Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017 highlights: KXIP rout RCB by 8 wickets
Hashim Amla slammed his second fifty while Glenn Maxwell went past 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League as Kings XI Punjab thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight wickets to secure their second consecutive win in the 2017 Indian Premier League. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, nothing went right despite AB de Villiers’ magnificent, unbeaten 89. Get full cricket score of Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here. (FULL SCORECARD | WHERE TO SEE LIVE STREAMING)
22:56 hrs IST: WHAM! Game, set and match! Maxwell thumps a flighted ball over long off for another six and in the process, goes past 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League. Kings XI Punjab have secured an eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. A real hammering. (STANDINGS)
22:53 hrs IST: Maxwell goes over the ropes again and RCB are totally deflated. KXIP close in on an emphatic win
22:49 hrs IST: Amla brings up his second fifty by pulling Watson to fine leg. Maxwell piles on the agony by blasting a four off Watson and depositing Pawan Negi to the deep mid wicket fence. KXIP need only 24 more to win.
22:44 hrs IST: Things go from bad to worse for RCB. After Amla deposits Chahal over long on for his third six, Abdulla drops Maxwell off Watson at point on 13. Anything that can go wrong is going wrong.
22:41 hrs IST: The 100 is up in the 11th over. KXIP are cruising and with Maxwell starting well, this could end early.
22:38 hrs IST: Maxwell is looking to end this in a hurry, he again clears the front leg and slices Mills over deep extra cover for a brilliant six. KXIP are 97/2 after 10 overs, need 52 off 60 balls.
22:36 hrs IST: KABOOM! Maxwell nearly took Tymal Mills’ head-off. He clears the front leg and thrashes a full ball over Mills’ head for a boundary.
22:34 hrs IST: Amla continues to motor on as he blasts a flat six over long off. KXIP are in cruise mode at the moment.
22:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Axar and he misses the slog and gets cleaned up. KXIP 78/2 after 8.1 overs.
22:30 hrs IST: Poor ball from Abdulla. He drags a short ball on leg stump and Axar pulls it to the deep mid wicket fence for an 83-meter six.
22:26 hrs IST: Five runs in Chahal’s first over. Not much turn but he was accurate and getting some zip off this wicket.
22:23 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack. It will be interesting to see the purchase he gets. Axar Patel has been promoted to No.3
22:18 hrs IST: WICKET! Mills traps Vohra in front as the batsman looks to work a back of a length ball to mid wicket. Manan Vohra LBW Tymal Mills 34 (21).
22:17 hrs IST: Catch dropped! Amla pulls Tymal Mills to fine leg but Billy Stanlake drops the catch and it goes over the ropes for six.
22:13 hrs IST: Amla brings up the team fifty in the fifth over. This is a great start and RCB are immediately on the back foot.
22:09 hrs IST: 17 runs in Watson’s first over. KXIP race to 42/0 after 4 overs.
22:07 hrs IST: Manan Vora is growing in confidence as he slams two boundaries and a three off Shane Watson. KXIP looking to score heavily in the powerplay, something RCB failed to.
22:03 hrs IST: Manan Vohra gets going with a big six off Stanlake as KXIP make steady progress. KXIP are 26/0 after three overs.
09:58 hrs IST: Iqbal Abdulla comes into the attack and Amla finds another boundary. This is a steady start for KXIP. After two overs, they are 14/0
09:54 hrs IST: Billy Stanlake opens the bowling for RCB and Hashim Amla gets off the mark with a boundary. The Aussie pacer is getting some good bounce and nip from this wicket.
09:50 hrs IST: Out come the KXIP openers. They would have been demoralised after the carnage of AB de Villiers. Can they get off to a great start?
21:41 hrs IST: de Villiers blasted nine sixes. Out of that, three have hit the roof at deep mid wicket. The distance of the last six was 102 meters. Kings XI Punjab lost the plot in the death.
21:37 hrs IST: Two sixes from AB de Villiers and he ends up on 89*. RCB have reached 148/4. To think, at 16 overs, they were 80/4. Last four overs have yielded 68 runs. Simply brilliant from de Villiers. This is dazzling entertainment.
21:30 hrs IST: This is brutality at its best. Sandeep bowls a full toss on leg stump, suicidal at this point and de Villiers wallops it into the stands at deep mid wicket. Chants of ABD, ABD echo around Holkar stadium.
21:29 hrs IST: That has gone to MG Road! What a hit. de Villiers gets underneath that full ball and launches Sandeep over the roof. 97 meter six. This is the AB de Villiers of old.
