Ashwin helps Punjab get controversial win

Kings XI Punjab pulled off a 14-run victory over Rajasthan Royals in their opening game of IPL 2019. But Jos Buttler's dismissal caused a controversy and became a talking point. Punjab set a target of 185 runs to chase. In reply, Rajasthan got off to a fine start with the bat, but a controversial moment involving R Ashwin and Jos Buttler completely turned the momentum in the visitors’ favour. RR could reach 170/9 in 20 overs, losing the match by 14 runs.

Buttler was looking in control and was scoring boundaries at will. Batting on 68 after 47 balls, the England international had it in him to close the match for his side. But Ashwin was smart enough to see an opportunity of causing a run out when he saw Buttler outside his crease at the non-striker’s end. The incident sparked a debate, but in the end, it was the dismissal that turned the game.