Rajasthan vs Kings XI
Punjab win by 7 wickets
They chased down 206 against Chennai and now they make a mockery of 193, with Bailey still in the hut. Miller and Maxwell power Punjab to another victory, Rajasthan are stunned after a good batting performance.
Over 18.4 - KXIP 193/3 (Miller 51, Pujara 40)
A single to start the over, Miller hits it to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple more as Miller hits this through the covers. Six, game over, Miller ends it in style, getting to his 50 with a six and takes Punjab to another stunning victory. They are making these big scores look small.
Over 18 - KXIP 182/3 (Miller 41, Pujara 39)
A single to start the over, and then Miller hits Kulkarni out of the park for a six, hit over the long-on region. It is wide and Miller gets some bat on it and hits it to long off for a couple of runs. Six, Miller dispatches the full toss from Kulkarni over extra cover for a six. Miller hits this in front of square leg for another six. Miller, Miller, Miller is making this look really easy, he slices this one over deep point for another six. 27 from this over, Punjab need 10 more to win.
Over 17 - KXIP 155/3 (Miller 15, Pujara 38)
Faulkner comes back into the attack, Pujara scoops it and connects well, it goes all the way for four to fine leg. Then Pujara hits it through extra cover for three runs, the sweeper stops the boundary with a dive. A wide outside off from Faulkner, Miller takes a single to deep midwicket. Another single and Miller ends the over with a couple of runs. 37 needed from 18 balls.
Over 16 - KXIP 143/3 (Miller 12, Pujara 30)
Five overs to go and Punjab need 60 runs. A couple of singles to start the over, Pujara takes another single to bring Miller on strike. Miller hits it out of the park, flat-bats it into the sight screen. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 15 - KXIP 132/3 (Miller 4, Pujara 27)
A leg bye brings Miller on strike, and then Miller takes a couple of runs down the leg side. Miller hits it through the off side to deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
Over 14 - KXIP 127/3 (Miller 0, Pujara 27)
A single to start the over, Pujara inside edges it fine down the leg side for four. A single brings Maxwell on strike. WICKET! Maxwell goes out and the asking rate is 10.7 per over. Richardson gets the wicket and Smith takes the high catch. Miller walks out to bat after a brilliant knock from Maxwell.
Over 13 - KXIP 120/2 (Maxwell 88, Pujara 21)
A couple of runs as Pujara drives it to long-on and then Pujara takes a single. Six, full and on the stumps and Maxwell hits it over long-off for a six. Six more, Maxwell bends on one knee and hits it over square for a six. A couple of runs and then a single to end the over, 18 from it.
Over 12 - KXIP 102/2 (Maxwell 73, Pujara 18)
Third man is up in the circle and Maxwell cuts Kulkarni for four to third man. A wide from Kulkarni, and then Maxwell hits the low full toss for four through the leg side. Four more, Maxwell is unstoppable, he hits it past the extra cover fielder for four. And four more, a hat trick of boundaries, another full toss and driven through the cover for four. The 100 comes up for Punjab.
Over 11 - KXIP 85/2 (Maxwell 57, Pujara 18)
Bhatia into his second over, a low full toss and Maxwell reverse sweeps it through third man for four. Four more, another reverse sweep from Maxwell and he brings up his 50. Maxwell hits it to long-off for a couple of runs. Bhatia goes for more runs, Maxwell hits this in front of square for four. A wide and then a single to end a big over for Punjab.
Over 10 - KXIP 69/2 (Maxwell 42, Pujara 18)
Pujara charges out of his crease and gets a thick inside edge for a single. Four singles from the over and the asking rate climbs to 12.3 per over.
Over 9 - KXIP 65/2 (Maxwell 40, Pujara 16)
Bhatia comes into the attack, he was very effective in the last game. Five singles from the over, good pressure from Rajasthan.
Over 8 - KXIP 60/2 (Maxwell 38, Pujara 14)
A quick over from Tambe, four singles from the over. The run rate climbs to 11 per over.
Over 7 - KXIP 56/2 (Maxwell 38, Pujara 14)
Faulkner starts his second over and Maxwell swats it over deep square leg for a six. Maxwell goes for another slog, a couple of runs to midwicket as he does not get hold of it. A couple of singles and then Maxwell takes a couple of steps out of his crease and hits it over point for a six.
Over 6 - KXIP 39/2 (Maxwell 20, Pujara 11)
Tambe comes into the attack, Maxwell slogs it over square leg for a six. Three singles to end the over.
