32nd Match (N), Mohali, April 16, 2019, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:183) 170/7

Kings XI won by 12 runs

Kings XI Innings
Royals Innings
Match Details
Kings XI Punjab  (20 ovs maximum)
KL Rahul c Archer b Unadkat52478632110.63
Chris Gayle c †Samson b Archer30222423136.36
Mayank Agarwal c Archer b Sodhi26121512216.66
David Miller c Buttler b Kulkarni40275722148.14
Nicholas Pooran c Rahane b Archer5660083.33
Mandeep Singh  b Archer022000.00
Ravichandran Ashwin (c)not out 174612425.00
Mujeeb Ur Rahman not out 014000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.10, 103 Mts)182/6
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)
Dhawal Kulkarni403719.25113300
19.1 to DA Miller, 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
Jaydev Unadkat4048112.0073400
17.1 to KL Rahul, 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
Jofra Archer401533.75151001
5.4 to CH Gayle, 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
18.3 to N Pooran, 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 to Mandeep Singh, 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
Ish Sodhi4041110.2540310
8.4 to MA Agarwal, 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
Shreyas Gopal403107.7552100
Rajasthan Royals  (T: 183 runs from 20 ovs)
Rahul Tripathi c Agarwal b R Ashwin50457440111.11
Jos Buttler c †Pooran b Arshdeep Singh23171812135.29
Sanju Samson  b R Ashwin27213320128.57
Ajinkya Rahane (c)c Mohammed Shami b Arshdeep Singh26213710123.80
Ashton Turner c Miller b M Ashwin012000.00
Jofra Archer c Rahul b Mohammed Shami1330033.33
Stuart Binny not out 33111823300.00
Shreyas Gopal c Agarwal b Mohammed Shami014000.00
Jaydev Unadkat not out 00400-
Extras(lb 1, w 9)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.50, 100 Mts)170/7
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)
Arshdeep Singh4043210.7593320
4.1 to JC Buttler, 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
18.3 to AM Rahane, 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
Mujeeb Ur Rahman302408.0070120
Murugan Ashwin402416.0061010
16.3 to AJ Turner, 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
Ravichandran Ashwin402426.0060010
11.4 to SV Samson, 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
15.6 to RA Tripathi, 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
Mohammed Shami4046211.5056100
17.1 to JC Archer, 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
19.1 to S Gopal, 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
Mandeep Singh10808.0000000
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Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Punjab Kings
Ravichandran Ashwin
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 days16 April 2019 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh
Anil Chaudhary
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
  • Kings XI Punjab innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 6.5 overs (41 balls), Extras 4
  • Strategic Timeout: Kings XI Punjab - 63/1 in 8.0 overs (KL Rahul 6, MA Agarwal 23)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kings XI Punjab - 97/2 in 13.0 overs (KL Rahul 25, DA Miller 12)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 4
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (KL Rahul 29, DA Miller 23, Ex 1)
  • KL Rahul: 50 off 45 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 16.4 overs (101 balls), Extras 10
  • Innings Break: Kings XI Punjab - 182/6 in 20.0 overs (R Ashwin 17, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 0)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 4.6 overs (30 balls), Extras 8
  • Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 73/1 in 8.0 overs (RA Tripathi 31, SV Samson 11)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (RA Tripathi 27, SV Samson 22, Ex 1)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 8
  • Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 117/2 in 14.0 overs (RA Tripathi 46, AM Rahane 13)
  • RA Tripathi: 50 off 44 balls (4 x 4)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 150 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 10
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