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Best performances - Batsmen

KL Rahul
KL Rahul
52(47) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 6 2 7 14 2 6 14
RA Tripathi
50(45) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 0 4 6 12 0 11 7

Best performances - Bowlers

JC Archer
O4
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
R Ashwin
R Ashwin
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Rajasthan Royals , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

16 April 2019 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 170/7 (13 runs required, RR: 8.50)

  • Stuart Binny33 (11b)
  • Jaydev Unadkat0 (0b)
  • Mohammed Shami4-0-46-2
  • Arshdeep Singh4-0-43-2

That's a wrap here. Thanks for your company tonight. See ya again tomorrow.

R Ashwin is indeed the Man of the Match, only his second such award through 11 years of the IPL! "Very important for us ot get into the 10 point category. The race is heating up. Everyone is on eight points. It's important to catch the momentum right now. Its incredibly tough to defend here. You get some sheen on the outfield nad the pitch in the night with the dew. But I thought we bowled really well, with Arshdeep executing his plans perfectly against Buttler. Mujeeb too. Arshdeep gets shape, swings the ball both ways. In Mohali, it doesn't do much, but we are hoping for him to do more elsewhere. You've seen how swing helps with Chahar in CSK. It's a process. A spinner is someone who reinvents the wheel all the time. For me it's about hitting various lengths at different speeds. The undercutter, the reverse carrom. I live by the sword and die by it, plenty of people say I try too much, but it's good that I'm keeping on experimenting. Most of our changes were forced. Moises was supposed to play but he injured his ankle before the toss, Miller came in and did well. [Injury updates] We're waiting on Mujeeb [who hurt his left shoulder while fielding]. Moises seems to be okay, not much swelling at all."

Nandakiran: "My Man of the match would be R Ashwin. Little cameo (helped take 18 runs off the last over) with the batting and tight spell, choking RR with two wickets."

11.40 pm There'll be plenty of questions asked about Royals' batting order tonight. They were ahead of the game when Sanju Samson and Rahul Tripathi were in the middle. Then Kings XI's spinners used the slowness of the pitch to pull things back and when that partnership was broke, Ajinkya Rahane walked out. Ashton Turner was there. Shreyas Gopal was there. Stuart Binny was there. All of them were far more suited to play the big hitter's role. So 85 off 48 suddenly became 50 off 18 and well...

"I think, 182 on that wicket was chaseable. We started really well. It was just a matter of two sixes. Stuart was brilliant. In a game like this, you can't criticise too much. Our last over was crucial," Rahane says. "in a chase like this, you cannot lose too many wickets in clumps. There was a lot of runs. Discussion was to take it deep. Tripathi was struggling in the middle is opening. I can come in the middle order and take the game with the set batsman. Just that the guys will have to learn from their mistakes. We know batting side will come hard after 15 overs. Our bowlers did really well, the two legspinners and Jofra's four overs too"

M Ashwin (who along with R Ashwin conceded only 48 runs in eight overs while picking up three big wickets): We just wanted to bowl well in tandem, the spinners and I think we did a very good job. We wanted to use the longer boundary and we wanted to make them hit there. It was coming onto the bat well. There wasn't much dew though. We've played a few matches here, we know the strategies to use. Fortunately, I've played a lot of cricket wit Ashhwin and he's been helping me a lot. We were really disappointed we weren't able to defend the last game. Good to be back in winning ways

Ajay: "It's clearly a slip from Rahane, if he could have allowed Binny to bat those extra few balls he would have scored those deficit runs. Not sure why Rahane still eats up the spot in RR line up."

19.6
4
Mohammed Shami to Binny, FOUR runs, one-handed slash over extra cover and Agarwal won't give this one up either, rushing to his left, diving, putting in everything even though these runs don't matter. Kings XI win!
19.5
2
Mohammed Shami to Binny, 2 runs, slower ball, which Binny lashes to the left of long-off, and Agarwal saves it with a proper sprint and well timed dive. Kings XI bossing this
19.4
2
Mohammed Shami to Binny, 2 runs, nails the yorker just outside leg stump, which is only because he is following a batsman making room for himself. Binny drills it to long-on and huffs and puffs for a couple

Zaheer : "Yup, Binny is rubbing salt on RR team management's wounds. Should have sent him up the order and played him in more games "

19.3
2
Mohammed Shami to Binny, 2 runs, thumps it down the ground as Shami just misses the yorker length. Binny's plan of staying deep in his crease is working quite nicely. But there's just too many runs to get
19.2
0
Mohammed Shami to Binny, no run, nice yorker, tailing into leg stump with a mean streak. Binny though is just about able to squeeze it to point
19.1
W
Mohammed Shami to Gopal, OUT, superb stuff! Shami spears a fuller delivery at 140 kph int leg stump. Gopal makes room to launch it over the off side, but it's a mis-hit and it's an easy catch at long-off

S Gopal c Agarwal b Mohammed Shami 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Chandan: "Rahane should do what Gambhir did last year... Step down as captain and give someone else a chance in his place...He certainly doesn't deserve to be in side with that kind of form"

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st38JC ButtlerRA Tripathi
2nd59SV SamsonRA Tripathi
3rd30AM RahaneRA Tripathi
4th4AM RahaneAJ Turner
5th2AM RahaneJC Archer
6th15STR BinnyAM Rahane
7th12STR BinnyS Gopal
8th10STR BinnyJD Unadkat