IPL 2020 RCB vs KXIP highlights: KXIP beats RCB in a last ball thriller

KL Rahul and Chris Gayle during KXIP vs RCB match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on the 15th October 2020. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

In match 31 of Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020), KL Rahul played a captain's knock and Chris Gayle fired in his first game since January as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) finally ended its five-match losing streak with an eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sharjah cricket ground on Thursday.

Chasing 172 in a must-win game, the in-form opening pair of Rahul (61 not off 49) and Mayank Agarwal (45 off 25) got off to a flying start before Gayle (53 off 45) joined his skipper in the middle to get KXIP close to the finishing line.

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Needing seven off the final two overs with nine wickets in hand, KXIP somehow managed to take the game to the last ball with Nicholas Pooran finally hitting the winning six.

Both Rahul and Gayle smashed five sixes each, rendering the opposition attack helpless.

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Batting first, skipper Virat Kohli top-scored with 48 off 39 balls in his 200th game for RCB before Chris Morris' 25 off 8 in the death overs took the team to 171 for six.

It was a rare all-round effort from KXIP who had failed to close out games earlier in the competition.

Mohammad Shami (2/45) conceded 24 runs in the final over that spoiled his figures after he got rid of Kohli and AB de Villiers but overall it was a much improved bowling effort by KXIP especially in the death overs.

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Leg spinner M Ashwin struck twice and pacer Chris Jordan took his first wicket of the tournament.

The run chase was supposed to be straightforward after Agarwal took the opposition to the cleaners in the powerplay before Rahul took over. As usual, the 41-year-old Gayle, batting at three, took his time early on before going ballistic.

Earlier, KXIP conceded only 25 runs from over 16-19 before Morris and Isuru Udana hammered Shami for three sixes.

Rahul experimented by opening the bowling with Glenn Maxwell (0/28 in 4 overs). He was slog swept by his Australian teammate and close friend Aaron Finch on the final ball.

KXIP innings' key highlights

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 56 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (35 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (KL Rahul 25, Agarwal 29, Extra 1)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 6
  • Over 13.2: Review by Kings XI Punjab (Batting), Umpire - KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Batsman - Gayle (Upheld)
  • KL Rahul: 50 off 37 balls (1 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (KL Rahul 23, Gayle 28, Ex 2)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kings XI Punjab - 146/1 in 16.0 overs (KL Rahul 58, Gayle 36)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 7
  • Chris Gayle: 50 off 36 balls (1 x 4, 5 x 6)

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
KL Rahul not out 61 49 1 5
Mayank Agarwal b Chahal 45 25 4 3
Chris Gayle run out (Devdutt Padikkal/de Villiers) 53 45 1 5
Nicholas Pooran not out 6 1 0 1
Total: 177-2 in 20 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Chris Morris 4 0 22 0
Navdeep Saini 4 0 21 0
Yuzvendra Chahal 3 0 35 1
Isuru Udana 2 0 14 0
Mohammad Siraj 3 0 44 0
Washington Sundar 4 0 38 0

RCB inning's key highlights

  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 5
  • Timeout: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 75/2 in 9.0 overs (Virat Kohli 23, Washington Sundar 7)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 8
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 150 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 12
RCB innings scorecard

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Devdutt Padikkal c Pooran b Arshdeep 18 12 1 1
Aaron Finch b M Ashwin 20 18 2 1
Virat Kohli c Rahul b Shami 48 39 3 0
Washington Sunar c Jordan b M Ashwin 13 14 1 0
Shivam Dube c Rahul b Jordan 23 19 0 2
AB de Villiers c Hooda b Shami 2 5 0 0
Chris Morris not out 25 8 1 3
Isuru Udana not out 10 5 0 1
Total: 171/6 in 20 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Glenn Maxwell 4 0 28 0
Mohammad Shami 4 0 45 2
Arshdeep Singh 2 0 20 1
Murugan Ashwin 4 0 23 2
Ravi Bishnoi 3 0 29 0
Chris Jordan 3 0 20 1

RCB vs KXIP playing 11: Royal Challengers Bangalore has made no changes in its playing 11 while Kings XI Punjab has made three changes bringing in Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Murugan Ashwin for Mujeeb ur Rahman, Mandeep Singh and Prabhsimran Singh. 

