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IPL updates: RCB beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets

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23:42   De Villiers stars with the bat


RCB 159-6 (19.3 ovs) vs KXIP 155 (19.2 ovs) Scorecard


RCB beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets to end their 5-match losing streak at their home ground.

Sundar brings the winning runs with a four.

With 5 needed off the last over, it's pressure everywhere.

Mohit is given the last over to bowl.

Short ball and Sundar connects and that is a four down to third. Now just one needed off 5. 

Mohit then bowls a widish ball and Sundar fishes. The umpire refrains from calling it a wide.

1 off 4 balls needed.

Width ball and Sundar just whacks it through covers for a four. Those are the winning runs.

Mandeep is gone here with six needed off 8 deliveries.

RCB lose their fifth wicket.

Sundar is the new man in and he gets off the mark with a single.

Woakes is on strike and that a brilliant ball to end the over. Tye has Woakes fishing and with that dot ball RCB need 5 off the last over. 

Woakes is the new batsman in for De Villiers and he gets off the mark with a single.

Mandeep then plays the ball to deep mid-wwicket and the batsmen run hard for a couple.

Mandeep then played it to the leg side, called for 2, the throw from the deep was good and Mandeep is short of the crease. 

RCB need just 10 off two overs.

Tye comes back in the over.

Short and wide, De Villiers tries to look for that six over point, cuts hard and holes out to the man at deep point.

He goes for 57 off 40. It's a job well done.





Mohit Sharma comes back to bowl and Mandeep takes a single.


De Villiers picks the slower one and sends it over the long-on for a six! 

He gets to his fifty and now puts RCB in a winning position.

De Villiers then plays a couple and then gets a single.

Mandeep then takes a single.

De Villiers safely plays out the yorker to end the over with a single.

Mujeeb comes back into the attack 

Mandeep rocks back and just pulls it to mid-wicket for a four!

De Villiers then takes on the bowler, he just swings his arms and sends the ball over the deep for a six.

He then pulls the ball over deep mid-wicket for a consecutive sixes to possibly turn the game in RCB's favour.
23:22   RCB stand chance

RCB 115-4 (16 ovs) vs KXIP 155 (19.2 ovs) Scorecard



The match is well-poised now as 47 is needed off 30 and Tye continues.


The batsmen have managed just 4 runs off 5 balls. The batsmen have not gotten a chance to free their arms.

De Villiers gets a couple to long-off, the shot comes off the bottom of the bat. 

Nicely done by Tye as only six come off the over.

Mohit Sharma comes back into the attack.


De Villiers gives RCB a boundary after 25 balls as 9 come off the over.

Tye comes back into the attack and he starts with a wide. 

The batsmen then rotate the strike for 3 singles.

De Villiers then whacks the ball to long-on for a single.

Mandeep then runs a couple to bring up the team 100.

Axar continues and the batsmen just rotate the strike for five off the over.
23:00   De Kock, Sarfaraz out


RCB 88-4 (12 ovs) vs KXIP 155 (19.2 ovs) Scorecard

Ashwin continues.

After bowling a dot, Ashwin finally gets his man. De Kock tries to come down and is bowled all ends up.

Next ball, Sarfaraz Khan tries to play a cute shot, only holes out to first slip as RCB are now four wickets down and Ashwin is on a hat-trick.

Mandeep is the new batsman, fuller ball and he starts with a defensive shot.

He then gets off the mark with a single.

De Villiers on strike and dot ball to end the over.

Axar continues and the batsmen here are picking the gaps easily and De Kock brings up the 50 partnership and reverse sweeps the bowler for a four.

De Kock then goes after a big one, gets a top edge but the ball lands in no man's land. 

8 runs come off the over.

Ashwin comes back into the attack and De Kock is treating the bowler with disdain.

He first hits him for a beautiful six over the bowler and follows that up with a four on the leg side. 

12 runs come off the over.

Axar comes back into the attack.

Dot ball first up and second ball, he gets De Kock right on the knee roll. Review taken by Punjab but they have lost it as it was hitting outside off.