21:25 hrs IST: Seeing de Villiers tee off, Binny blasts a four and a six. de Villiers continues the carnage as he slams Mohit Sharma for another six, his fifth in the innings. RCB are 115/4 in 18 overs.
21:21 hrs IST: 22nd IPL fifty for de Villiers. He pulls a short ball from Stoinis to deep mid wicket for another six. RCB are slowly making progress at the death
21:18 hrs IST: Carnage time! de Villiers seizes a short delivery from Stoinis and deposits it into the stands at deep mid wicket. He is nearing fifty
21:13 hrs IST: RCB are 80/4 after 16 overs. AB de Villiers is bearing 50. Can he help the team reach at least 140 on a wicket good for pace bowling?
21:11 hrs IST: BAM! de Villiers finally breaks the shackles. First boundary after six overs. He launches Aaron over long-off for a massive six. Can RCB reach 140?
21:08 hrs IST: Last 12 balls, only three runs. Axar ends with figures of 4-0-12-1. He has been outstanding. RCB 71/4 after 15 overs.
21:06 hrs IST: Wriddhiman Saha and his superman catching. Think back to Pune and the ‘Superman’ catch he took against Australia in the Test match. He is truly in great form, both with bat and keeping.
21:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant catch from Wriddhiman Saha. Mandeep top-edges the pull and it goes behind Saha who runs and keeps his eyes on the ball, twists and then dives to his left to take a brilliant catch. Mandeep Singh c Wriddhiman Saha b Varun Aaron 28 (34).
21:00 hrs IST: Another brilliant over from Axar. Only three runs and RCB are 68/3 after 13 overs.
20:58 hrs IST: Only singles in Stoinis’ over. RCB have not hit a boundary for three overs now. Good captaincy from Maxwell. RCB 65/3 after 12 overs.
20:54 hrs IST: KXIP are ensuring that RCB do not find the boundary. For two overs, de Villiers and Mandeep have not hit a boundary. RCB are 59/3 after 11 overs.
20:50 hrs IST: RCB will be aiming to do well after the time-out. RCB have crossed 50 in the 10th over and they are 53/3 after 10 overs.
20:43 hrs IST: Massive! Mandeep Singh slams the 100th six of the 2017 Indian Premier League as he deposits T Natarajan on to the roof at deep mid wicket for a huge six. RCB are 47/3 after nine overs.
20:39 hrs IST: RCB have moved to 34/3 after eight overs. A run-rate of four at the start could prove to be disastrous, but not for RCB. They have Mr.360 de Villiers at the crease but he needs to hang in.
20:36 hrs IST: Missed run-out! Mandeep slogs to mid wicket and thinks about a single but de Villiers sends him back, Amla mises with the throw at the striker’s end.
20:33 hrs IST: Aaron is getting some extra zip from this wicket and his pace is perfect for this wicket. However, de Villiers responds in style by flicking a full ball to the deep mid wicket fence. The crowd erupt in Indore. RCB 31/3 in 7 overs.
20:31 hrs IST: With the situation RCB are in, they will really be missing the services of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Kohli, in particular, was the master of turning the game in this situation. RCB are 24/3 in 6.3 overs.
20:29 hrs IST: Another brilliant over from Sandeep Sharma as he concedes one run. His figures are 3-0-7-1. Like in 2014, he picks up an early wicket.
20:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Varun Aaron gets the vital wicket of Kedar Jadhav for 1 but that looked like a close call. RCB 22/3 in five overs.
20:19 hrs IST: Another solid over from Sandeep comes to an end as he beats Jadhav with a sharp in-cutter that just missed the off stump. His figures, so far, read 2-0-6-1
20:18 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav, the hero of the game against Delhi Daredevils, is up next. He and AB de Villiers are the key.
20:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Vinod looks to be aggressive but he miscues the lofted shot to long on. Vishnu Vinod c Maxwell b Sandeep Sharma 7 (12), RCB 18/2 after 3.3 overs
20:13 hrs IST: WHAM! That is magnificent from de Villiers. Mohit misses his length and bowls it too full outside off, de Villiers lashes an inside-out shot and it sails flat over deep extra cover for the first six of the game. RCB 18/1 after three overs.
20:11 hrs IST: Vishnu Vinod is looking to be aggressive. He lofts Mohit Sharma over mid-on to get off the mark with a boundary. Both de Villiers and Vinod going for their shots.
20:09 hrs IST: Mohit Sharma into the attack. There is some movement on offer for the pace bowler on this deck.
