Jaipur, Apr 21 (UNI) Riding on a swashbuckling 49-ball 76 from Shane Watson, hosts Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by six wickets in the IPL Twenty20 tournament played at Sawai Mansingh stadium here tonight.
The Australian all-rounder looked in terrific form as he blasted almost all Punjab bowlers at will clouting five sixes and as many fours. Watson was involved in two invaluable partnerships as he first put on 51 for the fourth wicket with Darren Lehman (17) and followed that with a 69-run stand for the unbroken fifth wicket stand with Ravinder Jadeja (36 not out).
Earlier, Rajasthan Royal's skipper Shane Warne helped his to restrict Kings XI Punjab for a score of 166 for the loss of eight wickets after the visitors had won the toss and elected to bat.
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