KXIP vs RCB IPL 2020
KXIP vs RCB IPL 2020

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) is set to face Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) in the sixth match of the IPL 2020 tournament. Virat Kohli led RCB is set to face KL Rahul led KXIP in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

After losing the match in the super over KXIP is keen to mark their maiden victory in IPL 2020 tournament. Virat Kohli led side made a strong starting in the tournament and is in the mood to continue the winning phase.

Match: Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB).

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Toss Details: Royal Challengers Bangalore opt to bowl.

Captains View 

KL Rahul | KXIP captain: There were a lot of positives and it was the first game. Mayank’s batting and our team’s fight was heartening. Jordan and Gowtham aren’t playing, Murugan Ashwin and Neesham come in.

Chris Gayle will come in at the right time, don’t worry about it. It was tough sitting at home and so we are grateful to get this opportunity to play. The guys are enjoying themselves despite the rustiness in the first game.

Virat Kohli | RCB captain: It’s a fresh wicket. There’s a bit of dew in the second half and when the ball gets wet it’s hard to execute. That’s been a big factor. We have done really well defending a total of less than 170 and seeing the bowlers executed their plans so well. We are unchanged for today’s game.

Playing XI

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP)

Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi

 Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe(w), Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal

IPL 2020 KXIP vs RCB

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) Batting

Over 1

Umesh Yadav gets in to bowl his first over. Rahul and Agarwal come into the strike. KXIP started with a steady strike. KL Rahul with a boundary at the last ball makes KXIP to score 8 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Dale Steyn gets in to bowl his first over. The most expected bowler of the IPL 2020 has not yet revealed any of his massive spells. With a couple of boundaries, KXIP scored 17 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 3

Umesh Yadav back to bowl his second over of the match. KXIP plans to make a steady game as the openers make use of loose balls. KXIP scored 26 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 4

Navdeep Saini gets in to bowl his first over. With a boundary of the 5th ball, KXIP scored 33 runs, for no wicket loss.

Over 5

Dale Steyn backs to bowl his second over of the innings. Agarwal makes a boundary of the bouncer ball and moves KXIP to score 41 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 6

Navdeep Saini gets in to bowl his second over of the match. Missing the length of the ball Saini makes a couple of extras. At the end of power play, KXIP scored 50runs for no wicket loss.

Over 7

A change in bowling the game-changer Yuzvendra Chahal gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. With a variety in the phase of each ball Chahal tries to make a break in the innings. Finally makes the expected breakthrough by dismissing Mayank Agarwal for 26 runs.

KXIP scored 57 runs for 1 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 KXIP vs RCB Mayank Agarwal dismissed for 26 runs
Mayank Agarwal dismissed for 26 runs

Over 8

Washington Sundar gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. A miss field from Steyn as the ball reaches the boundary of the first delivery. With a back to back singles, KXIP scored 65 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 9

Chahal gets in to bowl his second over of the match. With a tight over from Chahal KXIP scored 70 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 10

Umesh Yadav backs to bowl his third over. With a boundary followed by a six of the free hit, KXIP scored 89 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 11

Chahal gets in to bowl his third over of the match. RCB is in pressure to break the well-settled partnership. A good over from Chahal as KXIP scored 95 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 12

Washington Sundar gets in to bowl his second over. KL Rahul with a single of the first ball makes his 17th half-century of the format. KXIP scored 100 runs for 1 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 KXIP vs RCB KL Rahul Half century
KL Rahul Half-century of 36 ball

Over 13

KXIP is in need to make some big shots in order to set a massive target for the team like RCB.

Saini gets in to bowl his third over. A 50 run partnership comes up after a boundary from the fifth delivery. KXIP ends up scoring 114 runs for 1 wicket loss with a boundary of the last delivery.

Over 14

KL  Rahul is in the massive form will he make it to a century. Shivam Dube gets in to bowl his first over. Dube makes the expected break by dismissing Pooran for 17 runs of the first ball. A wonderful over from Dube as KXIP scored 118 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Pooran dismissed for 17 runs
Pooran dismissed for 17 runs

Over 15

Chahal gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. Kohli makes him in the way in to dismiss Maxwell. Chahal has good stats against Maxwell. Out of 8 innings, Chahal dismissed Maxwell 5 times.

The good spell of Chahal comes to an end, KXIP scored 126 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 16

Dube gets into bowl his second over. RCB finally dismissed Maxwell for 5 runs. With a back to back singles, KXIP scored 132 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 17

Steyn gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. With a six of the fifth ball, its unbelievable as Virat Kohli drops a catch of KL Rahul. KXIP scored 146 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Virat Kohli drop a catch of KL Rahul
Virat Kohli dropped a catch of KL Rahul

Over 18

Navdeep Saini gets in to bowl his last over. It’s unbelievable again Virat Kohli drops a catch of KL Rahul. With a couple of boundaries, KXIP scored 157 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 19

Steyn gets in to bowl his last over. With a six followed by a boundary, KL Rahul reached his Century. KL Rahul seems unstoppable as strikes the fourth and fifth deliveries to massive sixes. Boundaries everywhere KL Rahul is on fire.

