IPL 2019, KXIP vs RR at Mohali Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 17, 2019, 10:02 AM IST

Match 32, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 16 April, 2019

Toss won by Rajasthan Royals (decided to bowl)

Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs

Man of the Match: Ravichandran Ashwin



KXIP WINS: Next up is a yorker by Shami and the batsman can't get it away. Nevertheless it has been exceptional effort by Binny. And this is all over for RR as they lose by 12 runs. Great display in the field by KXIP.


OUT: It looks all but over for Rajasthan. A fast delivery from Shami sees Gopal play one in the air. Agarwal completes yet another catch as RR are 160/7 now. 


SIX. SIX: Binny is not giving up just yet. After Rahane's departure he hits Arshdeep through midwicket and down the ground for two sixes. That has brought down the equation to 23 runs from 6 balls. It's 160/6 in 19 overs. 


OUT: Arshdeep Singh comes for the penultimate over. This is a big gamble by Ashwin. But he starts with good first two deliveries and doesn't give away boundaries. And he gets Rahane on the third. Another slower one and Rahane looks for a heave through legside, and ends up giving a catch to Shami. It's 148/6.  


FOUR, SIX: What an eventful over this has been. After a wicket on the first ball, Binny gets a four and six off successive ball to keep hopes alive for RR. After 18 overs it's 145/6. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 23:22(IST)

Kl Rahul has taken another blinder. He caught Steve Smith with an unbelievable catch the previous time these two teams met.


OUT: Another one bites the dust as Shami has his man here. Archer looks for a big drive but is caught in the deep by Rahul. Rajasthan are in deep trouble here at 133/5. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 23:17(IST)

It’s a good move to send Archer ahead of Binny simply because Binny hasn’t played too many games.


OUT: What a comeback by KXIP here. They have turned around the match in a span of few deliveries. M Ashwin has the prised wicket of Ashton Turner, as he goes for a duck. RR are now 131/4 in 16.3 overs. 


OUT: Great bowling by R Ashwin as he sees Tripathi coming down the track, and drops it short. The batsman is out of his crease, and there is an appeal for stumping. Tripathi survives narrowly. And he brings up his fifty in 44 balls. And on the last ball of the over he gives a simple catch to Agarwal. It's 127/3. 


 M Ashwin comes back into the attack, and he has been the pick of the bowlers so far. This over too he doesn't give anything away and batsmen are crammed for room. Just five runs come from his over. After 15 overs it's 122/2. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:58(IST)

Ajinkya is going to bat using his experience and cricket sense. It’s important to not lose too many wickets in the next 3 overs . They can chase 12 an over for the last 3 overs.


FOUR, FOUR: Poor bowling by Shami as he strays in line twice and is hit for fours by Rahane and then Tripathi. With this RR reach their 100 in the 13th over and till now they are looking comfortable in the chase. It's 107/2 now in 12.4 overs. 


OUT: Ashwin gets the breakthrough. A quicker one goes through the gates and Samson has no clue about it. He is castled for 27. Excellent bowling by Ashwin as RR are now 97/2. 


M Ashwin continues. These two are cruising at the moment and haven't been troubled by any batsman till now. Tripathi, especially has been mighty impressive. KXIP need to get some wickets here. It's 93/1 after 11 overs. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:42(IST)

I hope the Royals continue to use Tripathi as an opener. It’s his best position by far.


FOUR, FOUR: It's a good over for RR as Samson gets two fours off Shami. KXIP desperately need to break this parternship as RR have ccruised to 86/1 in 9 overs. 


There is a slight injury niggle for Mujeeb, as he has hurt his left shoulder while fielding. He has been taken off the field. It's not looking good for him and now KXIP are a bowler short. Shami comes into the attack.


One can't really understand why R Ashwin didn't come on to bowl earlier. Now finally he has in the eight over. And he needs to bag wickets straight up. This pair of Tripathi and Rahane have already added 27 runs together. RR are 68/1.


Mujeeb comes back into the attack and after Buttler's wicket, the run-rate has come down a bit. He delivers a clean over now. Punjab need some more wickets here. After 6 overs it's 54/1. 


