Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwin's all-round show against Rajasthan Royals

Check out some of the best photo highlights from match number 32 of the IPL between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).

FirstCricket Staff April 17, 2019 16:18:50 IST
Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwin's all-round show against Rajasthan Royals
Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwins allround show against Rajasthan Royals

KXIP broke into the top four on the points table after successfully defending 182 against Rajasthan Royals in Mohali. Sportzpics

Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwins allround show against Rajasthan Royals

Ravichandran Ashwin first shone with the bat, belting 17 runs off four balls to lift KXIP's score to 182, and then the captain embellished his performance by claiming two crucial scalps with the ball. Sportzpics

Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwins allround show against Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals' Jofra Archer had an excellent outing with the ball bagging three wickets for 15 runs including the key wicket of Chris Gayle. Sportzpics

Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwins allround show against Rajasthan Royals

KL Rahul continued his rich vein of form, bringing up his fourth half-century in this edition of the IPL. Rahul started his innings very slowly before he picked up pace in the second half of his innings. Sportzpics

Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwins allround show against Rajasthan Royals

David Miller, who was drafted late into the playing XI after Moises Henriques suffered an ankle injury, scored an vital 27-ball 40, forging 85-run stand with Rahul for KXIP. Sportzpics

Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwins allround show against Rajasthan Royals

After Rajasthan Royals' inform opener Jos Buttler fell in the powerplay, Rahul Tripathi carried on to score his half-century. His 50 came off 44 balls. Sportzpics

Kings XI Punjab climbs into top four after skipper R Ashwins allround show against Rajasthan Royals

Stuart Binny valiant 11-ball 33 came in too late for the Rajasthan Royals as Ajinkya Rahane-led side fell short by 12 runs to suffer their fifth defeat in tournament. Sportzpics

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