With an over full of boundaries, KXIP scored 183 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 20

Dube to bowl the final over of the RCB. KXIP ended up with scoring 206 runs for 3 wicket loss. A massive inning from KXIP skipper as he remains unbeaten after scoring 132 runs from 69 balls. This is the highest ever score by a captain in IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) Batting

Chasing down a target of 206 is not easier in this format. Devdutt Padikkal and Finch get in the crease to make RCB to register their second victory of the tournament.

Over 1

Cottrell opens that attack for KXIP. Cottrell soon makes his maiden wicket of the innings by dismissing for 1 run. RCB scored 2 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 2

Shami gets in to bowl his first over of the match. With a back to back aggressive deliveries Shami dismissed Philippe by LBW after scoring none. Kohli gets in to attack. RCB scored 4 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 3

Cottrell gets in to attack. Virat Kohli and Finch get in to attack and are in pressure to build a necessary partnership after losing two wickets in the early stage of the game. After a flaw in deciding the ball, Virat Kohli dismissed for 1 run.

After the skipper walks away RCB scored 5 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Virat Kohli dismissed for 1 run
Virat Kohli dismissed for 1 run

Over 4

Shami backs to bowl his second over. Mr. 360 is in the yard which means the game has not yet finished. With two dangerous batsmen in the strike RCB still have a chance to survive in this match.

After a boundary in the over RCB scored 11 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 5

Cottrell gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. With a six and a boundary ABD puts pressure over the KXIP bowlers. Which leads RCB to score 25 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 6

Ravi Bishnoi backs to bowl his first over of the innings. ABD is set into the fire with a back to back boundaries and makes RCB to get in the game. RCB scored 40 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 7

Murugan Ashwin gets in to bowl his first over. With a boundary in the first over RCB scored 48 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 8

Ravi Bishnoi gets in to attack. The Bishnoi makes an impressive delivery that dismissed Finch for 20 runs. RCB scored 53 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Over 9

Murugan Ashwin gets into bowl his second over of the innings. With a boundary of the first ball, ABD walks Pavillion after scoring 28 runs. The dismissal of the game-changer scatters RCB’s game dream. RCB scored 60 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 10

Neesham gets in to bowl his first over of the match. RCB struggles to score further as the middle-order batsman too failed to show up. RCB scored 63 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 11

Shami backs to bowl his third over of the innings. A boundary from Washington Sundar that moves RCB to score 70 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 12

Neesham backs to bowl his second over of the innings. A massive six from Dube which raises RCB to score 80 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 13

Glenn Maxwell gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. After failing to make some huge runs in bat Maxwell picks a comforting wicket by dismissing Dube for 12 runs. RCB scored 83 runs for 6 wicket loss.

Over 14

Ravi Bishnoi gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. After the top order fails to make a good start RCB’s bowlers too start to dismiss one after another. RCB scored 88 runs for 7 wicket loss.

Over 15

Maxwell backs to bowl his second over of the innings. With a boundary from Washington Sundar RCB scored 95 runs for 7 wicket loss.

Over 16

Ravi Bishnoi gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. After a six from Sundar, Ravi dismissed him for 30 runs. RCB finally crossed 100 runs in total and ends up scoring 102 runs for 8 wicket loss. 

Over 17

Murugan Ashwin gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. With a couple of wickets of the over RCB windup scoring 109 runs. As KXIP beat RCB by 97 runs. 

A massive win for Kings XI Punjab after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs.

KXIP win
KXIP win by 97 runs

Post Match

Virat Kohli | Losing captain(RCB)

Yeah, it didn’t. I think we were good in the middle phase with the ball, they got off to a decent start and we pulled things back nicely. I have to stand in front and take the brunt of it, not the best day in the office, couple of important chances of KL when he was set and that cost us 35-40 runs at a later stage maybe if we restricted them to 180 we wouldn’t have under pressure from ball one to chase. We know exactly where we went wrong and I have to put my hand up and say a couple of important changes went down.

There are days when these kinds of things happen on the cricket field, they happen and we have to accept them. We have had a good game, we have had a bad game and now it is time to move on. Learn from the mistakes we make. We did pretty well closing in on the second time out.

Those are the moments, we pulled things back nicely so we understand how to do that as a team. He (Philippe) has batted at the top of the order for Western Australia and done well in the BBL as well, early days in the tournament so we thought we will maximize his ability and see how we go from thereon. We thought we will give ourselves a bit of depth in the middle overs.

KL Rahul | Player of the Match | KXIP captain:

As a leader, it’s important to lead from the front. It’s a complete team performance, really happy. I told Maxi that I am not feeling completely in control of my batting, he said you must be joking, you are hitting really well.

During the toss is the only time I feel like a captain and otherwise, I balance being a player and the captain. The analyst, coach, and management will be happy. I watched the U-19 World Cup. He has a lot of fight in him. He’s always ready when I throw the ball. He wants to get into the contest.

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

 

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