Today’s Match Details- Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
Match -4th DLF IPL T20, IPL5 2012
Date – April 6, 2012
Time – 8:00 pm i.e 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT)
Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Toss- Kings XI Punjab won the toss elected to field first.
Result – Rajasthan Royals won by 31 runs
Chasing 192 would never have been easy but Gilchrist’s gave KXIP a perfect start which the other batsmen could not convert. After the fall of Gilchrist’s wicket, run rate dipped and wickets started to fell as heap of cards. From 36/1, KXIP fell to 87/5 in 11.2 overs. They needed 118 in last 10 overs which was way too much as top 5 batsmen were sent back to pavilion and thus KXIP could manage just 160/9 in 20 overs, loosing the match by 31 runs.
Earlier Rajasthan Royals were asked to bat by KXIP after winning the toss. The openers of Rajasthan Royals. Rahul Dravid and A Rahane gave them a flying start as the duo put up 77 runs(57 balls) partnership for the first wicket. Though Royals lost two quick wickets but Rahane was firm on one end and scored a brilliant 98 off 66 balls and thus helping the Royals post a huge total of 191 runs on board.