Super inning from another Australians Shane Watson of 76 runs of 49 balls (6x5, 4x5) help his team to beat King XI Punjab by six wickets at the Sawai Man Singh stadium here on Monday.
Shane Watson in his inning of 76 runs hit as many as five clean sixes and five fours. Chasing a challenging total of 166 runs for victory Rojasthan Royals got of to disasterous start and lost 2 quick wickets for just 19 runs on the board. First to go was Md. Kaif (5 runs of 8 balls) and then Yusuf Pathan (7 runs of 5 balls) also not able to get going and in the process of clearing the field gave a simple catch to short extra cover.
But then Darren Lehman (17 runs of 16 balls) after struggling to put bat to the bowl manage to put a much needed 51 run partnership for his team alongwith Shane Watson. After Lehmann was nailed by Irfan Pathan, Ravnder Jadeja (36* runs of 25 balls) and Watson not only ensured there no further hiccups in the Jaipur innings but also took the erratic Mohali bowling to the cleaners.
Earlier King XI Punjab Captain Yuvraj won the toss and decided to bat first, however with some tight and accurate bowling from Jaipur team they only manage score of 166/8 in allotted 20 overs.
Shane Warne was more unplayble bowlers from Rajasthan who picks three most important wickets at regular interval to restrict the opponents including the wicket of dangerous Yuvraj Singh (57 runs of 34 balls).
Shane Watson was declared Man of the Match.
King XI Punjab – 166/8 in 20 Overs
Y.Singh– 57 K.Goel – 26
S.Warne– 4-0-19-3S.Trivedi – 4-0-25-2
Rajasthan Royal Challenger – 168/4 in 18.1 Overs
S.Watson – 76*R.Jadeja – 36*
I.Pathan– 4-0-21-1J.Hopes – 4-0-33-1
Highlights IPL twenty20 – King XI Vs Rajsthan Royals