view more view less scorecard No data available! Rajarshi Gupta JaipurMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 00:00 IST Kings XI Punjab got their IPL 2019 campaign off to a winning start but in controversial circumstances (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs on MondayThis was KXIP’s first victory over Rajasthan Royals in JaipurThe match was highlighted by a Mankad controversyKings XI Punjab won a thriller after Rajasthan Royals’ chase was derailed following the controversial dismissal of Jos Buttler. Royals were cruising in their chase of 185 when KXIP skipper R Ashwin Mankaded Buttler in the 13th over of the innings. Buttler had to walk off after TV replays confirmed he was well short of the crease.From 108 for 1 in 12.4 overs, Rajasthan Royals were reduced to 164 for 8 in 19.1 overs. It would be unfair to take anything away from a spectacular bowling performance by Kings XI Punjab but Rajasthan Royals would wonder how differently things could have ended for them had Buttler not been Mankaded at that crucial stage of the game.The match will be remembered for the controversy involving R Ashwin and Jos Buttler.Royals were in a comfortable position in their chase of 185 with Buttler looking like he would storm to his maiden T20 hundred. He was on fire for the Royals in 2018 and he continued from he left off when he walked in to bat with Ajinkya Rahane – the duo added 78 for the first wicket before Rahane fell to Ashwin in the ninth over.R Ashwin bowled well – he gave away only 20 runs off his four overs and picked the key wicket of Rahane. But his decision to Mankad Buttler sparked a controversy. England cricketers Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy were immediately critical on Twitter while Dale Steyn said he did not see R Ashwin winning any Spirit of the Cricket awards.Opnions were also divided in the commentary box and this debate does not look like settling down any time soon.advertisementBut at the end of the night, credit must be given to KXIP for a spirited bowling display. Mujeeb Ur Rahman was brilliant as he often is, picking up 2 for 31 off 4 overs. Mohammed Shami, who has been one of India’s top pacers in Tests and ODIs for a while, bowled his 4 overs for 33 runs while Ankit Rajpoot was clinical in the last over, picking up two wickets.Chris Gayle got off to a slow start but once he got his eyes in, he was unstoppable. Gayle became the fastest man to reach 4000 IPL runs and then bludgeoned his way to his 25th IPL fifty. He looked well set to bring up his 7th hundred in the IPL but Ben Stokes dismissed him 21 runs short of the milestone.Besides Chris Gayle, there was very little from any of the other KXIP batsmen. KL Rahul was dismissed for 4 in the first over while Mayank Agarwal made 22. However, Sarfaraz Khan played beautifully and smashed an unbeaten 46 off 29 balls including 6 fours and 1 six.Joffra Archer did not pick any wickets but he was the pick of the bowlers for the Royals. The West Indian youngster gave away only 17 runs in his four overs; Ben Stokes picked two wickets including that of Gayle and Pooran.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow RR vs KXIPFollow IPL 2019Follow Kings XI PunjabFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow R AshwinFollow Jos Buttler commentary graphs advertisement RR vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Kings XI win in Jaipur after Ashwin-Buttler Mankad controversyIPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs to get off to a winning start in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. Chasing 185, Rajasthan Royals managed 170 for 9 off their 20 overs after R Ashwin Mankaded Jos Buttler for 69.
The Ohio State men’s soccer team (2-6-4, 0-2-1) ended a four-game scoreless streak when it tied the No. 18 Michigan State Spartans, 1-1, in double overtime. The Buckeyes have now gone eight matches without recording a win.Buckeye coach John Bluem said he was impressed with the way the team fought back against the Spartans.“I think today was one of the best efforts all season. Everybody who played worked extremely hard and we worked together has a team,” he said. “It was good to finally score and again, I feel bad for the guys that they couldn’t get a win today because they deserve to get a win because they try hard and their spirits are fantastic.”Buckeye junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic scored the game-tying goal with less than six minutes left in regulation.Redshirt-junior midfielder Kofi Agyapong sent in a low cross from the left side of the field to Ivancic, who was waiting back post. Ivancic controlled the ball and found the back of the net, sending the game into overtime. It was Ivancic’s second goal of 2013.Ivancic, who now leads the Buckeyes in goals scored, said the team showed a lot of hard work in the game against a tough in-conference opponent.“We possessed the ball a lot better than we have been and we showed a lot of resiliency, and we got a goal, which was big,” Ivancic said. “I think that if we can get a couple more goals in our next game it will really jump start the team.”MSU (7-1-2, 1-0-1) outshot the Buckeyes 5-2. Fortunately for OSU, redshirt-junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov was able to save the only two Spartan shots that were on goal, maintaining the draw.The Spartans scored the first goal of the match in the 64th minute when junior forward Adam Montague headed the ball past Ivanov to give MSU a 1-0 lead. Montague fired nine shots in the match and the goal was his fourth of the season.Ivanov, who recorded eight saves in the match, said that getting a point out of a game like this is big as the team heads into the later part of their schedule.“(The goal) was good for motivation for the team to try and get more goals,” he said. “It’s good for our confidence and shows we can play against anyone left on our schedule, so hopefully we can continue playing like this and get some wins in our upcoming games.”OSU will be back in Columbus when it plays No. 14 Northwestern Oct. 20. The match will be played in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium and is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m.