IPL 2019, RCB vs KXIP Highlights: Bangalore beat Punjab by 17 runs. Coming out to chase 203, Punjab got off to a fantastic start with KL Rahul and Chris Gayle hammering boundaries. But the latter was dismissed by Umesh Yadav. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal added 56-runs before both were dismissed in quick succession. Miller was caught by AB de Villiers in the 19th over. KXIP reached 185/7 in 20 overs.
Earlier, Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel got off to a brisk start. Kohli flicked one from Mohammed Shami to Mandeep Singh. Patel fired a quick 43 runs, but then got a leading edge off Murugan Ashwin. Moeen Ali and Akshdeep Nath were dismissed soon afterwards. Marcus Stoinis and AB de Villiers took RCB to 202/4 in 20 overs.
IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD and the live Streaming of the today IPL match will be available on Hotstar.
Indian Premier League, 2019M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 18 September 2019
Royal Challengers Bangalore 202/4 (20.0)
Kings XI Punjab 185/7 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 42 ) Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs
There is a run out chance in the final ball. Nope, it's not out. RCB register three consecutive wins. Beat Punjab by 17 runs.
GONE! Viljoe hits one back to Parthiv Patel. Good diving catch behind the stumps. Punjab are seven wickets down.
WICKET! Virat Kohli has caught R Ashwin's straight shot in the ddeep. He then says something which is censored from our side. Ashwin throws his bat in disgust.
WICKET! What an over this one from Navdeep Saini - the pressure was building and Nicholas Pooran hit it high into the air. HE got the elevation, not the distance. ABD comes underneath it. KXIP 176/5. Punjab need 27 to win in final over.
GONE! AB de Villiers dives on his right to pluck David Miller's catch in the deep. Fantastic low catch taken and this is class stuff from one of the modern greats. KXIP 173/4
WOW! Umesh Yadav had almost got the big wicket of Nicholas Pooran, who hit it at long-off to Marcus Stoinis. But he has dropped it. Pooran dropped on 44 by Stoinis.
Back to back boundaries!
FOUR! FOUR! Tim Southee has been hit for back to back boundaries by David Miller. First one was a late cut, the second one has been pulled over deep midwicket. This is a fantastic partnership.
150 up for KXIP!
SIX! A straight six for Nicholas Pooran who has just been included in the West Indies World Cup squad. This one clears the distance.
SIX! And another one - a full toss from Moeen Ali and Pooran has pulled it towards deep midwicket. He takes Punjab's total par 150.
FOUR! What a shot that one from Pooran - he gives himself little bit of room and then hits it towards deep midwicket for a boundary.
Back to back
SIX! SIX! Nicholas Pooran is now trying to release the pressure and he is targeting Washington Sundar. Two similar shots, similar placement and similar results. Back to back sixes.
WICKET! Moeen Ali gets the big wicket of KL Rahul, who has smashed it to Tim Southee in the deep. Rahul departs for 42. Punjab are 105/3
WICKET! Mayank Agarwal hits a slow one from Stoinis to Chahal inside cover. BIG WICKET>. Mayank Agarwal departs fofr 35. Punjhab are 101./2
SIX! A flat six from Mayank Agarwal off Yuzvendra Chahal has frustrated skipper Kohli. It also brings up 50-run partnership between the two batsmen.
FOUR! Short from Stoinis, but he just doesn't have the pace to trouble the bat. Mayank swivels to pull a 130km/h bumper out to deep backward square.
SIX! Yuzvendra Chahal bowls on Rahul's pads. The batsman stepped up and then flicked it over long-on for a maxium. He is making it look easy at the moment. He follows it up with a boundary towards off-side.
WICKET! Chris Gayle mishits on a slower one from Umesh Yadav and he is caught by AB de Villiers at long-off. Virat Kohli is ecstatic. This is a BIG WICKET. KXIP 42/1
SIX! Umesh Yadav bowls a half volley to Chris Gayle and the Caribbean swashbucklingly hits it into the stands. This is class!
