Rajasthan Royals (RR) lived to fight another day with a 15-run win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) as K.L. Rahul’s unbeaten 95, coming amidst a surprise batting meltdown, went in vain in the Indian Premier League (IPL) last night.
Opting to bat in this must-win game, Rajasthan Royals could only muster 158 for eight despite Jos Buttler’s blazing 58-ball 82 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
The home team, however, staged a strong fightback with the ball as it restricted Kings XI Punjab to 143 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs.
Languishing at the bottom of the table prior to this game, RR have now moved to the sixth place, while KXIP remained in the third position.
Jos Buttler was chosen as the ‘Player of the Match.’