[caption id="attachment_709578" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-709578" alt="Ajinkya Rahane has so far led RR to 3 wins from 9 games AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Ajinkya-Rahane-remained-unbeaten-on-65-for-RR-in-a-losing-cause.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Ajinkya Rahane has so far led RR to 3 wins from 9 games AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Match 38 of Indian Premier League (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL">IPL</a>) 2018 witnessed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) pip Rajasthan Royals (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/RR">RR</a>) by 6 wickets. With this defeat, RR have slumped to the last position in the points table, and will have to play out of their skin to secure a spot in the Playoffs. It was another combined batting failure on part of RR, that saw them manage 152 runs on the board. Speaking about their defeat to <em>Hindustan Times</em>, bowling coach <a href="www.cricketcountry.com/players/sairaj-bahutule">Sairaj Bahutule</a> blamed RR s batsmen for lack of partnerships: Our batting wasn t up to the mark. We didn t have a partnership going. In between the 10th and 16th over, we lost five wickets. I would say we were 20 runs short. <p></p> <p></p>However, Bahutule defended Jaydev Unadkat and Ben Stokes, who have had a rather poor show so far, despite being acquired for humongous amounts: To be honest, they [Stokes and Unadkat] are really working hard. Their work ethic is brilliant. Unfortunately, they haven t got going. But I expect them to do well in the upcoming games.