Indian Premier League 2020, Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Stampede KL Rahul Forces enters Royal Challengers Bangalore
KL Rahul, breaking his record in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, announced the dismissal of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for 132 * off just 69 balls and helped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) register their first win of the season. Helped. Rahul’s knock – the highest score by an Indian in the IPL – reduced KXIP’s score to 206/3 in 20 overs. RCB were never chasing right from the first over when opener Devdutt Padikkal was dismissed for one. He was eventually dismissed for 109, handing KXIP a mammoth 97-run win.
Josh Phillip upset RCB for the Duck in the second over after the period, when Virat Kohli dismissed Sheldon Cottrell and Ravi Bishnoi in the second over after the pedical, RCB was in every trouble on 4. for 3.
AB de Villiers (28) and Aaron Finch (20) did some repairs, but as the rate increased with each over, players took big shots that led to their downfall.
Finch was bowled by Bishnoi and de Villiers bowled straight to Sarfraz Khan to give Murgen Ashwin his first wicket.
RCB were 57/5 in the ninth over and from that point on it was about maintaining the net run rate as their batsmen tried to clear the ropes in the hope of meeting the run short and completing the process.
Washington Sundar hit two fours and a six out of 20 while Shivam Dubey scored 12 runs with a six but both started to spin in the middle overs.
Dubey was bowled by Glenn Maxwell while Sundar dismissed Bishnoi in the deep off.
Ashwin and Bishnoi got three each and Cottrell got two wickets. Shami and Maxwell took one wicket each.
Earlier, some generous catches by Kohli that fell to Rahul twice helped take Kings XI Punjab to death, taking his score to 200.
KXIP got 74 runs in the last four overs and 49 runs from the last two were bowled by Dale Steyn and Dube.
Stan was taken to clean bowling Rahul, who hit the South African fast bowler with three sixes and two fours.Th Dubey for two sixes and four in 20 overs.Th.
Rahul was supported by Mayank Agarwal (26), Nicholas Pooran (17) and Karun Nair (15 * 8 runs).
With this win, KXIP is doing positive moves in terms of net run rate after losing in the Super Over to the Delhi Capitals on Sunday. They topped the points table with a net run rate of 2.425.
On the other hand, RCB have something to look forward to, as they are third from below with a net run rate of -2.175.