KXIP playing 11:  Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

RCB playing 11:  Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal


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KXIP live score after 20 Overs: 177-2

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 W 6 ; Kings XI Punjab: 177-2  ; KL Rahul (61), Nicholas Pooran (6)

Yuzvendra Chahal [2.0-0-28-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Nicholas Pooran, left handed bat, comes to the crease and smashes down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Rahul hits twowards extra cover and Gayle gets RUNOUT while taking the winning run. Gayle run out (Devdutt Padikkal/de Villiers) 53(45) [4s-1 6s-5]
 
Ball 4: Rahul cuts towards point for no run.
 
Ball 3: Gayle sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Gayle leaves outside off, DOT.
 
Ball 1: Gayle hits towards mid-wicket for no run.

KXIP live score after 19 Overs: 170-1

Over Summary: 0 Wd 1 L1 0 1 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 170-1  ; KL Rahul (52), Chris Gayle (61)

Isuru Udana [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gayle hits the full toss towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Rahul squeezes the yorker towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 4: Rahul hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: gayle collects a leg byes.

Ball 2: Rahul hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: DOT

KXIP live score after 18 Overs: 165-1

Over Summary: Wd 0 Wd 1 0 1 0 0 ; Kings XI Punjab: 165-1  ; KL Rahul (59), Chris Gayle (51)

Chris Morris [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gayle blocks the yorker. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rahul flicks towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Rahul hits back to bowler.

Ball 2: Gayle hits the full delivery with inside half of the bat towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE

Ball 1: DOT
 
Ball 1: WIDE

KXIP live score after 17 Overs: 161-1; Gayle hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 6 0 6 1 L1 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 161-1  ; KL Rahul (58), Chris Gayle (50)

Washington Sundar [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gayle pushes towards long-off for a single and completes his FIFTY. 
 
Ball 5: Rahul collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Gayle smashes towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: Gayle agains wallopes towards long-on for SIX.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Gayle wallopes towards long-on for SIX

KXIP live score after 16 Overs: 146-1; Gayle, Rahul stitch 50-run stand

Over Summary: Wd 4 6 1 6 1 1  ; Kings XI Punjab: 146-1  ; KL Rahul (58), Chris Gayle (36)

Mohammed Siraj [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gayle drags towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Rahul digs out the yorker towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 4: Rahul wallopes towards deep mid-wicket and sends third ball outside of Sharjah stadium, SIX.
 
Ball 3: Gayle pushes towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 2: A length delivery and Gayle smashes towards long-off for SIX.

Ball 1: Gayle smashes straight down the ground for FOUR and brings up 50-run stand for 2nd wicket.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

KXIP live score after 15 Overs: 126-1

Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 0 1  ; Kings XI Punjab: 126-1  ; KL Rahul (51), Chris Gayle (24)

Navdeep Saini [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Gayle collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rahul collects a single.
 
Ball 2: A single for Gayle.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KXIP live score after 14 Overs: 123-1; Rahul hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 1 1  ; Kings XI Punjab: 123-1  ; KL Rahul (50), Chris Gayle (22)

Chris Morris [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Gayle. 
 
Ball 5: Rahul collects a single and completes his FIFTY. 
 
Ball 4: Gayle tucks towards mid-wicket for a quick single.
 
Ball 3: Gayle drives towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 2: A yorker and Gayle misses it, hits him on the toe, follows by loud appeal. Umpire gives OUT. Gayle REVIEWS and there is an edge. On field decision overtuned.
 
Ball 1: Rahul collects a single towards deep backward point for a single.

KXIP live score after 13 Overs: 119-1; Gayle joins the party, hit TWO SIXES

Over Summary: 1 1 6 1 1 6  ; Kings XI Punjab: 119-1  ; KL Rahul (48), Chris Gayle (20)

Sundar continues...

