The Rajasthan Royals start their IPL 8 season like royals and to prove that they are the royal, they defeated the kings of Punjab by a good margin. They won the match by 26 runs and for the most amount of time, Royals had the control over the match.
Thanks to 3 fast innings, specially from Faulkner that Rajasthan managed a good total like 162 by their names. Faulkner scored a magnificent 46 from 33 balls coming at number 7. It was the highest knock in this entire match. For Kings XI Punjab Anureet Singh took 3 wickets.
However, things did not start well for Punjab as the lost early wickets and that put them in the back foot. Only 4 players managed to get past 20 and only one of the batsman managed to pass 30 marks for Punjab. Rajasthan bowlers dominated and managed to hold off Punjab by only 136 by the loss of 8 wickets. Even here it was all Faulkner, as he took 3 wickets.
Match of – Rajasthan Royals VS Kings XI Punjab
Rajasthan Royals – 162/7
Kings XI Punjab – 136/8
Result – Rajasthan won the match by 26 runs
Man of the match – James Faulkner