Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets in a must-win Indian Premier League match on Thursday. It was KXIP’s second win the present version of the event and curiously each of them got here towards Virat Kohli‘s RCB. Chasing a formidable goal of 172, KL Rahul (61 not out) and Chris Gayle (53) smashed fifties, whereas Mayank Agarwal too chipped in with a 25-ball 45 as KXIP scored 177 for 2 in 20 overs to report solely their second win this season.
Rahul, who’s the leads the orange cap race, slammed a 4 and 5 sixes in his 61-run innings. Whereas Gayle additionally slammed four fours and three sixes in his first recreation of the season.
Earlier, opting to bat first, RCB misplaced Devdutt Padikkal (18) early with 38 runs on the scoreboard. Aaron Finch additionally failed to attain huge and was castled by Murugan Ashwin on 20.
Skipper Virat Kohli scored 48 off 39 balls and was the very best run-scorer for his facet as the choice of sending AB de Villiers at no. 6 backfired in RCB’s favour. The previous South Africa captain was dismissed on simply 2. Ultimately, Chris Morris slammed 25 runs off Eight balls, which powered RCB to 171/6. For KXIP, Murugan Ashwin (2/23) and Mohammed Shami (2/45) did a lot of the injury.
The followers on Twitter went berserk because the Universe Boss gave some glimpse of Gayle storm in Sharjah within the convincing Eight-wicket win. Whereas RCB confronted the warmth from trollers after poor tactical selections through the match.
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