IPL 6: Rahane, Samson take Rajasthan Royals home by 8 wickets

Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets in Mohali.

updated: May 09, 2013 19:39 IST
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There was a look of satisfaction on Rahul Dravid's face when he won the toss, and that stayed with him throughout Rajasthan Royals' game against Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali on Friday (May 9). And why not, because Rajasthan hardly broke sweat on their way to a crushing eight-wicket win to reclaim the second spot in the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013 standings.

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The win was set up primarily by Kevon Cooper, whose three wickets decelerated Punjab's innings at a time when a total in excess of 160 looked likely. That spark rubbed off on Ajinkya Rahane (59 not out) who continued in his rich vein of form to register his third consecutive fifty as Rajasthan breezed past the Punjab score of 145 for 6 with one over to spare.

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