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    17.1 caught at point! Unadkat screams, he's been vindicated, backing himself to come good against a man who's hit him all over the park, bowling full and just outside off. Rahul tries a calculated slice, hoping he can get it between point and short third man, in which case it would have been a boundary, but only ends up hitting straight at Archer 152/3
    5.4 now, that's one way to channel your anger and frustration. A Barbadian gets the big Jamaican. Archer runs his fingers over the seam to bowl this length ball that squares Gayle up with the deviation. And because Gayle has a poke, he gets a thin edge and Samson makes no mistake this time. Huge wicket and Archer is pumped. 38/1
    8.4 huge strike! Looks to go across the line, got down on one knee to slog sweep and ended up getting more elevation than distance. Archer takes an excellent catch at long-on. Was it all the pressure of runs being bottled up at KL Rahul's end? Royals can breathe easy for a bit. Agarwal was in sparkling form. 67/2
    19.1 another slower ball, another wicket. Miller tries to cream it over wide long-on, making room and swinging as hard as he can. But since Kulkarni pulls all the pace off it, the batsman can't really get all the timing he wants on it and Buttler picks up an easy catch at long-on 164/6
    18.3 taken at cover. Archer's so good he's getting wickets off full tosses. Pooran tries to drag it from outside off into the leg side but the rapid pace on the ball means it skews off the outside top half of the half and ends up in Rahane's hands 163/4
    18.6 drags on! Archer comes down from 150 clicks to a mere 111 and it bamboozles Mandeep. Comes out the back of the hand, concentrates on pitching it short - which is because the batsman's mind reads the length instinctively but doesn't always catch the pace - Mandeep is into the pull way too early and the ball ricochets off his bat into the base of the stumps. Top class bowling from a top class talent. Ed Smith, are you watching? (He and the other England selectors pick their World Cup squad tomorrow) 164/5
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    17
    4
    6
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    425.00
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    Extras
    12 (b 8, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    182/6 (20 Overs, RR: 9.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Chris Gayle, 5.4 ov), 2-67 (Mayank Agarwal, 8.4 ov), 3-152 (KL Rahul, 17.1 ov), 4-163 (Nicholas Pooran, 18.3 ov), 5-164 (Mandeep Singh, 18.6 ov), 6-164 (David Miller, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DS Kulkarni403719.25113300
    JD Unadkat4048112.0073400
    JC Archer401533.75151001
    IS Sodhi4041110.2540310
    S Gopal403107.7552100
  • BATSMEN
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    15.6 taken at long-off. The run-rate kept rising. He had to do something about it. He sees a short ball outside off, goes for the lofted drive, but the ball seems to come off the higher part of the bat and so doesn't have the timing to clear the fence 127/3
    4.1 huge scalp for the young man, but credit for it goes entirely to Nicholas Pooran, who takes an excellent catch! Buttler looks to wallop this length ball across the line, gets a leading edge that swirls in the air for a long, long time. Pooran turned around and ran back and settled himself under the swirler before pouching it safe. Ashwin rips out a roar, we won't see Ashwin v Buttler tonight. 38/1
    11.4 plays all over it. Ashwin has seen Samson sweeping on length regardless of the spin on the ball. So he puts this around off stump - a region that is conducive to the sweep shot - but the length of this ball is a little fuller. And the ball skids through off the pitch, going under the bat and taking down off stump. The subtlest of variations. The greatest of effects. 97/2
    18.3 more offcutters and this one is taken by short third man running nearly all the way to the boundary! Brilliant stuff from Arshdeep to trust his slower balls. To line them up well outside off, meaning Rahane's helpless flail into the leg side, takes a clean top edge. And even better catching from Shami, his eyes always on the ball. 148/6
    16.3 duck on IPL debut! This, strangely enough, is a slow, tossed up legbreak, possibly because Ashwin thinks he can bait the big hitter into a false shot. And bait him he does. The equation makes Turner go for it. The turn on the ball makes the shot go to long-off when he is looking to go dead straight. Miller runs in and takes the catch and Royals are in a mess again 131/4
    17.1 taken at long-on! Archer biffs a short ball outside off with great power, but these are long boundaries and that's a top fielder. KL Rahul comes in off the boundary and takes it ever so confidently. Royals need 50 off 17 now 133/5
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    19.1 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 160/7
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    Extras
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    170/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Jos Buttler, 4.1 ov), 2-97 (Sanju Samson, 11.4 ov), 3-127 (Rahul Tripathi, 15.6 ov), 4-131 (Ashton Turner, 16.3 ov), 5-133 (Jofra Archer, 17.1 ov), 6-148 (Ajinkya Rahane, 18.3 ov), 7-160 (Shreyas Gopal, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Arshdeep Singh4043210.7593320
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman302408.0070120
    M Ashwin402416.0061010
    R Ashwin402426.0060010
    Mohammed Shami4046211.5056100
    Mandeep Singh10808.0000000

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

Match Notes

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