SHARJAH: Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has said that Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) did not use Murugan Ashwin enough in the match against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
His remark came after Rajasthan Royals chased down a total of 224 to defeat KXIP by four wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Ashwin just bowled 1.3 overs and conceded 16 runs. He was also chosen to bowl the last over, but Rajasthan just needed two runs to win the match.
In the final over, Ashwin dismissed Riyan Parag but Tom Curran and Jofra Archer ensured Rajasthan Royals’ victory by four wickets with three balls to spare.
“Terrific batting by @rajasthanroyals’ batsmen Smith, Sanju & Tewatia to chase this mega total. They kept their cool and accelerated beautifully. Surprised how the @lionsdenkxi fast bowlers didn’t bowl many yorkers and also failed to use M Ashwin enough. #RRvKXIP #IPL2020,” Tendulkar tweeted.

For Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, and Rahul Tewatia all scored 50+ scores to give the side a victory by four wickets. Tewatia came out to bat at number four and he was struggling at one stage as he had scored just 13 runs from his first 19 balls.
However, in the 18th over bowled by Sheldon Cottrell, Tewatia hit five sixes to turn the side. The left-handed batsman played a knock of 53 as Rajasthan gained an improbable victory.

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