Highlights, IPL 2018, KXIP vs RR at Indore, Full Cricket Score: KL Rahul's 84 guides Punjab to a six-wicket win

Highlights, IPL 2018, KXIP vs RR at Indore, Full Cricket Score: KL Rahul's 84 guides Punjab to a six-wicket win

Archer bowls the 19th over. Rahul comes back for a second off the first delivery after guiding the ball towards long off, before smashing the ball over the bowler's head for a straight six. Another double off the third delivery, before sealing the win for his side with a stylish cover drive that results in his seventh boundary! Kings XI Punjab defeat Rajasthan Royals by six wickets, and move to third on the points table!

23:59 (IST)

So that's it from us today. The Super Sunday ends with a special KL Rahul knock. Join us tomorrow for the SRH vs RCB game which will start at 8. Till then, it's time to say goodbye. 

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23:49 (IST)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the Man of the Match.

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Another loss for the Royals. Apart from the belligerent innings from Sanju Samson and the rain affected game victory in Delhi, the Royals just have not played to their capacity. Every game it seems to be the  batting that has been a let down. Royals need to win all the remaining five matches - even the most optimistic fan will feel that is highly unlikely. 
 
 

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Ravichandran Ashwin, KXIP captain: We handn't got points over the last two weeks. It was getting a bit nervous. There are a few chinks in the armour. Where we were tested was in our batting. Most of our wins have been setup by the bowlers. 12 points have been setup by the bowlers. We've got enough options (in bowling). Many of our batters are inexperienced. (On captaincy) I came in with no expectations. Was not looking forward to doing anything special. 

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Another loss for the Royals. Apart from the belligerent innings from Sanju Samson and the rain affected game victory in Delhi, the Royals just have not played to their capacity. Every game it seems to be the  batting that has been a let down. Royals need to win all the remaining five matches - even the most optimistic fan will feel that is highly unlikely. 
 
 

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Ajinkya Rahane, Rajasthan Royals captain: Very disappointed. Felt 170-175 should've been good. Didn't bat very well. We lost crucial wickets in the middle overs. We all need to learn from this. Can't give excuses all the time. I feel bowlers, the way they bowled, were fantastic. Most of the guys went through this situation, they know how to come back. (On Samson's claim for a one-handed catch) From that point of view, I felt it was a clear catch. But upto the umpires. It is a part and parcel of the game. We are still in the game. We need to win five out of five now. 

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Highest individual scores for KL Rahul in IPL:
 
84*v RR, Indore, 2018*
68* v MI, Bengaluru, 2016
60 v KKR, Kolkata, 2018

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Said it earlier that Rahul was key tonight. He simply proved it, nothing else... and did it with a very classy knock. Don't remember a false shot from him in this innings, almost a rescue act... he is in superb form and making it count... Punjab needed that win and were in all sorts of trouble. But Rahul stood his ground and showed why he is so valued by everyone. Another huge mistake by RCB. Punjab well on their way to the knock-outs... Rajasthan stay bottom and are almost knocked out now. 
 
 

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Said it earlier that Rahul was key tonight. He simply proved it, nothing else... and did it with a very classy knock. Don't remember a false shot from him in this innings, almost a rescue act... he is in superb form and making it count... Punjab needed that win and were in all sorts of trouble. But Rahul stood his ground and showed why he is so valued by everyone. Another huge mistake by RCB. Punjab well on their way to the knock-outs... Rajasthan stay bottom and are almost knocked out now. 
 
 

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After 18.4 overs,Kings XI Punjab 155/4 ( Lokesh Rahul (W) 84 , Marcus Stoinis 23)

Archer bowls the 19th over. Rahul comes back for a second off the first delivery after guiding the ball towards long off, before smashing the ball over the bowler's head for a straight six. Another double off the third delivery, before sealing the win for his side with a stylish cover drive that results in his seventh boundary! 

Kings XI Punjab defeat Rajasthan Royals by six wickets, and move to third on the points table! 

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Highlights, IPL 2018, KXIP vs RR at Indore, Full Cricket Score: KL Rahul's 84 guides Punjab to a six-wicket win

IPL 2018, Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals at Indore, latest update and cricket score: Archer bowls the 19th over. Rahul comes back for a second off the first delivery after guiding the ball towards long off, before smashing the ball over the bowler's head for a straight six. Another double off the third delivery, before sealing the win for his side with a stylish cover drive that results in his seventh boundary!

Kings XI Punjab defeat Rajasthan Royals by six wickets, and move to third on the points table!

Preview: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will aim to bounce back to their winning ways when they take on bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

While Punjab are placed fourth with five wins and three defeats and 10 points, the Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan languishes at the bottom of the league points-table with just three wins from eight games.

With just six points in their kitty, Rajasthan are in a must-win situation with the league just about past the midway point.

KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin, RR captain Ajinkya Rahane. Sportzpics

KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin, RR captain Ajinkya Rahane. Sportzpics

Although both teams have suffered two straight defeats each, Punjab have a better chance to book a playoff berth.

Punjab's batting mostly relies on opener Chris Gayle, who has accumulated 302 runs from just five games, averaging 100.66.

Even in their last encounter against Mumbai Indians on Friday, when most of the Punjab batters failed to go big, the self-proclaimed 'Universe Boss' slammed a 40-ball 50, laced with six boundaries and a couple of sixes.

In-form opener Lokesh Rahul, who faltered in the game against Mumbai, has been in good form, amassing 292 runs from eight games.

The Punjab openers have been a major reason behind their success as the duo have handed a perfect start to their side on several occasions in this year's edition.

Karun Nair has also been impressive after 209 runs from seven innings but veteran Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch and Mayank Agarwal are yet to make their presence felt in the middle-order.

The trio's poor form could be a cause of concern for the team management and this is high time for them to come out with their best.

In the bowling department, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin, along with medium-pacer Mohit Sharma add depth to the line-up.

Also, pacers Barinder Sran and Andrew Tye, and Afghan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman shoulder the bulk of the responsibility.

While Australian Tye has 10 wickets from eight games with an economy of 7.90, pacer Ankit Rajpoot and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have seven and nine wickets each.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have experienced a topsy-turvy campaign so far.

With the IPL entering its business end, skipper Rahane will expect his team to get their act together and aim for consistency.

In their previous match, Rajasthan fell short against Delhi Daredevils by just four runs in a rain-affected tie.

Rahane and Samson have been their best batsmen this season but the inconsistent run of Ben Stokes and Jos Butler has affected their performance this season.

Among the bowlers, young seamer Jofra Archer have done well to claim seven wickets from just three matches while this IPL's costliest buy Jaydev Unadkat have also been amongst the wickets.

Rajasthan's main concern will be the form of their spinners, Shreyas Gopal and K Gowtham, who have so far failed to hunt as a pair.

While Gopal has six wickets from seven games, Gowtham has bagged five wickets from eight matches.

Rajasthan couldn't afford another defeat from here as it would almost crush their dream of a playoff berth.

The squads:

Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (Wicket-keeper), Rahul Tripathi, D Arcy Short, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Ajinkya Rahane(Captain), Heinrich Klaasen, Ish Sodhi.

Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (Wicket-keeper), Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: May 06, 2018 23:56:55 IST

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