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IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB Highlights: Kings XI Punjab thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs

IPL 2020 Highlights, KXIP vs RCB: Kings XI Punjab thrashed Royal Challengers by 97 runs to register their first win of IPL 2020 in Dubai on Thursday. Ravi Bishnoi picked up three wickets after Sheldon Cottrell and Mohammed Shami gave a dream start to...

By | Sep 24, 2020 23:49 IST

IPL 2020 Highlights, KXIP vs RCB: Kings XI Punjab thrashed Royal Challengers by 97 runs to register their first win of IPL 2020 in Dubai on Thursday. Ravi Bishnoi picked up three wickets after Sheldon Cottrell and Mohammed Shami gave a dream start to KXIP. Virat Kohli was dismissed for 1 by Cottrell and this after he and Mohammed Shami had removed Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philippe in the first two overs of the innings. Kings XI Punjab finished on a powerful total of 206/3 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore after being put in by Virat Kohli. KL Rahul led from the front plundering an unbeaten 132 – his second IPL century – making the most of two dropped catches in two overs by none other than his counterpart Kohli.

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23:01 hrs IST

KXIP win

LBW! Murugan Ashwin gets the final RCB wicket, they have been bowled out for 109 in 17 overs. It’s a big big win for KXIP, they have beaten RCB by 97 runs.

22:57 hrs IST

Murugan Ashwin strikes

BOWLED’em! Murugan Ashwin strikes. Another googly, another RCB batsman fails to pick it. Navdeep Saini the man departs, this is going to be heavy defeat for the men in red.

22:50 hrs IST

Ravi Bishnoi gets Sundar

SIX and OUT! Ravi Bishnoi has his third, Washington Sundar as soon as he hit it that it was nowhere near the middle of the bat. A simple catch in the deep and RCB are 101 for 8 as the umpire signals for a the final strategic timeout.

22:49 hrs IST

End of 15 overs, last 5 to go

Another good over by Maxwell. Only 7 runs from it. RCB are 95 for 7 after 15 overs and need 112 runs in the final 5 overs to win this win.

22:45 hrs IST

Ravi Bishnoi has his second

BOWLED’em! A wild slog from Umesh Yadav and it goes straight through to hit the stumps. Bishnoi has his second. 14 overs bowled, RCB are 89 for 7, this is just a matter of time now.

22:39 hrs IST

Maxwell cleans up Dube

BOWLED’em! Straight through. Glenn Maxwell strikes in his first over. It was a flatter one, it went with the angle and Shivam Dube was late to bring his down. RCB six down for 83 after 13 overs.

22:36 hrs IST

12 overs bowled

10 runs from Jimmy Neesham’s second over. RCB are 80 for five, they need 16 runs an over to win this one now.

23:34 hrs IST

Shivam Dube hits a six

SIX! That’s more like it. He can hit them big for sure Shivam Dube and he shows how, picks up the length early and pulls it away over the deep mid wicket boundary for his first six in this match.

23:32 hrs IST

IPL 2020, RCB vs KXIP: 11 overs bowled in RCB innings

7 runs from Mohammed Shami’s over. This is well below the required rate to say the least. This is turning out to be carbon copy of yesterday’s match. RCB now need 137 runs in 9 overs.

22:28 hrs IST

Mohammed Shami back

Shami back into the attack. So KXIP are going for the kill and he almost gets a wicket off the first ball of his second spell. But in the end it results in a boundary, good effort in the deep though.

22:26 hrs IST

RCB vs KXIP - 10 overs bowled in RCB chase

Halfway through RCB’s chase. A brilliant over to start with by James Neesham, gives away just 3 runs. RCB are 63 for 5. Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube - two young Indian cricketers are at the crease, the required rate is close to 15 runs per over. Can they become the unlikely heroes?

22:22 hrs IST

Bowling change by KXIP captain KL Rahul

KXIP captain KL Rahul has thrown the ball to New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham. He gets a go, didn’t get to bat but has an opportunity to make a mark with the ball when his side is on top. RCB 60/5 after 9 overs

22:17 hrs IST

AB de Villiers is out

OUT! This has to be the game. Murugan Ashwin is over the moon and why wouldn’t he be. He has got AB de Villiers. He was looking so good but this time doesn’t get the timing and is holed out in the deep, a good catch by Sarfarz Khan. RCB 57 for 2 after 8.2 overs as the umpires signal for a timeout.

