IPL 2018: Highlights of Match 40 & Points Table as of 8th May

One IPL match was held today.聽The聽Match Wise聽Highlights are appended below the Points Table.

Teams

P

W

L

Points

NRR

1.聽聽Sunrisers Hyderabad

10

8

2

16

+0.448

2.聽聽Chennai Super Kings

10

7

3

14

+0.421

3.聽聽Kings XI Punjab

10

6

4

12

+0.097

4.聽聽Kolkata Knight Riders

10

5

5

10

+0.145

5.聽 聽Mumbai Indians

10

聽4

6

8

+0.070

6.聽聽 Rajasthan Royals

10

4

6

8

-0.552

7.聽聽Royal Challengers Bangalore

10

3

7

6

-0.361

8.聽聽 Delhi Daredevils

10

聽3

7

6

-0.411

Vs

Match 40:Match Basics

Rajasthan Royals 1st innings total:聽聽158/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.9)

Performers:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Batting:聽Jose Buttler 82 off 58 balls, Sanju Samson 22 off 18 balls.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Bowling:聽Marcus Stoinis 1/15 in 2 overs, AJ Tye 4/34 in 4 overs, Mujeeb Ur Rehman 2/21 in 4 overs.

Target:聽 159 runs from 20 overs.

Kings XI Punjab 2nd innings total:聽143/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.15)

Performers:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Batting:聽 KL Rahul 95* off 70 balls.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Bowling:聽Jofra Archer 1/32 in 4 overs, K Gowtham 2/12 in 3 overs, Ish Sodhi 1/14 in 4 overs.

Result:聽聽聽Rajasthan Royals won by 15 runs.

Man of the Match:聽Jos Buttler

Highlights:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Having lost three consecutive matches, the Royals needed their big guns to fire if they wanted to win this match against strong KXIP.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Playing at their home ground Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat first on a pitch that was going to favor bowlers.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But, despite this Royals got off to a decent start as Jose Buttler continued his superior batting form. But KXIP got rewards off their bowling as they got regular wickets in the first 7 overs.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽After Royals had lost 2 wickets inside 7 overs, Buttler and Samson looked threatening as they shared a 53-run partnership.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽This was the time when Royals had to go berserk and go for a bigger target after Mujeeb got Samson, Tye ripped ripped through the Royals batting line-up to restrict them to 158 runs in 20 overs.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Apart from Jose Buttler no Royals batsman was able to score a fifty and all this was due to KXIP鈥檚 captain R. Ashwin鈥檚 brilliant captaincy.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 So, now KXIP had to score 159 runs on a difficult batting pitch. The 2nd聽innings started as KL Rahul and Chris Gayle took their mark on the crease.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽A quick start was expected from these two openers but it was a bowling pitch and Royals took full use of it as K Gowtham struck twice in the 3rd聽over to send KXIP 2 wickets down.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But the Royals were not finished yet as the young Jofra Archer took the wicket of Karun Nair in the next over and KXIP were now surely in trouble.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽This was the time when KXIP had to hold their ground and keep wickets in hand, but the opposite of that happened as regular wickets fell till the 14th聽over KXIP鈥檚 last hope became Marcus Stoinis and KL Rahul.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But the high run-rate combined with Rahane鈥檚 excellent use of bowlers was not letting the two batsmen to get away with the match.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Royals, knew that there was no room for error and they had to win this match so they put their foot on the gas and bowled a lot of dot balls in the death overs as KXIP lost the match by 15 runs.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Apart from KL Rahul, who remained unbeaten on 95* and single handedly scored 66.4% of the team runs, no other batsman was even able to score more than 15 runs.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Nevertheless, Royals won the match and now have a definite chance at going through the play-offs but they still need to win their remaining fixtures to do so.

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