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IPL 2012 – RR vs KXIP: Rajasthan Royals Have A Easy Win Over Kings XI Punjab

By on April 6, 2012

Rajasthan Royals 191 for 4 wickets (Rahane 98) beat Kings XI Punjab 160 for 9 wickets (Mandeep 34, Cooper 4-26) by 31 runs..

Ajinkya Rahane’s huge score of 98 in 66 balls resulted in mighty score of 191 for 4 wickets. Rahul Dravid gave a good stand to Rahane by scoring 28 runs in 24 balls. They had a good opening partnership of 77runs in 9.5Overs. Non of the Kings XI Punjab players were not able to stop the flow of runs.

When the Kings XI Punjab innings started, skipper Adam Gilchrist gave an initial boost to the score, but got out in no time. KXIP were losing wickets at regular intervals. Kevon Cooper took 4 wickets by just giving 26 runs, which gave a strong setback over the KXIP’s chase for victory. However they scored 160 with a loss of 9 wickets. But, it was sufficient for win. Finally, at the end of the innings Rahul Dravid lead Rajasthan Royals won over Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs.

Teams:

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Johan Botha, AL Menaria, Brad Hodge, Ankeet Chavan, OA Shah, SP Goswami, K Cooper, A Singh, SK Trivedi

Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist, Abhishek Nayar, Bipul Sharma, David Hussey, Paul Valthaty, Shaun Marsh, Mandeep Singh, Piyush Chawla, JP Faulkner, Harmeet Singh, Praveen Kumar

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