Ball 6: Gayle sweeps towards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Rahul hits towards backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Gayle hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: An over pitch delivery and Gayle smashes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Rahul collects a single towards backward square leg.
 
Ball 1: Gayle hits from inner half of the bat towards long-on for a single.

KXIP live score after 12 Overs: 103-1; Rahul hit two gigantic sixes

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 6 6  ; Kings XI Punjab: 103-1  ; KL Rahul (46), Chris Gayle (6)

Mohammed Siraj [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Another length delivery and Rahul sends it again outside Sharjah stadium, SIX.
 
Ball 5: A length delivery and Rahul sends it outside Sharjah stadium as he smashes towards mid-wicket. SIX.
 
Ball 4: Gayle gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Rahul pulls towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Gayle hits towards long-on for a single.

KXIP live score after 11 Overs: 88-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 1 1  ; Kings XI Punjab: 88-1  ; KL Rahul (33), Chris Gayle (4)

Sundar continues..

Ball 6: Gayle pushes down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 5: Rahul hits down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 4: Gayle pushes towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Rahul collects a single towards mid-wicket.

KXIP live score after 10 Overs: 84-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 L1 1 0  ; Kings XI Punjab: 84-1  ; KL Rahul (31), Chris Gayle (2)

Navdeep Saini [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gayle taps towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 5: Rahul dabs towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 4: Gayle collects a leg byes for KXIP.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

KXIP live score after 9 Overs: 82-1

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 1 1  ; Kings XI Punjab: 82-1  ; KL Rahul (28), Chris Gayle (2)

Washington Sundar, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Gayle collects a single towards point region.
 
Ball 5: A single for Rahul deep square leg.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Gayle towards cover.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A single for Rahul.

Chris Gayle, left handed bat, comes to the crease

KXIP live score after 8 Overs: 78-1, Chahal scalps Mayank

Over Summary: 0 Wd4 1 1 1 6 W  ; Kings XI Punjab: 78-1  ; KL Rahul (28), Mayank Agarwal (45)

Yuzvendra Chahal [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Mayank tries to hit across the line, misses. CASTLED. Agarwal b Chahal 45(25) [4s-4 6s-3]
 
Ball 5: Mayank wallopes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 4: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 3: A single for Mayank.

Ball 2: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 2: 4 WIDES
 
Ball 1: DOT

KXIP live score after 7 Overs: 65-0

Over Summary: 2 1 1 0 4 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 65-0  ; KL Rahul (38), Mayank Agarwal (26)

Mohammed Siraj, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Mayank.
 
Ball 5: An over pitch delivery outside off and Mayank lofts it over cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 2: A single for Mayank towards third man.
 
Ball 1: Mayank heaves towards leg side for a couple of runs. 

KXIP live score after 6 Overs: 56-0; CRR: 9.33 REQ: 8.29

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 6 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 56-0  ; KL Rahul (30), Mayank Agarwal (25)

Isuru Udana, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Mayank towards mid-off. 
 
Ball 5: Mayank wallopes towards long-on and deposits the ball into the empty stands.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rahul collects a single.
 
Ball 2: A single for Mayank towards mid-off.
 
Ball 1: Rahul collects a single towards cover region.

KXIP live score after 5 Overs: 46-0

Over Summary: 6 1 0 1 1 4 ; Kings XI Punjab: 46-0  ; KL Rahul (22), Mayank Agarwal (23)

Navdeep Saini [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Mayank smashes straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 4: Mayank collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Rahul collects a single towards cover region.
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Rahul pulls towards deep square leg for SIX.

KXIP live score after 4 Overs: 33-0; Chahal leaks 15 runs

Over Summary: 0 1 6 0 4 4 ; Kings XI Punjab: 33-0  ; KL Rahul (15), Mayank Agarwal (17)
 
Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Mayank goes for an inside out shot again for FOUR towards extra cover
 
Ball 5: Mayank pulls towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Mayank goes inside out and smashes SIX towards extra cover region.
 
