Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals again in the IPL-12. Punjab beat Rajasthan by 12 runs in a match played at Mohali’s Bindra Stadium on Tuesday. Punjab had put up a 182-run challenge against Rajasthan. The Punjab bowlers made a spectacular performance and blocked Rajasthan by 170 for 7 in 20 overs.
Apart from Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane (26), Shreyas Gopal (0), Joefra Archer (1), Ashton Turner (0), Sanju Samson (27) and Jos Buttler scored 28 runs. For Punjab, Captain Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammad Shami got two wickets each while Murugan Ashwin got one wicket. In this points table, Punjab’s team has reached the fourth spot with ten points after five wins in 9 matches. At the same time, Rajasthan is in seventh place with four points after two victories in 8 matches in the table.
Earlier, Punjab lost the toss and batted first, losing 6 wickets in 20 overs, scored 182 runs. The highest run opener for Punjab was Lokesh Rahul (52). He planted 3 fours and 2 sixes in his innings of 47 balls.
Chris Gayle (30) and Rahul were not able to give the team a strong start to the innings. Both of them added 38 runs in 5.4 overs. This partnership was broken by Joe Fraser to Gayle. He hit two fours and three sixes in his 22-ball knock.
After this, Mayank Agarwal (26), who came to the crease, tried to pick up the fastest run. He tried two glorious sixes and a four but failed to take his innings 26 ahead. Rahul completed his fifty in the 17th over with a four. However, after completing the half-century, Rahul could not wait much longer and in the next over became the victim of Jaydev Unadkat.