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Sam Curran Guides Punjab Kings to Victory Over Rajasthan Royals

Guwahati: Punjab Kings captain, Sam Curran, delivered a stellar performance with both bat and ball as his team secured a crucial victory over the already qualified Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Wednesday.

Curran’s all-round brilliance was on full display as he notched up a crucial 63 runs, steering Punjab Kings towards their target. With this win, Rajasthan’s position in the Top 2 remained uncertain, with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in contention to overtake them and secure one of the top spots in the league table.

Earlier in the match, Riyan Parag’s resilient knock of 48 runs stood out for Rajasthan Royals, who struggled to maintain momentum and posted a below-par total of 144/9. The Punjab Kings bowlers, led by Harshal Patel, Sam Curran, and Rahul Chahar, displayed remarkable accuracy and claimed crucial wickets to restrict Rajasthan’s scoring opportunities.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Rajasthan Royals made a few changes in their lineup, with Tom Kohler-Cadmore replacing Jos Buttler and Donovan Ferreira introduced as an Impact substitute. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings saw Nathan Ellis stepping in for Kagiso Rabada, and Harpreet Brar making a return to the side.

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