Tue, 21 April 2015
IPL Live! Punjab end Rajasthan's unbeaten run, in Super Over

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Punjab: 191-6 (20 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

James Faulkner and Shane Watson walk out to bat for Rajasthan and it will be Mitchell Johnson for Punjab. So all-Australian affair here. 

Johnson cleans up Watson first ball. A 146 kph yorker it is. 

Steve Smith walks in to bat. He gets a boundary off the second ball, that happens to be a no-ball. 

However, Faulkner is run out as Punjab come from behind to win. 

Rajasthan's unbeaten run is over. Punjab score their second win.  

Punjab: 191-6 (20 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

Punjab, rather Miller, to bat first. Chris Morris to bowl. He strikes first ball, getting Miller out leg before. Punjab can't lose another wicket now. 

Marsh gets a boundary off the third, which happens to be a no ball. He hits another couple off the fourth and fifth balls. 

Punjab manage 15 in the Super Over.

Punjab: 191-6 (20 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

Punjab need 25 from two now. Morris (4-0-34-1) to bowl the 19th. He concedes 11, with Mitchell Johnson taking eight of those.

So, 14 runs needed off the final over. Faulkner to bowl. Johnson takes five off the first three. Axar takes nine off the next three. 

And we have a Super Over. 

Punjab: 167-6 (17.5 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

Wridhimaan Saha is the new man in. 

And Faulkner is back to bowl the 16th over. Miller hits successive sixes off the last two balls as 18 runs come off the over. The second strategic timeout is taken immediately after.

Morris is handed the ball after resumption and Saha welcomes him with a couple of boundaries. Three balls later, Saha gets a third boundary and helps Punjab get past the 150-run mark. 

However, Morris has the last laugh, shattering Saha's (19) stumps of the last ball. 

Saha's 8-ball cameo included four boundaries and he helped Miller add 35 runs (in 15 balls) for the fifth wicket. 

Punjab need 40 off the last three. Hooda to bowl the 18th over. Miller hits the first ball for a huge six over deep midwicket. Three balls later he repeats the feat to reach a well-deserved half century.

However, Hooda has the last laugh, having Miller (54) caught by Binny at sweeper cover. 

Punjab: 120-4 (15 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

Tewatia (3-0-31-1) cost Rajasthan 17 runs in his third over. And we have Faulkner back. He bowls an excellent over, giving away just three runs. 

And finally, Shane Watson gets himself to bowl, replacing Tewatia in the 13th over. Miller hits a huge six, over wide long-on, to help Punjab get past the 100-run mark. 

Hooda is back in the next over, replacing Faulkner (2-0-11-0), and Marsh welcomes him with a huge six over cover. Miller also gets a boundary to bring about the 50-run stand for the fourth wicket. 

However, just when things looked to have settled down for Punjab, Marsh (65) skies a Tambe delivery and Rahane makes no mistake at long-on.

Marsh's 40-ball innings was inclusive of five boundaries and three sixes and he helped Miller add 58 runs (off just 35 balls) for the fourth wicket.

Punjab: 84-3 (11 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

David Miller is the new man in, coming in to bat after the first strategic timeout. 

Another bowling change. Deepak Hooda replaces Tambe (2-0-14-0) in the 10th over. Hesitation almost causes Punjab a third run out, Miller just managing to survive.

Marsh eases the pressure with a six off Tewatia, between deep midwicket and long-on. Three balls later he smashes another six to reach a well-deserved fifty.

Punjab: 59-3 (8.4 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

A straight boundary, off Tambe, helps Shaun Marsh complete 2,000 runs in IPL. He has been Punjab's best batsmen since the tournament's inception. 

However, Maxwell's (1) poor form continues...mishiting a Tewatia delivery straight to Steve Smith. 

Punjab have a mountain to climb now.

Punjab: 40-1 (6 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

Rajasthan continue with their habit of making bowling changes. James Faulkner to bowl, the third over. Marsh hits the fifth ball to the fence. 

Vijay hits a straight six in the first ball of Binny's second over. Marsh also finds the fence as 13 runs come off the over. 

Another bowling change for Rajasthan. Pravin Tambe replaces Faulkner (1-0-9-0) in the attack in the fifth over. 