20:07 hrs IST: What a start for AB de Villiers. First ball on comeback and he slams Sandeep Sharma for a boundary to third man. RCB have moved to 7/1 after 2 overs.
20:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Shane Watson b Axar Patel 1 (4), looks to run down a flatter ball but drags it back on to the stumps. Fourth time Axar has dismissed Watson in IPL.
20:00 hrs IST: Out come the RCB openers. Glenn Maxwell, the KXIP captain, is all pumped up. Shane Watson and Vishnu Vinod will open the batting. Axar Patel will open the bowling.
19:56 hrs IST: The four overseas players for RCB are Watson, de Villiers, Tymal Mills and Australian pacer Billy Stanlake. For KXIP, it is Amla, Miller, Stoinis and Maxwell.
19:47 hrs IST: Chris Gayle has 797 runs against KXIP, the most by any batsman against one franchise. Dropping him against his favorite opponent seems strange.
19:38 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the teams.
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell(c), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Varun Aaron
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson(c), Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod(w), Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Billy Stanlake
19:33 hrs IST: RCB win the toss and chose to bat. However, there is a shocker! AB de Villiers, who missed the first two games due to injury, is back but they have dropped Chris Gayle! So much buzz before the start of the match.
19:22 hrs IST: The Holkar stadium has not been conducive to the big-hitters but on another day, it is a different pitch. Which team will seize the initiative?
19:14 hrs IST: If AB de Villiers is selected, what will be the team composition? Maybe Travis Head might go out and RCB will play with Gayle, de Villiers, Watson and Tymal Mills.
19:00 hrs IST: With only 30 minutes to go for the toss, the big question on everybody’s mind will be: Will AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli play for RCB? While Kohli’s chances appear slim, de Villiers might play in the game today.
18:53 hrs IST: Gayle is not only a Twenty20 legend, but he is also an IPL behemoth. He is the leading overseas batsman in the league with 3464 runs at an average of 42. He has smashed 797 runs against KXIP, the most he has against any opponent. Two out of his five hundreds are against KXIP.
18:48 hrs IST: In head-to-head encounters between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore, KXIP have a 10-8 edge over RCB but the Bangalore team won both encounters in 2016 IPL.
18:42 hrs IST: Chris Gayle is exactly what the Twenty20 gods asked for. In 288 matches, he has smashed 762 boundaries and 735 sixes. Thus, out of his 9975 runs, he has blasted 7458 runs in boundaries, meaning 74.7 percent of his runs in this format have come in only boundaries and sixes. Jaw-dropping!
18:38 hrs IST: Consider a look at Gayle’s numbers. He has smashed 60 fifties and 18 hundreds in Twenty20s. Average is over 40 and strike-rate is close to 150. He is almost ‘Bradmanesque’ in this format
18:30 hrs IST: Gayle plays with aggression and fun. This combination makes him one of the most-sought after T20 players in the world.+
18:28 hrs IST: The name is Gayle, Christopher Henry Gayle. He is eyeing 10,000 runs in Twenty20s, a feat not achieved by any batsman on this planet. His style and aggression have changed the way this format has been played.
18:23 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the game between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It is being played in KXIP’s ‘home’ venue of Indore. But, all eyes will be one individual, who calls himself the ‘Universal Boss’
Both Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore come off victories. RCB, minus their big guns Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, beat Delhi Daredevils at Chinnaswamy by 15 runs on Saturday. But KXIP were emphatic in victory against the captain-studded Rising Pune Supergiants. (SCHEDULE)
Kings XI Punjab’s win against Steve Smith’s Rising Pune Supergiants was a complete team show. The pace-spin combination of Sandeep Sharma and Axar Patel restricted RPS to 163 for 6. Ben Stokes’ maiden 50 and a cameo 40 not out off 23 balls from Manoj Tiwari boosted Steve Smith’s team. (RESULTS)
Hashim Amla’s crisp start laid the foundation for the KXIP chase and skipper Glenn Maxwell (44 not out) and David Miller (30 not out) stitched together a 79-run unbeaten fifth-wicket stand to take Kings XI Punjab home with six balls to spare.
It will be 19th match between KXIP and RCB in IPL. Kings XI Punjab have won 10 and Royal Challengers Bangalore eight in 18 previous matches. All eyes will be on an out-of-form Chris Gayle, who needs 25 runs to become the first man to score 10,000 T20 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore recorded victories in both matches played against Kings XI Punjab last year. They won the first match at Mohali by one run and recorded a 82-run (D/L method) win in the second match at Bangalore.
(With inputs from S Pervez Qaiser)