De Villiers then cuts it but can't penetrate the in-field.

Next ball, he plays a lovely cover drive for a couple.

Just three come off that 9th over.
22:40   RCB going on alright after Powerplay overs


RCB 64-2 (8 ovs) vs KXIP 155 (19.2 ovs) Scorecard


Mohit Sharma comes into the attack. 

Short ball to start and De Villiers just pulls it lustily over deep mid-wicket for a lovely six!

De Villiers follows that up with a single. 

Short ball again and De Kock just pulls it past short fine leg for a boundary.

He then scampers through for a single.

Then De Villiera plays a defensive shot for a dot.

De Villiers then just crunches the ball through the cover region, what a shot!

16 runs come off the over. 

Mujeeb continues and De Villiers is happy to just take the singles.

De Kock comes to pitch of the ball and plays it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

He then gets a single to deep mid-wicket.

That ball comes back in, nicely dealt with by De Villiers.

He then gets a single to long-off.


Ashwin comes back into the attack. 

De Kock chips the 2nd ball over mid-wicket for a four.

The batsmen then just rotate the strike.

Four singles and that one boundary in the Ashwin over as the Powerplay overs come to an end.
22:24   RCB lose 2nd wicket

RCB 33-2 (5 ovs) vs KXIP 155 (19.2 ovs) Scorecard



De Villiers comes at the fall of Kohli's wicket and he starts with a dot.

Mujeeb continues.

De Kock gets a single off a innovative shot behind the keeper off the 2nd ball of the over.

Two dot balls later, Kohli is a goner!

Kohli foxed by Mujeeb as the ball keeps low and it's slow and it just crashes into the stumps as Kohli tries to drive. 

Kohli is now gone for 21 off 16. 

What a delivery!




Tye comes into the attack and gives Kohli a nice pacy ball, straight at the batsman, Kohli then whips it to fine leg for a boundary.

Two balls later he gets a single.

De Kock then hits the ball straight down the ground for a single.

The ball is  gift, and Kohli just comes down the wicket and plays a lovely cover drive for a boundary.

Dot ball to end the over as 10 come off it.

Kohli on fire here. 


Afghan offie Majeeb now comes in to bowl and Kohli starts with a single.

After 4 balls RCB get a leg-bye.

Kohli then whips the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

Dot to end the over.

22:12   Lose McCullum early


RCB 14-1 (2 ovs) vs KXIP 155 (19.2 ovs) Scorecard


Ashwin opens the bowling at the other end.

WOW!

Kohli just deftly cuts it past the keeper's gloves to start the over with a four.

He then gets a single.

De Kock then just caresses it through the gap on the off side for a four.



Axar Patel opens the bowling for Punjab and he gets Brendon McCullum off the 2nd ball. McCullum tries to make room and play it above the in-field on the off side but only manages to find the point fielder.

Kohli gets off the mark with a cracking shot through point. Misfield and the ball races through cover point for a boundary.

He then gets a single.

De Kock then just cuts the ball through covers, another mis-field and the ball races to the boundary.10 runs come off the opening over.

21:53   Punjab dismissed inside twenty overs


KXIP 155 (19.2 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard


RCB bowlers have done well here to dismiss Kings XI Punjab for just 155 within the twenty overs, especially after KL Rahul had gotten the visitors to a brisk start. 

All kudos to Umesh Yadav who started the rot for Punjab after he dismissed Agarwal, Finch and Yuvraj in the 4th over.

That opened the floodgates and despite Rahul and Nair's brief fightback, Punjab could never accelerate like they did early in the innings, losing wickets in clumps.

Captain Ashwin's rearguard took their score past the 150-mark but that is not going to be enough against a strong RCB batting line-up.

Woakes continues and starts with a wide.

Mohit then gets off the mark with a single to the on side.

Short ball, Majeeb then tries to hit the ball, gets nothing on it and is caught out for a duck.



With seven balls to go Majeeb is the last batsman in as Ashwin was the ninth wicket to fall.

Majeeb does well to start with a dot.

Chahal comes into the attack.

Ashwin gets a single to cover point.

