Rajasthan beats Kings XI to stay in play-offs hunt

Rajasthan Royals picks two points despite K.L. Rahul's unbeaten 95.

Rajasthan Royals players celebrate the dismissal of Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle   -  AFP

 

Toss: Ajinkya Rahane, captain of Rajasthan Royals, has won the toss and opted to bat first. Both teams have a couple of changes each from their meeting on Sunday.

Rajasthan Royals hosts Kings XI Punjab with its playoff chances hanging by a thread. These teams met as recently as on Sunday (May 6) at Kings XI's second home ground, the Holkar Stadium in Indore, where K. L. Rahul's unbeaten 54-ball 84 secured a crucial win for his team and kept Royals rooted to the foot of the table. Rajasthan must win this match to remain in the hunt for reaching the playoffs. It has won two and lost two of its four home matches so far at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Kings XI has lost only three of its nine fixtures and two of those have come away from home.