IPL 2018: RCB won the match by 10 wickets against KXIP
Indore: The match at Holkar stadium in Indore on Monday turned out to be a one sided affair as RCB beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets to stay in hunt for the play-off spot. The victory also gives massive boost to RCB's net run rate. After a splendid performance by the bowlers during KXIP innings, RCB openers Virat (48 runs of 28 balls) and Parthiv Patel (40 runs of 22 balls) ensured that the team crossed the finish line without much trouble.
In a match that turned out to be a one-sided contest, KXIP batsmen put up shoddy display of batting to put their play-off chances in danger. KL Rahul and Gayle gave a blazing start to the KXIP innings, but once Umesh Yadav dismissed both the openers in same over, there was no looking back. Aaron Finch tried to provide some resistance with the bat, but poor shot selection costed Australian his wicket. After Finch’s dismissal, the lower order failed to put up any fight as three batmen ended up being run-out. In the end it was mere formality for RCB openers as Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel applied finish touches to the match. The game that was expected to be a thrilling one turned out to be a damp squib.
RCB are 54-0 from 5 overs
Victory is just a mere formality for RCB as they are just 35 runs away from the target.
KXIP innings summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers put up a splendid show with the ball as Kings XI Punjab were bowled out for their second lowest score (88 runs) in the Indian Premier League match played at Holkar Stadium in Indore on Monday. KL Rahul (21 runs) and Aaron Finch (26 runs) were the major contributors with the bat as other batsman failed to put their hand up. After opening stand of 36 runs between openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle, RCB bowlers completely dominated the match.
Wickets kept on falling like pack of cards as other batsmen failed to occupy the crease. Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for RCHB with figures of 3-23 in 4 overs. Siraj, Chahal, de Grandhomme and Moeen Ali also chipped in with wickets. KXIP skipper R Ashwin, Mohit Sharma and Ankit Rajpoot were the unfortunate batsmen to get run-out.
WICKETS! This is just terrible. First Aaron Finch and then R Ashwin and now Andrew Tye, RCB bowlers have run through the batting lineup.
KXIP are 65-5 from 10 overs
This has been poor batting display from KXIP yet again as batmen failed to occupy the crease for a longer time. Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis and Mayank Agarwal fell in quick sucession leaving their team a mountain to climb.
WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his name of wicket list, dismisses Marcus Stoinis. A well flighted delivery that turned into a yorker as Stoinis failed to pick up the length.
WICKET! Another KXIP batsman makes his way to pavillion. Karun Nair gives an easy catch to Virat Kohli at slip. Mohamed Siraj gets his first wicket.
KXIP are 41-2 from 5 overs
After a very cautious start KXIP openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle decided accelarate as they hit RCB pacers . Rahul's inning came to an end after he gave catch to Colin de Grandhomme at deep square leg. Chris Gayle was the next to go after he hold out to Siraj at deep square leg.
WICKETS! RCB have made a strong comeback with two wickets in one over. Umesh Yadav sends back KXIP openers to dug out . First KL Rahul and now Chris Gayle. Dropped! How costly will this prove. Umesh Yadav angled the ball away from Chris Gayle and the batsman poked at it, got a thick edge. Parthiv dives to his left but the ball hit higher on the palm, forcing the spill
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore wins the toss, opt to field first.
Kings XI Punjab make one change Marcus Stoinis come in for Mujeeb Ur Rahman who got injured in last game RCB field the same playing XI