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IPL 2019, KXIP vs RR: ‘Three dimensional’ R Ashwin praised after Kings XI Punjab win

Ravichandran Ashwin and KL Rahul helped Kings XI Punjab produced a great all-round performance to script a comfortable 12-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a second leg Indian Premier League clash to bring their campaign back on track.

Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs. (Source: PTI)

Skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and opener KL Rahul played pivotal roles as Kings XI Punjab produced a great all-round performance to script a comfortable 12-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a second leg Indian Premier League clash to bring their campaign back on track.

Opener Rahul hit a 47-ball 52, while Ashwin (2/24) smashed 17 off four balls in the last over and then took two crucial wickets as KXIP bounced back after successive losses in the last two matches to record their fifth win in this IPL. Here is how the cricket fraternity reacted:

Brief score:

Kings XI Punjab: 182 for 6 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 52; J Archer 3/15).

Rajasthan Royals: 168 for 7 in 20 overs (Rahul Tripathi 50; R Ashwin 2/24).

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