Aaron Moores | cricket20
Mahela Jayawardene and Yuvraj Singh built a third wicket partnership of 56 to help the Kings XI Punjab recover from a slow start setting the Rajasthan Royals a target of 153 for victory.
The Kings XI got off to a slow start losing opener Manvinder Bisla (20) in the third over after he was caught by Faiz Fazel to give Shane Watson the early break through.
Mahela Jayawardene, who scored a wonderful century against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday responded to the loss of Bisla by hitting Aditya Dole for a boundary and a huge six in the next over.
Kings XI skipper Kumar Sangakkara suffered another disappointing innings scoring only 9 runs before he was caught by Yusuf Pathan to leave the visitors 52-2.
Jayawardene was joined at the crease by Yuvraj Singh and the experienced pair built an important partnership of 56 runs which put them in a commanding position with 8 wickets in hand.
After a couple of chances were dropped the Royals finally struck as Yuvraj Singh (28) was bowled by Dole before the impressive bowler picked up the wicket of Jayawardene (44) 2 balls later to leave the Kings XI 109-4.
After such a great partnership the hard work was undone as Ravi Bopara (8) soon followed after being run out leaving Irfan Pathan and Piyush Chawla to steer the Kingx XI past 150.