Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab LIVE SCORE (t20)

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab At Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, 08 May, 2018

08 May, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

158/8 (20.0 ov)

Match 40

143/7 (20.0 ov)

Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs

Rajasthan Royals Kings XI Punjab
158/8 (20.0 ov) - R/R 7.9 143/7 (20.0 ov) - R/R 7.15

Match Ended

Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs

This Over
0(W)
1
1(1NB)
6
0
4
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Lokesh Rahul (W) not out 95 70 11 2
Andrew Tye not out 1 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 127/7 (19.1)

16 (16) R/R: 19.2

Lokesh Rahul 14(4)
Andrew Tye 1(1)

Marcus Stoinis 11(16) S.R (68.75)

c Krishnappa Gowtham b Jaydev Unadkat
Highlights, IPL 2018, RR vs KXIP at Jaipur, Full Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals stay alive in competition with 15-run win over Punjab

Highlights, IPL 2018, RR vs KXIP at Jaipur, Full Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals stay alive in competition with 15-run win over Punjab

Highlights

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23:59 (IST)

So Rajasthan Royals can breathe as they keep their capaign alive. Even by the smallest off margins and some bizzare mathematical combinations all places of the playoffs are up for grabs.

On a sluggish wicket, Rajasthan spinners bowled really well to tie the KXIP batsmen down besides KL Rahul, who continued his sublime form as he carried his bat for an unbetean 95.

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23:57 (IST)

Jos Buttler: Nice change for me as it was not working in the middle. Change of positions for me worked wonders. Hard to work out what a good score is. After 6 overs, 180-200 looked good to score it started spinning and turning. With KL batting so well and on this. Obviously, with the field up you have lot of options.When the ball is hard it is a good place to bat. We are fighting Winning brings confidence, the boys played well and we like to take it forward in the next game.

23:49 (IST)

Jos Buttler is the Player of the Match

23:49 (IST)

Ajinkya Rahane, Rajasthan Royals captain: Really happy. I thought 160 on this wicket would've been good. Thanks to Jos, we got a good start. Credit to the bowlers, the way they bowled in Powerplay. Our intention was to pick wickets in first six overs. Keeping an attacking mindset would help. Overall, bowling unit was fantastic. It's important we enjoy this victory, forget it and move forward. You should think positive all the time. Good think about Jaydev is he's always thinking about wickets. Putting score on the board that really helped us. 

23:38 (IST)

Ravichandran Ashwin, KXIP captain: Probably 8 to 10 runs above par. We lost too many wickets upfront, and in the end you saw how much you could catch up and we should have continued like we did in the last game. In the end we were playing was catch up. We didn't bowl well in the powerplay. Pretty evident that the pitch was was going to get difficult. We have been contemplating it. It was in the pipeline. Pretty much the day. We know our limitations. We aren't a picture-perfect team. No, I am not worried with the situation we are in; if you would have given me six wins out of ten games I would have taken it hands down.

23:37 (IST)

Highest unbeaten scores in a losing cause while chasing in IPL:

95* - KL RAHUL v RR, Jaipur, 2018*
94* - Naman Ojha v CSK, Chennai, 2010
92* - Virat Kohli v MI, Mumbai, 2018

23:37 (IST)

Brilliant hitting from Rahul... switch hits off last two balls... again at will, reading the fielders and bowling... unlucky to miss out on his century. Rajasthan have just managed to survive for another game, remember they need to win every remaining game... Punjab could have edged closer to the knock-outs but they failed to do the job with some needless experimentation... changed their bowling options and don't even get started with the batting order. At this stage of the tournament you are looking for consistency, not surprises... they need to learn or will squander their good work away. 

23:36 (IST)

This is the fifth consecutive time that RR defeated KXIP at Jaipur in IPL. 

23:36 (IST)

Highest unbeaten scores in a losing cause while chasing in IPL:

95* - LOKESH RAHUL v RR, Jaipur, 2018*
94* - Naman Ojha v CSK, Chennai, 2010
92* - Virat Kohli v MI, Mumbai, 2018

23:36 (IST)

This has been the most complete performance by the Royals. Butler's burst up the top, handy innings by Samson and then superb bowling during the power play. They have executed the plans well and put the throat of the opposition. Still need Stokes to find form to make this team the complete package.

IPL 2018, Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Jaipur, latest update and cricket score: Rajasthan Royals win by 15 runs to keep their hopes alive in the competition. Thorough performance from Rajasthan Royals to move up to the sixth on the table. KL Rahul carries his bat as he finishes with 95 to his name. His blitz in the end would hurt Royals with the home side's run rate still in the negative and it could well come down to that in the end in the tournament.

Three consecutive defeats have more or less sealed their fate and for things to turn around for the Royals, every aspect of their game needs to improve and click for them.

Rajasthan Royals skipper (L) Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin. Sportzpics

Rajasthan Royals skipper (L) Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin. Sportzpics

They are taking on Punjab, placed third in the table, just a day after losing to them by six wickets in Indore, where neither the bowlers nor the batsmen could do a convincing job.

Nothing has gone right for the winners of the inaugural edition of the IPL, who lost their pillar – Australian Steven Smith – to ball-tampering scandal.

The lackluster performance by their batsmen and bowlers have landed them in a position where they need to win all their remaining games and also pray for favourable results in order to qualify for the play-offs.

The hosts are back on their home turf, where they have recorded two of their three victories, but they need to start afresh.

Three consecutive defeats, including a narrow one against Delhi Daredevils, has left them demoralised and their mentor, the legendary Shane Warne, too wore a dejected look in the dugout from where he saw the Royals miss out on half chances.

Average performance by captain Ajinkya Rahane and below-par show of English all-rounder Ben Stokes and Rahul Tripathi has hurt them badly and the hosts need all these batsmen to fire.

West Indian bowler Jofra Archer, though, has been impressive and the only saving grace for them while expensive pacer Jaydev Unadkat has been a complete let-down, taking just seven wickets at a poor 9.86 economy rate.

On the other hand, the visitors are back to winning ways after an emphatic triumph over the Royals and would look to consolidate their position in the top-four. Punjab can even take the second place if they win, provided they improve their NRR.

Though they rely heavily on good partnerships between Chris Gayle and KL Rahul the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and Marcus Stoinis have been able to contribute handsomely.

Their bowling too has the variety with old warhorse R. Ashwin, Axar Patel and the new sensation from Afghanistan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, proving more than handful for the opponent.

Squads:

Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (WK), 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 (WK), 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.

Updated Date: May 09, 2018 00:09:09 IST

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