IPL RCB vs KXIP: Royal Challengers Bangalore won their first match in Bengaluru after beating Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets. Chasing a tricky total of 156, Bangalore lost early wickets including Brendon McCullum and Virat Kohli but AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock resisted well and stitched a strong partnership. Later, RCB lost wickets in quick succession but De Villiers stood strong at one end and went on to score a half-century. The South African was undone by Andrew Tye but that didn’t really affect the result of the match as Washington Sundar completed the win for RCB as he hit the winning stroke.
Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Kings XI Punjab at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. RCB began their IPL 2018 campaign on a disappointing note as they lost their first match to KKR and are placed at number seven in the points table. On the other side, KXIP travel away from home after just playing one match in Mohali. The Punjab franchise that has sticked to their tradition of shuffling captains roped in a new skipper in R Ashwin who came in the side from Chennai Super Kings. Ashwin's troops were clinical in their first match against Delhi daredevils, especially KL Rahul who struck a record half-century in the history of the league. Interestingly, Rahul will now be playing against his former franchise RCB today. Along with Rahul, aggressive batsman Chris Gayle will also be up against his former team if he starts for KXIP in this match. Gayle wan't retained by RCB during the auctions.