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IPL Match Result: Kings XI Punjab ended up losing to Rajasthan Royals by 15 runs despite K L Rahul’s unbeaten 95

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Summary: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat first. Although they lost its skipper Rahane early, but as Butler was in great form they started off really well. Butler scored 82 off 58 balls with the help of nine 4s and one 6. However during the second half, the run rate started dropping significantly with RR reaching a total score of 158 for 8 in 20 overs. Andrew Tye was brilliant ending his spell with 34 for 4 in four overs. While chasing, KXIP started very slow as they lost 3 wickets by the end of 4th over. Their opener batsman K L Rahul was brilliant with unbeaten 95, however he also could not save the match for KXIP as no other batsman could support him on the crease. KXIP managed to reach 143 for 7, thereby losing by 15 runs to RR.

The match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur was very crucial for the hosts as they were struggling at the bottom of the points table. RR started with attacking mode from the very beginning with Jos Butler taking the lead. However RR could manage just 158 for 8 in 20 overs, as the wicket started getting slow and they lost 6 wickets in the last 6 overs. Apart from Butler, no other RR batsman could contribute significantly to the total score. Andrew Tye from KXIP was brilliant with his spell taking 3 wickets in the last over, thus ending his spell with 34 for 4. Mujeeb maintained a very low economy rate finishing his spell at 21 for 2 in 4 overs.

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While chasing a decent score of 159, the KXIP started off very slowly as they lost 3 early wickets. Their star Batsman Chris Gayle had to go back in 3rd over scoring just 1 run in 1 ball. The skipper Ashwin and Nair followed Gayle in the 2nd and 4th over. The projected run rate kept on increasing with every over and they kept on losing wickets. However the only hope was K L Rahul, who showed extraordinarily patience and batted excellently well remaining unbeaten at 95. However, no other batman from KXIP could support K L Rahul, and as a result KXIP lost to RR by 15 runs. Gowtham kept the economy rate very low ending his spell with 12 for 2 in 3 overs. Jos Butler was declared as the Player of the Match.

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At the end of this match, the hope of RR making it to qualifiers remains alive. RR now stands at 6th position with 8 points in 10 matches whereas KXIP remains in 3rd position with 12 points in 10 matches.

IPL Match Result: Rajasthan Royals beats Mumbai Indians by 3 wickets in a thrilling match

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Summary: Mumbai Indian won the toss and decided to bat first. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan contributed 129 runs partnership off 82 deliveries whereby Yadav scored 72 off 47 balls and Kishan 58 off 42. Mumbai Indians were 130 for 2 in 14.2 overs and 159 for 7 in 18.5 overs, losing 5 wickets for 29 runs in just 27 balls. Jofra Archer from Rajasthan Royals took 3 wickets in his last over thereby ending his spell at 22 for 3 in 4 overs. Rajasthan Royals lost Tripathi and its skipper Rahane in first 5 overs, however Sanju Samson and Stokes played well contributing 52 and 40 runs respectively. However it was Krishnappa Gowtham who played a sensational inning of 33 off 11 balls hitting four 4s and two 6s taking Rajsthan Royals to its victory against Mumbai Indians.

What could have been a better thrilling match on a Sunday evening at Sawai Mansingh Stadum in Jaipur. The entire match was such a sensation that at no point it could have been guessed correctly who will end up winning the match. At the time when Yadav and Kishan were hitting RR bowlers, its seemed MI would be easily able to score 200 plus, but as luck would have been, the moment Kishan got caught by Butler in 15th over, the entire scenario changed over the next few overs. MI lost 5 wickets at just 29 runs in 4.3 overs losing all their hard hitters like Sharma and Pandya brothers. Jofra Archer bowled excellently his last over taking 3 wickets thereby ending his spell at 22 for 3 in 4 overs. Even Pollard could not do much by being at the crease unbeaten till last, scoring just 21 off 20 balls, as wickets kept falling on the other side. Mumbai Indians could manage just 167 for 7 in 20 overs.