FOUR! KL Rahul opens the face of the bat and using the pace on the ball, glides it past midwicket for a boundary.
FOUR! Over the top from Rahul, and this time it has gone for another boundary. What a start for Punjab, this.
FOUR! Chris Gayle has slammed a slow and wide delivery from Navdeep Saini for a straight boundary. The pressure is back on Bangalore as Punjab are off to a brisk start.
Rahul joins the party!
FOUR! FOUR! After Gayle, Rahul shows that he is equally dangerous. He hammers Umesh Yadav for two straight boundaries. This is a fantastic start for Punjab.
Back to back boundaries
FOUR! FOUR! Chris Gayle slams Southee for two consecutive boundaries in the final two balls. The ball races to the ropes with the batsman using the pace on the ball. Good start for Punjab. 14 runs in the first over. Umesh Yadav is on the other end.
FOUR! Full and wide from Tim Southee- and Gayle slammed it over backward point for a boundary. First boundary in the match.
CHASE IS ON!
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle out to open the innings for Kings XI Punjab. Tim Southee starts the attack with the new ball for Bangalore. CHASE IS ON!
de VIlliers on his innings
"It was hard work. I knuckled down and tried to go at a run a ball after we lost early wickets. It was tough. At the Chinnaswamy if you get a partnership going, you can score big at the end. I felt it was a tough wicket throughout. But if you spend some time at the crease, things get easier.I told him stuff like keep your eye on the ball, stay nice and still. We focused on the basics and stayed in the moment. The bowlers kept me on my toes tonight."
- AB de Villiers
Final few overs
18th over - 16 runs
19th over - 21 runs
20th over - 27 runs
WHAT AN OVER!
4 6 4 6!
Marcus Stoinis has hammered 20 runs in the final four balls of Viljoen's over. Bangalore are over 202/4. Punjab need 203 to win.
SIX! AB de Villiers launches one at long-on for a six. That one clears the distance and the former Proteas batsman has now moved into 80s.
OUT OF THE PARK!
SIX! HOW IS THAT FREAKISHLY BE POSSIBLE! Full toss from Shami - AB de Villiers tries to slog sweep, but he sits too early, still manages to pull it outside the park. THAT IS HUGE!
Back to back sixes!
SIX! Shami bowls it fuller to de VIlliers and he comes under it for a maximum. Then he hammers another slower delivery over long-on for a consecutive sixes.
Final overs left
18 overs gone, RCB are 154/4. How many more can de Villiers and Stoinis add in the final two overs?
SIX! This will clear the distance and by some distance at that. Murugan Ashwin bowls an off-cutter, slow and short and De Villiers pulls it over deep midwicekt. Brings up 50 partnership as well.
MONSTER HIT! AB de Villiers is starting to find his groove - this time has has pulled a straight one over deep midwicket for the maximum. High and mighty.
FOUR! Short delivery from Ankit Rajpoot and this has been smashed by AB de Villiers. On the pull, he hit it over the midwicket's head. Top shot.
SIX! Marcus Stoinis goes big - he waits for the ball and then launches it straight for the maximum. HE is too good against spin and that is why he could pose a danger here.
12 overs gone
Royal Challengers Bangalore are 94/4 after 12 overs. The spinners have brought the game back for their side and Bangalore are struggling.
GONE! RBC are collapsing now and Akshdeep Nath is the next one to go. A slow delivery from Hardus Viljoen, and Rajpoot went too early with the shot. Gives away a catch to Mandeep Singh. RCB 81/4
WICKET! Ashwin strikes and Moeen Ali has to go back. The ball spun inside and knocked down the stumps, as Ali tried to defend the googly. BIG WICKET. RCB 76/3
FOUR! Great start for Moeen Ali - Fuller from Murugan and Ali just edged it between the fielders at point and slip,
WICKET! Spin works wonders for Punjab and it gets the big wicket of Parthiv Patel. Googly from Murugan Ashwin and Patel tries to flick it, gets a leading edge and an easy catch for R Ashwin. RCB 71/2