11.42pm Another convincing win for KKR - it moves them to the top of the points table. Still early stages of the tournament, of course, but they're already making a statement about how good they are. Tomorrow we will have Kings XI Punjab against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Be sure to join us for that. Until then, good night!
Nitish Rana gets the Man of the Match award, for the second match in a row. "I bowl regularly in the nets, and also in domestic cricket," he says. "Both games were very important for us, I backed myself both times, and luckily I won man of the match in both games. It's such a big platform, you don't get loose balls that often, so you have to convert all of them. Which is why I got a little angry with myself when I missed out on a few."
Dinesh Karthik: "It feels good to get two wins on the trot. Slowly things are falling in a good direction. It feels that the wristspinners are a little harder to pick, and that the fast bowlers would come onto the bat. Which is why we bowled them at the start. The way Robin batted was fantastic, he set the tone for us, and it was good to see Nitish bat through for us. The only thing I would tell a player like that is be consistent through a long tournament like this, which I'm sure he's looking forward to doing."
Azee: "Yesterday M Siraj was under tight scrutiny by Cricinfo readers for all the right reasons. But I'm amazed that how Unadkat is escaping from any kind of assessment for his mediocre performances despite fetching a huge auction fee. Why is he so expensive? Enlighten us." -- It happens, it's T20. Sometimes you can go for runs despite not bowling particularly badly. Still early in the season too. Today, skiddy pitch, his slower balls - which are his major strength - weren't really gripping, and he ended up looking a little one-dimensional.
Ajinkya Rahane: "I thought we were 15-20 short. Game 1 there was pretty good bounce. This wicket was on the slower side, it was keeping a bit low. But no complaints. I was batting well, and it was my responsibility to carry on from there. As I said, 15-20 runs short. I felt our intensity was a little bit down today. I just wanted to back my players [when asked about retaining the same XI]."
Piyush Chawla [he's not the MoM]: "Not easy bowling 2-3 overs in the Powerplay, but at the moment I'm enjoying it. As a legspinner I'm always trying to pick up wickets. We are fortunate to have three quality spinners, and if we bowl well in tandem, we can definitely restrict the opposition to 160-170."
11.24pm KKR have won with an over to spare, and ended Royals' winning streak at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. They've dominated this match from start to finish, except for one small period when Ajinkya Rahane went after their bowlers. Their spinners set up this win, bowling 14 of their 20 overs, and Nitish Rana, who chipped in with two wickets, is unbeaten at the end on 35. A candidate for MoM, perhaps? I'd still give it to Piyush Chawla, though, considering how well he tied up D'Arcy Short early on.
Ankan: "@Rahul Don't forget Rana took a fantastic catch at slip the other day. If he can take catches like that - he can solve one of the problem for India at slip"
Sarvesh: "@Rahul, Indian selectors have made it clear that IPL performance won't guarantee a spot in the Indian team . Unless someone has a breakout season, I don't see it changing. So Rana still has a long way to go."
Manpho Pavillio: "DreRuss is resting even though he is in playing 11"
Fine leg goes back, third man comes in. Only one man deep on the off side, at sweeper cover.
Rahul Oak: "Rana has ended up looking a genuine contender for the Indian middle order slot in limited overs. Seems fairly well organized, good temperament and can chip in a few overs too. One to watch out for!"
Stokes, from round the wicket.
Unadkat to continue.
The final time-out of the game will be taken with KKR needing 35 off four overs.
Tariq: "I wonder if KKR is starting to get into a shell now. Long time since the last boundary. And the scoring rate has dropped." -- These two have certainly cut out the risks for the last few overs (16 off the last three, with no boundaries), but KKR remain in control of the required rate for now. One quiet over could make things interesting, of course.