22:12 hrs IST

Ravi Bishnoi gets Aaron Finch

BOWLED’em! Straight through, that’s always the danger with when you face someone like Ravi Bishnoi, who brings the ball back into you instead of spinning it away. Finch rocked onto the backfoot but missed it and it clipped the offstump. KXIP have borken the threatening stand. RCB 53/4 after 8 overs.

22:09 hrs IST

Ashwin bowls a good over

Spin from both ends and Murugan Ashwin starts well, gives away only 8 runs. But things have just started to happen for RCB. They are 48 for 3 after 7 overs.

22:04 hrs IST

End of powerplay, KXIP on top

15 runs off the Ravi Bishnoi over, RCB slowly crawling their way back into match due to those 3 early wickets, it is KXIP who are still on top at the end of the powerplay. RCB 40 for 3 after 6 overs.

22:00 hrs IST

Ravi Bishnoi greeted with a boundary

FOUR! Young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has been greeted with a boundary by the experienced Aaron Finch, straightaway some pressure on the youngster.

21:59 hrs IST

End of 5 overs in RCB chase

A very good over for RCB, 14 runs from it, the best in the innings so far. De Villiers decided that enough is enough. He took Cottrell on and got the results. RCB 25 for 3 after 5 overs.

21:57 hrs IST

RCB vs KXIP: De Villiers on the charge

SIX! FOUR! Just what the RCB needed and it has come from their go-to man AB de Villiers. That six over mid-off was a good as you can get and he then followed it up with a boundary. If RCB have to win it from here then de Villiers has to play a blinder.

21:52 hrs IST

DRS saves Aaron Finch

Decision reversed. Aaron Finch survived. He knew it straight away that he hasn’t hit it. It was on length from Shami, came back in sharply, got Aaron Finch into a complete tangle, the ball hit his pads and lobbed straight into keeper Rahul’s hands. The umpire raised his finger but replays showed there was no bat involved and the ball would also go on to miss the stumps. RCB 11/3 after 4 overs.

21:47 hrs IST

Virat Kohli dismissed for 1

OUT! Is that the game? A huge wicket for KXIP. Sheldon Cottrell salutes and it’s perhaps the biggest ones as he has got the RCB captain Virat Kohli out. A short one, it got big on Kohli, who got a tope edge and Ravi Bishnoi takes good catch. RCB in realm trouble at 4/3

21:41 hrs IST

OUT! Shami traps Philippe for DUCK!

GONE! Stone dead. Straight ball from Shami and the balls raps Philippe on the pads. He’s put for a duck, which brings Virat Kohli out to the centre.

21:36 hrs IST

OUT! Cottrell gets Padikkal

Fifty in the first match, disappointment in the next. Devdutt Padikkal falls to Sheldon Cottrell as he mistimes a pull shot to Ravi Bishnoi at mid on. Early strike for KXIP. RCB 2/1 after the first over.

21:32 hrs IST

Right then, we’re back!

The camera pans to the Man of the Moment, KL Rahul, who has an intense discussion with the rest of his players. He has done his bit and now it’s up to the bowlers. RCB’s bowling wasn’t too flattering to be honest, but now is there time to make amends with the bat. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch walk out. This start is so crucial for RCB.

21:26 hrs IST

The records Rahul shattered

With his knock of 132 not out, KL Rahul has posted the highest score by a captain and also by an Indian in the IPL

21:20 hrs IST

Kings XI Punjab finish on 206, Rahul 132*

BANG! He ends the innings with another maximum. Rahul’s seventh six of the innings which means he finished on an unbeaten 132. Kings XI Punjab have set RCB a strong 207 to chase down.

21:16 hrs IST

Last over! Can KXIP get to 200?

The final is underway and Karun Nair has scored six off the first two balls. Third ball, he takes a single and gives Rahul the strike.

21:12 hrs IST

Century for KL Rahul off 62 balls

WHAM! There it is. A hundred for KL Rahul the captain. An outside edge that flies over the slips. He follows it with two more sixes and a boundary. Steyn has taken a pounding. KXIP 183/3 in 19 overs

21:08 hrs IST

Rahul takes Saini on

Poor bowling from Saini, who’s bowled an over full of slower balls. 14 runs have been scored off that over. KL Rahul can’t stop, won’t stop!

