Kings XI Punjab have lost their last two games and after a good start, they have lost their way a bit in the Indian Premier League. They need to hit the ground running again when they come up against Rajasthan Royals at home. The last time they played a game together, Ravichandran Ashwin’s mankading of a well set Jos Butler created a huge controversy. Rajasthan Royals went onto lose the contest and have been downhill ever since. The two franchises have played 18 games together with Rajasthan winning 10 games to Punjab’s 8. Here we take a look at the results of their last five games. Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Live Cricket Score.
RR vs KXIP – March 25 2019 – SMS Stadium, Jaipur – KXIP won by 14 runs
A thrilling game of cricket which Punjab won thanks to their bowlers who were brilliant in the death overs. Jos Butler and Rajasthan Royals were running away with the contest in their chase of 185 but the English wicketkeeper was mankaded by Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin. After his wicket, the lower order failed to deliver for the hosts as they lost by 14 runs.
RR vs KXIP – May 8 2018 - SMS Stadium, Jaipur – RR won by 15 runs
Rajasthan Royals managed 158/8 in the first innings riding on some brilliant hitting by Jos Butler who scored a 58 ball 82. But the home team’s bowling unit rose to the occasion as they restricted Punjab to just 143/7 in their reply. Apart from K L Rahul who remained not out on 95, none of the visiting batsmen looked uncomfortable out there in the middle. RR vs KXIP, IPL 2019 Match 32 Preview: Rajasthan Royals Seek Revenge Against Kings XI Punjab.
KXIP vs RR – May 6 2018 - Holkar Stadium, Indore – KXIP won by 6 wickets
Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked up three wickets to stifle the Rajasthan Royals’ batting as none barring Jos Butler looked comfortable for the visitors. Tail-ender Shreyas Gopal’s 24 runs was a useful contribution in Rajasthan’s score of 152/9. Kings XI Punjab faced little resistance as they chased down the target with relative ease.
RR vs KXIP – April 21 2015 – Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad – Match Tied (KXIP win in super over)
The two teams could not be separated even after forty overs of cricket as the thrilling game ended in a super over. Earlier Shaun Marsh and David Miller hit the fifties to help Kings XI Punjab tie the game against a quality bowling line-up as that of Rajasthan. In the super over Punjab set Rajasthan a target of 16 and won the game comfortably with RR finish with 6 runs.
KXIP vs RR - April 10 2015 – Sahara Stadium, Pune – RR won by 26 runs
Australian all-rounder James Faulkner scored 46 crucial runs and picked up three wickets to cap off a brilliant day on the field. Rajasthan defending a total of 163 cramped Punjab to 136/8 winning the game by 26 runs. There were a few decent partnerships for Punjab in between but none of them could take the team home.
The Kings XI Punjab’s morale is down at the moment providing Rajasthan the perfect opportunity to cash in and get another two points on the board.