Ball 2: Rahul flicks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KXIP live score after 3 Overs: 18-0

Over Summary: Wd 2 1 2 0 6 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 18-0  ; KL Rahul (14), Mayank Agarwal (3)

Morris continues...

Ball 6: Rahul gets an thick inside edge towards short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Another short delivery and this time Rahul pulls it towards deep backward square leg boundary for SIX.
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Rahul tries to hoick it, misses.
 
Ball 3: Rahul collects a couple of runs towards mid-on thanks to a misfield.
 
Ball 2:  Mayank flicks towards square leg for a single.

Ball 1: Mayank drags towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

KXIP live score after 2 Overs: 5-0

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 0 ; Kings XI Punjab: 5-0  ; KL Rahul (5), Mayank Agarwal (0)

Navdeep Saini, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Rahul punches towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 4: A short and wide delivery, Rahul cuts towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 3: Rahul nearly chops on to the stumps.
 
Ball 2: Ball sliding down leg, Rahul glances towards fine leg boundary for FOUR.
 
Ball 1:  DOT

KXIP live score after 1 Over: 1-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; Kings XI Punjab: 1-0  ; KL Rahul (1), Mayank Agarwal (0)

Rahul and Agarwal at the crease. Rahul takes the strike. Chris Morris opens the attack

Ball 6: Morris beats Mayank outside off.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rahul cuts towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rahul wrists towards short mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 1: Rahul taps towards cover for no run.

RCB live score after 20 Overs: 171-6; Shami leaks 24 runs

Over Summary: 4 1 6 1 6 6 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 171-6  ; Chris Morris (25), Isuru Udana (10)

Shami continues

Ball 6: Morris whips the low full toss just over deep square leg fielder for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Morris dispatches the slow delivery towards long-off empty stand for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Udana hits the low full toss towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Udana pulls the pacy bouncer towards deep square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Morris flicks towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: A yorker length delivery, Morris loops over short fine leg for FOUR.

RCB live score after 19 Overs: 147-6

Over Summary: 1 1 1 6 0 1; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 147-6  ; Chris Morris (8), Isuru Udana (3)

Chris Jordan [2.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Morris collects a single towards long-on
 
Ball 5: Morris makes some room by going down leg. Jordan throws it outside off and Morris leaves it alone to keeper.
 
Ball 4: A short and wide delivery, Morris slices it over sweeper cover for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Udana collects a single down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 2: Morris collects a single in front of mid-off.
 
Ball 1: Udana collects a single towards cover region

RCB live score after 18 Overs: 133-6; Shami scalps Kohli, ABD in one over

Over Summary: 1 0 W 2 W 1; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 137-6  ; Chris Morris (0), Isuru Udana (1)

Mohammed Shami [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Isuru Udana, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single.
 
Ball 5: A slow bumper, Kohli tries to pull it manages only gloves. KL Rahul takes a well-diving catch. Kohli c Rahul b Shami 48(39) [4s-3]
 
Ball 4: Kohli drives the low full towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.

Chris Morris, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: AB de Villiers slices the yorker length delivery to extra cover, GONE. de Villiers c Hooda b Shami 2(5)
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Kohli drags towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

RCB live score after 17 Overs: 133-4

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 2 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 133-4  ; Virat Kohli (41), AB de Villiers (2)

Murugan Ashwin comes into the attack..

Ball 6: Kohli taps towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Kohli gets an inside edge to deep fine leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: AB de Villiers hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: AB de Villiers hits back to bowler for no run.
 
Ball 2: Kohli pushes towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Ab de Villiers slices towards sweeper cover for a single.

RCB live score after 16 Overs: 127-4; Shivam Dube departs

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 Wd L1 W ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 127-4  ; Virat Kohli (41), Shivam Dube (23)

Chris Jordan continues

Ball 6: Dube hoicks the short delivery, manages only a top edge. Rahul completes the catch. Shivam Dube c Rahul b Jordan 23(19) [6s-2]

Ball 5: Kohli tries whip it from the pads, misses. One leg byes taken.
 
