IPL 2018, KXIP vs RR: Twitter reacts as KL Rahul guides Kings XI Punjab to their sixth win in IPL 2018
The only significant partnership of the innings came between Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler, who scored a half-century.
After the partnership broke, Rajasthan Royals kept on losing wickets on a regular basis and could set a target of 153 runs only.
In an almost must-win game, Rajasthan Royals were facing the Kings XI Punjab for the first time in this year's IPL.
Rajasthan did not have a great start to their batting as they lost Darcy Short and Ajinkya Rahane for single-digit scores.
During the chase, Punjab also got a start similar to that of Rajasthan's as they lost Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal for low scores.
Then came a very important 50-run partnership between KL Rahul and Karun Nair. Right after Nair got out, Axar Patel followed the suit and Marcus Stoinis joined Rahul in the middle.
With Rahul sticking to one end, KXIP always seemed comfortable to chase down the total. Rahul scored his slowest IPL half-century off 44 balls but once he reached the half-century mark he accelerated the scoring and ended with a 54-ball 84.
Stoinis provided able support to Rahul as he scored 23 runs in 16 balls and helped Rahul chase down the score with eight balls to spare.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions to the match: