Chasing 182, Rajasthan Royals needed something special from one of the players in their line up but as their story been in the ongoing edition, no one could capitalize on the start and take till the end. Punjab registered their fifth win in the tournament. For Rajasthan, it's a must-win situation from here, if they wish to qualify for the later stages. (SCORECARD)
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RESULT: Punjab beat Rajasthan by 12 runs (Rahul Tripathi 50, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/24)
WICKET: Shami gets another one! Gopal departs for a duck! Two golden ducks in this innings already. 23 needed off 5 balls!
WICKET: Ajinkya Rahane gets a top-edge, bat turns, and Mohammad Shami did the rest! Sixth wicket down!
Rajasthan Royals need something special to turn this game into their favour. 37 needed off 12 balls!
WICKET: Shami pitches short of a length delivery and Archer slams straight into the hands of KL Rahul. 50 needed off 17 deliveries and IPL 2019 fastest fifty is of 18 balls!
WICKET: Golden duck for Ashton Turner on IPL debut! The game is in Kings XI Punjab's pocket now.
WICKET: Tripathi departs just after scoring a fifty! Ashwin picks his second. The road is getting tougher for Rajasthan Royals. 56 needed off 24 balls now!
ALERT: Rahul Tripathi gets to his fourth IPL fifty! What a knock from this youngster. He was promoted up the order by the management and he hasn't disappointed at all. It has been a crucial knock seeing his spot in the team as well.
WICKET: Knocked him over. Finally some respite in Kings XI Punjab's camp. Sanju Samson departs after yet another start!
Both Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson are playing well at the moment. They have targeted their bowlers, and are going after them. After 11 overs, it's 93/1.
Two injuries for Kings XI Punjab. First Henriques, now Mujeeb Ur Rahman!
The powerplay belongs to Rajasthan Royals. They have slammed opposition bowlers all-around the ground. In the process, they lost Jos Buttler, but Rahul Tripathi isn't letting his absence felt. After 6 overs, it's 54/1.
WICKET: Arshdeep Singh has got Jos Buttler as his maiden IPL wicket. What a moment for the 20-year-old left-arm seamer. He's deceived him with the off-cutter here. It was slanted across well wide of off, Buttler - almost premeditatedly - wanted to slug it through midwicket but goes through with it too early. Went up off the toe-end and the keeper Pooran took a fine catch running back towards fine leg.
Punjab 182/6 in 20 overs vs Rajasthan (KL Rahul 52, Jofra Archer 3/15)
WICKET: Wickets tumbling like a pack of cards here. Miller departs after a well-made 40.
WICKET: Knocked him over! What an over for Archer. Mandeep departs for duck! After 19 overs, it's 164/5.
WICKET: Jofra has been Rajasthan Royals' man tonight! Yet another wicket for him. Disappointing IPL season for Pooran continues. OUT for 5!
WICKET: Just see that celebration from Jaydev Unadkat! It shows what this wicket means to him. Dangerous Rahul departs just after scoring 50.
150 up for Kings XI Punjab!
ALERT: KL Rahul gets to his 14th IPL fifty!
BOWLED!! Oh wait! It's a no ball! Miller survives!
20 runs off the 15 overs. 39 in the last two overs. This is some serious batting display by the duo KL Rahul and David Miller.
ALERT: 50-run partnership between KL Rahul and David Miller.
19 runs off the 14th over! Momentum shifts towards Kings XI Punjab. After 14 overs, it's 116/2.
100 up for Kings XI Punjab!
KL Rahul hits first boundary in the first 28 deliveries. This is rare..very rare.
KL Rahul is clearly struggling out in the middle. He hasn't been able to open his arms. With two wickets down in the first 10 overs, Kings XI Punjab is in trouble. This remains to be seen if they can bounce back in the second half! After 10 overs, it's 75/2.
WICKET: Ish Sodhi tossed the ball up, and Mayank Agarwal couldn't time it to perfection went straight into the hands of Jofra Archer.
The powerplay belongs to Rajasthan Royals as they were able to send the dangerous Chris Gayle back to the pavilion. Gayle was looking good, but in the process to play a single down to the third man region, he gets a slight nip and was through to the keeper. After 6 overs, it's 39/1.
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Universe Boss departs! Jofra Archer picks his first for the night!
Both Rahul and Gayle are off to a cautious start. KL Rahul, on one hand, has struggled to find a rhythm, and Gayle has deposited the loose ball into the stands. After 4 overs, it's 21/0.
Rajasthan Royals in the last hurdle. Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are out in the middle. And it's game time!
Here are the two teams:
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w), Rahul Tripathi, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
TOSS: Rajasthan Royals opt to bowl vs Kings XI Punjab
UPDATE: Arshdeep Singh is likely to make their debut for Kings XI Punjab.
WEATHER REPORT: Slightly overcast but the clouds don't look too threatening.
The toss is scheduled to happen in 60 minutes time, and the team winning the toss will look to have a bat first on Mohali wicket as chasing has been difficult. However, this remains to be seen what will the winning captain choose. We will bring to you all the updates, so just don't leave this page.
The two teams occupy different spots in the all-important points table and this game will probably shape the fortunes for two teams. Rajasthan, on one hand, will look to continue their winning momentum, and Punjab on the other will eye to get back on the winning ways.
Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set to witness another crackerjack of an encounter as Ravichandran Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab host Rajasthan Royals at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.