Sharma then gets a single, Ashwin then plays the ball to mid-wicket for a couple.

Ashwin comes down the track and slaps the slower ball over long-off for 6!

Chahal now bowls it wide and quick, gets a little turn and Ashwin tries to go after him again but is 

stumped in the bargain. Third umpire says he is out and he is out for a well made 33 off 21. 

Mohit Sharma is the new batsman but the batsmen had crossed. Ashwin has strike. He takes a single off 

the last ball of the 18th over to keep strike.

Woakes comes back in to bat and Tye gets a single.

Ashwin then slams a shot over deep mid-off for a four.

He then tries to reverse sweep but then just manages to play it to backward point for a single.


The next ball is a wide.

Tye then frees his arms, up and under, gets the elevation but not the reach and is caught at long on. 

He goes for 7 and that's Punjab's 8th wicket down.


Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack but the batsmen keep the scorecard ticking and 8 runs come off 

the over.

Sundar continues as Andrew Tye is the new batsman in.

5 runs come off the over as a strategic timeout is called.

21:23   7 down with 5 overs to go

KXIP 122-7 (15 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard



Khejroliya continues, he bowls short and on the leg stump and Ashwwin just plays it down wide of deep square leg for a boundary.

The batsmen then take a couple of singles.

Ashwin then finds the short ball and just times it through covers for a boundary.

He then gets a single.

LBW appeal against Axar Patel who has beebn hit thud on the pads off the last ball of the over. Umpire raises his finger, the batsmen review it but lose the review and Punjab lose their 8th wicket.

Ashwin is the new batsman in and he gets off the mark with his 2nd delivery, gets a single to mid-wicket. 

Axar takes a single to long off. 

Stoinis just comes down the ground and hammers a six over long off.

Next ball he comes down again, Sundar slips in a quicker one, Stoinis misses it and De Kock just calmly whips off the bails to send the batsman back to the hut.

Sundar continues and that is a leg bye for Stonis. 

Kohli asks for the review for LBW but RCB lose a review.

Khejroliya gets the breakthrough as Nair tries to go after the bowling but he is clean bowled and Punjab are now 5 down.

Khejroliya comes into the attack.

Nair takes a single off the 2nd ball off the over.

Stoinis and Nair keep the scorecard ticking. 

Stoinis living dangerously, nearly holed out to deep mid-wicket, falls just short of the fielder.
21:07   Punjab four down


KXIP 98-4 (12 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard



Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman in and he starts with a dot.

He then gets off the mark with a couple to cover.

Stonis then gets a single to long-on.

Nair then gets a single to short cover.

sundar continues and he takes out Rahul who plays a wreckless shot. 

Rahul goes after a ball that was not there to be hit, gets the top-edge and is caught at short-third man and he is gone for 47 off 30.

44 come off the last 5 overs.

Chahal continues and Nair sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple.

He then gets a single to deep square leg.

Rahul then tries the helicopter shot and gets couple to backward point.

After a single to Rahul, Nair reverse sweeps and gets a boundary down to third man.

Last ball is a dot and 10 runs come off that over.



Washington Sundar comes into the attack and Nair starts with a single.

Rahul then gets a single to mid-icket.

Nair then comes down the track but De Villiers gets a good slide in at the deep mid-wicket boundary to keep it down to only a single.

Just five runs come off the over.

Chahal continues and both batsmen are now happy to just keep the scorecard ticking with singles and twos.

After taking four singles, Rahul plays the ball fine and ends the over with a boundary. 8 runs come off the over as the umpire signals strategic timeout.
Woakes brought back into the attack and he starts with a dot.

Rahul then gets a single.

Nair then plays the ramp shot over the slip cordon for a four.

Woakes follows that up with a wide.

Nair then flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

He then gets a single to mid-wicket.

Rahul then flicks his wrist and it's a single to long on.
20:43   Rahul continues to hammer bowling



KXIP 61-3 (7 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard


Chahal comes into the attack. He starts with a dot.

Rahul then gets a single off a mis-field.

Nair then gets a single.

