LIVE: IPL 3rd match, Fri, Apr 10, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, MCA, Pune
Rajasthan Royals registered their first win in the IPL as they beat Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in Pune on Friday.
Chasing a tricky 163 on a green track, Punjab lost wickets at regular intervals and failed to recover from the early strikes as they were restricted to 136 for the loss of eight wickets.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 10, 2015
— Manan Mathur (@Manan1M) April 10, 2015
Excellent surface here in Pune. Something for the bowlers too. Need more like this one. #PepsiIPL
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 10, 2015
KXIP XI: V Sehwag, M Vijay, G Maxwell, D Miller, G Bailey, W Saha, M Johnson, A Patel, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, K Singh — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 10, 2015
The Royals, who have three 2015 World Cup winners in Shane Watson, Steven Smith and Jame Faulkner, would look to Chris Morris, their costliest buy at Rs 1.4 crore, for a positive start.
Morris was bought for his all-round skills and will be expected to partner Faulkner in that department. Kings are equally strong with Mad Max Glenn Maxwell and the explosive Virender Sehwag in their ranks.
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