KXIP vs RCB IPL Score: Kings XI Punjab celebrate a Royal Challengers Bangalore wicket© BCCI/IPL
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have powered past Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) batting order in their ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match, at the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). KXIP set a 207-run target. RCB will be aiming to rebuild after losing the crucial wickets of Virat Kohli, Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers. KXIP captain KL Rahul slammed a ton, becoming the fastest Indian to reach 2000 IPL runs, breaking a Sachin Tendulkar record. RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl. KXIP lost their opening match of the campaign, when they faced Delhi Capitals, courtesy of a Super Over. RCB captain Kohli will be hoping that the likes of Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini build on their strong displays from the previous match. Meanwhile, KXIP skipper KL Rahul will be aiming for his team to bounce back after their Super Over defeat to Delhi Capitals. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Live Score Updates Between Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Straight From Dubai International Stadium, UAE
OUT!!! Shivam Dube b Maxwell 12(12)
Maxwell adds some pace to this and sends it straight. Dube swings it wildly, but misses it. It hits his back leg, and goes to the stumps!
Neesham sends a short delivery, outside off. Dube goes on the front foot and pulls it. It goes over midwicket for a six!
No run, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 137 from 54 balls
Shami sends a short delivery at off stump. Dube defends it to point. No run. RCB need 137 from 54 deliveries.
FOUR!! GOOD TRY BY THE FIELDER!
Shami sends a short delivery. Sundar sends it to third man. Ashwin dives and stops it. But then its going to the ropes. Ashwin runs again and tries to slap it away, but fails to do so. FOUR RUNS!
Another single, 10 overs remaining and Royal Challengers Bangalore are 63/5
Neesham sends a short delivery at off stump. Sundar sends it to sweeper for a single. After 10 overs, RCB are 63/5. They need 144 from 60 balls.
Neesham sends a good length delivery at middle stump. Sundar hits to midwicket. No run.
Two runs, RCB are 60/5 after nine overs!
Ashwin sends a full delivery, on off stump. Dube sends it along the ground to long-off’s right. Two runs and good running by Dube and Sundar. RCB need 147 from 66 balls and are currently 60/5.
OUT!! AB de Villiers c Khan b Ashwin 28(18)
Ashwin sends a googly. De Villiers looked confident, but slams it at sweeper cover, where Sarfaraz grabs it with ease! ALARM BELLS RINGING FOR RCB!
In comes, Shivam Dube.
OUT!!! Aaron Finch b Bishnoi 20(21)
Bishnoi sends a shorter delivery. It was skidding, and beats Finch to hit the off stump! Finch was exposed!!
The youngster puts an end to a good partnership!
In comes, Washington Sundar.
Two runs, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 159 from 78 balls
Ashwin sends it short, at the hips of Finch. The Aussie cricketer sends it through square leg. Two runs. After seven overs, RCB need 159 from 78 balls.
Ashwin sends a full delivery, down the leg side. Finch hits it past short fine leg for a four!
Bishnoi sends another full delivery. This time its on the pads. De Villiers uses the pace and flicks it behind for a four! Cottrell gave the chase but failed.
Bishnoi sends a short delivery on a leg stump line. De Villiers sends it to deep backward square fence for a four!
Bishnoi sends a short delivery. Finch slams it over the bowler for four runs!!!
Two runs, Royal Challengers Bangalore are 25/3 after five overs!
Cottrell sends a full delivery, and its slow, outside off. De Villiers whacks it wide of mid-off. It comes off the toe-end of his bat. Two runs. After five overs, RCB are 25/3.
Cottrell sends another shorter delivery. De Villiers goes onto the backfoot and sends it in front of square for a four!
SIX!! FANTASTIC ONE BY AB DE VILLIERS!!!
Cottrell sends a short delivery, and its slow. De Villiers slams it over long-off for a fantastic six!
Aaron Finch saved by a whisker!!
