Ajinkya Rahane's fifty came off 40 deliveries including five boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 134.14 © IANS
Ajinkya Rahane’s fifty came off 40 deliveries including five boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 134.14 © IANS

Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener, Ajinkya Rahane scored his half-century against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in match 18 of the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad on Tuesday. His fifty came off 40 deliveries including five boundaries and a six along with a strike-rate of 134.14. Currently, RR are 123 for the loss of a wicket in 14 overs with opener Ajinkya Rahane on 56 and Deepak Hooda on 15. Live updates: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2015 Match 18

Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field first. With George Bailey injured, Virender Sehwag was named captain of the side. Rahul Tewatia was the replacement for Ankit Sharma. KXIP made as many as three changes, Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Shivam Sharma came in for George Bailey, Thisara Perara and Gurkeerat Singh Maan. Live Scorecard: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) IPL 2015 Match 18