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Rahul Dravid: Tait added some spice to our attack, created some element of doubt in the batsmen. Conditions made us go for the five changes, good performance to get to 177. We have lost a couple of close games, but that is the nature of the competition, we need to play well.

David Hussey: It was a par score, but we played badly with both, the bat and the ball. Playing better away from home, we did not turn up tonight, need to regroup quickly and get to Hyderabad.

Shane Watson is the man of the match:

Watson: The wicket was something similar to what we get at home, pace and bounce helped me a lot and I enjoyed bowling here. Owe a lot to IPL, love coming to IPL, different characters Warne and Rahul, Rahul's a bit understated in every aspect of life.

End of a rather one-sided game, with Rajasthan winning the game on a canter. 177 was going to be a difficult chase but in the end, they fell quite short. Shaun Marsh was the only batsman who got going for Punjab, while Watson, Tait and Botha got a couple of wickets for Rajasthan Royals.

Earlier Rahul Dravid's 46, 30s from Watson, Menaria and Hodge propped the Royals to a score of 177 in their 20 overs.

Rajasthan and Punjab now have 10 points each from 11 games, sharing the fifth spot in the table. Stay tuned for the presentation.

"Is it possible that when a game becomes dead, they can simply wrap it up and we can all go home and get on with our lives? You know, like they resign in chess. This is seriously useless stuff going on. Even in international cricket, dead rubbers should not be played, in all formats. They are meaningless." As commentators, we will be the happiest with that change in rule Sundar!

19.6
1
Watson to Kumar, 1 run, full-toss, down the leg-side, tapped away for a single and that is the end of the game, with Rajasthan winning by 43 runs
19.4
4
Watson to Kumar, FOUR runs, full-toss and cracked through the point region for a four!
18.2
W
Tait to Harris, OUT, pitched right up to the bat, Harris hits it in the air, goes to the long-on fielder for a simple catch. They were checking for the no-ball, both the front and back foot, given out!

RJ Harris c Botha b Tait 3 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

17.3
W
Watson to Chawla, OUT, bowled him, yorker length, and the stump lies flat on the ground. Chawla wanted to drive it, played an aggressive stroke but missed it and Watson sneaks through his defence

PP Chawla b Watson 5 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

17.2
4
Watson to Chawla, FOUR runs, cut away and powerfully at that through the point region for a four!
16.3
W
Botha to Gurkeerat Singh, OUT, caught this time, finally a catch is taken, tries to sweep it away, the top edge goes high in the air and the bowler called it loud, clear and early, and then caught it well.

Gurkeerat Singh c & b Botha 23 (37m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 95.83

16.2
4
Botha to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR runs, slower from Botha, but he sweeps it away yet again and beats the fielder at mid-wicket, the fielder was moved straighter and he beats him again
16.1
4
Botha to Gurkeerat Singh, FOUR runs, full-toss and that has been carted over mid-wicket for a four

Johan Botha is back into the attack

14.5
W
Binny to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, slower one and bowled, Mahmood was going for another heave over the mid-wicket region but he misses it, too early into the stroke

Azhar Mahmood b Binny 24 (34m 24b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

14.1
4
Binny to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR runs, goes for a heave, good length ball and the edge goes to the third-man for a four.

Stuart Binny to bowl now

11.5
6
Trivedi to Azhar Mahmood, SIX runs, that has been tonked into the stands by Mahmood, fuller, wider and the batsman went after the ball, deposited into the stands for a six
9.3
4
Trivedi to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR runs, pulled away over the wicket-keeper for a four! That was a short ball and the batsman tried to hook it, gets the top-edge through to the fence
8.3
W
Botha to Marsh, OUT, goes down the pitch and has yorked himself here, bowled! Botha pushed it quicker, Marsh looked to be a tad fidgety because of the increasing required-rate and is bowled

SE Marsh b Botha 34 (40m 27b 5x4 1x6) SR: 125.92

7.3
W
Trivedi to Hussey, OUT, tries to pull it away and caught! Failed to control the shot, gets the pull going, bottom of the bat and Hodge takes a superb catch sliding forward

DJ Hussey c Hodge b Trivedi 8 (8m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

7.1
4
Trivedi to Hussey, FOUR runs, for the third time, Hussey has been squared up, this off the bowling of Trivedi, gets the edge, goes through slips for four!

Trivedi has the ball

6.6
4
Chavan to Marsh, FOUR runs, goes down the track and drives to long-on, it was more of a push and it goes through to the fielder, Botha who fielded well and threw it back, but while doing so the foot hit the boundary.
6.5
4
Chavan to Marsh, FOUR runs, pitched up this time, but way down the leg side, he has flicked it away rather fine and it goes to the fence
6.4
6
Chavan to Marsh, SIX runs, shot, six! He has been batting well against the shorter ball this over, two of them have disappeared, he has spanked it away over mid-wicket for six
6.2
4
Chavan to Marsh, FOUR runs, a tad short this time and he swivels back and spanks it over mid-wicket for a four!
5.4
4
Tait to Hussey, FOUR runs, squares him up, leading edge and that could have gone to hands in the covers! Instead, it goes in the gap and tell you what, the edge has gone for four!

Saini was struggling out there and if he wasn't going to score, then Punjab is better off with Hussey at the crease, especially with the required rate at 10.

5.3
W
Tait to Saini, OUT, quick on his pads again, and he tries to flick it away, gets a leading edge back to the bowler, an easy catch spooned back to the bowler there.

N Saini c & b Tait 2 (19m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

3.4
4
Watson to Marsh, FOUR runs, pitched up this time, brings his front foot out and spanks him over the bowler for a four!
3.2
4
Watson to Marsh, FOUR runs, outside edge and poor effort from Tait at third-man allows it to roll over for a four. The outside edge went on the bounce to Hodge in the slips, misfielded there as well!
1.3
W
Watson to Mandeep Singh, OUT, short ball, pulled away but straight to the fielder at mid-on! Mandeep Singh is an in-form player and he had hit a six last over, one got the feeling he was trying to manufacture shots and he has perished to a catch to mid-on.

Mandeep Singh c Trivedi b Watson 7 (5m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

0.4
6
Chavan to Mandeep Singh, SIX runs, short ball from the spinner and he was quickly on to the back foot, pulled away over long-on for a six! What a shot this early!

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8SE MarshMandeep Singh
2nd21SE MarshN Saini
3rd26SE MarshDJ Hussey
4th4Azhar MahmoodSE Marsh
5th36Azhar MahmoodGurkeerat Singh
6th17AM NayarGurkeerat Singh
7th8PP ChawlaAM Nayar
8th3RJ HarrisAM Nayar
9th11AM NayarP Kumar