All-time 'ridiculous, unbelievable' IPL choke leaves cricket world in awe

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All-time 'ridiculous, unbelievable' IPL choke leaves cricket world in awe
Choking.

It's the one word no athlete, team or fan wants associated with them or their favourite organisation.

When the words choking and cricket are mentioned in the same sentence, rightly or wrongly invariably it's the Proteas who will dominate that discussion.

While it will be hard for any loss to compete with the level of shock and disappointment that accompanied South Africa's 1999 World Cup implosion, in terms of grasping defeat from the jaws of victory, the Punjab Kings might have the Proteas covered.

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An opening stand worth 120 between captain KL Rahul (49 off 33) and Mayank Agrawal (67 off 43) had the Kings poised to chase down the 186-run total set by the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

Posting a 50-run partnership of their own following the loss of the openers, experienced duo Nicolas Pooran and Aiden Markram seemed a certainty to guide Punjab to their fourth win of the season.

With the Kings requiring just 8 runs from the final two overs – all with eight wickets in hand – Royals director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara looked on…
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