HomeSeries IPL 2013

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, 18th T20 Match IPL 2013

Commentary

Rajasthan won by 6 wkts | Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab Live Score, 18th Match

That's it from us. Join us tomorrow for the single header - Chennai vs Pune. Bye bye!
Faulkner: 'Very grateful to Rajasthan for the opportunity. Good group of people and very happy to be here. This wicket was a lot different than the one in Pune so have to bowl a lot different. We bowled exceptionally well. The energy on the field was great from all of us'
Faulkner is the Man of the Match
Rahul Dravid: 'Quite nervous at the end but great composure from Samson and Rahane. A bit too close for comfort though. The first 6 overs makes a lot of difference, the bowlers who bowled on top did a terrific. We don't really interfere too much with the groundsmen. We want to prepare good sporting wickets. Every pitch need not be 180+ kind of track, even 140 type games can be close. Rahane did well to stay till the end and take us home along with Samson. Long way to go still. We're happy with the start but we know that there are bigger challenges ahead.'
Adam Gilchrist: 'Batting was a problem. We let 7 deliveries slip at the end of the innings. We've been bowled out twice in a row in 20 overs now. It's not acceptable, myself included. We have to do some damage control. Apart from the first 3-4 overs, we were good with the ball. They fought well with the ball and I can't be critical of their effort.'
Rahane: 'I was struggling initially but I wanted to play till the end and take the team home. The ball was seaming around and they bowled in the right areas. PK and Harris bowled well. This was a must-win game for us, so happy to get a victory'
Rajasthan could have won a lot more comfortably but they got over the line in the end. The way Watson started, it looked like the game would get over within 15 overs but Punjab kept fighting with wickets. Rahane batted through the innings and made a slow 34 and Samson played a very vital hand towards the end to ensure that Punjab didn't make any miraculous fightback. Punjab will look back and blame their batsmen - 124 was never going to be enough on this track.
End of over 20, runs (2 4 4 )
JAI: 126/4
Sanju Samson - 27(23) This over: 10 runs
Ajinkya Rahane - 34(42) This over: 0 runs
Piyush Chawla
(3.2 - 0 - 22 - 1)
19.2 Piyush Chawla to Sanju Samson 4
FOUR, what a way to score the winning runs! Backs away and slaps a flat delivery over extra cover and wide of long off. A superb knock from Samson - he has had a great match, with the gloves and with the bat
19.1 Piyush Chawla to Sanju Samson 2
2 runs, a couple to start, so that should ease nerves. Tossed up delivery and Samson slices it over cover and comes back for 2, a better throw from the deep would have made it closer
Piyush Chawla [3.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack
5 off 6. A wicket in the first ball will make it interesting. Rajasthan hold the advantage still, obviously.
End of over 19, runs (. . . 1 . . )
JAI: 120/4
Ajinkya Rahane - 34(42) This over: 0 runs
Sanju Samson - 21(21) This over: 1 runs
Ryan Harris
(4.0 - 0 - 30 - 0)
18.6 Ryan Harris to Ajinkya Rahane 0
no run, slog and a miss! Rahane comes down the track and heaves across but misses. Now, that was a superb over from Ryan Harris. 5 from 6 and suddenly it looks a lot closer
18.5 Ryan Harris to Ajinkya Rahane 0
no run, back of a length delivery on the off, Rahane goes on the backfoot and punches it back to the bowler
18.4 Ryan Harris to Sanju Samson 1
1 run, in the slot on the middle and leg, Samson slaps it down to long on for a single
18.3 Ryan Harris to Sanju Samson 0
no run, very full and on the off, Samson squeezes it to point

Match details

Toss : Rajasthan won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Chettithody Shamsuddin (India)

TV umpire : Subrat Das (India)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Teams

Rajasthan Royals : Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Rahul Dravid(c), Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Sanju Samson(wk), James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Siddharth Trivedi, Ajit Chandila, S Sreesanth.

Kings XI Punjab : Mandeep Singh, Adam Gilchrist(c & wk), Manan Vohra, David Hussey, Gurkeerat Singh, Azhar Mahmood, Rajagopal Sathish, Piyush Chawla, Ryan Harris, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana.

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Bulawayo

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at St George's, Grenada

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

More

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014  at London

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 105 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 9 wkts

Photos

Highlights of Mahela Jayawardene’s Test career

Videos

Hughes explains technique behind cut shot

Will Duncan Fletcher exit, or will he hang on and risk getting sacked?

13 reasons for BCCI appointing Ravi Shastri to oversee India’s ODI team

Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun, R Sridhar: New faces in the Team India management

England squad for ODIs against India: Rejuvenated England search for right balance in squad

MS Dhoni’s momentary outburst about IPL – what does it signify?

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014

West Indies part ways with coach Ottis Gibson ahead of Bangladesh series

Ravi Shastri: I’m eager to find what went wrong with India after Lord’s

Sachin Tendulkar floored me with his knowledge of football, says IM Vijayan

Ravi Bopara shocked after being excluded from England’s ODI side

Michael Clarke insists tri-series in Zimbabwe not ‘token tour’

Will Duncan Fletcher exit, or will he hang on and risk getting sacked?

Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2014: Visitors need teamwork to produce noticeable performance

India’s coaching saga: Need stable options leading up to the ICC World Cup 2015

Ravi Shastri’s appointment could be the last straw for Duncan Fletcher

Michael Vaughan and his Twitter misdemeanours

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

659 Posts | 6 Fans

India tour of England 2014: Sunil Gavaskar says Indian batsmen did not learn anything

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here