KXIP vs RCB, IPL 2019 Highlights: RCB defeated KXIP by 8 wickets. Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a fantastic start in 174-run chase. Skipper Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel stitched a 47-run stand for the opening partnership. After Patel’s dismissal, AB de Villiers and Kohli scored fifties each. After Kohli’s dismissal, Marcus Stoinis played a cameo to take his side home.
RCB need 174 to win against KXIP. Coming out to open the innings for Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chris Gayle and KL Rahul got off to a strong start before Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed the latter in his first over. Chahal then bowled a ripper to dismiss Mayank Agarwal. Sarfaraz Khan was dismissed by Siraj Khan. Sam Curran was soon trapped by Moeen Ali. Gayle remained stranded on 99 as KXIP reach 173/4 in 20 overs.
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Indian Premier League, 2019Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 20 April 2019
Kings XI Punjab 173/4 (20.0)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 174/2 (19.2)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 28 ) Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets
RCB win by 8 wickets!
FOUR! Marcus Stoinis has hammered a boundary. and then runs a couple to script RCB's first win in the season. Look at the emotions on Virat Kohli's face! He is ecstatic.. Much deserving win for RCB.
WHAT A SHOT! Full toss from Shami and De Villiers has hit it miles into the stands for a biggie. RCB now need 6 runs to win in the final over! This is all but done and dusted.
Two overs remaining
RCB need 20 to win in the final two overs.
SIX! Wider delivery and Tye has been hit for a maximum by AB de Villiers. Powerful shot from the Proteas batsman and this has reached deeper into the stands. Stand and deliver.
IN THE AIR, AND MURUGAN ASHWIN IS UNDER THIS... DROPPED! Marcus Stoinis had hit it miles into the air and Ashwin has just let it go. Lazy effort. The skipper is not pleased.
Poor start from Tye!
FOUR! Straighter and fuller from Ashwin and it is right on the pads. Stoinis has just flicked it over deep backward square. The fielder will give it a chase, but he will not get there.
FOUR! Wide outside off stump and Stoinis just glides it past the fielder at mid-off. Perfect timing, perfect placement.
17 overs gone
R Ashwin gives just six runs in the over and RCB now need 38 more to win in 18 balls. The onus will be on AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis to do that. One more wicket can really change the result.
DRAMA BEGINS! Virat Kohli slams a short ball from Shami hard towards deep midwicket. But he has hit it straight to Murugan Ashwin. He departs for 67. RCB are 128/2
15 overs gone
This marks the end of Murugan Ashwin's spell. He gave just 24 runs in 3 overs, but Kohli and Ab de Villiers have weathered the storm. RCB are 126/1 after 15 overs. Still need 48 to win in 30 balls.
TYPICAL ABD! Sam Curran bowls it straighter, ABD sits down and pulls it over the keeper's head for a maximum. Fantastic shot from the South African legend.
FIFTY! Kohli scores a half century in 37 balls. He shows his RCB badge. Points to the crest on his jersey as he soaks in the applause of the Mohali crowd.
WHAT A BOUNDARY! Ashewin pitches it wide and kohli punches it towards mid-off. The fielder had no chance to stop that one and it races to the boundary.
Horrbile fielding from KL Rahul and he allows the ball to cross the ropes for a boundary. He had plenty of time to catch hold of that ball, but perhaps the gloves missing thing hurt him.
Run rate slowing down
The Ashwins are working in tandem in slowing down the pace of the game. The two spinners have slowed down the run rate and ensured that Kohli and de Villiers do not get to hit too many shots. Spin is the key here for KXIP.
End of powerplay
FOUR! FOUR! Virat Kohli goes after Murugan Ashwin and hammers him for two consecutive boundaries. The total is now at 63/1 after 6 overs and that marks the end of powerplay.
50 up for RCB!
Two boundaries from AB de Villiers has seen RCB gone past the 50-run mark. Cheeky from De Villiers. Pitched it full, outside off, Shami, and De Villiers just opened the face of the bat, very late. Cut. It races to the boundary, using the pace on the ball and the quick outfield.
WICKET! Patel tried to go for a big one, mistimed an off-cutter from R Ashwin. The ball is taken at long-off by Mayannk Agarwal. RCB 43/1
Two consecutive boundaries from Parthiv Patel in Curran's over. RCB off to a strong start.
