Monday, April 15, 2013

Low scores to beat Rajasthan Royals

Chasing down a 125-run target is usually an easy task for T20 team. But that wasn’t the script on Sunday for the Rajasthan Royals as they huffed and puffed to a 6-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, with four balls to spare.
Needing five runs from the final six deliveries, Sanju Samson showed a lot of pluck, taking two off the first delivery, before bringing up the winning runs with a four. But it didn’t look difficult when they began the chase.
Two wickets for Sreesanth. 

Manan Vohra was wicket no.3, after being run out courtesy a direct hit from James Faulkner. David Hussey being David Hussey then got to work, by going after Chandila, stepping aside to lift the ball over long off for fence. 

The 35-year old made room, to cut, and glide the ball around for runs. But what the team needed was a big partnership, and that’s where the visitors struggled. While Hussey got busy, Gurkeerat Singh and R.Satish showed glimpses of a fight, but failed to hang around when it mattered the most.

Kings XI Punjab: 124/10 (18.5)
Highest Score
D Hussey-41(31 balls)
A Mahmood -23(20balls)
Highest Wickets
K Cooper-2(33)
J Faulkner-2(30)
S Trivedi-2(21)
Rajasthan Royals: 126/4 (19.2)
Highest Score
S Watson-31(19)
A Rahane* -34(42)
Highest Wickets
P Kumar-2(10)
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