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IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB Highlights: KL Rahul inflicts 97-run defeat on RCB

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB Highlights: KL Rahul scored 132* as KXIP put on 206/3 in 20 overs. RCB were all out for 109. They lost by 97 runs.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 25, 2020 8:37:55 am
iplIPL: KXIP beat RCB by 97 runs.

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) won by 97 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on the back of a KL Rahul 132* — the highest individual IPL score by an Indian — on Thursday.

Batting first, KXIP scored 206/3 in 20 overs. KL Rahul (132*) and Mayank Agarwal (26) got Punjab off to a fluent start. Yuzvendra Chahal (1/25) got RCB the first breakthrough in the 7th over. It was Shivam Dube who got them their next two wickets, as Rahul kept losing partners in the middle overs. Rahul went into carnage mode in the death overs, as KXIP scored 206/3 in 20 overs. RCB, needing 207 to win, were off to a disastrous start in the chase, being reduced to 4/3 in the third over. AB de Villiers (28) and Aaron Finch (20) put on a short rescue act before Punjab’s leg spinners started ruling the roost in the middle overs. Ravi Bishnoi (3/32) and Murugan Ashwin (3/21) were the pick of the bowlers. RCB were eventually bowled out for 109, suffering their fourth heaviest defeat of all time in the IPL.

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IPL 2020, RCB vs KXIP Highlights:

23:13 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Brief Scores

RCB were haunted by familiar demons today - death overs bowling and top order collapses. They were helpless in front of KL Rahul's 132* tonight. KXIP have scripted a comprehensive win, something that will ease their demons of a controversial Super Over defeat last time out.

Brief Scores: KXIP 206/3 (Rahul 132*, Mayank 26, Dube 2/33, Chahal 1/25) beat RCB 109 all out (Sundar 30, ABD 28*, Murugan 3/21, Bishnoi 3/32) by 97 runs

23:02 (IST)24 Sep 2020
KXIP win by 97 runs

Chahal comes in at 11 with a very unimpressed expression. Steyn and Chahal left with the ignominy of closing out this innings. Chahal is lbw off the last ball. RCB are all out for 109. KXIP pull off a 97-run win. This is RCB's second heaviest ever defeat.

22:59 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB 106/9 after 16.2

Murugan bowls the 17th. Saini hits an inside out four off the first ball. And is out off the next ball, swinging and missing, giving Murugan his second wicket. It's been a leggie's dream day for KXIP today - with head coach Kumble watching on from the dugout. 

22:51 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Sundar out for 30 - RCB 101/8 after 15.2

Saini in at 9 as Maxwell continues his spell. Sundar continues attacking but doesn't get the distance often enough. Pooran misfields in the deep to give him a boundary. Bishnoi bowls his last in the 16th. Sundar starts the over with a six down the ground. Goes for another lofted shot the next ball and is caught by Mayank. Bishnoi's third wicket of the night, after having gone for 15 in his first over. RCB still 105 away from KXIP's score.

Largest wins for Kings XI Punjab in IPL so far (by runs):

111 vs RCB @ Dharamsala, 2011
76 vs MI @ Mohali, 2011
72 vs SRH @ Sharjah, 2014
66 vs MI @ Mohali, 2008
50 vs MI @ Dharamsala, 2013

22:45 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB 88/7 after 14

Umesh is in at 8 to join Sundar. Bishnoi bowls his third. Sundar gives him the charge. Gets five runs off the first 5 balls. Umesh, on strike for the last ball, swings and misses, and is out bowled for a duck. Bishnoi picks up his second wicket. First all out of the season coming up?

22:40 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB 83/6 after 13

Maxwell bowls the 13th over as Rahul looks to test his 5th bowling options. Maxwell bowls Dube out for 12 with a quicker ball off the last ball of the over. RCB get 3 runs off Maxwell's over and lose Dube's wicket, their 6th.

22:36 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB 80/5 after 12

Shami returns in the 11th over. Sundar takes a swipe at him and the ball lands just short of third man. Murugan Ashwin looks to have done enough to stop the four, but replays show his feet touched the rope. Four to start off but just three singles in the rest of the over. Neesham continues in the 12th over. Dube picks up a short ball and smashes a six to midwicket.

22:27 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB 63/5 after 10

It's been KXIP all the way today. At no point of the match has RCB been on top of this match. Sundar and Dube happy to play out Murugan's over without incident. A first look at James Nessham in the 10th over as KXIP decide they can take their foot off the gas for a bit. 