Ball 5: A slow delivery, slides down the leg side, WIDE CALLED
 
Ball 4: Dube slogs, without timing, towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: A slow yorker length delivery, Kohli blocks it for a single.
 
Ball 2: Dube slices towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Dube tries to go mid-off but failed to clear the fielder. DOT

RCB live score after 15 Overs: 122-3

Over Summary: 1 6 6 Wd2 1 1 2 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 122-3  ; Virat Kohli (40), Shivam Dube (21)

Bishnoi continues..

Ball 6: Kohli hits towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Dube taps towards extra cover for a single.

Ball 4: Kohli pushes towards point for a single.
 
Ball 4: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 3: Dube slogs the delivery on leg stump towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 2: A googly and Dube sends it out of stadium for SIX. 
 
Ball 1:  Kohli comes down the wicket and flicks towards square leg for a single.

RCB live score after 14 Overs: 103-3

Over Summary: 1 Wd 1 1 0 1 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 103-3  ; Virat Kohli (36), Shivam Dube (8)

Chris Jordan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Kohli comes down the wicket and yorks himself. Though he squeezes it towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Dube hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Kohli towards point.

Ball 3: Dube knocks towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 1: Kohli dances down the wicket and hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

RCB live score after 13 Overs: 97-3

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 1 0 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  97-3  ; Virat Kohli (33), Shivam Dube (6)

Ravi Bishnoi [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Dube tries to cut outside off, gets beaten.
 
Ball 5: Kohli wrists towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Kohli pushes towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3:  Dube hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Dube works towards mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 1: Kohli clips towards deep backward square leg for a single.

RCB live score after 12 Overs: 94-3

Over Summary: 1 1 0 2 1 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  94-3  ; Virat Kohli (31), Shivam Dube (5)

Maxwell continues...

Ball 6: Kohli hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: Dube again hits towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4:  Dube clips towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs,
 
Ball 3: A mute appeal for LBW against Dube, umpire remains unmoved.
 
Ball 2: Kohli flicks towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Dube hits towards long-on for a single.

RCB live score after 11 Overs: 88-3; Sundar departs

Over Summary:  2 1 W  1 0 1 ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  88-3  ; Virat Kohli (28), Shivam Dube (1)

Ashwin continues...

Ball 6: Dube works towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Ashwin beats Dube outside off by a googly
 
Ball 4: Kohli hits towards long-on for a single.

Shivam Dube, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: A googly, Sundar goes for a slog sweep but manages only a top edge. Jordan takes the skier. Washington Sundar c Jordan b Murugan Ashwin 13(14) [4s-1]
 
Ball 2: Kohli drives again towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 1: A flighted delivery and Kohli drives towards wide of long-off fielder for a couple of runs.

RCB live score after 10 Overs: 83-2

Over Summary:  1 1 4 0 1 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  83-2  ; Virat Kohli (25), Washington Sundar (13)

Maxwell continues...

Ball 6: Kohli works towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Sundar punches towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Sundar hits back to bowler. 
 
Ball 3: Sundar helps the ball on leg side to fine leg boundary for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Kohli knocks towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Sundar clips towards deep backward square leg for a single.

RCB live score after 9 Overs: 75-2

Over Summary:  2 0 1 1 1 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  75-2  ; Virat Kohli (23), Washington Sundar (7)

Murugan Ashwin continues...

Ball 6: Sundar hits towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 5: A single for Kohli towards long-on.
 
Ball 4: Sundar collects a single towards square leg.
 
Ball 3: Kohli hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Kohli hits towards wide of sweeper cover fielder for a couple of runs.

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RCB live score after 8 Overs: 69-2

Over Summary:  2 1 1 0 1 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  69-2  ; Virat Kohli (19), Washington Sundar (5)

Maxwell comes into the attack...

Ball 6: Kohli hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: Sundar drives towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 4: Sundar hits back to bowler for no run.
 
