IPL match on March 24, 2010: Nineteenth match of Indian Premier League was played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali between King XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. Both teams had four matches of third season of IPL and had lost their first three but made come back in their previous matches. Rajasthan Royals had lost the coin toss in this match and Kings XI Punjab captain decided to field first. Playing first Rajasthan Royals gave target of 184 runs to win the match while Kings XI Punjab failed to get the target and lost the match by 31 runs. Rajasthan Royals shown good games as while bating they scored good total and later they controlled the opponent to get the target. AC Voges was rewarded with man of the match award for his brilliant inning of unbeaten 45 runs off 24 balls.
Rajasthan Royals Inning: King XI Punjab skipper KC Sangakkara won the coin toss and invited Rajasthan Royals to bat first deciding to field first. MJ Lumb started the inning for Rajasthan Royals along with wicket keeper NV Ojha. Openers tried to score some quick runs in early over and they lost NV Ojha on fourth ball of fourth over when he had scored 13 runs off 10 balls with 3 fours from his bat. He was caught by Srivastava on the ball of Sreesanth. FY Fazal was next man who came to bat and started contributing for the team. MJ Lumb was caught behind the stumps by wicket keeper skipper Sangakkara on the ball of Chawla. He was playing well with 41 runs off 30 balls with 7 fours in his inning. Team had lost both opening batsmen at total of 60 runs. Yusuf Pathan joined Fazal to continue the campaign of team to set a big total but he was able to add 28 runs from his bat in 19 balls with one four and one six in his inning. He was caught by Yuvraj Singh on the ball of Srivastava. Pathan and Fazal made partnership of 51 runs for third wicket. AC Voges joined Fazal and they lead team till last over of the game and Fazal lost his wicket one first ball of last over. He scored 45 runs off 38 balls with 5 fours and 1 six in his inning. They gave partnership of 60 runs for fourth wicket. P Dogra was next man to come in middle but he lost his wicket during running running between the wickets on his first ball. He added just 1 run from his bat. AC Voges scored unbeaten 45 run off 24 balls with 5 fours and 1 six in his inning. Quick runs by him made team reach total of 183 runs in 20 overs losing five wickets. From King XI Punjab, Sreesanth, Piyush Chawla and SJ Srivastava managed to get one wicket each. SJ Srivastava and Irfan Pathan were among most expensive bowlers.
Kings XI Punjab inning: Ravi Bopara started the inning for Kings XI Punjab along with skipper KC Sangakkara. KC Sangakkara started scoring quick run from starting and lost his wicket on last ball of fourth over. He was caught by Fazal on the ball of Tait when he was playing at an individual score of 29 runs off 13 balls with 6 fours in his inning. MS Bisla was next man who came to bat and he also tried to get some quick runs and was caught by Lumb on the ball of Shane Warne. He scored quick 35 runs off 18 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes in his inning. Yuvraj Singh came to bat when team had lost their important two wickets at total of 85 runs. He also failed to do much for the team and was caught by Fazal on the ball of Trivedi. He scored 15 runs of 13 balls with one six in his inning. DPMD Jayawardene was next man to come in but Ravi Bopara lost his wicket after adding 26 runs from his bat with one four. Irfan Pathan also failed and added just 1 run from his bat. M Kaif addd 8 runs of 8 balls. Jayawardene was only man to reach target of 23 off 22 balls with 1 six in his inning. Rest of batsman show the magic with their bat even failed to go above the individual score of 8 runs. Team lost their all wickets at total of 152 runs. Team scored these runs losing their all wickets and lost the match with difference of 31 runs. From Rajasthan Royals Shaun Tait took three wickets, SK Trivedi and Yusuf Pathan got two wickets each while Munaf Patel and Shane Warne managed to get one wicket.
IPL matches on March 25: Twentieth match of third season of Indian Premier League will be played between Royal Challenger Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore. Both teams have played five matches each. Royal Challenger Bangalore has won four matches so far from five matches they have played and are holding top rank in all teams while on other hand Delhi Daredevils have won 2 matches and lost 3 matches from five matches they have played so far. It is expected to be a tough fight between the two teams as Delhi Daredevils will try to improve their game and win the match while Royal Challengers Bangalore have benefit of home ground and they have also played well so far in the tournament so they would also like to continue their campaign of winning the matches. Another match will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai. Mumbai Indians have played four matches so far from which they have lost only one match have won rest of three matches while Chennai Super Kings have played five matches from which they had won 2 matches and lost rest of three matches. Mumbai Indians will have the benefit as they will be playing at their home ground but both teams will try to win the match. It is expected that regular skipper of Chennai Super Kings may also return as he did play last few matches due to injury.