Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is all for tonight. Good bye

Maxwell is the Man of the Match. Maxwell: "I would not say pay back [for sitting on the bench at Mumbai Indians last season]. Mumbai had a pretty good side last year. I had to bide my time. I have a plan for each ball, just try and hit different gaps. Depending on the field they set, I know where the ball is going to be. Worries me more that I was not there at the end to hit the winning runs, that was a job half finished."

Bailey: "Once again some extraordinary batting from Maxie and David Miller. Credit to Rajasthan, they bowled well at the start, hit their lengths better than we did, we fell behind, but the way Maxie and Miller batted, it was not an issue. Obviously we would not like to be chasing as many, that would be ideal."

They chased 206 against Chennai, they have chased 192 tonight. Chasing down two big totals in successive games is a big confidence boost for the side, says Maxwell. He and Miller did it in both games. If one thought Maxwell's effort was spectacular, what about Miller, who's blitzed six sixes in 19 balls.

Harshal: "Pujara may not have been as explosive as the other batsmen, but he managed to hold an end up, and go at better than a run a ball, which was enough to see them through. This struggle may actually help the guy find some form for later in the tournament, as leading a successful run-chase through from start to finish will do wonders for his confidence. But what about Mad Max and David Miller. Smashed everything everywhere. Some decidedly ordinary medium-pace bowling helped them on their way, but its one thing to talk, and another to execute and smack every poor ball away for four or six. Incredible chase."

Faulkner to Miller, SIX runs, Miller ends it with plenty to spare, he goes to 51 off 19 as he gets low and slices it over cover again
Faulkner to Miller, 2 runs, wide low full toss, Miller places it in the air through the covers, and comes back for two more
Faulkner to Miller, 2 runs, slower length ball, Miller waits and pulls it wide of deep midwicket for a couple
Faulkner to Pujara, 1 run, in another universe, Pujara keeps on heaving and inside edging, and also keeps getting the hitters on strike

18 | 27 Runs | KXIP: 182/3 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 10.11, RRR: 5.00)

  • DA Miller41 (16b)
  • CA Pujara39 (37b)
  • DS Kulkarni4-0-50-1
  • JP Faulkner3-0-34-1
Kulkarni to Miller, SIX runs, Miller's ended the game this over, this is full and wide, Miller slices it hard and flat, and it falls onto the deep point rope
Kulkarni to Miller, SIX runs, third one of the over, Kulkarni tries a slower one, Miller takes it from just outside off, and swats it in front of square leg
Kulkarni to Miller, SIX runs, Miller with another maximum, one more full toss from Kulkarni, Miller crashes it over extra cover
Kulkarni to Miller, 2 runs, full and wide, Miller gets some bat on it, they go for the second as long off rushes forward, throw is at the keeper's end but Miller is alright
Kulkarni to Miller, SIX runs, low full toss, around off, Miller steps forward and launches it over long on
Kulkarni to Pujara, 1 run, Pujara tries to scoop this from way outside off stump, but he edges it into his body instead, scampers a single

17 | 12 Runs | KXIP: 155/3 (37 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.11, RRR: 12.33)

  • DA Miller15 (11b)
  • CA Pujara38 (36b)
  • JP Faulkner3-0-34-1
  • PV Tambe4-0-26-0
Faulkner to Miller, 2 runs, full and wide, Miller reaches out and lifts it over covers, sweeper reaches it on the bounce and parries it in
Faulkner to Pujara, 1 run, Pujara cranks up and has a slog, but he can only mishit it tamely through midwicket
Faulkner to Miller, 1 run, slower one picked from outside off and slogged on the bounce to deep midwicket
Faulkner to Miller, 1 wide, this is too wide outside off now
Faulkner to Miller, no run, very low and wide full toss, slips under Miller's bat swing
Faulkner to Pujara, 3 runs, flays a back of a length ball high over extra cover, hasn't timed it, and sweeper keeps it inside with a dive

Contrasting numbers


Strike rates of Miller and Pujara in the last 5 overs of an innings while chasing

Maxwell's silver hammer


Maxwell's strike rate in the last 5 overs of an innings in the IPL - but now he's gone!

Smart stats


No. of times Virender Sehwag has been dismissed within the first three overs of the innings

Unbeatable Royals


No. of times Royals have lost a match in the IPL after scoring 190 or more batting first

Death bowling numbers


Johnson's economy rate in the last five overs of an innings in the IPL

Projected score


The total Royals will reach if they make their average score for the last 5 overs in the IPL (38-2). They look set for more

Awards numbers


No. of Man of the Match awards Watson has won against Kings XI

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No. of times Watson has scored more than 20, in six outings against Kings XI