It was the second match at Mohali between Kings XI Punjab Vs. Rajasthan Royals. We are at the business end of IPL and it was a highly important one for the Royals as they needed to win the game to confirm their spot at the play-offs. It was a high scoring one and there have been several mind-blowing and poor performances throughout the game and finally it was KXIP who turned victorious. To wrap things up, here is a list of players who have succeeded and failed with their performances the most in the match.
FLOPS Of The Match
Pravin Tambe (RR): It was a day not meant for the veteran spinner. He did not bowl well today and went for plenty. He was very much predictable with his deliveries. He gave as many as 36 runs in his 4 overs and went wicketless. He did not manage to keep things tight and just managed to bowl just 4 dot balls.
Virender Sehwag (KXIP): One of the senior stars of KXIP did not come up with the expectations tonight. Although he started his innings very well and smacked 15 runs in the very 1st over, but he failed to capitalize and got out by playing a casual stroke and was caught in the mid-off region by Vikramjeet Malik in the 3rd over of the innings. He scored 18 runs off 8 deliveries.
Shane Watson (RR): The RR skipper failed to deliver today. He went for 16 runs in his 2 overs and failed to take a wicket. With the bat too, his performance was very much disappointing. He was dismissed for a DUCK in the very first ball he played. He was bowled out by Rishi Dhawan.
Karun Nair (RR): One of the promising uncapped talents for RR got out very early in such a crucial match. He was dismissed in the 3rd over of the match and he failed to give RR the much needed start for such a high chase.
Beuran Hendricks (KXIP): For yet another time, the South African pacer failed to impress. He went for plenty and struggled with his line and length. He was too much expensive today. He gave more than 10 runs in every over he bowled and gave 57 runs in his 4 overs.
HITS Of The Match
Shaun Marsh (KXIP): The Australian batsman did play well today and did set the pillar in the batting line up. He managed to score 40 runs today off 35 deliveries with 5 fours and a six. It is a good sign for KXIP as one of their most reliable players is back in form.
Rishi Dhawan (KXIP): This promising all-rounder came up well with his performance tonight. He bowled extremely well tonight and took 2 crucial wickets in the form of Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson in two consecutive deliveries. Those two wickets were priceless for KXIP and which proved to be the turning point ultimately. He gave just 25 runs in his 4 overs.
Karanveer Singh (KXIP): It was his first game of IPL tonight and he came up with an impressive performance. He turned the ball a lot and made it difficult for the batsmen. The leg-spinner took 2 wickets in his 4 overs and took 2 wickets. Also he bowled as many as 12 dot balls.