IPL 2017, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, highlights: KXIP beat RCB by 19 runs, keep play-off hopes alive
Kings XI Punjab stayed alive for the IPL 2017 play-offs with a 19-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore thanks to some splendid bowling from Sandeep Sharma (3/22) and Axar Patel (3/11). For RCB, only Mandeep Singh played well for 46 but there were no other contributions. Catch full highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB vs Kings XI Punjab KXIPipl 2017 Updated: May 05, 2017 23:43 IST
Kings XI Punjab stayed alive for the play-offs in IPL 2017 as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs. For Glenn Maxwell’s team, Sandeep Sharma with 3/22 and Axar Patel with 3/11 were the stars while for Virat Kohli’s team, Mandeep Singh chipped in with 46. With this win, KXIP move to 10 points while RCB stay at the bottom with five points. Catch highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab here. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)
23:39 hrs IST: That is all from the game here. Catch us for the weekend double-enders. Bye Bye.
23:38 hrs IST: Sandeep Sharma Man of the Match: t is dream come true for me, getting those key wickets. I’m very happy. I have been talking to my coaches especially Viru who told me to swing the ball both ways and pitch it up. I hold a good record against Gayle and I’m happy I got him again.
23:34 hrs IST: Glenn Maxwell: Axar’s innings got us to the score which we thought we can defend. Sandeep Sharma has been an amazing in the last 2 games. To get those 3 out in the tournament is a big thing, having all of them in one innings is just brilliant. We probably were a little bit patchy with the bat.
23:30 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: It’s really disheartening; I don’t know what to say in games like these anymore. It’s happening many a times now for our liking. Anything we are trying with the bat is not working, the whole squad is trying to be positive but we’re not finding a way to make a big score. Wickets are falling too quickly, I can’t pinpoint anything, we’re trying to be as positive as we can.
23:25 hrs IST: KXIP beat RCB by 19 runs and they stay alive for the play-off race. For RCB, their nightmare continues and they are now seriously staring at the wooden spoon.
23:20 hrs IST: RCB require 22 off 10 but they only have one wicket left.
23:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Axar cleans up Badree but he misses the hat-trick ball. This is disaster for RCB.
23:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Negi falls and with that, RCB’s hopes. Axar dragged it short and wide outside off, Negi sliced the drive and Saha ran to his left to collect it, but he collides with the fielder but luckily, no damage suffered.
23:04 hrs IST: Negi is keeping RCB alive as he finds a four to third man. All hopes rest on his shoulders now. To make matters worse, he bowls down the leg side which results in four extras. KXIP have to hold their nerve here.
22:59 hrs IST: WICKET! Maxwell gets his second wicket and Aravind is trapped LBW as he misses the sweep. The situation grows dire for RCB.
22:55 hrs IST: Nine runs conceded by Aaron. Negi the key for RCB if they have to achieve a consolation win.
22:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Maxwell gets Mandeep for 46. Ball shoots through low as Mandeep misses with the slog. Big moment this.
22:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Axar gets Watson again. He has fallen to him for the fifth time as he edges it to Saha. RCB are sinking
22:42 hrs IST: Mandeep is finally showing signs of good form. He cuts Mohit for a boundary to deep point and he thwacks the bowler over deep mid wicket for a six.
22:37 hrs IST: Only three runs in Axar Patel’s first over. The asking rate is coming close to eight. Batting is very hard on this deck.
22:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Mohit Sharma bowls the knuckle ball and it kicks up from the deck, Jadhav chips it to short cover and RCB are reeling.
22:27 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav and Mandeep Singh hold the key for RCB. But, what a spell from Sandeep Sharma. 4-0-22-3. Brilliant.
22:21 hrs IST: Varun Aaron concedes nine runs and RCB are 46/3 in six overs. Mandeep Singh looking in great touch.
22:12 hrs IST: OUT! And the last of RCB’s Big Three falls. Yet another failure for AB de Villiers. Sandeep Sharma on fire! RCB are 37/3 after 4.5 overs.
22:09 hrs IST: Decent over from Aaron. Just four runs off it. RCB are 27/2 after 4 overs.
