Rediff – IMAGE: Shane Warne and Ajinkya Rahane of the Rajatshan Royals chat.


  • Photograph: BCCITheir fate hanging by a thread, Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane believes his side still can qualify for the play-offs even after a bitter six-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League here.
  • After a great start by Jos Buttler and Rahul Tripathi, Rajasthan were bundled out for 142, which was chased down by KKR in 18 overs on Tuesday night.
  • Rahane admitted that they have not batted well this season as they should have posted something around 175-180 on Tuesday, especially after the magnificent start provided by Buttler and Tripathi.
  • “After the magnificent start given by Rahul Tripathi and Jos Buttler, we did not string any partnerships.
  • But Rahane said Rajasthan have good overseas players to replace the Englishmen.

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