END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 160/9 (32 runs required, RR: 8.00)

  • JP Faulkner11 (9b)
  • Harmeet Singh1 (1b)
  • A Singh4-0-26-1
  • KK Cooper4-0-26-4

Presentation

Adam Gilchrist: We were outplayed, I got the toss wrong, Rahane played a beautiful innings. 20-30 runs more than what I thought we should have conceded. There were some positives, not saying it as a cliche, but even Rahul agrees that we had some positives coming out for us.

Rahul Dravid: Fantastic night for us, good to start this way, especially for the youngsters to do well. Rahane has worked really hard after being out of the Indian team.

Both captains surprised with the pitch not changing for the better with the dew coming in.

Rahane is the obvious choice for the man of the match award.

Rahane: I was batting well even in practice games so wanted to continue. I believe in myself and if you are a good batsman, you will play well irrespective of the format. Ball was coming on well and I think it was a team effort.

A 31-run win is a big one in a T20 game and it puts Rajasthan over the others in the tournament who have won one game. Stay tuned for the presentation.

This is an excellent showing from the Rajasthan Royals side under their new captain Rahul Dravid. In fact, both the retired legends of Indian cricket, Ganguly and Dravid, have made winning starts to their IPL 2012 captaincy debuts today.

19.6
2
Singh to Faulkner, 2 runs, drives to long-off and they come back for the second, but Rajasthan have won the game!
19.5
2
Singh to Faulkner, 2 runs, driven to long-on and the batsmen come back for the second
19.4
1
Singh to Harmeet Singh, 1 run, the ball hits the batsman and they get a single

It was Cooper who got the run-out again, seven of the nine dismissals have involved Cooper tonight!

19.3
W
Singh to Kumar, 1 run, OUT, driven to long-on and Praveen Kumar wanted another two, but this time the throw is at the striker's end and the keeper removes the bails before the batsman can return back to the crease.

P Kumar run out (Cooper/†Goswami) 10 (6m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

19.2
2
Singh to Kumar, 2 runs, Praveen Kumar tries to hit it away but is beaten by the pace again, is able to get it into the gap between long-on and mid-wicket.
19.1
0
Singh to Kumar, no run, defended on the back-foot by Praveen Kumar.

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 152/8 (40 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 40.00)

  • JP Faulkner7 (7b)
  • P Kumar7 (3b)
  • KK Cooper4-0-26-4
  • A Singh3-0-18-1
18.6
2
Cooper to Faulkner, 2 runs, goes for a heave to the leg-side but the slowness of the delivery messes up the timing. Still the lack of timing allows the batsmen t come back for the second.
18.5
1
Cooper to Kumar, 1 run, drives to the covers for a single.
18.4
6
Cooper to Kumar, SIX runs, slower one and Praveen Kumar slogs him away for a six over long-off.
18.3
0
Cooper to Kumar, no run, yorker and the batsman gets his bat down in time. Probably excited by that fact, the batsman went for a run, but the ball had gone straight to the bowler, who throws it back but misses.
18.2
W
Cooper to Chawla, OUT, slower one and Cooper has bowled Chawla to get his fourth wicket. What an IPL debut for the all-rounder from Trinidad and Tobago!

PP Chawla b Cooper 10 (11m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

18.1
1
Cooper to Faulkner, 1 run, yorker length and the batsman digs it out to long-off.

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | KXIP: 142/7 (50 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 25.00)

  • PP Chawla10 (7b)
  • JP Faulkner4 (5b)
  • A Singh3-0-18-1
  • J Botha4-0-36-0
17.6
6
Singh to Chawla, SIX runs, For a moment it looked like he had mistimed that one but it comes off in the end and lands over long-on for a six. They need four of those every over from here on.
17.5
0
Singh to Chawla, no run, goes for a big hit over long-on but is beaten. Safe to say it was the lack of pace again.
17.4
1
Singh to Faulkner, 1 run, another slower one and it is slogged away for a single
17.3
1
Singh to Chawla, 1 run, Another attempted slog but the ball comes out so slowly from the bowler's hands that Chawla does not get any timing on it.
17.2
1
Singh to Faulkner, 1 run, smashes it but straight to the cover fielder.
17.1
1
Singh to Chawla, 1 run, tries to go for a heave but in the end, can only manage to drive towards long-on.

END OF OVER:
17 | 5 Runs | KXIP: 132/7 (60 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.76, RRR: 20.00)

  • PP Chawla2 (3b)
  • JP Faulkner2 (3b)
  • J Botha4-0-36-0
  • AA Chavan3-0-28-2
16.6
1
Botha to Chawla, 1 run, another fullish ball, not very easy to get under it and all Chawla can do is to drive it to long-off for a single. End of Botha's four overs for 36 runs, without a wicket. Not a good day for him
16.5
1
Botha to Faulkner, 1 run, full, straight and the batsman drives it down the ground for a single
16.4
0
Botha to Faulkner, no run, yorker-length ball and it is only dug out but not for any run.
16.3
1lb
Botha to Chawla, 1 leg bye, slows it up really well and beats Chawla and it hits his pad.

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36AC GilchristPC Valthaty
2nd8PC ValthatySE Marsh
3rd11SE MarshAM Nayar
4th6DJ HusseyAM Nayar
5th25DJ HusseyMandeep Singh
6th37Bipul SharmaMandeep Singh
7th4PP ChawlaMandeep Singh
8th16PP ChawlaJP Faulkner
9th12P KumarJP Faulkner
10th5JP FaulknerHarmeet Singh