Kings XI Punjab have been using excessive within the IPL 2020 with 5 wins to their identify on the trot and have been thought of by many as favourites to make it to the play-off phases. Nevertheless, a spirited perfromance from Rajasthan Royals, who discovered successful momentum of their very own with back-to-back victories, humbled the Kings with a seven-wicket win and 21 balls to spare whereas chasing down a difficult 186.
It was very clear that dew issue did play a job but once more within the second innings because the batting appeared a lot simpler than first innings when Chris Gayle was standout performer for KXIP with a 63-ball 99. This made successful the toss most essential a part of the sport and on the day it went to RR skipper Steve Smith, who well opted to bowl first.
KXIP skipper KL Rahul admitted that crew’s destiny was kind of determined after shedding the toss however felt bowlers may have carried out higher to defend a complete like 186.
“It was a horrible toss to lose with the quantity of dew in a while. It did get very very straightforward to bat on. The wrist-spinners need the ball to be dry and get some grip off the floor however with the dew it obtained actually tough,” Rahul mentioned after the match.
“On a sticky wicket, because it was after we batted, this was not a nasty complete. We did not bowl badly, however we have to study to bowl higher with the moist ball,” the skipper mentioned.
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