21:04 hrs IST

Dropped! Kohli drops Rahul

Whoa! What happened there? Virat Kohli has dropped KL Rahul at deep square leg. After plundering a six off the previous ball, Rahul received a full toss, which the batsman nonchalantly flicked. Kohli ran towards the ball and had it covered. But he just couldn’t hold on to it. Maybe its the lights. None the less, it may turn out to be a costly miss.

21:00 hrs IST

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB Live Score: Steyn returns

Having gone for 17 runs in his first two overs, Dale Steyn has been brought back in the attack by Virat Kohli. He has a couple of overs left. Can he help RCB restrict KXIP under 170?

20:56 hrs IST

Dube has given just 10 in his two overs

After a good first over, Dube bowls another tight one at KXIP, giving away just six runs and picking up a wicket. KXIP 132/3 in 16 overs. Four left. How much more can Kings XI Punjab get?

20:53 hrs IST

Out! Second wicket for Dube

Maxwell charges but finds the fielder at covers. Second wicket for Dube, who is becoming Kohli’s go-to man here. KXIP 128/3.

20:48 hrs IST

Rahul sweeps Chahal for a boundary

Third ball of the over and Rahul continue his fine touch, sweeping Chahal for a boundary off the third ball. Pressure on the bowler. This stand between Rahul and Maxwell could be the difference between 210 and 180.

20:44 hrs IST

KXIP vs RCB Live Score: Strategic Time out

Kings XI have asked for their strategic time out after the dismissal of Nicholas Pooran. After 14 overs, they are 118/2, scoring at almost 8.5 an over. With Rahul set, KXIP would expect him to stay until the end and get them close to the 200-run mark.

20:40 hrs IST

WICKET! Dube strikes first ball

A second fifty run partnership comes to an end as Shivam Dube takes out Nicholas Pooran. Pooran got good amount of bat on the ball but hit it straight to AB de Villiers at mid-off. KXIP lose their second wicket for 114.

20:36 hrs IST

Rahul on fire

It’s pretty obvious that KL Rahul is not settling after a half-century. Navdeep Saini returns into the attack and is taken for three boundaries in the 13th over. Back to back boundaries to with four byes. KXIP are 114/1 after 13 overs

20:32 hrs IST

Fifty for KL Rahul, his 17th in IPL

With a single down to long-on, KL Rahul brings up his fifty off 36 balls. He has slowed down a bit but KXIP are scoring at over 8 an over. At this rate, KXIP will get to 167. They’d surely want to get to more than that.

20:29 hrs IST

KXIP vs RCB, IPL 2020 Live Updates: How good was that from KL Rahul?

20:25 hrs IST

10 overs gone, RCB 90/1

Another expensive over from Umesh. 20 off the over. A no-ball, a six off Free-Hit and a boundary in that over. His three overs have gone for 35 runs and this will be concerning for Virat Kohli.

20:23 hrs IST

No-ball from Umesh, Rahul cashed in on free hit

The ball slips out of Yadav’s hands and it’s a head high full toss, considered high enough to be called a no-ball. Off the free hit, Rahul backs away, gives himself room and crashes the ball over sweeper cover for six.

20:20 hrs IST

Umesh returns...

He’s given 17 in his two overs so far. And just as we mention it, Pooran has crashed Umesh through covers. First boundary for him. Umesh has been too full tonight.

20:16 hrs IST

Another tight over from Chahal

KXIP 70/1 after nine overs: Just five runs off it, no boundary. An LBW shout against Nicholas Pooran given not out by the umpire and right so. There was a peak in the snicko suggesting involvement of bat. Chahal and Kohli looked to be going upstairs but decided against in.

20:12 hrs IST

Misfield by Steyn!

Oh dear! Dale Steyn fumbles at short third man and makes a complete mess of it. He hasn’t been at his best on the field. Even in the previous game, he failed to judge a catch in the deep. Washington Sundar begins the over giving away a boundary but finished well four more off the next five. KXIP reach 65/1 after 8 overs.

20:08 hrs IST

Bowled him! Chahal gets Agarwal

There it is! Chahal has given Kohli what he wanted, a breakthrough. Deceives the batsman with a wrong un. Played for the leg spinner and the ball crashed onto his stumps. KXIP lose their first wicket for 57.

20:05 hrs IST

Yuzvendra Chahal in the attack

With KXIP scoring well against the RCB quicks, Virat Kohli has handed the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal. He starred for them taking 3/18 in the previous match and Kohli has turned to him hoping for a breakthrough

20:02 hrs IST

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: 50 up for KXIP in 6 overs

The fifty is up for Kings Xi Punjab with six overs bowled. Already eight boundaries scored in the innings, four each to Rahul to Agarwal. Second bowling change as Chahal is introduced in the attack.

