Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 14 Runs | RR: 163/8 (17 runs required, RR: 8.15)

  • VS Malik1 (2b)
  • JP Faulkner35 (13b)
  • BE Hendricks4-0-57-0
  • L Balaji4-0-37-1

Presentation:

Bailey: "We have been trying to have a smaller gap between your best and worst cricket. We said we had a lot of batters capable of scoring between 20 and 40 but the pleasing thing tonight was we kept wickets in hand and building stands. Karanveer has been patient and bowled beautifully tonight. I thought Balaji and Rishi were excellent in the middle overs. Akshar too."

Marsh is the Man of the Match: "Enjoyed batting with Manan. The bowlers were fantastic. The ball was coming on really nicely, full credit to our bowlers. Good that we got a good win tonight."

That's it from us here. Two games tomorrow but the first of the two is inconsequential - between a team that has qualified and one that is out. Sunrisers winning will make things interesting.

Join us tomorrow. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

End of the match: Royals' defeat will come as a huge relief for Mumbai Indians who are still in with a chance. The battle for fourth place is still on.

Watson: "Very good wicket. I'm a culprit for losing my wicket. Faulkner has been incredible with the bat. We have got to pick ourselves up from tonight's game. The game against Mumbai Indians is a knockout."

Peculiar batting order from the Royals. Questions will be asked why Hodge and Faulkner was sent in so late, ahead of Binny and Tewatia.

19.6
1
Hendricks to Malik, 1 run, length ball and he pulls this one to deep square leg and Kings XI take pole position in the playoffs, they are the No.1 team
19.5
1
Hendricks to Faulkner, 1 run, a single to fine leg is all he will get, down the leg side and pulled down to fine leg
19.4
6
Hendricks to Faulkner, SIX runs, he continues to swing them over the ropes, it was a length ball and he sent it over deep midwicket
19.3
0
Hendricks to Faulkner, no run, good yorker and he drills this down to long-off and he refuses the single
19.2
6
Hendricks to Faulkner, SIX runs, when he connects it flies, this was a slower ball and landing on a full length and Faulkner sends that a few rows over wide long-on
19.1
0
Hendricks to Faulkner, no run, nearly dragged that onto his stumps, this was a low full toss, he had the room but he missed it and the ball nearly shaved the off stump

Hendricks to bowl

END OF OVER:
19 | 18 Runs | RR: 149/8 (31 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.84, RRR: 31.00)

  • VS Malik0 (1b)
  • JP Faulkner22 (8b)
  • L Balaji4-0-37-1
  • AR Patel4-0-24-3
18.6
0
Balaji to Malik, no run, fuller and he drills this down to long-on
18.5
1
Balaji to Faulkner, 1 run, another full toss and he gets away with it this time, outside off and thudded down to long-off on the first bounce
18.4
6
Balaji to Faulkner, SIX runs, Fualkner's not giving up and boy that went really far back! This was a friendly full toss by Balaji, Faulkaner stayed at the crease and launched it several rows over the sight screen

The umpire has signalled a short run. Malik didn't ground his bat properly inside the crease on completing the first run

18.3
1
Balaji to Faulkner, 1 run, fuller and he drills it hard down to Miller at long-off, Miller's throw hits the stumps at the bowler's and the third umpire takes a look, Malik's bat was in the air for a while but he grounded it
18.2
6
Balaji to Faulkner, SIX runs, 4 + 6! This was a length ball outside off and Faulkner fetched that and launched it over long-on, clean strike
18.1
4
Balaji to Faulkner, FOUR runs, this was a low full toss outside off and Faulkner reached out and hit it hard wide of sweeper cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 131/8 (49 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.27, RRR: 24.50)

  • JP Faulkner4 (3b)
  • VS Malik0 (0b)
  • AR Patel4-0-24-3
  • BE Hendricks3-0-43-0
17.6
1
Patel to Faulkner, 1 run, turns it to midwicket for a single
17.5
W
Patel to Cooper, OUT, fine running catch by Marsh! Tossed up and Cooper looks to smash it over the off side but miscues it, it was high in the air and falling in front of long-off and Marsh had a lot of ground to cover, he timed his fall well and took it and held on after hitting the ground
17.4
2
Patel to Cooper, 2 runs, comes forward and lofts this one down to wide long-off and the fielder does well to cut it off and parry it to sweeper cover
17.3
W
Patel to Hodge, OUT, another easy stumping for Saha, Hodge was looking to advance down the track and he made room, Akshar fired this towards the leg stump and Hodge was a long way down and missed it
17.2
2
Patel to Hodge, 2 runs, flatter one and he sweeps and Hendricks fumbles at deep square leg and parries it to deep midwicket
17.1
1
Patel to Faulkner, 1 run, he gets on his knee and sweeps him down to square leg

END OF OVER:
17 | 22 Runs | RR: 125/6 (55 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 18.33)

  • BJ Hodge29 (16b)
  • JP Faulkner2 (1b)
  • BE Hendricks3-0-43-0
  • AR Patel3-0-18-1

Mehul: "There we go, that is how you chase 179, guess Wastson was looking at the points table upside down by not sending in these two before."

16.6
6
Hendricks to Hodge, SIX runs, expensive over! This was a length ball sliding on the pads and he lofts this one over long-on, 22 off this over
16.5
0
Hendricks to Hodge, no run, the slow bouncer, Hendricks bowls this one from the back of the hand, Hodge was looking to hook but got his head out of the way
16.4
2
Hendricks to Hodge, 2 runs, length ball outside off and he makes room and carves this one down to third man
16.3
4
Hendricks to Hodge, FOUR runs, Marsh has overrun this! Hendricks comes round the wicket and Hodge lofts a length ball straight down the ground and it goes towards long-on, Marsh ran a couple of yards too many to his left and the ball bounced over his head
16.2
4
Hendricks to Hodge, FOUR runs, he fires this one full and wide outside the off stump and Hodge really has to reach out and he bangs this wide of cover

22

Runs off Beuran Hendricks' third over - his most expensive ever in T20 cricket

200

Faulkner's strike rate when Royals are chasing 180 or more; has scored 52 runs without getting out from two innings before today

No.5

The lowest Hodge has batted when Royals are chasing 180 or more before today. He came in at No. 7 today

157

Hodge's strike-rate when Royals chase 180 or more. He has scored 165 runs in such chases before today

8

Number of ducks by Royals' captains. Today's was the first by a captain other than Shane Warne for them

8.16

Kings XI Punjab's economy in the Powerplay in this IPL - the worst among all the teams

4

Number of times Royals have scored 180+ runs to win an IPL game. CSK (6) and Kings XI (11) have done it more often

0

Number of 50s in Royals' innings today; the most a team has scored without a fifty by any of its batsmen is 202 by Mumbai

Big scorers

13

Number of times KXIP have set their opposition a 180+ target in the IPL - only CSK have done it more often (22)

Best at the death

7.75

Pravin Tambe's economy rate in the death overs (last five) this season - Rajasthan's best. Cooper goes at 8

Cooper v KXIP

9

Number of wickets that Kevon Cooper has taken against KXIP - the most for him against any franchise

The finisher

160

Runs scored by George Bailey in the last five overs of an innings this IPL - the best for Punjab and the fourth highest overall

Sundries

84

Number of extras conceded by Rajasthan in this IPL - the fewest for any team. Four of the other teams have conceded 100+

Pace setters

9.12

KXIP's run-rate in the middle overs (7th to 15th) in this IPL - every other team scores at less than 8