Ball 3: Kohli flicks towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Sundar tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: Sundar works towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

RCB live score after 7 Overs: 62-2; Ashwin cleans up Finch

Over Summary:  1 4 W 0 0 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  63-2  ; Virat Kohli (16), Washington Sundar (1)

Murugan Ashwin, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Sundar cuts towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Washington Sundar, left handed bat, comes to the crease and dabs towards backward point for no run
 
Ball 3: Murugan Ashwin cleans up Finch with a slidder. Finch b Murugan Ashwin 20(18) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 2: Finch edges between keeper and flying slip for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Kohli cuts towards deep point for a single.

RCB live score after 6 Overs: 57-1

Over Summary:  0 1 L1 4 Wd 1 0  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  57-1  ; Aaron Finch (16), Virat Kohli (16)

Ravi Bishnoi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Finch hits towards poin

Ball 4: Kohli works towards short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: A tossed up delivery outside off, WIDE CALLED.
 
Ball 4: Kohli hits the half tracker towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Finch comes down the wicket and gets beaten on air, collects a leg byes.
 
Ball 2: Kohli works towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 1: Kohli blocks on front foot.

RCB live score after 5 Overs: 49-1; Devdutt departs

Over Summary:  W 1 1 4 4 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  49-1  ; Aaron Finch (16), Virat Kohli (10)

Ball 6: A single for Kohli.
 
Ball 5: Kohli clips towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Kohli unleashes his favourite extra cover drive for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Finch collects a single towards point region.
 
Ball 2: irat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Ball grips on the surface and Devdutt scoops to extra cover, GONE. Devdutt Padikkal c Pooran b Arshdeep Singh 18(12) [4s-1 6s-1]

RCB live score after 4.1 Overs: 38-1

Arshdeep bowls the 5th over and the ball holds up on surface and Devdutt just scoops to extra cover, GONE. Devdutt Padikkal c Pooran b Arshdeep Singh 18(12) [4s-1 6s-1]

RCB live score after 4 Overs: 38-0

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 6 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  38-0  ; Devdutt Padikkal (18), Aaron Finch (15)

Shami continues...

Ball 6: Devdutt gets a leading edge over umpire for a single.
 
Ball 5: Devdutt whips the ball on the pads towards deep square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Finch pulls the short delivery towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Devdutt swivels and pulls without any timing towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Finch flicks towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Devdutt tucks towards mid-wicket region for a single.

RCB live score after 3 Overs: 27-0

Over Summary:  0 0 1 2 4 Wd 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  27-0  ; Devdutt Padikkal (9), Aaron Finch (13)

Arshdeep Singh, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Devdutt flicks the yorker length delivery towards deep backward square leg for a single.

Ball 6: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 5: Ball on the pads and Devdutt glances over short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Devdutt flicks towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: A single for Finch towards cover.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Finch gets an outside edge and ball flies towards short third man, Gayle makes a diving effort to save a certain boundary. DOT
 


RCB live score after 2 Overs: 18-0

Over Summary:  1 B4 0 0 4 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  18-0; Devdutt Padikkal (2), Aaron Finch (12)

Mohammed Shami, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Finch. 
 
Ball 5: Finch lofts straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: An inswinger, cuts Finch in half, goes for FOUR byes as Rahul fails to collect the ball.
 
Ball 1: Devdutt tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.

RCB live score after 1 Over: 7-0

Over Summary:    ; Royal Challengers Bangalore:  7-0; Devdutt Padikkal (1), Aaron Finch (6)

Finch and Devdutt Padikkal at the crease. Devdutt takes the strike. Maxwell opens the attack

Ball 6: Finch sweeps over short fine leg for SIX.
 
Ball 5: OT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Devdutt flicks towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Devdutt hits towards extra cover for no run
 
Ball 1: Devdutt taps towards cover for no run.

WATCH: RCB vs KXIP toss

Virat Kohli wins the toss and elected to bat first. Kohli said at the toss that there was no dew in previous game here and ball was gripping.


