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IPL 2018 RCB vs KXIP: RCB beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down a target of 156 runs by 4 wickets and with three balls to spare

By: Express Web Desk | Bangalore | Updated: April 14, 2018 12:13:08 am
ipl live score IPL RCB vs KXIP: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab in Bangalore. (AP Photo)

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.

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IPL  2018 RCB vs KXIP Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore

00:00 (IST)14 Apr 2018
Umesh Yadav gets Man of the Match

Umesh Yadav gets man of the match for his three-for. He scalped three wickets in one over and his dismissals included Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh. That's all from our side for from this match. Join us for more coverage of IPL 2018!

23:57 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Virat Kohli hails team's perfromance

"Very happy. First home game is crucial. Last year, we couldn't get off to a start. Crowd has a lot of expectations, and tonight was a game we wanted badly, especially in the initial stages of the tournament. We knew new ball will come on nicely, and thie batsmen hit some good shots. Umesh bowled well; getting three wickets in an over is great. Our mindset is - we want our best bowlers to step up and get confident early on. When only five are playing, you have to hit your areas well. They have done well. I think 170 would have been par. (The pitch is) slightly better than the last year but against the older ball, middle overs can be difficult. We have lost two wickets in two balls in the last two games, so we have to work on them. Maybe stitch a little partnership. Back to back wickets pushes you back in the eight ball," he said

23:54 (IST)13 Apr 2018
AB de Villiers anchors RCB to win

"Really wanted to get over the line. Wanted to be not out in the end but feel sorry that I got out and put pressure on the lower order batsmen. I love guiding the team to victory being unbeaten, unfortunately couldn't do that. Anyways, credit to their bowling unit. The wicket was little bit on the slower side and Yuzi (Chahal) and Sundar bowled well. They got the important wickets and got the momentum our way at half stage. It's a really special place to play cricket - the Chinnaswamy. Get a lot of crowd support here!," ABD said.

23:53 (IST)13 Apr 2018
R Ashwin seems satisfied with the perfromance

"(On the result) I am really proud of the way the boys fought. Always thought we had our backs against the wall because we were about 20-30 short. Still we fought hard and I am proud of the guys. (If the toss is crucial this season) Cannot always depend on the tosses, tournaments are won on good performances. (Whether the RCB top order is intimidating) Not that intimidating to be honest, pressure is on them actually due to their reputations. I thought our boys did well by putting in a good effort. (On captaincy) It's good so far, I am really enjoying it. Cannot ask for anything better from the boys. (If KXIP are spin-heavy) I think the best bowlers are still going to be the best ones. This wicket wasn't exactly great for spin bowling with the dew around but we showed them what we are capable of. At the end of the day, good bowlers are still good bowlers," he said after the match.

23:43 (IST)13 Apr 2018
RCB win by 4 wickets

RCB grab a win by 4 wickets against Kings XI Punjab. After facing a defeat in the first match, RCB came back strong and won their first match in IPL 2018

23:32 (IST)13 Apr 2018

Mandeep Singh departs after he fails to make his ground. A good throw from Mayank Dagar. RCB lose 6th. They still need 6 off 8. It isn't a difficult task though especially Washington Sundar out there in the middle

23:28 (IST)13 Apr 2018

RCB have lost AB de Villiers and it's the fifth wicket that has gone down. De Villiers tried to hit that one away for another six but didn't time it completely and Karun Nair takes a good catch in the deep

23:23 (IST)13 Apr 2018

AB de Villiers is one fire as he completes his half-century with a six. He came down the track against Mohit Sharma and send the ball for a maximum to long on boundary

23:21 (IST)13 Apr 2018

AB de Villiers takes on the dangerous Mujeeb as he strikes two back to back sixes off him. RCB now need 22 off 18 with 6 wickets in hands. These two deliveries have surely changed the course of the game

23:12 (IST)13 Apr 2018
KXIP look for more wickets

Kings XI Punjab need to remove both these batsmen. AB de Villiers has the ability to guide his side home but Mandeep Singh is also dangerous when he gets going. He has shown his abilities in previous matches while playing for RCB

23:03 (IST)13 Apr 2018
100 for RCB

With the end of 14 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore have brought up their 100. They are 100/4 and need 56 more in 36 balls with AB de Villiers and Mandeep Singh out there in the middle

22:54 (IST)13 Apr 2018

Two in two for Aswhin and Sarfraz departs for a golden duck. Sarfaraz tried to guide that one to the third man but he edged the ball and it went straight to Nair's hands

22:51 (IST)13 Apr 2018

Quinton de Kock has been sent back in the hut by R Ashwin. The left-hander came down the track but missed the ball completely.  RCB 87/3

22:47 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Bangalore 79 for 2 after 10

Quinton de Kock makes it a big over for Bangalore. A four and a six off Ashwin in the 10th over. Bangalore are 79 for 2 at the halfway stage. They need 77 runs off 60 balls

22:42 (IST)13 Apr 2018

So the timeout has been taken and RCB is 67/2 in 9 overs. Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers are out there in the middle and these two need to stay for a long time to take the hosts over the line

22:41 (IST)13 Apr 2018

Quinton de Kock survives. It was a loud appeal from Kings XI Punjab but the umpire doesn't give that out. KXIP go upstairs but the impact is Umpire's Call and de Kock survives. This is a bit unlucky for KXIP but that how the decision stands. 

22:33 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Quinton de Kock continues his form

RCB might have lost skipper Virat Kohli but opener Quinton de Kock hasn't been hesitant in dispatching the bad deliveries to the boundary rope. Quinton De Kock is out in the middle with AB de Villiers

22:21 (IST)13 Apr 2018
WICKET! Virat Kohli b Mujeeb

GONE! Big wicket for Kings XI and Mujeeb! Sensational delivery from the youngster. It's googly and Kohli has missed it completely. Bowled through the gate

22:17 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Kohli-De Kock gets going

Kings XI need to get Kohli out if they want to stop Bangalore. Virat Kohli has raced to 21 off just 13 balls. Bangalore are 32 for 1 after four overs

22:07 (IST)13 Apr 2018
Virat Kohli in

10 runs off the first over! Virat Kohli is the new man in for RCB and Bangalore crowd loves it. Ashwin will take the new ball from the other end

ipl live IPL Live Score RCB vs KXIP in Bengaluru

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.