IPL Highlights, RR vs KXIP IPL Score: Ravichandran Ashwin Leads Kings XI Punjab To 14-Run Win vs Rajasthan Royals

Updated:26 March 2019 00:14 IST

IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Highlights: Kings XI Punjab made 184/4 in 20 overs.

IPL Highlights, RR vs KXIP IPL Score: Ravichandran Ashwin Leads Kings XI Punjab To 14-Run Win vs Rajasthan Royals
RR vs KXIP IPL Score: Kings XI Punjab were brought into the match by their bowlers. © BCCI/IPL

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 14 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium to open their campaign at the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a win. Chasing 185 runs for victory, the home team were off to a flier as opening batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler added 78 runs for the first-wicket. Rahane was dismissed for 27 off 20 by Ravichandran Ashwin. Buttler was then joined by Sanju Samson (30) and the pair added 30 runs for the second-wicket. The home side was cruising towards the target when a well-settled Buttler was "Mankaded" by KXIP skipper Ashwin. This dismissal was the turning point of the match as Steve Smith, making a comeback into the IPL following his one-year ban, could manage only 20 runs (1 four, 1 six) and was dismissed by Sam Curran. Thereafter, it was all about the spectacular comeback made by KXIP as RR kept losing wickets on regular intervals to fall short of the target by 14 runs at the end. This was KXIP's first win in Jaipur. Earlier, put in to bat, KXIP made 184/4 in 20 overs courtesy a brilliant 79 off 47 by veteran Chris Gayle and Sarfaraz Khan's unbeaten 46 off 29 balls. (SCORECARD)

IPL 2019 Highlights Updates Between Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, straight from Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

  • 23:52 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Thank you for joining us

    That brings an end to an exciting match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur. Thank you for joining us for the IPL live coverage.
  • 23:37 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    End of the match!

    Kings XI Punjab win by 14 runs as they restrict Rajasthan Royals to 170/9 in 20 overs. This is their first win in Jaipur.
  • 23:36 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Gopal survives the hat-trick ball as he takes a single.
  • 23:35 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Hat-trick ball!

    Shreyas Gopal is the new batsman at the crease. He will be facing the hat-trick ball.
  • 23:34 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    WICKET!

    Gowtham departs as he hits the ball straight to the hands of Mohammed Shami at mid-off.
  • 23:33 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    WICKET!

    Rajpoot strikes off the first delivery. He bowls a bouncer as Unadkat fails top-edges the ball. Rajpoot runs towards the ball and so does Nicolas Pooran. Both collide as Rajpoot takes the catch. 
  • 23:31 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    After 19 overs

    Shami gave away just 6 runs in the penultimate over and effected a run-out. Rajasthan Royals need 21 runs from the final over. Ankit Rajpoot will be bowling the final over of the match.
  • 23:29 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Jaydev Unadkat is the new batsman at the crease.
  • 23:28 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    RUN OUT!

    A misunderstanding between Gowtham and Jofra Archer leads to the dismissal of Archer as Shami makes no mistake to dislodge the bails in the bowling end. 
  • 23:24 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Rajasthan Royals are 158/6. They need 27 off the last two overs to win.
  • 23:23 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    WICKET!

    Rahul Tripathi latest to be dismissed as Rajasthan Royals' innings is falling like nine-pins. 
  • 23:22 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    WIDE

    Mujeeb bowls one outside off.
  • 23:21 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Krishnappa Gowtham is the new batsman at the crease.
  • 23:19 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    SIX!

    Stokes hits a maximum off his first ball.
  • 23:19 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Rajasthan Royals now have two new batsmen in Ben Stokes and Rahul Tripathi in their run-chase.
  • 23:18 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    WICKET!

    Curran strikes again! Sanju Samson is dismissed as Kings XI Punjab have lost two set batsmen.


  • 23:16 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    WICKET!

    Curran strikes! Steve Smith has been dismissed as KL Rahul takes a brilliant catch as he sprints and dives forward to complete the catch.
  • 23:12 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Curran appeals!

    Steve Smith shuffles outside off as he fails to hit the ball. Kings XI Punjab have taken the review.
  • 23:09 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    After 16 overs

    Rajasthan Royals are 146/2. Smith is batting on 19 off 13 and Samson is unbeaten on 27 off 22.
  • 23:06 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    SIX!

    Stand and deliver as Samson hits a flat six over long-off.
  • 23:06 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    SIX!

    Smith hits his first maximum of the match. He brings his strong wrists into play as he dispatches the ball between deep square-leg and deep mid-wicket.
  • 23:04 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    WIDE

    Smith shuffles across the crease as Curran bowls one down the leg-side. 
  • 23:03 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    FOUR!

    Smith hits a boundary towards the deep mid-wicket region.
  • 23:01 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    After 14 overs

    Rajasthan Royals are 118/1. They need another 67 runs to win from 36 balls.
  • 22:59 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Smith misses again as Rajpoot appeals in a FREE HIT delivery!
  • 22:58 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    No ball!

    Smith misses the chance to clear the ball but Ankit Rajpoot bowls another extra delivery.
  • 22:57 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    No ball!

    Rajpoot oversteps. Steve Smith will be facing the FREE HIT ball.
  • 22:54 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Steve Smith is back!

    Steve Smith is the new batsman at the crease.
  • 22:52 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Ashwin appeals!

    Did Ashwin just manage to dismiss Buttler via 'mankading'? The on-field umpire seeks help from the third umpire. Replay shows Buttler was out of the crease! The third umpire rules him out. Kings XI Punjab strike as they dismiss a dangerous looking Jos Buttler for 69.  
  • 22:47 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    After 12 overs

    Rajasthan Royals are 105/1. They need 80 more runs to win from last 8 overs.
  • 22:41 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    After 10 overs

    Rajasthan Royals are 96/1. Buttler is batting on 64 while Samson is unbeaten on 5. 
  • 22:39 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    FOUR!

    Buttler smacks the ball off the backfoot between deep cover and deep extra-cover. 
  • 22:37 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    FOUR!

    Buttler scoops the ball above wicket-keeper to get another boundary in the fine leg region.
  • 22:33 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Sanju Samson is the new batsman at the crease.
  • 22:32 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    WICKET!

    Captain removes another captain as Ashwin cleans bowled Rahane.
  • 22:31 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    FOUR! FIFTY!

    Buttler brings up his 7th IPL half-century. This was his fourth consecutive fifty against Kings XI Punjab. He hits the ball towards deep extra cover. Rajasthan Royals are 78/0 after 8 overs.


  • 22:27 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Ankit Rajpoot has been introduced into the attack by Ashwin.
  • 22:24 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    Change in bowling

    Captain Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to bowl the 7th over.
  • 22:23 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    After 6 overs

    End of the powerplay, Rajasthan Royals are 64/0. Buttler is batting on 43 off just 22 balls while Rahane is unbeaten on 21 off 14. 


  • 22:22 (IST)Mar 25, 2019

    FOUR!

    Buttler finishes the over with another boundary as he slashes the ball towards deep cover.
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