The Day 29 0f IPL 2015 saw Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 138 runs courtesy the huge Gayle Storm. The Caribbean star played a breathtaking innings of 117 to help RCB rise to third place in the IPL 8 points table. Day 30, Thursday will see a double header with defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) taking on unpredictable Delhi Daredevils later in the day. While Rajasthan Royals (RR) eying top finish will play Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Also Catch the updated Points Table of Pepsi IPL 2015.
Highlights of Day 29, May 6, Match 40: Gayle Storm hits Kings XI Punjab
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), riding high on a hurricane century by Chris Gayle, handed out a massive 138-run defeat to a spiritless and spineless Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match and moved into the third spot with their fifth win in 10 outings. t was a hiding of sorts as RCB piled up 226 for three which left visiting skipper George Bailey ruing his decision to field after winning the toss, and under pressure, the visitors collapsed to 88 in 13.4 overs as pacemen Mitchell Starc (4 for 15) and Sreenath Aravind (4 for 24) sliced through the line-up. Gayle struck a brilliant 117 off 57 balls, with seven fours and 12 sixes.
Day 30 Schedule – May 7, Match 41: Rajasthan eye top spot, Sunrisers need breather
After snapping their losing streak with a win over Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals will now look to keep themselves on course for a play-off berth with another dominating show against an inconsistent Sunrisers Hyderabad. Royals have a strong batting order led by opener and tournament’s highest scorer Ajinkya Rahane, besides captain Shane Watson and Steve Smith to nullify the Sun Risers’ attack and post a big score or chase one. The Shane Watson-led squad would be keen to regain their focus after a short break and apply the knock-out punch on Sunrisers as another win could virtually ensure their berth in the play-offs with two games left in hand.
Team Form and Match Prediction: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Royals had blasted off to a great start by winning first five matches, before losing their way a bit with three losses and two no results but the 14-run win over Delhi on Sunday arrested the slide. Sunrisers, on the other hand, have blown hot and cold right through the tournament and are currently placed at the second-last rung of the points table but the David Warner-led side will have a chance to avenge their humiliating 6-wicket defeat to the Royals at Vishakapatnam on April 16. The Match 41, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will take place at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The match will start at 4.00 pm IST with the live coverage and telecast on Sony Max and Sony Six for Indian viewers.
Day 30 Schedule – May 7, Match 42: Confident KKR take on inconsistent Daredevils
Supremely confident on home turf, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will look to continue their forward march when they face an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils in the IPL T20 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens. The smiles are back on KKR team after they returned to winning ways at home against SunRisers Hyderabad in their last match. While, After their sixth loss in IPL 2015, DD, who started the season with a lot of promise with big signings in Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Mathews and Zaheer Khan, face the prospect of an early elimination.
Team Form and Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils
Slipping to the sixth spot with eight points, DD’s survival hopes appear bleak as they may have the onerous task to win all their remaining four matches to stay in contention for a last four berth. KKR on the other hand are third in the table with 11 points from 10 matches. The Gautam Gambhir-led side has two more home matches left — DD and Kings XI Punjab on May 10 — and they would look to keep the momentum going to brighten their playoff hopes.
The Match 42, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils will take place at the Eden Gardens. The match will start at 8.00 pm IST with the live coverage and telecast on Sony Max and Sony Six for Indian viewers. ( With inputs from Agencies). Check Out: IPL 2015 Schedule – All Match Fixtures and Complete Time Table of IPL.