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Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals

Match info: Indian Premier League at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

Date: 23rd May 2014 Umpires: H D P K Dharmasena and P G Pathak

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Kings XI Punjab

179/4 (20.0 Overs)

Result

Rajasthan Royals

163/8 (20.0 Overs)

Kings XI Punjab win by 16 runs

  • Punjab win by 16 runs

    Punjab win by 16 runs, Rajasthan lose a crucial game. Mumbai and Hyderabad stay alive in the tournament. The battle for fourth place is still on.
  • Over 20 - RR 163/8 (Faulkner 35, Malik 1)

    Hendricks to bowl the last over, a dot to start the over and then Faulkner hits it wide of long-on for a six. Another dot, Mumbai and Hyderabad will be breathing a sigh of relief now. Six, Faulkner hits it out of the park over deep midwicket. A couple of runs to end the match, Faulkner won't be able to finish this, Punjab win by 16 runs and Rajasthan lose a crucial game.
  • Over 19 - RR 149/8 (Faulkner 22, Malik 0)

    Four, Balaji comes into the attack and Faulkner starts the over with a boundary. Six, Faulkner hits the length ball outside off to the long-on boundary, a clean strike from him. Faulkner takes a single, Miller runs in to keep it down to a single. The umpire signals a short run, so Faulkner will be on strike. Six, Balaji is leaking runs, Faulkner hits this over the sight screen for a six, an easy full toss from Balaji. Faulkner will be on strike for the last over, 31 needed to win.
  • Over 18 - RR 131/8 (Faulkner 4, Malik 0)

    A single to start the over, and then Hodge sweeps the ball to deep square leg for a couple of runs. WICKET! Akshar gets the big wicket, Hodge is out, Hodge comes down the track and misses the ball, Saha completes an easy stumping. Cooper comes in to bat and takes a couple of runs, WICKET! Askhar gets two wickets in the over, Marsh runs around to long-off and takes a good catch, Cooper is out. Good over from Akshar, 49 needed from 12 balls.
  • Over 17 - RR 125/6 (Faulkner 2, Hodge 29)

    Faulkner and Hodge at the crease, can they pull off another heist. Six, Hodge hits Hendricks over deep square leg for a six to start the over. Four, this is full and wide outside off and Hodge hits it wide of cover for four. Four more, Hodge attacks Hendricks, Marsh over runs it on the straight boundary. Six to end the over, Hodge ends the over with a lofted drive over long-on, 22 from the over.
  • Over 16 - RR 103/6 (Faulkner 2, Hodge 7)

    It has been 50 balls since the last boundary, Rajasthan need quick runs. A couple of singles to start the over, Akshar Patel into his third over. Six, Tewatia gets down on one knee and hits it over deep midwicket for a six. WICKET! Tewatia is out, Akshar takes the wicket, he hits it to Karanveer Singh at deep square leg. A couple of runs to end the over, Faulkner comes out to bat.
  • Over 15 - RR 92/5 (Tewatia 9, Hodge 5)

    Balaji comes back into the attack, Hodge pushes the ball into the off side for a single. A couple of runs as Tewatia laps it past the keeper. A leg bye and then Hodge picks up two runs through fine leg, 8 from the over. Rajasthan need boundaries.
  • Over 14 - RR 84/5 (Tewatia 7, Hodge 1)

    WICKET! Karanveer Singh strikes, Samson is stumped by a mile, he walks down the pitch and misses the turning ball. The leggies seem to be making a comeback in this IPL and Karanveer Singh picks up two wickets today to prove it. Time out, this is Singh's last over. Good over from Punjab, Hodge comes in to bat.
  • Over 13 - RR 83/4 (Tewatia 7, Samson 30)

    Akshar comes into the attack, six singles from the over, the asking rate keeps going up. It is 13.85 per over now.
  • Over 12 - RR 77/4 (Tewatia 6, Samson 27)

    WICKET! Binny is out, high catching practice for Marsh and he takes it with ease at long-off. Karanveer Singh gets his first wicket. No sign of Hodge or Faulkner, Tewatia comes out to bat. A couple of singles and then Tewatia pulls it and Dhawan does well in the deep to keep it to two. 7 runs from the over, asking rate is now 12.87 per over.
  • Over 11 - RR 70/3 (Binny 7, Samson 26)

    A single to start the over, Binny then gives himself room and hits it to third man for a couple of runs. A couple more runs as Binny hits it towards backward point. A single to end the over.
  • Over 10 - RR 64/3 (Binny 2, Samson 25)

    A couple of singles to start the over, Karanveer starts his second over. Four runs from the rest of the over, the asking rate is 11.6 per over now.
  • Over 9 - RR 58/3 (Binny 1, Samson 21)

    WICKET! The pressure causes a wicket, Rahane is bowled by Dhawan. Rahane plays down the wrong line and leaves a gap between is bat and pad and is bowled, Dhawan gets a big wicket. WICKET! Dhawan strikes again, Watson is bowled for a golden duck and Rajasthan are in trouble. Binny comes out to abt.
  • Over 8 - RR 56/1 (Rahane 23, Samson 20)

    After the time out, Karanveer Singh comes into the attack. Good start from the new bowler, just a couple of runs from it. The asking rate is over 10 per over.
  • Over 7 - RR 54/1 (Rahane 22, Samson 19)

    Hendricks comes back into the attack, three singles from the first three balls. Six, Samson pulls the short ball over fine leg, it was a short ball around his helmet and he manages to swipe it over the ropes. A single to end the over.
  • Over 6 - RR 44/1 (Rahane 20, Samson 11)

    Dhawan starts his second over, Rahane hits the first ball wide of mid-off and away from the fielder for four. A leg bye and then Samson knows that the keeper is up, but cuts it to third man for four. Four more to end the over, 13 runs from the over.
  • Over 5 - RR 31/1 (Rahane 16, Samson 3)

    Akshar Patel comes into the attack. Three singles from the over, the run rate jumps to 9.93.
  • Over 4 - RR 28/1 (Rahane 14, Samson 2)

    Rishi Dhawan comes into the attack, Samson takes a single. A wide and then another single as Balaji misfields at square leg. 5 runs from the over.
  • Over 3 - RR 23/1 (Rahane 12, Samson 0)

    A single to start the over and then Nair hits the short and wide ball through backward point for four. WICKET! Nair is out, Balaji gets his first wicket. Nair comes down the track and wants to hit it out of the park, he only manages to top edge it and Miller takes a good catch. Samson walks out to bat. A couple of runs to end the over.
  • Over 2 - RR 16/0 (Rahane 9, K Nair 7)

    A single to start the over and then Nair hits Hendricks through square leg for three runs. Three more, Rahane pushes it past square leg, Balaji chases it down and saves a run. Four, short and wide and Karun Nair slaps it in front of square for four, 11 from the over.

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