22:05 hrs IST: Varun Aaron comes into the attack.
22:04 hrs IST: RCB are 23/2 after 3 overs. Mandeep 17*, de Villiers 0*
22:01 hrs IST: WICKET! That’s a huge one. Sandeep strikes again. In-form Kohli goes cheaply. RCB in some sort of trouble.
21:59 hrs IST: Sandeep to continue.
21:58 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Natarajan. RCB are 22/1 after 2 overs.
21:57 hrs IST: SIX and a FOUR from Mandeep. The Punjab lad is looking good.
21:54 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli gets off the mark in style. Shuffles and just helps it to fine-leg boundary. RCB are 7/1 after first over.
21:53 hrs IST: Kohli is the next man in.
21:52 hrs IST: OUT! Just the breakthrough the visitors wanted. Gayle departs for a golden duck. Sandeep’s first scalp of the night.
21:50 hrs IST: Mandeep to take strike. Sandeep Sharma to start the proceedings for KXIP.
21:49 hrs IST: Welcome back!
21:38 hrs IST: Axar Patel’s magnificent 38 off 16 has helped Kings XI Punjab post 138/7. It is a decent total on a wicket not conducive to strokeplay.
21:33 hrs IST: 6,2,4,4. Watson is once again leaking runs at the death. This could be costly for RCB.
21:28 hrs IST: Wicket maiden in the 19th over from Aniket Choudhary. Ends with figures of 2/17 from four overs. What a spell.
21:25 hrs IST: WICKET! KXIP are tottering. Mohit Sharma attempts a pull but gets an under edge and the edge is taken
21:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Slower ball, Saha tries to run it down to third man but misses it. Wriddhiman Saha b Watson 21 (25).
21:17 hrs IST: 11 runs in Aniket Choudhary’s third over and KXIP will be eyeing more such overs. Axar, Saha hold the key.
21:15 hrs IST: KXIP go past 100. How much can they get with three overs to spare? 130-140 should be ideal.
21:10 hrs IST: 15 runs in Chahal’s over and KXIP are 99/5 in 16 overs. Barring that final over, it has been a great spell from him again, ending with figures of 4-0-21-2.
21:09 hrs IST: Axar Patel breaks the shackles by slamming a big six over deep mid wicket. First bad ball from Chahal in this spell. Two balls later, he uses the pace to run down a quicker ball to third man as KXIP near 100.
21:06 hrs IST: This is a very difficult wicket to bat on. KXIP are 84/5 in 15 overs. Can they go past 130?
21:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Maxwell reverse sweeps to short third man and Chahal gets his second wicket. But, hold on, there is nothing behind the line as Chahal’s front foot is over the popping crease. However, the third umpire gives it out. Horrid umpiring. As it has been the case in IPL 2017.
20:59 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav is having a bad day behind the stumps. He concedes four byes twice in three balls. This will hurt RCB.
20:57 hrs IST: Maxwell gets going with a reverse swept boundary to deep backward point. RCB do not help themselves on the field as Aniket Choudhary drops the catch.
20:56 hrs IST: News coming in from the Gujarat Lions side. Brendon McCullum and Nathu Singh have been ruled out for the rest of the tournament due to injuries.
20:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Top-edges the slog sweep and AB de Villiers takes the catch at long on. Yuzvendra Chahal gets the dangerous Manan Vohra and Kings XI Punjab are 61/4 in 11/2 overs.
20:48 hrs IST: KXIP are struggling for momentum. Vohra and Saha are not able to play their strokes on this sluggish wicket. After 11 overs, they are 60/3.
20:43 hrs IST: Missed stumping! Not once, but twice! Saha ran down the track to Yuzvendra Chahal and he did not get behind the line of the ball, Kedar Jadhav does not collect the ball and he attempts the back flick but he still cannot collect it.
20:38 hrs IST: Manan Vohra breaks the shackles with a huge six over long on off Negi. He holds the key for KXIP if they have to get to a good total. After nine overs, KXIP are 53/3.
20:34 hrs IST: Wriddhiman Saha is playing his 100th IPL match. He will have happy memories of the Chinnaswamy stadium, having scored a ton for KXIP in the final against KKR in the 2014 final.
20:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Shaun Marsh mistimes the lofted shot off Pawan Negi and Mandeep Singh takes the catch at long off. KXIP stumbling at 39/3 in seven overs.
20:26 hrs IST: Not much bounce on this deck. Samuel Badree gets one delivery to shoot through and Mana Vohra attempts the pull, but gets a bottom edge that goes past the gap at backward square leg for a boundary. KXIP 35/2 after six overs.
20:22 hrs IST: Shaun Marsh is looking in great form as he drills Shane Watson for two boundaries. He is the key if KXIP are to get to a great score. Poor start for Watson as he gives away 10 in his opening over and KXIP are 29/2 in five overs.
20:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Full ball outside off, Guptill slices the lofted drive to sweeper cover. Martin Guptill c Pawan Negi b Sreenath Aravind 9 (10), Kings XI Punjab 18/2 in 3.3 overs.
20:13 hrs IST: Another good over from Choudhary has come to an end. Kings XI Punjab are 15/0 after three overs and Choudhary has figures of 2-0-6-1.
20:11 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Guptill slices the cover drive but it just eludes AB de Villiers who runs back and dives but cannot get to it.
20:10 hrs IST: Expensive start for Sreenath Aravind as Shaun Marsh gets off the mark with a boundary. Kings XI Punjab are 11/1 after two overs.
20:07 hrs IST: SMASH! Guptill seizes upon a good length ball outside off from Sreenath Aravind and creams the lofted drive over cover for a boundary.
20:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Short and wide delivery outside off, Amla goes for the cut and he edges it to the keeper. Hashim Amla c Kedar Jadhav b Aniket Choudhary 1 (3)
20:00 hrs IST: Right, we are all set to start. Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill have come out to open the batting and Aniket Choudhary will open the bowling.
19:56 hrs IST: Martin Guptill was in fine form at the top of the order in KXIP’s last match against Delhi Daredevils. With the smaller dimensions of the M Chinnaswamy stadium, he holds the key again.
19:48 hrs IST: There is huge relevance for Kings XI Punjab in this match. However, the buzz is missing from the RCB camp. It is expected, considering that the team that consistently made the knock-outs in the last seven years has failed to make it this time.
19:35 hrs IST: Chris Gayle and Samuel Badree are in the RCB playing XI while KXIP are unchanged. Here are the playing XIs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab: Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
19:31 hrs IST: Virat Kohli has won the toss and has chosen to bowl.
19:25 hrs IST: In eight matches at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, both teams have a 4-4 head-to-head record. In the last encounter in 2016, Kohli blazed away another ton as RCB thrashed KXIP by 82 runs in a rain-affected match
19:22 hrs IST: Chris Gayle averages over 74 against Kings XI Punjab at the M Chinnaswamy. Will he regain his old form or will Maxwell come prepared?
19:14 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab will be missing the services of Eoin Morgan, who has gone back to England duty and has helped his team thrash Ireland by seven wickets in Bristol.
19:08 hrs IST: Currently, Kings XI Punjab are fifth in the table. A win will put immense pressure on Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad if they have to stay in contention for the play-offs. If KXIP lose today, then Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad get some breathing space.
19:03 hrs IST: Only Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions are not in contention for the play-offs. The rest of the six teams are vying for four spots and Kings XI Punjab have played the least with nine games.
18:57 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab. Virat Kohli’s team are at the bottom of the table and they can only spoil the party of the other teams who are aspiring for a spot in the play-offs.
These are tough times for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Virat Kohli. The team is languishing at the bottom of the table, having lost eight out of their 11 games. RCB batsmen have not delivered this season while the bowling has lacked any teeth. With their play-off chances over, they will be hoping to spoil the party of other teams and it begins with Kings XI Punjab. RESULTS| SCHEDULE |STANDINGS
Glenn Maxwell’s KXIP has not performed consistently. However, they head into the match having bowled Delhi Daredevils out for 67 in their previous encounter. With a 11-8 head-to-head record against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab will be hoping to build a winning momentum. However, Kohli will be desperate to avoid the wooden spoon.