22:17 (IST)24 Sep 2020
ABD out for 28 - RCB 57/5 after 8.2

ABD gets a four to start off the 9th over. Goes for a shot in the same area off the next ball, but it's a googly from Murugan and Sarfaraz - the fielder who put in a bootless effort to stop the four - comes under the catch. RCB lose all their specialist batsmen with next to nothing on the board and a 200 target to chase down. Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube in the middle for RCB, with 150 needed off 70 balls.

22:13 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Finch out for 20 - RCB 53/4 after 7.5

Murugan Ashwin bowls his first over of the season. Finch sweeps him for four to start off. Good comeback in the over from Murugan. Just 4 more runs from it. Bishnoi continues in the 8th. And he picks up Finch's wicket. Finch goes for 20. The fourth wicket falls after a 36-run stand that promised to return normalcy to the RCB chase. 

22:04 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB 40/3 after 6

Ravi Bishnoi's skiddy leg spin in the 6th over. Finch misses the first ball, lofts a shot back over the bowler's head to get a four off the second ball. Finch looks to back away and make room against the spinner, Bishnoi follows him, so much so that he bowls a leg side wide. KL Rahul seen having a talk with his young spinner. ABD pulls for four off the third ball. Bishnoi under pressure. The over ends with another boundary. 15 runs off the over.

21:59 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB 25/3 after 5

De Villiers signals his intentions as Cottrell bowls the fourth over. A six over long on sets the fake crowd noise going 'ABD, ABD'! Might need to set it to default if ABD gets going. A four through the covers later in the over. 14 runs off the over - the first sign that RCB are not going down tonight without a fight.

21:53 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Reprieve for Finch - RCB 11/3 after 3.4

RCB look to wake up from the nightmare they find themselves in. Shami gets one wrong, bowls a full toss. Finch swings and gets a four. Next ball, there are hige appeals. Finch is given out caught behind. He Reviews. No bat. Check for Lbw. Not out on that count too. Finch survives. 

21:47 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Kohli out for 1 - RCB 4/3 after 2.4

Cottrell back to bowl the 3rd. RCB two down with almost nothing on the board. Kohli defends. Skies it off the fourth ball. Kohli is out for 1. RCB 4/3 after 2.4 That's an unbelievable scorecard reading. De Villiers joins Finch with the chase looking close to ending even before it began.

21:42 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Shami strikes - RCB 3/2 after 1.3

Shami, bowling the 2nd over, bowls with fire too. Finch manages to get a single and get off the mark. Philippe not so lucky. The umpire slowly raises his finger as Shami raps him on the pad. RCB two down! And now it's time for Kohli to come in at 4. And he gets off the mark with a quick single. 

21:39 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB 2/1 after 1

A big change in the RCB batting order. Josh Philippe is in at 3 to join Finch. The captain-dropping-themselves-down-the-order syndrome is catching on, it would seem. Despite Karthik going the other way for KKR yesterday. Cottrell keeps beating the bat. An excellent start from him.

21:35 (IST)24 Sep 2020
RCB's chase begins - Padikkal falls for 1

207 to get. Padikkal and Finch begin the RCB innings. Sheldon Cottrell bowls the first over for KXIP. And he strikes in the first over! Brings out his trademark celebration. The young RCB opener cannot follow up on his heroics on debut. RCB 2/1 after 4 balls.

21:20 (IST)24 Sep 2020
KXIP score 206/3 in 20 overs

It's Shivam Dube for the 20th over - and not Umesh - with RCB paying the price for extra pace today. Karun Nair pulls him for four off the second ball. Rahul on strike for the second half of the over. And he ends with a bang - 4, 6, 6! What a finish! What a show from KL Rahul, who ends at 132 off 69. That's the highest ever IPL score by a captain. KXIP score 206/3.

There were 5 100s last IPL season - one of them scored by Rahul. Rahul has scored the first 100 of IPL 2020. His effort leading from the front has led KXIP to a huge total. Can RCB chase this down?

21:12 (IST)24 Sep 2020
100 for KL Rahul - Carnage from him in the over - KXIP 183/3 after 19

Steyn back in the 19th. Six off the first ball to midwicket. Four off the second ball to third man. 100 for KL Rahul! Off 62 balls. The first 100 of the season. A huge pull off the fourth ball. 95 metres that travels over midwicket. Fifth ball - another six. A carnage from KL Rahul. Steyn has a smile on his face and it looks like a smile of resignation. Four off the last ball. 26 runs off the over. Steyn ends with 0/57.

21:10 (IST)24 Sep 2020
Kohli drops Rahul again! This time on 89 - KXIP 157/3 after 18

Saini bowls the 18th. Tries to take the pace off the ball. Karun Nair sees what he is doing and scoops him for four past the keeper. Rahul cuts Saini's 5th slower ball of the over for four to move to 89. Off the last ball, Virat Kohli drops KL Rahul again!