KXIP vs RR Match Highlights – RR dish revenge to KXIP
- RR won by 15 runs
- KXIP could manage 143 in reply to RR’s 158
- The win took them to 6th
A reversal of Sunday’s fixture saw Punjab travel to Rajasthan to take on the Rajasthan Royals. Having defeated the hosts two days back, Punjab failed to replicate that performance and with it also failed at their chance of moving level on points with the first and second placed teams. Failing to chase down a par 158 saw them remain on third and saw Rajasthan consolidate their sixth spot.
Coming back to KXIP vs RR match highlights, a duplicate of the team’s last match was played out at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Tuesday. With RR scoring 152 last time around, they bettered that score by only 6 runs to reach 158. However this time their bowlers were upto the task as they put in a much improved shift to defend the total and see their team move level on points with the Mumbai Indians.
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Being provided the dream start by England international Jos Buttler, Rajasthan dug in their feet in the middle thanks to a first wicket partnership. Unfortunately, that was the only highlight for their batting. Scoring a scorching 82 off 58 balls, Buttler battled it out in the middle as wickets feel around him. His knock was the saving grace of an otherwise shambolic effort by Rajasthan’s efforts. Despite his heroics, Rajasthan went into the break disappointed knowing that if someone else could have stuck with Buttler their innings could have been entirely different.
Confident of chasing down a petty target, Punjab knew they just had to knock the ball around and they would be home not before long. Things didn’t pan out to be so easy for them though. The departure of Gayle for a solitary run saw Punjab move Ashwin up the order. The move failed miserably as the skipper was dismissed without opening his account. The two quick wickets opened the floodgates for Punjab. The burden fell on KL Rahul’s shoulders once again who battled the entire innings to score an unbeaten 95. How much can one man do alone though? Zero support from the other end saw his side end up on the losing side on the night.
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