Shaun Marsh smashed a century to lead Kings XI Punjab to a convincing 41-run victory against Rajasthan Royals in their inconsequential IPL encounter at PCA stadium on Wednesday. Put in to bat, the Punjab team, riding on Marsh’s 115-run knock reached a massive 221 for three and then restricted the visitors to 180 for seven in their quota of 20 overs.
Young leg spinner Piyush Chawla was the most successful bowler for the hosts with brilliant figures of 4-0-35-3. Niraj Patel (57) and Yousuf Pathan (39) did their best for the Royals but their effort was not enough to overhaul the big target.
Though both the teams have already made the semi-final grade, which made the match inconsequential yet the Punjab team enter the knockout stage with the momentum.