Rajasthan Royals returned to winning ways after they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur and jumped to sixth place in the points table with four wins from ten games of IPL 2018 campaign. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab suffered their fourth loss in ten matches of this season.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Rajasthan Royals scored 158/8 with the help of wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler's 82 runs off 58 balls. In the chase, KL Rahul got no support from the other end and team fell short of target by 15 runs despite his 95 runs unbeaten knock.
All the stats and facts from the fortieth match of IPL 2018 between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur -
1 - This was the first instance when both the wicket-keeper batsmen scored 75 + in the same IPL match. For RR Jos Buttler scored 82 and for KXIP KL Rahul scored unbeaten 95.
3 - Jos Buttler has now scored three consecutive fifties in this IPL, he scored 67 against DD, 51 and 82 against KXIP.
5 - Rajasthan Royals have played 5 IPL matches against KXIP at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium and have won all of them.
16 - Number of wickets taken by KXIP bowler Andrew Tye - most by any bowler in IPL 2018.
48 - KL Rahul scored his fifty in 48 balls - the slowest of his T20 career and joint slowest of IPL 2018.
Slowest fifties in IPL 2018 -
KL Rahul - 48 balls vs RR at Jaipur
Manish Pandey - 48 balls vs KXIP at Mohali
KL Rahul - 44 balls vs RR at Indore
Kane Williamson - 43 balls vs KKR at Kolkata
82 - Highest individual score for Jos Buttler in T20 cricket, the previous highest was 81 for Sydney Thunder against Hobart Hurricanes at Sydney in BBL 2017-18.
95* - KL Rahul's best score in the IPL, the previous best was 84* against Rajasthan Royals at Indore in this IPL season.
95* - KL Rahul's 95* is the highest unbeaten score during an unsuccessful run chase in the IPL, the previous highest was Naman Ojha's 94* for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2010.
471 - KL Rahul has scored 471 runs at an average of 58.87 in 10 innings with 4 fifties - most runs by any player in IPL 2018.