Royals seal easy win over Punjab

2010-03-25 00:00

THE Rajasthan Royals made it two in a row as they wrapped up a 31-run victory over the struggling Kings XI Punjab yesterday.

The Royals, who started the season off with three straight losses, seem to have turned a corner, with contributions from a number of their players helping to seal the easy win over Punjab.

Adam Voges, with 45 runs off just 24 balls, was the hero with the bat, as his late charge saw the Royals through to 183 for 5.

Rusty Theron continued his fine start to life in the IPL, as he conceded just 25 runs in his 4 overs.

The Royals’ total was indeed a formidable one, but one expected a bit more from a batting card that includes Yuvraj Singh, Ravi Bopara and Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakarra and Mahela Jayawardene.

For some strange reason, the stars are not yet aligning for the Punjab outfit, and yesterday’s demise only added to the woe.

Shaun Tait helped himself to three for 22, as Punjab were bowled out with five balls to spare in their chase.

Scores in brief: Rajasthan Royals 183 for 5 (Voges 45, Fazal 45) beat Kings XI Punjab 152 (Bisla 35, Tait 3-22, Trivedi 2-25) by 31 runs.

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