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IPL Live! Miller, Sandeep guide Kings XI to thumping win

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May 09, 2014


23:38  - Scorecard

Courtesy of a brilliant 66 from David Miller, followed by a lively spell from Sandeep Sharma has helped Kings XI thrash RCB by 32 runs. 

After posting a comptitive 198-8, after being asked to bat first, Kings XI restricted RCB for 166-9

Sandeep was the wrecker-in-chief, with figures of 3-25, which included the top three off the RCB batsmen. 

Sandeep first had Gayle walking back for four and then had Virat Kohli back in the hut the very next ball. 

Yuvraj Singh looked out of sorts and was holed out to Shivam Sharma for 3. 

AB de Villiers did try his best with a 25-ball 53, but the South African succumbed to the pressure of big score.
23:18  - Scorecard

AB de Villiers struck a brilliant 25-ball 53 to keep RCB's hopes alive in the contest.

De Villiers was at his explosive best, when he hit consecutive sixes off L Balaji, which brought his half-century.

But as we speak, Balaji had his revenge as he removed de Villiers in the same over. 

De Villiers tried to smoke another one out of the park was holed out at sweeper cover. 

RCB were 125-7 after 15.4 overs.
23:01  - Scorecard

Shivam Sharma after bagging Yuvraj in his kitty, had Albie Morkel too as the RCB all-rounder was back in the hut for 16. 

Morkel, who had hit couple of sixes in his brief stay top edged one to George Bailey at short third man. 

Kings XI well and truly in control of the match as RCB's hopes rest on another AB de Villiers blinder. 

At the end of 12 overs, RCB were 85-6, still needing 114 runs from 48 balls.
22:51  - Scorecard

Off-spinner Shivam Sharma, playing his first IPL, now strikes as he removes out-of-form Yuvraj Singh for 3. 

Yuvi chip down the track and smash the off-spinner out of the park, edged one to Virender Sehwag in slips. 

RCB are reeling at 50-5, still needing 149 runs from 63 balls.
22:47  - Scorecard

Sandeep Sharma continues to impress as he removes Parthiv Patel for 13. 

Parthiv sliced one to Wriddhiman Saha to give pacer his third wicket.

Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel made things worse when he castled Sachin Rana for 18.

At the end of 8 overs, RCB were 40-4.
22:30   - Scorecard

Sandeep Sharma struck twice off consecutive balls as Kings XI removed Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli.

Sandeep first had Gayle caught behind for 4, then had Kohli walking back to the pavillion after he edged one to wicket-keeper off his pads. 

RCB rocked early here as they were 22-2 after 5 overs.
21:53   - Scorecard

Riding high on a superb 29-ball 66 blitz from David Miller, Kings XI posted a massive 198-8 after being put into bat first. 

Kings XI were off to a fast start on a pitch that looked good for batting. The openers, Virender Sehwag and Mandeep Singh put on 60 runs for the opening wicket. 

RCB did try to fight back with quick strikes but poor bowling didn't help their cause as Kings XI batsmen continued to up the ante. 

Maxwell played cameo, but couldn't carry on as he was dismissed by Chahal. 

Chahal was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2-23 from his four overs 
21:30  - Scorecard

David Miller smoked a 23-ball 50 as Kings XI continue to score are a rapid pace. 

Harshal Patel came in for some rough treatment as he was hit for consecutive sixes by Miller, who has been terrific since the start off his innings.

No bowler has been  left out as he has hit every bowler out of the park. 

Wriddhiman Saha rubbed salt into the wounds by hitting a six as Patel over went for 26 runs.

Varun Aaron finally managed to dismiss Miller, after he hit one straight to Chahal in covers. 

Miller's 29-ball innings included 8 boundaries and three massive sixes. 

Kings XI were 170-4 after 16.3 overs.
21:06  - Scorecard

Albie Morkel brought back into the attack, strikes as he removes Kings XI skipper George Bailey for 1.

Bailey looked to push a wide from Morkel, only to edge it to Parthiv Patel behind the stumps. 

Kings XI at the end of 12 overs were 116-4.
20:53  - Scorecard

Yuzvendra Chahal strikes another blow as he packed off Glen Maxwell for 25. 

Maxwell, exchanged few words with Chahal, earlier in the over, looked to hit one out of the park, but couldn't clear Mitchell Starc, who took a neat little catch at the boundary. 

Chahal followed it with a googly to George Bailey as the Kings XI skipper lets it go. A loud appeal for LBW, but umpire turns it down. 

At the end of 9 overs, Kings XI were 93-3.
20:42  - Scorecard

Yuzvendra Chahal then had Virender Sehwag walking back after he was holed out in the deep for 30. 

Chahal, in his first over, lured Viru out as the Delhi dasher mistimed one to Virat Kohli, much to the delight of the RCB skipper. 

Kings XI were 69-2 after 7 overs.
20:38  - Scorecard

Harshal Patel provides the breakthrough for Royal Challengers Bangalore as he removes Mandeep Singh for 21.

Harshal foxed Mandeep with a slower one as the batsman tried to go over the top and was caught at long-on by Albie Morkel. 

Glen Maxwell walked in and stroked himself to a boundary off the first ball he faced. 

Kings XI were 64-1 after 6 overs. Sehwag is on 28, while Maxwell is on 4.
20:28   - Scorecard

Kings XI are off to a positive start courtesy off Virender Sehwag, who has already hit the boundary board thrice. 

Mandeep Singh too is looking aggressive as he square drives Starc for his first boundary. 

Mandeep Singh then slaps Albie Morkel through point, where Starc dives  to save a couple of runs. 

Kings XI at the end of 4 overs were 35-0. Sehwag is on 19, while Mandeep is on 10.
20:10  - Scorecard

Virender Sehwag and Mandeep Singh walk out in the middle and Mitchell Starc will share the new ball. 

Starc angles the ball across, Sehwag slashes and hits to third man for a boundary. 

Sehwag creams one through off side, but straight to AB in covers. 

Starc angles one across once again as Sehwag misses the ball. 

Sehwag flicks one off his pads for second boundary off the over. Looks in goos touch Viru. 

At the end of 2 over, Kings XI were 16-0.
19:37   Welcome to the update of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

Fans will have a treat today with the amount of big hitting available. Gayle, Sehwag, Maxwell, Miller etc. it could be raining sixes today. 

The news from the middle is that Royal Challengers have won the toss and have elected to field first. 

Skipper Virat Kohli reckons that its better to chase with the score on board. And with the weather forecast later, it always better to chase. 

Both teams have made changes to the side, as Sachin Rana and Albie Morkel come in place of Rilee Roussow and Ashoke Dinda for RCB.