19:58 hrs IST

A full toss gift to Mayank Agarwal

And the batsman obliges by carting the ball through the covers. Eight boundaries already for KXIP and we’re not even finished with the fifth over. Just the kind of start they were looking for.

19:53 hrs IST

Steyn switches ends...

... and Agarwal welcomes him with a boundary. Not timed too well but gets enough wood to take the ball to the ropes. This has been a strong start for KXIP with Agarwal and Rahul scoring at a brisk pace. Eight runs off the over as KXIP reach 41/0 after five overs.

19:49 hrs IST

Crunches it away

A fourth boundary for KL Rahul has he crunches a cover drive off Navdeep Saini. Textbook stuff that. Goes to the pitch of the ball, big stride in and sublime timing. KXIP 33/0 after 4 overs.

19:47 hrs IST

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: Kohli gives Saini the ball

Just a one over for Dale Steyn as Virat Kohli replaces him with Navdeep Saini. He bowled with good pace and the idea will be to stop giving the batsmen too many boundary-hitting balls.Starts off with two dots.

19:45 hrs IST

Umesh comes back well

After getting hit for two boundaries off the first three balls, Umesh finishes the over well giving away just a single off the final three balls. KXIP 26 without loss after three overs.

19:42 hrs IST

Now, Agarwal with two quick boundaries!

Mayank Agarwal has started the third over with two boundaries off three balls. Umesh Yadav has already gone for 17 off 10 balls so far. Needs to pull it back.

19:38 hrs IST

Rahul goes past 2000 IPL runs

A cut off Dale Steyn for a four and KL Rahul has gone past 2000 IPL runs. Follows it with another boundary, albeit not timed as well. Umesh cannot stop the ball near the point boundary. KXIP on the move early. KXIP 17/0 after 2 overs

19:35 hrs IST

First boundary for KXIP

The first five balls were perfect from Umesh, on line. However, the final ball of the over, he drifts down KL Rahul’s legs and the batsman whips it for a boundary. KXIP 8/0 after the first over.

19:34 hrs IST

Misfield, KXIP away

A little misfield at point allows KXIP to get off the mark. Mayank and Rahul take a couple and KXIP are away. Umesh spot on with his line and length so far.

19:32 hrs IST

Good shape!

Good first ball from Umesh. Pitches around the good length area as the ball slightly moves away. Rahul plays it defensively. He had a nightmarish outing in the previous match and a good start here will be key.

19:30 hrs IST

Rahul, Agarwal walk out!

Not encouraging signs if you’re in the opposition seeing KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal walking out to bat. But Virat Kohli knows both these batsmen well. Rahul taking strike and it’s Umesh Yadav to begin proceedings for RCB. Didn’t have the greatest of outings in the last match. Here he runs in...

19:25 hrs IST

Will RCB make it two in two? Or will KXIP get off the mark in IPL 2020?

We’re five minutes away from the first ball of tonight’s game. You know all you need to - The Playing XIs have been revealed. All you people juggling with your picks in the Fantasy XI, here’s you chance to make some final amends. Live action, shortly!

19:20 hrs IST

Kohli’s Corner

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 less than 170 and seeing the bowlers execute their plans so well. We are unchanged for today’s game.

19:15 hrs IST

RCB’s unchanged Playing XI

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

19:10 hrs IST

Kings XI Punjab’s Playing XI

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

19:05 hrs IST

IPL 2020 KXIP vs RCB: Neesham gets a game, still no Gayle

Jimmy Neesham was presented his IPL cap and the news was confirmed by KL Rahul during the toss. About Gayle, Rahul said: “We’re sure he will come in for us at the right time.”

19:00 hrs IST

RCB win toss, Virat Kohli opts to bowl

Virat Kohli has won the toss and RCB have opted to bowl against Kings XI Punjab. RCB unchanged, while KXIP have made two changes. Still no Chris Gayle

18:55 hrs IST

What the pitch has in store...


18:50 hrs IST

Firm favourites for this year: Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody makes his pick

Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody said defending champions Mumbai Indians showed why they are considered to be ‘firm favourites’ to win IPL 2020 in UAE. Moody, who was Sunrisers Hyderabad’s head coach for seven seasons, explained that MI have depth and quality in their bowling which is backed by skill and power of their batsmen.

