Rajasthan Royals batting first after winning the toss at their home ground – Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur have come up with a competitive total of 170 for 4 against Pune Warriros. Ajinkya Rahane got amongst the runs once again, this time batting out 47 balls to score 61 with 7 fours. The real knock that gave the necessary energy for the Rajasthan Royals was Shane Watson, who came in at no.3 to whack 58 from just 31 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes.
For the Pune Warriors, Ashish Nehra beautifully to take 3 for 23 in 4 overs while Angelo Mathews was pretty tight for his 1 for 29.
In what is the 60th match of IPL 5, Pune Warriors who are already out of the tournament have brought back Skipper Sourav Ganguly in the XI. Australia Skipper Michael Clarke has been omitted by the Pune Warriors whilst Jesse Ryder and Callum Ferguson got into the playing XI. Rajasthan Royals haven’t made any major changes except for swapping its wicket keeper.
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