KXIP playing 11

Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

RCB playing 11

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

RCB vs KXIP head to head since 2018 (including one match in IPL 2020)

  • Matches: 5
  • RCB won: 4
  • KXIP won: 1

RCB vs KXIP live playing 11 updates: Deepak Hooda receives cap

Deepak Hooda is playing today and Gayle too. So there is a two changes in KXIP playing as we are gearing up for RCB vs KXIP live toss.

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RCB vs KKR toss prediction: Win toss and bat first

Team batting first at Sharjah has won five out of six matches and Pieterson said during the pitch report, it is bat first wicket.

Team 1 Team 2 Winner Margin Ground
Royals Super Kings Royals 16 runs Sharjah
Royals Kings XI Royals 4 wickets Sharjah
Capitals KKR Capitals 18 runs Sharjah
Mum Indians Sunrisers Mum Indians 34 runs Sharjah
Royals Capitals Capitals 46 runs Sharjah
RCB KKR RCB 82 runs Sharjah

PITCH REPORT and TOSS PREDICTION

"I think it's a good wicket. There's a shimmer, a bit of brightness on this wicket so I think it is going to be quicker than we saw the other night. It'll be more of an even contest between bat and ball. Although the wickets have slowed up, this one should be better. Win the toss and bat," reckpns Pieterson during pitch report

Key bowler for RCB

Chris Morris has been a trump card for RCB in two matches so far as he took five wickets.


RCB vs KXIP head to head

Overall
Total matches: 25
RCB won: 12
KXIP won: 13

RCB vs KXIP playing 11 prediction

KXIP tentative playing 11: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C), Simran Singh (W), Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh.

RCB tentative playing 11: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (W), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

RCB still looks to improve its game: Simon Katich

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach Simon Katich has said that all the players within his side are not content with where they are at currently and everyone wants to improve their game.
 
Katich's remark came ahead of RCB's match against Kings XI Punjab later today. The Virat Kohli-led side is currently at the third place in the IPL 2020 points table with ten points from seven matches.
 
"Every game is important, it is going to be a tight competition like it always is. Anyone can beat anyone on a given day, we want to make the most of this momentum we have built and the hard work we have done at this stage. I don't think our playing group is content with where we are at the moment, we haven't qualified for anything, we haven't won anything, it is a case of building and keeping the confidence going," said Katich in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of RCB.

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WATCH: How KXIP gearing up for second half of IPL 2020

Kings XI Punjab has failed to pull up his socks in the crunch situations and that's why Punjab is languished at the bottom of points table. Here's how KXIP is gearing up for today's match and how players are taking up the challenge to win every single match from today onwards. 


Key bowler for RCB

RCB's bowlers have also stepped up whenever the team needed. The arrival of Chris Morris has further boosted the pace attack and the South African all-rounder can also prove to be handy with the bat if needed.
 
Isuru Udana too has also been decent with the ball while Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar have executed their plans perfectly, creating trouble for the opposition batters.

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Here's what Sundar said about his best bowing performance in IPL 2020

In the match against Mumbai Indians, RCB secured a win in the super over. Washington conceded 12 runs in his quota of four overs and he also picked up the crucial wicket of Rohit Sharma.
 
"It's very hearting to bowl really well in that particular game, both the teams scored 200 and I was able to bowl really well and give 12 runs in four overs," said Washington in a virtual press conference.
 
"It's not that I did anything different or something. I just bowled in the right areas again and again and created different angles for different batsmen," he added.

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Key bowler for RCB

UAE pitches are generally on the slower side but Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) bowler Washington Sundar has not come across a lot of assistance for the spinners in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
 
Washington has been a key cog in the bowling wheel of RCB in the 13th edition of IPL. The right-arm spinner has taken five wickets with an economy of 4.90.
 
Also, in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday, Washington picked the crucial wicket of Eoin Morgan and gave away just 20 runs in his four overs.
 
"I think the other day we played in Sharjah there was a little bit of dryness in the wicket but apart from that I don't think I saw a lot of assistance for spinners," said Washington in a virtual press conference.
 
