The venue was the Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur, where the sixth match of the Indian Premier League was played between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kings XI, Punjab. The Royals registered their first victory beating the King’s XI by six wickets.
Kings XI won the toss and elected to bat first. K best all rounder in ipl Goel and J Hopes opened the innings. Goel chipped in with an innings of 26 runs from 21 balls which included 3 fours and 2 sixes. He failed to last long and got out clean bold by M Patel.
Thereafter, Sangakara scored 20 off 8 deliveries, but he too fell early getting Caught & bowled by a clever delivery from Shane Warne.
The responsibility of providing stability to the Punjab innings came onto the able shoulders of Yuvraj Singh, the captain of the side. He played a scintilating knock of 57 off 34 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes before he got out LBW to Shane Warne. However, Yuvraj was lucky to survive the two chances spilled by the Royals.
Towards the end of the Punjab innings, Piyush Chawla gave an able stand to his captain and went on to score an unbeaten 24 from just 11 balls, he faced. Eventually, the Kings XI concluded with a total of 166/8 in 20 overs.
For the hosts S warne, the captain took 3 wickets, while Siddharth Trivedi impressed all with his 2 wicket haul. Patel and Salunkhe shared one wicket a piece.
The Rajasthan Royals began with a some what shaky start as their top order failed to provide a partnership worth noting. It was the innings of S Watson which stopped the game slipping out of the Royal’s hands. He made a brilliant 79 off 49 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes and remained unbeaten, ensuring his side registered its first win in the tournament.
R Jadeja provided company scoring an unbeaten 36 off 25 smashing 5 fours and a six. The Rajasthan Royals ended with a total of 168/4 in 18.1 overs, winning Comfortably.
The award for the DLF highest sixes was bagged by S Watson.