18:45 hrs IST

Big man warming up!

Chris Gayle was seen having a swing with the bat. Will he return to the Kings XI Punjab side? He has to. And if he does, does it mean that Nicholas Pooran sits out? We’ll find out shortly

18:40 hrs IST

Kings XI Karnataka?

They may be called Kings XI Punjab but so many of its players have played for Karnataka in the Indian domestic cricket circuit. KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair and coach Anil Kumble. Technically, it’s Karnataka taking on a Bengaluru-based team.

18:35 hrs IST

Kohli’s spin struggles?

For the best limited-overs batsman in the world, Virat Kohli has lately not fared well against spinners in the IPL. In the last 29 IPL matches, Kohli has been dismissed by spinners 13 times. Keeping that in mind, will KXIP add another spinner? Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman probably?

18:30 hrs IST

RCB 4-1 KXIP in the last five meetings

Both teams may share a 12-12 record against each other in the IPL, but based on the last five meetings between these two side, RCB have a 4-1 lead against KXIP. Can KXIP reduce the margin tonight? Half an hour to go for the toss.

18:25 hrs IST

Head-to-head numbers

Don’t be surprised if you feel there’s nothing to separate the two sides tonight. Well, at least that’s what the stats suggest. Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore have faced each other 24 times in the IPL and the record currently stands at 12-12. Wow! At least, one team will get there noses in front after tonight.

18:18 hrs IST

When these two teams met last season...

... Chris Gayle scored an impressive unbeaten 99 off 64 balls even though RCB emerged winners. In fact, RCB beat KXIP in both game last season. Can they make it a hat-trick tonight? We are less than an hour away from the toss.

18:10 hrs IST

KL Rahul vs Virat Kohli

Not too long ago, Sunil Gavaskar made a prediction, as per which KL Rahul is the man to succeed Virat Kohli as captain of the Indian cricket team. This is Rahul’s first season as full-fledged captain on an IPL side and how Kings XI Punjab performs under him will go a long way in determining just how good Gavaskar was with his statement. Having said that, Rahul will have a point to prove against his India captain in the opposition.

18:03 hrs IST

AB de Villiers 16 runs away going past MS Dhoni in IPL highest run-scorers’ list

AB de Villiers has a chance to go past MS Dhoni and Chris Gayle in the IPL’s highest run-scorers’ list. De Villiers needs just 16 runs against KXIP to go past Dhoni and climb to the seventh spot in the IPL’s most run-scorers’ list. And if he gets 39 runs, de Villiers will also overtake Gayle and become the second highest run-scorer in IPL among overseas cricketers.

17: 55 hrs IST

Coming back to tonight’s game, do you see this change happening?


17:48 hrs IST

Tributes start pouring in


17:42 hrs IST

In case you’ve just joined us, we have some sad news to share...

Former Australia cricketer and renowned commentator Dean Jones passed away on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 59. A batsman during his playing days, Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1994 before venturing into commentary. Click here to read full story.

17:35 hrs IST

What combination will KXIP go with tonight?

There weren’t too many things that went wrong with Kings XI Punjab. But having said that, do not rule out a couple of likely changes to their Playing XI for their match against RCB tonight. Here are the changes we think KXIP might make.

17: 25 hrs IST

Can RCB build on good form?

The other night, RCB had it rather easy in the end, but at one stage it was going neck and neck till the time Jonny Bairstow was batting. Besides, there were certain chinks in RCB’s middle order too. Can they rectify all of it against KXIP? Read our Preview for tonight’s game

17:15 hrs IST

IPL 2020, Match No.6: KXIP vs RCB

Hello all! A very good evening and a warm welcome to all our viewers. We are back with more IPL action as Match 6 of this season takes place tonight with a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore takin on Kings XI Punjab. Yes, you read that right. Confident, because RCB displayed every ounce of it as they defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening game of the tournament. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab would be hurting following their Super Over loss to Delhi Capitals the other night. But it’s still early days in the competition and there’s no reason why KXIP can get off the Points-Table after tonight’s game. However, more than KXIP v RCB the match, an interesting battle will take place between India teammates Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. Many believe that Rahul could be the one in line to replace Kohli as captain of the Indian team when time comes. And we’ll see just how impressed Kohli is seeing his counterpart captain the side. Don’t go away. We have plenty of stats and trivia to throw at you.

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