"The individuals are stepping up and we've been done that all through the tournament, which is why we have 12 points".
Former Australia captain Steve Smith has finally broken out of his run of bad form with a fine half-century for his struggling Rajasthan Royals side. It was particularly important in the context of this game as Yuzvendra Chahal struck off successive deliveries to dismiss Uthappa and Sanju Samson. He scored a half-century in just 30 balls. The Delhi opener also successfully overturned an lbw decision through a review on 99 before reaching the landmark with a single.
The 34-year-old bossed Rajasthan's best opening partnership of the season of 50, which ended when Stokes gloved Morris behind on the pull. "I was quite happy with the order this afternoon", he added. "I keep my mindset quite positive". Luckily I got a couple over and made him nervous.
Kings XI have struggled this season, however, and now lie bottom of the eight-team standings on four points from just two wins in eight outings.
Shikhar shines in Delhi win Southampton scored a stoppage-time equalizer to salvage a 3-3 draw at Chelsea, highlighting how the home team's defensive vulnerability remains despite its offseason spending spree. But Patel hit Jadeja (0-35) for two sixes off the second and third deliveries and sealed the victory in style off the penultimate ball with another six over long-on. "It's purely because of the presence of someone like him that teams feel we are never out of the game".
Chasing Rajasthan's solid total of 177/6, Aaron Finch departed early for 14.
There were sixes galore in the IPL on Saturday. In the last two overs, RCB needed an improbable 35 runs when de Villiers hit Jaydev Unadkat for three consecutive sixes in the 19th over. Both added 47 runs in the first 5 overs.
De Villiers, who was the hero for the RCB against KKR on Monday, had come into bat at number six against KXIP. He finished things off in style with a huge six off Jofra Archer.
AB de Villiers was awarded the man of the match for his rapid-fire knock. When Unadkat was bowling, I was looking leg side but to be honest I was nervous because I knew I had to hit it well. Smith and Buttler did the rebuild job through a 58-run stand in which the Australian was allowed to turn aggressor thanks to questionable tactics from Udana. "He got Finchy out in the last game and bowled really well today", Smith said. After taking the wicket on the previous ball, Tewatia took a wonderful catch at the deep midwicket fence.