Rahul then goes on the backfoot and gets a single to mid-wicket but an overthrow allows him to get another.

Short ball and Rahul just pulls it for a six over the man at square leg. 

He ends the over with a single to mid-wicket. 

Yadav continues.

Following a dot, Nair then gets a single.

Rahul flashes, lucky he didn't get the edge.

Rahul then plays another dot.

He then just taps the ball to short point and runs a single to bring up the team 50. 

slow full toss, that is a dot to end the over and close the Powerplay.

Khejroliya continues and again a wrong line and Rahul just swivels and places it over fine leg for a six!

Next ball is a dot. 

Rahul then takes a single down to long-off.

Karun Nair then gets off the mark with a beautiful boundary through mid-off.

A dot ball later, Nair gets a single to end the over.

20:29   Nullifies Punjab's good start


KXIP 36-3 (4 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard


Three wickets in the over and this certainly a game-changer.

Umesh strikes!

Agarwal flirts with the ball, gets a thick outside edge and De Kock completes a good diving catch to send him back.

Finch is the new batsman in, he gets caught in the stumps and is hit on the pads. Umpire raises his finger but the batsman take the DRS. Punjab lose the referral and Finch gone for first ball duck and they are now two wickets down. Two from two for Umesh and he is now on a hat-trick. 

Hat-trick averted as Yuvraj plays his first ball to mid-off. Next ball he plays a back-foot defenCe.

Yuvraj then pulls the ball and the ball flies just over square leg for a boundary. 

Next ball, good length, angling in and the ball crashes into the stumps to send Yuvraj back to the dugout for just 4.

Khejroliya is the new bowler in and the left-armer bowls leg side and Agarwal just flicks it to fine leg for a boundary.

He then takes a single to mid-off.

After a dot, Rahul picks up the bowler and tries to dispath the ball but is lucky to be dropped at deep square leg.
20:15   RCB win toss, to bowl first vs Kings XI Punjab



KXIP 25-0 (2 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

Mayank Agarwal gets into the action this time, Umesh Yadav the victim now. 

Agarwal gets into position early and just flicks it over square leg for a four.

Agarwal then plays a lovely four down the ground.

He then plays the ball  to deep square for a single.

Dot to end the over and 9 come off the 2nd over.

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal open the batting for Kings XI Punjab while Chris Woakes opens the bowling for RCB.

Woakes starts with two dot balls. 

A little width and Rahul slaps the ball over cover for four.

Next ball, a fraction leg side and Rahul flicks it for a six over mid-wicket.

Two balls later, Rahul just plays the ball past fine leg for a boundary.

16 come off the first over and Punjab are off to a flyer!
19:41   Punjab make one change


Virat Kohli's RCB has won the toss and elected to bowl first against Kings XI Punjab in Bengaluru on Friday.


Royal Challengers Bengaluru are hoping to get their campaign back on track after an opening game defeat.

Skipper Virat Kohli, surprisingly, played second fiddle by scoring 31 off 33 balls, and he would like to have a better outing against KXIP.

Skipper Virat Kohli, surprisingly, played second fiddle by scoring 31 off 33 balls, and he would like to have a better outing against KXIP.

Punjab are coming into the match with their tails up, having started the season on a resounding note, beating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets.

Local player KL Rahul, who scripted victory with the fastest-ever fifty in IPL, will be seeking to repeat his show, and he is playing at home.

Rahul had smashed six boundaries and four sixes in his 16-ball-51.

Karun Nair, who scored a 33-ball fifty, also would be keen to continue the good work.

Yuvraj Singh, who looked a pale shadow of his old self in the last match where he got 12 off 22 balls, would be keen to regain his touch.


Teams (From):

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCullum, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Quinton de Kock, Mohammed Siraj, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, M Ashwin, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Pavan Deshpande, Anirudha Joshi.

Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Yuvraj Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mayank Dagar, Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Manzoor Dar, David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Axar Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Manoj Tiwary, Andrew Tye, Ben Dwarshuis, Ankit Rajpoot, Pardeep Sahu, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath.

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