IPL 2018 Match 40 Highlights- KXIP Vs RR: Punjab Bottle a Chase & Lose by 15 Runs! Despite KL Rahul & Andrew Tye Gave their Brilliant Performance!

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Match40- RR

Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin seemed mighty pleased with his team’s bowling effort during mid-innings’ break for they had restricted hosts Rajasthan Royals to 158/8. But his happiness was short-lived as his team failed to overhaul the target of 159 and their batsmen, barring KL Rahul, looked nowhere in control and they eventually lost the game by a huge margin of 15 runs.

KL Rahul

Opting to bat in this must-win game, Rajasthan Royals could only muster 158 for eight despite Jos Buttler’s blazing 58-ball 82 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The home team, however, staged a strong fightback with the ball as it restricted Kings XI Punjab to 143 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs. Languishing at the bottom of the table prior to this game, RR has now moved to the sixth place, while KXIP remained in the third position.

 

So, Rajasthan Royals can breathe as they keep their campaign alive. Even by the smallest of margins and some bizarre mathematical combinations, all places of the playoffs are up for grabs. On a sluggish wicket, Rajasthan spinners bowled really well to tie the KXIP batsmen down beside KL Rahul, who continued his sublime form as he carried his bat for an unbeaten 95.

That’s it. Tomorrow we will be here with another big game as Kolkata host Mumbai Indians, we will be here again with all the LIVE scores and updates. Do join us. Until now, watch the Match 40 highlights between RR Vs KXIP here- https://www.iplt20.com/video/134202/m40-rr-vs-kxip-match-highlights?tagNames=indian-premier-league,highlights,indian-premier-league,highlights

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Courtesy : IPLT20, Espncricinfo & BCCI.

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