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Rajasthan Royals had a slow start scoring just 38 for 2 in 5.4 overs. However their star Batsmen Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes played well to take the score to 110 in 14.1 overs when Stokes was bowled by Hardik Pandya at 40. Sanju Samson was in good form but was caught by Hardik Pandya in the 17th over scoring 52 off 39 balls. 17th over seemed to be a game changer in favor of Mumbai when their star bowler Bumrah took away Samson and Buttler, giving away just 1 run. Start of 18th over was again a disaster for RR as they lost another wicket. But Gowtham changed the entire stats for RR, hitting 33 off 11 balls with the help of four 4s and two 6s. Rajasthan Royals needed 28 off 12 balls and Gowtham hit the winning shot in the 3rd last ball of the inning. Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets.

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It was Mumbai Indians 5 loss out of 6 matches keeping them just ahead of Delhi Daredevils. Rajasthan Royals is at 5th position with 6 points in 6 matches.

IPL Match Online: Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals Today

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The match number 17 of IPL 2018 between hosts Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals will be played at Pune as CSK’s home ground has been changed from MA Chidambaram in Chennai to Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune due to Cauvery protests. CSK will be playing their 4th match whereas it will be 5th for Rajashthan Royals. Both the teams have won 2 games each and are standing at number 4 and 5 in the points table respectively.

It will be a crucial match for both the teams as both of them are struggling at the mid of the points table. The host CSK had lost their last match against KXIP by 4 runs inspite of an unbeaten 79 by the skipper M S Dhoni. Rajasthan Royals also lost their last match against KKR as they could not defend a total of 160.

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Dwayne Bravo and Sam Billings contributed towards CSK’s two wins whereas Sanju Samsom extraordinary performance has helped RR’s wins against DD and RCB. It is expected that Suresh Raina, who was unfit, is expected to be back in today’s match. CSK will also have high hopes from its skipper M S Dhoni due to his unbeaten 79 in the last match.  The other batsmen to look for in CSK will be Watson and Rayadu. RR supporters will have their eyes on its skipper Rahane and Samson.

On the bowling front, Gowtham and Gopal are expected to perform well from RR as they have been taking up the keys wickets in the opposition. CSK will be eyeing their key spinners Harbhajan Singh, Rabindra Jadeja and Imran Tahir.

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Head to Head

Total Matches: 17

Chennai Super Kings: 11

Rajasthan Royals: 6

Playing Squad – Probable

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and Shardul Thakur

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Butler, Rahul Tripathi, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni and Ben Laughlin

The match is expected to be an exciting one where both the teams will try to outweigh each other to move up the points table.

IPL Match Result: Kolkata Knight Riders Register 7 Wicket Win against Rajasthan Royals

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Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field. KKR restricted Rajasthan Royals at 160 for 8. Royals’ opening batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Arcy Short scored 36 and 44 runs respectively. KKR’s Nitish Rana and Tom Curran ended up with two wickets each. In response, KKR achieved the target at 18.5 over with loss of just 3 wickets. Uthapa and Karthick scored 48 and 42 whereas both Narine and Nitish scored 35 each. The only bowler from Royals to get success with wickets was Gowtham who ended up with 23 for 2 in 4 overs.

KKR won the match against RR by 7 wickets held at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Wednesday. Royals started off cautiously with Rahane and Short playing safe. However, the Royals’ Skipper Rahane started hitting the balls but eventually got out at 36 off 19 balls in the seventh over. Short could score 44 off 43 balls and finally got dismissed by Rana. No other batsmen could stay long enough in the crease and RR could manage just 160 for 8 at the end of 20 overs. The bowlers of KKR did a good job as most of them were able to keep the ER below 10, except Narine who turned out to be comparatively expensive ending up with 48-0 in 4 overs.

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Despite losing their opening batsmen Chris Lynn in the first over itself, KKR played comfortably during the entire innings. All other 4 batsmen who came to crease scored well with Narine and Nitin Rana both contributing 35 each. Uthapa played well scoring 48 off 36 balls with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes whereas the KKR skipper remained unbeaten at 42 hitting 2 fours and sixes each. Nitish Rana was declared as Player of the Match for his all round performance.

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At the end of the match, it was a comfortable win for the KKR. With this the KKR registered their 3rd win out of 5 matches and currently stands at the top of the points table.