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Mohali: May 9, 2013
Rajasthan Royals will be eager to register a comprehensive win over the Kings XI Punjab in the 55th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 tournament on Thursday.
Led by 40-year-old experienced campaigner Rahul Dravid, the Royals have won eight games out of 12 and are placed third in the table, while Punjab with five wins from 11 matches are in contention for acquiring a play-off berth.
The hosts would draw confidence from their dramatic six-wicket win over a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last tie, where KXIP’s South African import David Miller bailed the team from the dumps and single-handedly won the match, chasing a mammoth 191-run target.
‘Killer’ Miller, the new name which the batsman has acquired from Punjab fans, had struck a 38-ball 101.
His ability to bring the team out from tight spots on few other occasions in this season has made Miller an extremely dependable player. He had earlier struck a 41-ball 80 against Pune Warriors.
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