T20 cricket. We would agree to that.

<p><strong>Match summary: </strong>Winning the toss, RR skipper Steve Smith elected to bowl first. KXIP were off to a fabulous start, as KL Rahul (46) and Chris Gayle (99) put a 120-run stand for the second wicket, while they posted a challenging total of 185/4. In reply, the RR openers were off to a flier, as they kept up with the required rate. Robin Uthappa (30), Ben Stokes (50), Sanju Samson (48) and Smith (31) played their part, as they comfortably won it by seven wickets.</p>

Match summary: Winning the toss, RR skipper Steve Smith elected to bowl first. KXIP were off to a fabulous start, as KL Rahul (46) and Chris Gayle (99) put a 120-run stand for the second wicket, while they posted a challenging total of 185/4. In reply, the RR openers were off to a flier, as they kept up with the required rate. Robin Uthappa (30), Ben Stokes (50), Sanju Samson (48) and Smith (31) played their part, as they comfortably won it by seven wickets.