Over 5 - KXIP 30/2 (Maxwell 13, Pujara 11)
Faulkner is shuffled out of the attack after one over, Richardson comes back. Dropped, Maxwell is dropped by Tambe, this could be costly later on. A couple of singles to start the over and then Maxwell hits it cleanly over deep square leg for a six. Four, Maxwell swings it over the infield on the leg side for four. 13 runs from the over.
Over 4 - KXIP 18/2 (Maxwell 1, Pujara 11)
Kulkarni starts his second over. Royals have never lost a match after scoring 190 runs or more. Pujara cuts it hard behind point for four, the asking rate is already over 10 per over. Six runs from the over.
Over 3 - KXIP 12/2 (Maxwell 0, Pujara 6)
A single to start the over and then Pujara hits it through the leg side for a couple of runs. WICKET! Waha hits it to Kulkarni in the deep and Faulkner picks up a wicket in his first over. Maxwell walks out to bat with Pujara, interesting combination in the middle for Punjab. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 2 - KXIP 6/1 (Saha 1, Pujara 2)
Kulkarni starts from the other end, three dots and then WICKET! Sehwag slices the wider ball to deep point and Dhawal picks up a wicket. Saha walks out to bat. A single and the wicket from the over, good start from Rajasthan.
Over 1 - KXIP 5/0 (Sehwag 2, Pujara 2)
Pujara and Sehwag open for Punjab, Richardson starts for Rajasthan. Three singles from the first three balls and then Richardson bowls a wide down leg. Five from the first over.
Rajasthan 191 for 5
Rajasthan end on 191 for 5 after their 20 overs. Samson and Watson powered the innings with healthy contributions from everyone else. Punjab have the fire power to chase this down, but the Royals have history on their side.
Over 20 - RR 191/5 (Smith 27, Faulkner 8)
Balaji to bowl the last over. Four singles from the first four balls. The full toss is hit over extra cover for four. The Royals end on 191 from their 20 overs. It is a good score and Punjab will have to bat well.
Over 19 - RR 183/5 (Smith 21, Faulkner 6)
A leg bye to start the over and then Faulkner hits the second ball out to the ground for a six. He lifted to over the mid-off fielder for a six. A bye, a leg bye and then a couple of dots to end the over.
Over 18 - RR 174/5 (Smith 21, Faulkner 0)
Balaji to bowl the 18th over, Smith takes a couple of runs from the first ball hitting it through cover. Four, a full toss and Smith smashes it down the ground for four. Four more, a wide yorker, but Smith squeezes it wide of third man for four. A low full toss and Smith puts it away through fine leg for four more. A single to end a good over for the Royals.
Over 17 - RR 159/5 (Smith 6, Faulkner 0)
Awana starts his final over, Smith shuffles across his stumps and hits it fine for four. A single brings Samson on strike. Six, Samson gets to his 50 with a flat-bat six down the ground. Rajasthan have kept the runs flowing, going at 9.5 per over now. Samson swings hard at it and hits it through extra cover for a couple of runs. WICKET! Awana strikes, Samson falls for 52, the yorker does the trick and the Royals lose their 5th wicket. Faulkner walks out to bat.
Over 16 - RR 146/4 (Smith 1, Samson 44)
Johnson comes back into the attack, he has two overs remaining. WICKET! Johnson strikes, Miller takes the catch, Binny mishits the slog and Miller grabs it with his legs at the second attempt. A couple of singles to end the over. Smith is the new man.
Over 15 - RR 143/3 (Binny 12, Samson 42)
Kartik starts his last over, a couple of singles to start the over. Binny sweeps it to square leg for a couple of runs. Binny clears long-off and hits it out of the park for a six. A couple of singles to end the over, 12 runs from it.
Over 14 - RR 131/3 (Binny 2, Samson 40)
WICKET! Watson falls and Akshar strikes in his final over. The slog sweep goes wrong and Watson is bowled. Binny walks out in the middle and takes a single from the first ball. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 13 - RR 128/2 (Watson 50, Samson 39)
A couple of singles and then Watson hits Awana over midwicket for a six. A single makes it 9 runs from the over. Watson brings up his 50 in 28 balls.
Over 12 - RR 119/2 (Watson 42, Samson 38)
Four, Samson picks the gap at midwicket perfectly and hits Kartik for a four. A single brings Watson on strike. Watson lifts it over extra cover for a couple of runs, the sweeper does well to stop the boundary. Four, Watson reaches to the pitch of the ball and hits it straight down the ground for four. Six, overpitched on middle and leg and Watson hits it out of the park for a six down the ground. A wide from Kartik, and then Watson slogs it for three runs from the last ball. 21 runs from the over.
