Orange cap holder KL Rahul continued his positive type within the Indian Premier League 2020 regardless of his facet Kings XI Punjab’s misforture as he smashed a 37-ball 50 whereas chasing 172 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Thursday. The suitable-handed batsman 4 sixes and a solitary boundary on his option to his 19th IPL fifty whereas his fourth of the season.
He has already scored a century (126) in opposition to the identical facet earlier this season when KXIP received by a large 97-run margin.
Chasing RCB’s 172, KXIP made probably the most out of the powerplays with Rahul and Mayank Agarwal citing 50 runs earlier than the fielding restriction was relaxed.
The duo scored 78 runs within the first eight overs, smashing 5 6s and as many 4s, to supply the sturdy begin within the chase with Mayank doing a lot of the injury along with his 25-ball 45. His inning got here to an finish with RCB’s reliable Yuzvendra Chahal disturbing the furnishings to supply the breakthrough.
The run move expectedly got here down for some time with Mayank’s departure however the pleasure remained with 41-year-old Chris Gayle coming in to bat first time for the season.
KL Rahul quickly burdened the duty of scoring as he began it off with two sixes off Mohammed Siraj within the 12th over.
earlier RCB skipper Virat Kohli missed his 39th IPL 50 by mere two runs after some good bowling from Mohammed Shami, who eliminated Kohli and AB de Villiers in the identical over. The pacer, nonetheless, conceded 24 runs to RCB tailenders, serving to them attain 171.