Within the 31st match of the IPL 2020, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) lastly claimed their second victory of this season after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah).
Taking part in his 200th T20 match for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the skipper Virat Kohli gained the toss and determined to bat first. On the finish of the primary innings, RCB managed to attain 171/6 (20 overs). KXIP chased down that 172 runs goal on the ultimate ball of the match whereas they misplaced two wickets.
IPL 2020, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab (RCB vs KXIP) – Highlights
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) innings
In-form KXIP openers, skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, as soon as once more offered a powerful begin. On the finish of the necessary powerplay, KXIP scored 56/0. They’d the 78 runs partnership for the primary wicket earlier than Yuzvendra Chahal took his 200th T20 wicket after dismissing Agarwal for 45 runs off 25 balls (Four fours and three sixes).
Then Chris Gayle joined Rahul on the crease. That second-wicket partnership additionally managed the sport however Gayle was struggling so as to add runs persistently on the preliminary stage. Nevertheless, Rahul continued his dominance with the bat as he accomplished his fifty in 37 balls.
In the meantime, just some storms from Gayle have been sufficient for the KXIP to assert a really essential victory on this event. Taking part in his first match of this season, the Caribbean famous person accomplished his fifty in 36 balls.
It was seeming very straightforward victory for KXIP who simply needed to rating 2 runs within the closing over. However Yuzvendra Chahal bowled extremely properly in that over because the chasing workforce needed to rating one run to win that recreation. On the fifth ball of that thrilling closing over, Gayle was run out for 53 runs off 45 balls (solely 4 and 5 sixes). On the ultimate ball of the match, the brand new batsman Nicholas Pooran smashed a sixer to Chahal’s fuller on the long-on to finish their shedding streak.
In the long run, captain KL Rahul remained not out on 61 runs off 49 balls (solely 4 and 5 sixes). In the meantime, Yuzvendra Chahal (1/35) was the one bowler to select up a wicket in that innings.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings
Openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal put the 38 runs partnership for the primary wicket earlier than Arshdeep Singh dismissed Padikkal for 18 runs. Simply after the completion of the necessary powerplay, Finch was bowled by Murugan Ashwin for 20 runs.
Whereas captain Virat Kohli managed the innings, Washington Sundar scored 13 runs earlier than he grew to become Murugan Ashwin’s second sufferer of the match. Then Kohli and Shivam Dube constructed up the essential 41 runs partnership for the fourth wicket. Earlier than Chris Jordan ended that partnership by dismissing Dube, the middle-order batsman scored 23 runs off 19 balls (2 sixes).
Within the 18th over, Mohammed Shami dismissed AB de Villiers (2) and set batsman Kohli (48 runs). Within the closing over of that innings, Chris Morris and Isuru Udana collected a complete of 24 runs with the assistance of three 6s and solely 4.
Among the many KXIP bowlers, Murugan Ashwin (2/23) and Mohammed Shami (2/45) managed to select up two wickets every.
IPL 2020, Match 31: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab (RCB vs KXIP) – Twitter Reactions