OUT: Arshdeep has hit first wicket here. He dismisses the dangerman Jos Buttler who had smashed him for a six in the last over. Buttler again tries to go for a big one and gets a thick edge instead. Pooran takes a brilliant catch as the batsman departs for 23. RR are 38/1. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 22:09(IST)

This is going to be a test for young Arshdeep. Bowling against two really good agressive openers. I also like the fact that the Royals have opened with Tripathi . That’s his best position in T20 cricket. 


Arshdeep doesn't have the pace to disturb Buttler. The batsman dances down the track to get his second six of the innings. This is a positive start by RR. Tripathi, on the other end is doing well to get off-strike. Here is another four for Buttler. He gets to 20 as RR are 27/0 in 2.4 overs. 


Mujeeb into the attack for the second over. And Buttler dances down the track and gets a big six. That's a brilliant start by the Englishman. Rest of the over there are no further boundaries. It's 15/0 after 2 overs. 


And the second innings gets underway. To start the proceedings for RR will be debutant Arshdeep Singh. Also all eyes will be on Buttler and Ashwin as it could be a possible contest in the offing. The left-arm pacer starts well and doesn't give room to batsmen to freeze arms. after 1 over it's 4/0. 

Rohan Gavaskar, Former India Cricketer 21:47(IST)

I feel it might be worth a punt for R ashwin to open the bowling . Jos butler doesn’t like spin first up and also with the run out in their previous encounter , it will be interesting to see if Butller keeps a cool head while batting against ashwin or will he try to get after him from word go . It’s gonna be a contest that everyone will have their eyes on . Ashwin should open the bowling for me !!


IPL 2019, KXIP vs RR at Mohali Highlights: As it Happened

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Follow all the live cricket score and latest updates from the game between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR): Unadkat gets the key wicket of Rahul on the first ball of the over and he is ecstatic. He then follows that up with a barrage of slower balls to choke the run-flow, until Miller finds the boundary on the final ball. KXIP are 161/3 with 2 overs left.

Kings XI Punjab will aim to rectify their problems with the ball and get back to winning ways when they host Rajasthan Royals in Mohali on Tuesday. The R Ashwin-led side are now fifth in the league standings after losing to both the Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in successive matches. KXIP’s bowling attack has been inconsistent to say the least. They were unable to defend 197 against MI as Kieron Pollard's 31-ball 83 consigned them to a loss. It was déjà vu against RCB as a poor showing with the ball saw RCB chase down the target of 173 with four balls to spare.

Mohammad Shami, Andrew Tye and all-rounder Sam Curran will all have to keep tighter lines and lengths in order to not give away too many, especially at the death. Rajasthan come into this match with some momentum, having beaten Mumbai by four wickets but are still only in seventh in the league table having registered just two wins so far in the tournament. However, KXIP have been dominant at home and with the likes of Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sam Curran and Mandeep Singh in the middle order, can cause issues to RR’s inconsistent bowling line-up. For RR, while Buttler has been the top-scorer, skipper Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson and Steve Smith will also have to come to the party sooner rather than later. Pacer Jofra Archer has troubled the batsmen with his fast bouncers and accurate yorkers and will look for another good outing Tuesday.


Jos Buttler – Buttler's 43-ball 89 was the cornerstone of Rajasthan's chase against Mumbai. The Englishman has had mixed returns so far this season but RR are often at their best when he’s playing well so expect him to do well on a pitch that supports strokeplay.

Chris Gayle – Age has caught up slightly to the Universe Boss, but he smashed an unbeaten 99 to single-handedly take Punjab to 173 against RCB in their previous game. Gayle still has the ability to turn it on when needed and KXIP will hope he continues this run of form.


KXIP – They have a full squad to choose from and have been prone to making a few changes on occasion but could well stick to the same XI.

RR – Ben Stokes missed their previous game with an injury and his availability is in doubt, meaning Liam Livingstone could continue in the playing XI.


KXIP – Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (WK), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Sam Curran, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Andrew Tye, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin.

RR – Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Liam Livingstone, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.


RR: Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Liam Livingstone, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Sanju Samson (WK), Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi.

KXIP: KL Rahul (WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthi, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi. ​

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