Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Vivo IPL Live Score, RR vs KXIP: Troubled Rajasthan Royals Face Daunting Kings XI Punjab

Vivo IPL Rajasthan Royals VS Kings XI Punjab Live Score: After 3 consecutive Loss, the Rajasthan Royals are in a spot of bother and have to produce their 'A game'.

Rajasthan, languishing at the bottom of the Indian Premier League 2018 points table, need nothing less than a miracle to remain in contention for the tournament play-offs when they take on a difficult Kings XI Punjab in a do or die battle, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur today. After 3 Continues loss, the Rajasthan Royals are in a spot of bother and need to produce their 'A game' in order to keep their play-offs hopes alive. RR are taking on Punjab, placed third in the table, just a day after losing to them by 6 wickets in Indore, where neither the bowlers nor the batsmen could do a believable job. 

Live Scorecard

Rajasthan Royals                VS                  Kings XI Punjab

117/3 (14.3)                                                  127/6 (19)

RR beat KXIP by 15 runs

Rajasthan Royals

Kings XI Punjab

Nothing has gone right for the winners of the opening of the Vivo IPL, who lost their pillar Australian Steven Smith to ball tampering scandal. The lacklustre show by their batsmen and bowlers have landed them in a place where they need to win all their remaining games and also pray for positive results in order to qualify for the play-offs. The hosts are back on their home lawn, where they have recorded 2 of their 3 victories, but they should start fresh.

Vivo IPL Match 2018 Live updates of Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) match, Live from Jaipur

3 consecutive defeats, including a narrow one against Delhi Daredevils (DD), has left them discouraged and their mentor, the legendary Shane Warne, too wore a depressed look in the dugout from where he saw the Rajasthan Royals miss out on half chances. Average performance by Captain Ajinkya Rahane and below-par show of English all rounder Ben Stokes and Rahul Tripathi has hurt them and the hosts need all these batsmen to bonfire.

West Indian Jofra Archer, while, has been inspiring while pacer Jaydev Unadkat has been a absolute let-down, taking just 7 wickets at a poor 9.86 economy rate. On the other hand, the people are back to winning ways after a forceful triumph over the Royals and would look to consolidate their position on the top fourth. KXIP can even take the second position if they win today, provided they get better their NRR.
Though they rely closely on good partnerships between Chris Gayle and KL Rahul, the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and Marcus Stoinis have been able to give handsomely. Their bowling too has the variety with R. Ashwin, Axar Patel and the new sensation from Afghanistan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, proving more than handful for the opponent.

Teams (from):
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, D Arcy Short, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Heinrich Klaasen, Ish Sodhi.
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Axar Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar.


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