KXIP vs RR, IPL 2020 Live Scoreboard: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul Lead Kings XI Punjabs Charge After Early Wicket

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR: Chris Gayle is looking confident in the middle.© BCCI/IPL

Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are the batsmen at the crease for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), who have been sent in to bat by Rajasthan Royals (RR). The two teams are battling it out in the 50th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. KXIP are unchanged from the team which recorded a victory by a margin of eight wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). RR have opted to make one change to the side, which defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the previous league clash. Varun Aaron replaces Ankit Rajpoot. (LIVE SCORECARD)

IPL 2020 Match 50 Live Score Updates Between Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, From Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi


  • 20:07 (IST)


    Powerful six by Chris Gayle who picks the leg-break early, smashing the ball over deep mid-wicket.

  • 20:05 (IST)

    KXIP cross the 50-run mark

    KXIP finish the powerplay with a score of 53 runs having lost only one wicket. KL Rahul helped his side cross the 50-run mark with a boundary off the final delivery of the powerplay, flicking the ball in the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on. It also brings up the 50-run partnership between Chris Gayle and Rahul.

  • 20:01 (IST)


    KL Rahul takes advantage of a short delivery from Varun Aaron, pulling the ball over deep square leg.

  • 19:58 (IST)


    Crisp boundary by Chris Gayle, who pushes the ball sweetly in the gap past extra cover.

  • 19:56 (IST)


    Chris Gayle follows up the boundary with a six, rocking back and smashing the ball over mid-wicket.

  • 19:55 (IST)


    Sublime boundary by Chris Gayle who picks the length early, smashing the full ball over mid-off.

  • 19:53 (IST)

    Riyan Parag drops Chris Gayle

    Riyan Parag drops Chris Gayle following a top edge. Gayle attempted a pull shot off the short delivery, despite not being in control, handing the opportunity.

  • 19:51 (IST)


    Chris Gayle gets the first six of the innings, following a full off a short delivery. Gayle smashed the ball just wide of Riyan Parag at deep square leg.

  • 19:45 (IST)


    Streaky boundary by KL Rahul following a delivery by Jofra Archer which had width. Rahul crunched the short delivery up and over point astutely.

  • 19:42 (IST)


    Chris Gayle scores the first boundary of the innings following two consecutive wides by Varun Aaron. Gayle got an edge just past wicketkeeper Sanju Samson, with the ball running down to the fence.

  • 19:38 (IST)

    Fantastic start by Jofra Archer

    Jofra Archer concedes just 1 run, accounting for the dismissal of Mandeep Singh off the opening over of the innings. KXIP are under pressure early, KXIP 1/1 after 1 over

  • 19:36 (IST)

    WICKET! Mandeep Singh c Ben Stokes b Jofra Archer 0 (1)

    Mandeep Singh departs for a duck following an excellent short delivery from Jofra Archer, which induces a top-edge from the batsman who is caught in two minds. Ben Stokes dived in front to complete a sublime catch, bringing Chris Gayle to the middle.

  • 19:31 (IST)

    Mandeep Singh opening the innings alongside KL Rahul

    Mandeep Singh is opening the innings as usual alongside KL Rahul, with Mayank Agarwal still sidelined. Jofra Archer will bowl the first over.

  • 19:23 (IST)

    Which of the two teams are you backing tonight?

    Which is the team you are backing tonight? Will it be KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab or Rajasthan Royals who have a few exciting players in the side. Either way, entertainment is guaranteed.  

  • 19:06 (IST)


    Kings XI Punjab XI: KL Rahul, M Singh, C Gayle, N Pooran, G Maxwell, D Hooda, C Jordan, M Ashwin, R Bishnoi, M Shami, A Singh.

    Rajasthan Royals XI: R Uthappa, B Stokes, S Samson, S Smith, J Buttler, R Parag, R Tewatia, J Archer, S Gopal, V Aaron, K Tyagi.

  • 19:04 (IST)

    Varun Aaron replaces Ankit Rajpoot with KXIP unchanged

    RR have opted to make one change with Varun Aaron replacing Ankit Rajpoot in the lineup. No changes for KXIP.

  • 19:00 (IST)

    Chris Gayle’s Inclusion Has “Completely” Changed Kings XI Punjab: Graeme Swann

  • 18:58 (IST)

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  • 18:56 (IST)

    Can KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh deliver a game-changing opening partnership tonight?

    KXIP openers KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh will need to ensure a stable opening stand, considering the importance of the clash for RR. RR will look to account for their cheap dismissals, which the two batsmen will look to avoid at any cost. 

  • 18:34 (IST)

    Where To Watch Live Telecast Of KXIP vs RR match?

    The live streaming of the IPL 2020 match between KXIP vs RR will be available on Disney+Hotstar. The tie will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network.
  • 18:24 (IST)

    Can Steve Smith step up in this do or die match against Kings XI Punjab?

    Steve Smith looks focussed ahead of a crucial encounter against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Smith will be looking to lead from the front, and make his mark with a game-changing knock. 

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