a slower length ball, pitching outside leg, the batsman backs away and pushes it towards long-on for one
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||PBKS||68.44||-||-||0||2/31||3.14||68.44|
That's all from us but that's not the last of Mankading you have heard. Here are some of the reactions about that. See you soon.
Gayle: This is a big ground to be honest. I have been in a good form, so it was good to start on a winning note. Sarfaraz got some runs today, which was really good. One thing we discussed before the tournament was to win this IPL for the Universe Boss and the youngsters have got my backing.
Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match.
R Ashwin: We all know that after six overs, it's always gonna slow down. So credit to the bowlers. Been working on a lot of variations. No real argument to that. I didn't even load and he left the crease. It's always been my take on it, because it's my half of the crease. We ended on the right side of it but those things are game-changers and batsmen need to be wary of it. We just played five bowlers, so everybody ticked their boxes. If we can have good five bowlers, nothing like it.
Time for presentation.
Teja: "Admist all the drama, everyone forgot why Shreyas Gopal was under utilized in the game, while the whole world is going crazy about wrist/leg spinners. Poor captaincy Rahane "
Sarfaraz Khan: I was working hard, I will try to do the same in future as well. If I get the chance to bat up the order, I am sure I would do well. My dad himself is a cricketer, so he has been playing these [scoop] shots from that time. So I learnt by seeing him.
Ajinkya Rahane: I think Kings XI bowled really well during the last three overs. I am sure the match referee would take the call [about Mankading]. When you are chasing 180, someone has to go really hard. Ben Stokes was unlucky to get out on the second ball. Jofra Archer bowled really well, taking positives from this game.
11.36pm A great comeback by Kings XI but we all know what the talking point is going to be - Ashwin mankading Buttler. Smith and Samson then brought the equation down to 39 needed from 24 but Curran dismissed both in one over to turn the game around and in the end, Royals fell short by 14 runs.
fuller outside off, takes his front leg out and smashes it through covers, beats the man at sweeper cover
By the way, Pooran is keeping for now
fuller outside off, in the blockhole, Kulkarni cannot put bat on that
AD: "And with that RR has lost 7 wickets in the last 5 overs, an utter collapse......"
a full toss angling in towards the batsman who thuds it towards long-on
Rajpoot on a hat-trick. Shreyas Gopal to face. The field is spread
a low full toss, Gowtham looks to go aerial, over mid-off but ends up toe-ending it, Shami comes in from mid-off, juggles before completing the catch
a short delivery, Unadkat goes for the pull but top-edges it and it lobs straight up, both the keeper and the bowler charge towards it, Rajpoot takes the catch but the two end up colliding and Pooran is on the ground
22 needed from the last over. Rajpoot to bowl
Ranjit Singh: "Now that was disrespectful of Gowtham to sell Archer short !!!"
a full toss on the stumps, Unadkat hits it towards long-on, only a single. An excellent over from Shami, only six from it
fuller again, in the blockhole, Archer backs away and looks to flick it on the leg side, misses. But he is already half-way down the track, the keeper goes for the direct hit but misses. Shami is there to collect the ball, he runs to the striker's end and whips off the bails
a yorker on the middle stump, Archer gets his bat down in time, the ball rolls towards midwicket but the fielder is deep, they come back for the second
Shami goes for the yorker, backs away and steers it towards short third man
a bouncer this time, but Gowtham fails to connect, a dot
length outside off, stays back and flat-bats it towards long-on, they are sprinting back for the second, Agarwal the fielder, but Shami fails to collect the throw
27 needed off 12
a full toss on the leg stump, comes down the track and looks to clear long-on, but gets too close to the ball, and Rahul takes an easy catch at long-on
googly!? Length ball on the stumps, misses the sweep again and is hit on the body
flatter but way outside off, looks to smash it away but misses, called a wide, marginal call
length ball on middle and leg, bowled at 99kph, looks to sweep it away, misses and is hit on the body
looks to repeat the shot but it's googly from Mujeeb, not that full either, Stokes has to adjust and he looks to go over long-on this time, doesn't get the timing right and Karun Nair takes an easy catch at long-on
fuller on the stumps, Stokes goes down and slog sweeps it over deep midwicket for biggie
Stokes to face for the first time. Mujeeb goes around the wicket
fuller on the stumps, comes down the track and drills it towards long-on
35 needed from 18
SB: "@Sundar, it's courtesy to warn the batsman they are doing it before you actually take the bails off and appeal. Which didn't happen, Buttler should've been warned and especially since he wasn't doing it purposefully."
two in the over for Curran. It was once again a length ball but this time a touch away from the batsman who was looking to go down the ground, ends up slicing it over extra cover, Ashwin backpedals and takes it with fingers pointing upwards
|Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
|Toss||Rajasthan Royals, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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||25 March 2019 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Kings XI Punjab 2, Rajasthan Royals 0|
Over 20 • RR 170/9
Jos Buttler queries 'wishy-washy' law in wake of mankading controversy
Sidharth Monga: The spirit of cricket is not a substitute for the laws
Ashwin's 'pause too long', not within spirit of cricket - MCC
Sarfaraz Khan - ready for a fresh reboot with Kings XI Punjab
|JC Buttler||run out||69||43|
|JC Archer||run out||2||2|
|S Gopal||not out||1||1|
|DS Kulkarni||not out||5||3|
|Extras||(lb 1, nb 2, w 2)|
|Total||170(9 wkts; 20 ovs)|