Vijay also hits a six off Morris as 40 runs come in the powerplay for Punjab.

Punjab: 47-2 (7 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

Another bowling change for Rajasthan, Rahul Tewatia replacing Tambe (1-0-8-0) in the attack. He runs Vijay (21) out on his follow through. 

So both the Punjab openers have been dismissed. Both run out. 

Glenn Maxwell joins Marsh at the crease. 

Punjab: 5-1 (2 overs)
Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay to open the batting for Punjab and it will be Chris Morris first up for Rajasthan. Just two runs off the first over. 

Stuart Binny to bowl the second over. A sharp throw from Steve Smith cuts short the stay of Sehwag (1). Punjab in trouble early. 

Shaun Marsh replaces his captain at the crease. 

Rajasthan: 191-6 (20 overs)

James Faulkner (1) doesn't last for long, hitting a Sandeep Sharma (4-0-25-1) delivery straight to Maxwell at long-on. 

Anureet to bowl the final ball. Karun Nair (25) hits the first ball straight to Axar at deep square leg. However, 10 runs come off the over as Rajasthan total 191 for six.

Stuart Binny remains unbeaten on 12 anmd Sanju Samson on five. 

Punjab came back well but the opening blitz by Rahane and Watson ensured Rajasthan a formidable total. 

Rajasthan: 166-4 (18 overs)

A couple by Nair, off Shivam, helps Rajasthan get to the 150-run mark, in the 17th over. 

Two balls later, Rahane takes a couple to get past the 300-run mark in the tournament. He is now far ahead in the race for the orange cap.

Axar Patel (4-0-30-2) has finished his spell and so has Johnson (4-0-30-1), who has Rahane (74) caught behind in his final over.

Rahane's 54-ball innings was inclusive of six hits to the fence and two over it.

Rajasthan: 142-3 (16 overs)

Shivam is back to bowl the 15th over. Rahane hits the second ball over cover for a six while Hooda gets a boundary off the fourth ball. 

However, the bowler has the last laugh, getting one to shatter Hooda's (19) leg stump. Steve Smith is the new man in. 

He doesn't survive for long though, hitting an Axar delivery straight to Maxwell at deep midwicket. Four-ball duck for Smith then. 

Karun Nair replaces him at the crease. 

Rajasthan: 123-1 (14 overs)

Punjab's first success comes against the run of play, Axar having Watson (45) stumped. 

The Rajasthan captain's 35-ball knock was inclusive of five boundaries and two sixes and he helped Rahane dd 95 (off 69 balls) for the opening wicket. 

Deepak Hooda replaces his captain at the crease. A single by him, off Maxwell, helps Rajasthan get to the 100-run mark , in the 13th over. He celebrates that with a couple of sixes over long-on. 

A huge six, off Anureet, helps Rahane complete his third fifty of this tournament. 

Rajasthan: 90-0 (10 overs)

Shivam Sharma replaces Axar (1-0-7-0) immediately after the first strategic timeout. Watson hits the third ball straight past the bowler for a boundary and follows it up with a huge six over long-on, followed by a couple of boundaries off the last two balls. 

Axar is back from the other end, replacing Anureet (2-0-16-0). Watson smashes the fourth ball for a huge six over long-off as 12 runs comes off the over. 

Rajasthan: 50-0 (7 overs)

First bowling change for Punjab. Mitchell Johnson replaces Anureet (1-0-8-0) in the attack in the fourth over. Afternoon struggling for the first three balls, Rahane gets successive boundaries off the next two. 

Rahane repeats the feat in Johnson's second over as well. 

The second bowling change for Punjab happens in the seventh over, Axar Patel replacing Sandeep Sharma (3-0-15-0). Rajasthan reach the 50-run mark in the over.

Rajasthan: 14-0 (2 overs)

Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson to open the batting for Rajasthan and it will be Sandeep Sharma first up for Punjab. Five runs off the first over. 

Anureet Singh to bowl the second over. Watson hits the second ball to the fence as nine runs come off the over.

Good evening and welcome to the live coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Ahmedabad.

The news is that Punjab has won the toss and invited their hosts to have a bat first

Punjab captain George Bailey is not playing, and is replaced in the squad by compatriot Shaun Marsh.