KXIP made early breakthroughs © IANS (File photo)
KXIP made early breakthroughs © IANS (File photo)

Rajasthan Royals were 35 for three after six overs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Ground in Pune against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Friday. Live Cricket Updates: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2015

Steven Smith was batting on not out, while Karun Nair fell on the final ball of the sixth over. Rajasthan Royals would now be looking for recovery after early blows in their first IPL 8 match. Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Live Cricket Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary IPL 2015: Match 3 at Pune

In the sixth over, Smith smashed Akshar Patel for two boundaries and then Nair picked one outside the off stump to send it flying over the ropes on deep midwicket. However, the bowler did well to have the last laugh, cleaning up the batsman on the final delivery of the over. The Royals’ batsmen will have to bat more responsibly as KXIP have many quality bowlers, including the menacing Mitchell Johnson.

Earlier in the match, Rajasthan Royals (RR) lost their openers Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson in quick succession against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Anureet Singh struck to remove their star opener Ajinkya Rahane in the second over of the match, while Samson fell in the third over of the innings.