"I felt if we hit the right areas and hit the right lengths over and again it's not going to be so easy for the batsman to just keep hitting boundaries. So yes it's all about hitting the right lengths," he added.

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Key batsmen for RCB

The RCB top-order comprising Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are in good touch and can destroy even the best bowling attack.

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RCB vs KKR: Gayle for Maxwell?

Looking at the perfect batting conditions here, Gayle could create an absolute carnage but remains to be seen how quickly the self-proclaimed 'Universe Boss' gets into the act.
 
The KXIP think-tank might axe an out-of-form Glenn Maxwell in order to accommodate Gayle.

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KXIP squad for IPL 2020

Here is KXIP’s full squad for IPL 2020 along with players' salaries:

Player Team Retained/bought/traded in Price (Rs cr)
K L Rahul KXIP Retained 11.00
Glenn Maxwell KXIP Bought 10.75
Sheldon Cottrell KXIP Bought 8.50
Krishnappa Gowtham KXIP Traded in 6.20
Karun Nair KXIP Retained 5.60
Mohammed Shami KXIP Retained 4.80
Nicholas Pooran KXIP Retained 4.20
Mujeeb Ur Rahman KXIP Retained 4.00
Chris Jordan KXIP Bought 3.00
Chris Gayle KXIP Retained 2.00
Ravi Bishnoi (uncapped) KXIP Bought 2.00
Mandeep Singh KXIP Retained 1.40
Mayank Agarwal KXIP Retained 1.00
Hardus Viljoen KXIP Retained 0.75
Prabhsimran Singh (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.55
Deepak Hooda (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.50
James Neesham KXIP Bought 0.50
Darshan Nalkande KXIP Retained 0.30
Sarfaraz Khan KXIP Retained 0.25
Arshdeep Singh KXIP Retained 0.20
Harpreet Brar KXIP Retained 0.20
Ishan Porel (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.20
Jagadeesha Suchith KXIP Traded in 0.20
Murugan Ashwin KXIP Retained 0.20
Tajinder Dhillon (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.20
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RCB squad for IPL 2020

Full list of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL 2020 players along with their salaries:

Player Team Retained/bought Price (Rs cr)
Virat Kohli RCB Retained 17.00
A B de Villiers RCB Retained 11.00
Chris Morris RCB Bought 10.00
Yuzvendra Chahal RCB Retained 6.00
Shivam Dube RCB Retained 5.00
Aaron Finch RCB Bought 4.40
Umesh Yadav RCB Retained 4.20
Kane Richardson RCB Bought 4.00
Washington Sundar RCB Retained 3.20
Navdeep Saini RCB Retained 3.00
Mohammed Siraj RCB Retained 2.60
Dale Steyn RCB Bought 2.00
Moeen Ali RCB Retained 1.70
Parthiv Patel RCB Retained 1.70
Pawan Negi RCB Retained 1.00
Gurkeerat Mann Singh RCB Retained 0.50
Isuru Udana RCB Bought 0.50
Devdutt Padikkal RCB Retained 0.20
Joshua Philippe RCB Bought 0.20
Pavan Deshpande (uncapped) RCB Bought 0.20
Shahbaz Ahmad (uncapped) RCB Bought 0.20
 

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IPL 2020, Match 31: RCB vs KKR preview

Bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will be under tremendous pressure as it now faces a must-win situation when KL Rahul led side take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. After losing six of its seven games, the KL Rahul-led KXIP is languishing at the bottom of the points table with two points. Despite having the top-two leading run-getters of the season in skipper Rahul (387 runs) and Mayank Agarwal (337), KXIP has failed emerge victorious in six IPL 2020 matches.
 
Barring the duo, the other KXIP batters have failed to click and lack of an all-round effort has been clearly visible. Same is the condition of the bowling attack as except Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi, the others have been off-colour.
 
However, KXIP can draw some confidence from the fact their solitary win in ongoing season had come against RCB. Moreover, Chris Gayle, who has warmed the bench in the previous games, is likely to get a game on Thursday.

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