Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    17.4 slower ball slanting away from off stump, and Saha takes a good low catch to his right, after Rahane looked to slog it over the leg side and only managed a top-edge 162/4
    11.3 gone! Saw Watson stepping down the pitch and fired in an arm ball that slid between bat and pad, and Saha did brilliantly there, in such an understated way, to collect calmly outside leg stump and whip off the bails 95/1
    14.6 bowled him, or is that bowled himself? Stretched across the stumps a long way to play the lap sweep to the full ball on leg stump, didn't make any contact 136/2
    15.3 out first ball! It was a long-hop, or a longish-hop at any rate, and Smith pulls it straight down the throat of deep midwicket 137/3
    19.1 and he strikes. Very full on middle and leg. Nair looks to hoick it away over the leg side, doesn't really get hold of it, picks out Axar at deep square leg 175/6
    18.1 got him! That was cleanly struck by Faulkner, clearing his front leg and hitting the full middle-stump ball down the ground, but didn't get enough elevation to clear long-on. Maxwell timed his jump perfectly to catch it two-handed, over his head 166/5
    not out
    12
    4
    8
    1
    1
    300.00
    not out
    5
    2
    3
    1
    0
    250.00
    Extras
    10 (lb 3, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    191/6 (20 Overs, RR: 9.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-95 (SR Watson, 11.3 ov), 2-136 (DJ Hooda, 14.6 ov), 3-137 (SPD Smith, 15.3 ov), 4-162 (AM Rahane, 17.4 ov), 5-166 (JP Faulkner, 18.1 ov), 6-175 (KK Nair, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sandeep Sharma402516.25121130
    Anureet Singh4041110.2574200
    MG Johnson403318.2595011
    AR Patel403027.5071110
    Shivam Sharma3044114.6635200
    GJ Maxwell1015015.0010200
  • BATSMEN
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    6.2 short outside off, and that's a convoluted way for a bad ball to get a wicket. It stopped on the pitch a bit, and Marsh, shaping to cut, ended up flat-batting it back to Tewatia, who fielded it and turned around in a flash to flick the ball at the stumps, too quick for Vijay, who had backed up too far, to return to his crease. 42/2
    1.6 fullish outside off, checked drive to mid-off. They go for the single, and Smith goes for the keeper's end and hits the stumps direct. Royals are already celebrating, but it's gone to the third umpire. You can see why. Sehwag is stretching but he's well short of the crease. Sharp thinking from Smith, and a brilliant flat throw. Sehwag started running a touch too late, and was watching the fielder as he ran. 3/1
    14.3 loopy googly, and that's produced the breakthrough. Nice line from Tambe, challenged Marsh to hit him against the turn, and he top-edged the attempted slog-sweep high in the air, drops into the waiting hands of Rahane at long-on 117/4
    8.4 goes for the slog-sweep now and he's holed out to deep midwicket. Just a bit of turn and bounce from middle and leg and it produces the top edge 59/3
    17.5 full and wide outside off, and Miller gets under it and slices it straight into sweeper cover's hands. Expensive over, but this could be the wicket that turns it Royals' way. 166/6
    16.6 bowled him! That was full and straight, and Saha was trying to be too cute there. Walked across his stumps, looked for the scoop over short fine leg, and it was far too full for that shot 152/5
    not out
    12
    7
    18
    1
    0
    171.42
    not out
    13
    7
    12
    1
    0
    185.71
    Extras
    5 (lb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    191/6 (20 Overs, RR: 9.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (V Sehwag, 1.6 ov), 2-42 (M Vijay, 6.2 ov), 3-59 (GJ Maxwell, 8.4 ov), 4-117 (SE Marsh, 14.3 ov), 5-152 (WP Saha, 16.6 ov), 6-166 (DA Miller, 17.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CH Morris403418.50104110
    STR Binny201306.5081100
    JP Faulkner4041010.2583200
    PV Tambe302016.6651000
    R Tewatia3031110.3362200
    DJ Hooda3035111.6631300
    SR Watson1013013.0000100

Match Notes

A Third Tie

3

Number of ties that Royals have been part of in the IPL, more than any other team. They won the previous two eliminators.

The only One

2038

Runs scored by Shaun Marsh for Kings XI in the IPL. No other batsman has scored more for KXIP.

Picked on reputation?

3

Number of 20+ scores for Glenn Maxwell in his last 16 innings for Kings XI Punjab.

In & Out

23

Number of times Virender Sehwag has been dismissed in the first 2 overs of an IPL innings, more than any other batsman.

Kings of the Chase

12

Number of times Kings XI have scored 175+ in successful chases, more than any other team in the world.

An unlikely smasher

57

Percentage of runs scored in sixes by Deepak Hooda (66 out of 116), more than any other batsman this IPL (min. 100 runs).

Rotating Captains

7

Number of different players to captain Kings XI in the IPL. Daredevils are the only team to have had more captains (8).

Four Centurions

4

Number of Royals batsmen who have scored 100+ runs this IPL, most for any team. Daredevils also have 4 such batsmen.

Flourishing at the top

11

Number of 90+ opening stands for Rajasthan Royals, more than any other T20 team in the world.

A Century of 6s

2

Number of overseas batsmen who have hit 100+ sixes in the IPL - Chris Gayle and now Shane Watson.

Unscathed

3

Number of times in the 2015 IPL that Royals have not lost a wicket in the Powerplay, the most for any team.

Quick off the blocks

5

Number of consecutive games that Royals have won, the joint-best start to an IPL season. Kings XI won 5 games in 2014.