IPL 2018 KXIP vs RR: Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets. KL Rahul anchored his team to the win after he struck an unbeaten 84. Rahul after the match said, “For me personally I think this is the first knock I am really satisfied with because I won the game for the team and stayed till the end. I have been hitting the ball really well so can’t complain about that. I always try to back my cricketing shots and don’t try to slog much. Playing in this way is what will make me consistent. I trust myself and trust my instincts to finish the game. I knew if I stay till the end I’ll finish the game today. Karun played well and supported me. Stoinis played well and ran well too. I got lucky and that’s what happens in this format.” KXIP had a few hiccups when they lost some quick wickets but Rahul held his nerves and took them over the line. Earlier, KXIP were restricted to 152/9 in 20 overs.
Indian Premier League, 2018Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 22 May 2018
Kings XI Punjab 155/4 (18.4)
Rajasthan Royals 152/9 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 38 ) Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets
IPL 2018 KXIP vs RR Match 38 Highlights: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League from Indore
Kings XI Punjab look good to make the playoffs in IPL 2018 but for that they need to first arrest their two-match losing streak and then put a few wins under their belt to fight away the challenge or late surge by other teams. KXIP are fourth and a win will take them up a place to third. For their opponents Rajasthan Royals, a win would hold bigger meaning who also come into it with two consecutive defeats. A win and they displace themselves from the bottom of the standings to fifth spot. KXIP will once again hope for big runs and plenty of explosive shots from Chris Gayle who has accumulated 302 runs from five games. RR would consider themselves unlucky to have lost in their last encounter against Delhi Daredevils in a rain affected match. In the match that was cut short, RR fell short by just four runs to suffer their fifth defeat this season.