Shami sends a shorter ball. It pins Finch, as it goes through to the keeper off the back leg. KXIP reviewed it but UltraEdge confirms its not out, and the decision goes in RCB’s favour.
Shami sends a slow delivery. Finch sends it over mid-on for a four!
No run, Royal Challengers Bangalore are 5/3 after 3 overs!
Cottrell sends it short. De Villiers defends it into the leg side. After three overs, RCB are 5/3.
OUT!! Virat Kohli c Bishnoi b Cottrell 1(5)
Cottrell sends a short delivery, pushed through outside off. Kohli tries to pull it. But he lofts it for Bishnoi, who catches it at mid-on. In comes, AB de Villiers.
Shami sends it short. Its in the corridor. Finch hits it on top of the bounce. No run. After two overs, RCB are 4/2. Alarm bells ringing for RCB?
OUT!! Josh Philippe lbw b Mohammed Shami 0(3)
Shami sends a straight delivery, which was of good length. Philippe is trapped and misses it. It hits right at his pads for an lbw. In comes, Virat Kohli.
OUT!!!! Devdutt Padikkal c Bishnoi b Cottrell 1(2)
Cottrell sends a short delivery, cramping Padikkal at the chest. He tries to pull, but its just too much. He slices it to Bishnoi at mid-on. In comes, Josh Philippe.
Cottrell sends a full delivery, an outswinger at off stump. Padikkal sends it to mid-off for a single.
The action resumes!
Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch enter the pitch to open the innings for RCB. Meanwhile, Sheldon Cottrell will bowl the first over for RCB.
FASTEST INDIAN TO REACH 2000 IPL RUNS!!
After this majestic ton, KL Rahul has become the fastest Indian to reach 2000 IPL runs, breaking a record which was held by Sachin Tendulkar for eight years.
The KXIP captain slammed 132-runs off 69 balls, packed with 14 fours and seven sixes.
SIXXX! KL RAHUL FINISHES IN STYLE!! KINGS XI PUNJAB SET 207-RUN TARGET!
Dube sends a good delivery, across on off stump. Rahul swings his bat, and it goes straight over Dube for a six!! A short offbreaker, but an amazing six! KXIP finish at 206/3.
SIXX! Kings XI Punjab reach their 200!
Dube misses his yorker! Rahul clears his front leg and sends it near long-on for a six!
Dube sends a full delivery. It has some width to it. Rahul sends it behind poitn for a four!
Steyn sends a shorter delivery. Rahul tries to pull it but gets an inside edge. It goes past the stumps for a four!
Another one by Rahul! Steyn sends a delivery, outside off. Rahul chops it over extra cover for a six!
Steyn sends a slow ball. Rahul waits for it, and slams it for a pull shot, over midwicket for a six!
FOUR!! KL RAHUL REACHES HIS CENTURY!!
Steyn sends a full delivery. Rahul does his groundwork right and sends it over short third man for a four!! HE BRINGS UP HIS SECOND IPL TON!
Steyn sends it slow and its a good length. Its going towards the leg stummp. Rahul sends it over de Villiers at deep square.
DROPPED! IT’S VIRAT KOHLI AGAIN!!
Saini sent a slow delivery, with a fuller length. Rahul didn’t have enough power, and sent it flying towards long-off. This time it was easier, but he drops it. After 18 overs, KXIP are 157/3. Rahul is close to his ton now!
Saini sends a full toss. Nair hits it late, and sends it past short fine for a four!
DROPPED!! Virat Kohli drops KL Rahul!!
Steyn sent a low full toss. Rahul whips it. He doesn’t put enough power to it. Kohli couldn’t get completely under it, as it ends to his right at deep midwicket. One run. After 17 overs, KXIP are 146/3, and KL Rahul is at 85(56). Can he get his second IPL ton?
Steyn sends an offcutter. IT was short. Rahul slugs it flat. It clears Kohli. Clears midwicket for a six!! WHAT A SHOT!!
Steyn sends a yorker at middle. Rahul hits it down the long-on’s left. Good running and two runs!
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