Kings XI Punjab on Sunday host Rajasthan Royals at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore in the Indian Premier League 2018.
Rajasthan Royals are lying bottom of the table and will be looking for some resurgence and Kings XI Punjab will be looking forward for a win to make their top 4 claims stronger.
Team record in Indore: KXIP have a 3-2 win-loss record in Indore. RR lost the only game they played at this venue against Kochi Kerala in 2011 by eight wickets
# Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Man of the Match for his magnificient figures of 4-0-27-3.
# Ashwin: (On getting to third spot) We didn't play for some time and we hadn't got any points over the last two weeks. There was a bit of nervousness and it's glad to get two points. This win is good because we were tested in our batting. One of our batsmen batted deep and that's what we've been asking for. We didn't need a tight game to chase it down. That box has been ticked. (On the bowlers setting this win up) Most of our wins have been set up the bowlers, 12 points have been set up by the bowlers. It's pleasing. Good to know that one department is firing on all cylinders. We have options. Many of the batters are inexperienced and as the tournament goes on, I expect them to do better.I think bowlers will get hit in the format, the guys who let me down will win me games tomorrow, that's the only perspective I came here with. Thankfully all of them are going well.
# Rahane: "Pretty disappointed. 170-175 on this pitch would have very good. We didn't bat very well, including me. Guys have to learn. Bowlers in IPL are bowling well. We lost crucial wickets, didn't get partnerships. We cannot give excuses all the time. We are all professional cricketers. It's all about execution as I mentioned. As batsmen, we were in doubt about whether we should go for our shots or not. (Samson's one-handed effort against KL Rahul) was a clear catch but the umpires thought otherwise. We are still in the game. We can win five out of five now."
# KXIP win by 6 wickets.
# 18.4 Overs: FOUR! Classy way to finish the match by Rahul!
# 18.2 Overs: SIX! Stand and deliver by Rahul. KXIP 149/4
# 17.4 Overs: FOUR! this comes after a huge six! KXIP 140/4
# 16.4 Overs: SIX! Wow what a shot by Rahul. KXIP 124/4
# 16.2 Overs: FOUR! Slammed away by Stoinis. KXIP 116/4
# 14.2 Overs: FOUR! Edged and raced past the keeper. KXIP 101/4
# 13.5 Overs: SIX! Clean as a whistle by Stoinis. KXIP 95/4
# 12.5 Overs: OUT! Great catch at the boundary line. Axar c D Arcy Short b Gowtham 4(5) KXIP 87/4
# 10.5 Overs: OUT! Inside edge and bowled...Nair b Anureet Singh 31(23) KXIP 79/3
# 10.3 Overs: SIX! Flicked away by Nair. KXIP 77/2
# 9.5 Overs: SIX! Inside out goes Nair and clears the boundary rope. KXIP 68/2
# 7.2 Overs: FOUR! Pulled away by Rahul. KXIP 47/2
# 6.2 Overs: FOUR! Cracking shot by Nair. KXIP 39/2
# 4.6 Overs: FOUR! Karun Nair glances it towards third man. KXIP 34/2
# 4.4 Overs: OUT! Agarwal this time, RR are on a roll. Mayank Agarwal c R Tripathi b Stokes 2(3)
# 3.2 Overs: OUT! Big man goes..Gayle c Samson b Jofra Archer 8(11)
# 2.4 Overs: FOUR! This time the normal sweep. KXIP 19/0
# 2.3 Overs: FOUR! Reverse sweep by Rahul. KXIP 15/0
# 2.1 Overs: FOUR! KL Rahul joins the party. KXIP 11/0
# 1.5 Overs: FOUR! Gayle smashes it towards backward point. KXIP 6/0
# Gayle, KL Rahul are at the crease for KXIP
# KXIP need 153 runs to win
# 19.6 Overs: OUT! Sums up the day for RR. Shreyas Gopal run out (Rahul) 24(16) RR 152/9
# 18.4 Overs: FOUR! Gopal is taking Rajasthan to a respectable score. RR 146/2
# 18.3 Overs: FOUR! Proper cricketing shot by Gopal. RR 142/8
# 17.6 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Gopal. RR 137/8
# 17.1 Overs: OUT! RR are really struggling! R Tripathi c Ashwin b Andrew Tye 11(13) RR 129/8
# 15.2 Overs: OUT! Gowtham goes! Rajpoot is a happy man now, so is the owner Preity Zinta on the stands. Gowtham c Stoinis b Rajpoot 5(3) RR 114/7
# 15.1 Overs: FOUR! Misfield by Mujeeb. RR 114/6
# 14.2 Overs: OUT! Bowled 'em! Jofra Archer b Mujeeb 0(1) RR 106/6
# 14.1 Overs: OUT! Mujeeb Zadran is on fire! Big wicket for KXIP. Buttler c Rahul b Mujeeb 51(39) RR 106/5
# 12.5 Overs: OUT! WOW that is surely the catch of the tournament. Pure tag-team! Stokes c Manoj Tiwary b Mujeeb 12(9) RR 100/4
# 11.5 Overs: FOUR! Cracking shot by Ben Stokes. RR 93/3
# 10.5 Overs: OUT! Samson goes after a good innings. Samson c Nair b Andrew Tye 28(23) RR 84/3
# 8.6 Overs: FOUR! Buttler is having a field day. RR 75/2
# 7.1 Overs: FOUR! Beautiful shot by Samson. RR 64/2
# 6.3 Overs: SIX! Buttler goes big.. RR 52/2
# After 6 Overs RR are 45/2
# 1.6 Overs: FOUR! Buttler is on fire! RR 24/0
# 1.5 Overs: FOUR! Wow Buttler! RR 20/0
# 1.4 Overs: FOUR! Buttler is looking in mood today. RR 16/0
# 1.2 Overs: FOUR! Driven away by Buttler. RR 12/1
# 0.4 Overs: FOUR! classy drive by Buttler. RR 7/1
# 0.3 Overs: OUT! D'Arcy Short goes early, huge blow! D Arcy Short c Andrew Tye b Ashwin RR 3/1
# Buttler, Short open for Rajasthan, Ashwin with the new ball
# Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), D Arcy Short, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Anureet Singh, Jaydev Unadkat
# Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Marcus Stoinis, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Axar Patel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye
# Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have opted to field