RCB 36/0 in 3 overs
FOUR! Overpitched from Curran and Kohli has just punched it past the fielder at short mid-on for a boundary. Class apart, Kohli. He is dealing in boundaries at the moment.
Patel joins the party!
FOUR! Third boundary in the over - Patel has pulled a short one from Shami towards deep midwicket. This is proving to be an expensive over so far.
FOUR! Lovely drive from Virat Kohli- beautiful straight driveon a fuller delivery from Shami. This will race to the ropes!
FOUR! The next one is on the middle stump, Kohli leans it to, times it to perfection. Flicks it towards backward square for the second boundary.
Good first over
Boundary of the first ball, a chance for a catch and run out chance, too much drama in the first over - good comeback from Curran after getting hit for a boundary in the first ball. Just 6 runs in it.
Shami to bowl the 2nd over.
CHASE IS ON!
Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel out to open the innings for Bangalore. Sam Curran starts the attack for Punjab. CHASE IS ON!
"Hard to bowl to him, but it's always good fun to bowl to him (on Gayle). (Two sixers and dismissals) First ball to Rahul was not good, but I would still back myself. To bowl stump to stump and I always like to take chances. They hit a couple of good shots, but I also bowled a couple of loose deliveries. There's a little bit of dew, so that's good for us. It's not a bad total, but one or two batsmen have to bat longer."
ENd of innings!
Chris Gayle hammers a boundary in the final ball and takes KXIP's total to 173/4 in 20 overs. Gayle will be left stranded on 99.
FOUR! Gayle gets a wide full toss and the Universe Boss has slammed it towards midwicket for another boundary. Moves to 95. Need a six to score a ton.
SIX! Gayle has hammered a long six towards mid-on to move into the 90s. Kohli would rue the mistake of dropping the Universe Boss.
OH MY GOD! Virat Kohli has dropped Chris Gayle for 85. Low full toss and Gayle tried to hit it for a six, could not connect, gave a chance to RCB to get out, and the skipper has let it go. KXIP 156/4
FOUR! Chris Gayle has swung this towards deep midwicket. There's a fielder in that region, but he has placed it to the right, more in the region of wide long on. One bounce, four!
FOUR! Short delivery from Navdeep Saini and Mandeep Singh has hammered it for a boundary. AB de Villiers pulled off a dive to save it, but it ran past him. KXIP 144/4
BY A FAN INSIDE THE STADIUM! SIX! A bouncer and Gayle pulled it miles into the stands. Gayle-orious shot! Brilliant catch by the fan inside the stadium.
16 overs gone
The run rate has slowed down drastically than it looked at one stage. Chris Gayle has slowed down, but now he would look to set off once again in the death overs. KXIP 127/4 after 16 overs.
WICKET! "That will be out, that will be out.. no doubt it". The commentator was confident and so were we. Sam Curran tried to reverse sweep, missed it. The ball angled in and hit the thigh pad. That is plumb.
WICKET! Bouncer from Siraj Khan and Sarfaraz Khan tries to pull it. Gets a nick off the bat and Parthiv Patel plucks the catch. KXIP 110/3 after 13 overs.
WHAT A HIT!
SIX! Sarfraz Khan has hit a beauty, down on his knees and he has padded it over the keeper's head for a six. The crowd certainly enjoyed that bit of trickery.
100 up for KXIP!
Kings XI Punjab have crossed the 100-run mark in the 12th over. Only 16 runs in the last three overs and the run rate has clearly taken a hit. But Gayle is still in the middle and there are still 8 wickets and 8 overs to go.
WICKET! WHAT A RIPPER! Mayank Agarwal has been deceived by a ripping turn and Mayank Agarwal has been cleaned up. Fantastic stuff from Chahal. You hit him for a six, he gets you out next ball. KXIP 86/2
FIFTY! Chris Gayle takes a single and brings up his half century in 28 balls. This is 27th IPL fifty, and third this season. What a player!
FOUR! Moeen Ali pitches it fuller and Mayank Agarwal sits down and places the ball towards deep backward square. He has hit it fine and the fielder will not get to it.
WICKET! Slow delivery from Chahal lures KL Rahul out of the crease. But he missed out on the ball and then wicketkeeper plucks it and takes down the stumps. KXIP 67/1