The West Indian was the top-scorer for KKR in their last match, contributing 75 runs.
Royals still have a chance of qualifying if they win final league game, though their NRR is -0.403.
KKR will play their next game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday. Kuldeep Yadav's brilliant bowling helped demolish the batting unit of the Royals.
Rajasthan were slow to get off the blocks and nearly put themselves out of reckoning before some individual brilliance from England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler catapulted them back into reckoning. "I bowled a normal slower delivery at first, and when he thought that I will do the same in the next delivery, I bowled a quicker one and it worked". After such a rousing start, which took RR to 68/1 in 6 overs, it was expected that RR will accumulate in access of 200 easily. "I hadn't come to the stadium for any of the matches this season". But the work will be very tough.
CSK and SRH have already qualified for the playoffs. Besides, KKR is in 3rd position. The win did miracles for KKR in the table, all but sealing their playoff spot while putting RR all but out of contention of the top 4.
Earlier in 6th May, 2018 the 38th match of the tournament was executed.
Mavi had started the innings with one that jagged back and bounced sharply leading to Rahul Tripathi edging and Nitish Rana spilling it at slip. That skipper Ajinkya Rahane is in the middle of a lean patch will augur well for the KKR team who will look to conclude their last home match of the round robin league on a high. Top orders were nearly failed in front of the opponent bowlers.
After Over 10: RR - 92 runs with the loss of 3 wickets.
KXIP can not afford to lose either of their next two matches as their NRR took a heavy beating following their 10-wicket loss to RCB.
Later, Kings XI Punjab started to chase the score. Sunil Narine has been doing a great job for the Knight Riders with the ball even with his remodeled action, while Jofra Archer has clearly made an impact this season in the RR camp. Gayle was failed in that day. Apart from the wicketkeeper-batsman, who has scored 548 runs, none of their batsmen have been consistent.
Now, with Buttler set to leave, Tripathi may have been pushed up the order so he can play the role of the aggressor from the next game.
However, Lynn faced 42 deliveries and counted five fours and one six as he added 48 for the fourth wicket with Karthik to pull the innings around for 69 for three. Agarwal and Patel also did not make any good score. In 18.4 overs Kings XI Punjab got the most desiring victory in IPL 2018.