Over 11 - RR 98/2 (Watson 27, Samson 33)
Three singles from the first three balls, then Watson hits Balaji over extra cover for four. Six, this is turning into an expensive over, Balaji overpitches it and Watson hits it over the bowler for a six. 13 from the over.
Over 10 - RR 85/2 (Watson 16, Samson 31)
Akshar starts his third over, Watson slog sweeps it but only manages an inside edge for four. A couple of dots and then Watson hits it down the ground to long-on who drops it and the ball goes for four. Eight from the over.
Over 9 - RR 77/2 (Watson 8, Samson 31)
Kartik starts his second over, a single to start and then Watson takes a couple of runs through midwicket. A couple of dots and then Watson brings Samson on strike with a single. Six, Kartik overpitches it and Samson hits it straight down the ground for a six, 10 from the over.
Over 8 - RR 67/2 (Watson 5, Samson 24)
Akshar Patel shuffled back into the attack, a single from the first ball brings Watson on strike. A few dots and then Watson hits his first boundary through third man for four. Five from the over.
Over 7 - RR 62/2 (Watson 1, Samson 23)
WICKET! Kartik comes into the attack and picks up a wicket with his first ball. Nayar is trapped in front of his stumps and is given out, the umpire takes his time before raising his finger. Watson comes in to bat, takes a single from the first ball to get off the mark. Samson makes room for himself and hits it over extra cover for a six. A single to end the over.
Over 6 - RR 54/1 (Nayar 23, Samson 16)
Johnson comes back into the attack, Bailey shuffling his bowlers. A single to start the over and then Nayar hits it through midwicket for a couple of runs. Nayar hammers it down the ground for four, and umpire signals it as a no ball. Free hit is slogged over midwicket for four more, Johnson under pressure. A single makes it 13 from the over.
Over 5 - RR 41/1 (Nayar 12, Samson 15)
Awana starts with a wide. Nayar hits it through midwicket, didn't connect that well, but gets a couple of runs in the end. A single brings Samson on strike. Four, Samson hits it cleanly through midwicket for four. Nine from the over.
Over 4 - RR 32/1 (Nayar 9, Samson 10)
Samson comes out to bat, Balaji starts his first over for the day. A couple of dots and then Samson gets off the mark with a boundary through extra cover. It was turning into a good over but Samson changes that, picks up the short ball early and dispatches it over deep midwicket for a six. 10 runs from the over.
Over 3 - RR 22/1 (Nayar 9)
Awana introduced into the attack, a couple of singles and then Nayar hits the first six of the innings, swings hard and hits it over long-on for a six. WICKET! Rahane is out, run out, a suicide single as the ball goes to Bailey. The captain is quick and hits the stumps directly, Rahane had given up on the run. Royals 22 for 1.
Over 2 - RR 13/0 (Nayar 1, Rahane 12)
Johnson steams in from the other end, a dot and then Rahane pulls the short ball confidently over deep square leg for four. Then Rahane drives the wider ball through the cover for a three runs, the ball slows down as it gets to deep extra cover. Three dots to end the over.
Over 1 - RR 6/0 (Nayar 1, Rahane 5)
Rahane and Nayar open for Rajasthan again. Akshar Patel starts with the ball for Punjab. A couple of dots and then Nayar takes a single through the leg side to get off the mark. Rahane hits the first boundary of the innings, he lifts it over extra cover and to the fence. A single to end the over.
One change for Punjab, Murali Karthik comes in for Rishi Dhawan. Watson says that Hodge is sick, so Steve Smith takes his place for Rajasthan.
Punjab win the toss and will bowl first.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over coverage of the Punjab versus Rajasthan game. Punjab have registered early success and Rajasthan have proved that they are a good all round team. This should be a good contest between two evenly matched teams.
- 20th Apr 2014
- Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE
- B F Bowden, M Erasmus
- TV Umpire
- S Ravi
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- K Bharatan
kings xi BATTING CARD
|C.A. Pujara||Not out||40|
|V. Sehwag||c Binny b Kulkarni||2|
|W.P. Saha||c Kulkarni b Faulkner||2|
|G.J. Maxwell||c Smith b Richardson||89|
|D.A. Miller||Not out||51|
|Total||18.4 Overs||193 - 3|