IPL 2018, KXIP vs RCB: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore expected fireworks today as their home team Kings XI Punjab invited Royal Challengers Bangalore. But what they got was a team that crumbled under RCB, as they took the won the match by 10 Wickets.
RCB won the match and invited KXIP to bat. KL Rahul and Gayle started off agressively, but when Umesh Yadav knocked them in the same over, Kings lost their way. The team went down like a house of cards and posted a mere score of 88 runs.
The Challenge was accepted and achieved agressively by the RCB men. Virat Kohli (48) and Parthiv Patel (44) remain unbeaten at the crease making the required score in just 8.1 over. The win by 10 wickets, marks the first instance in the IPL 2018, as RCB achieved a much needed NRR hike.
KXIP loss and RCB’s win has complicated the race for the final two Play offs spot.
IPL Live Cricket Score KXIP vs RCB
RCB won by 10 Wickets
RCB won the toss and opted to field
KXIP: 88 all out, RCB: 92/0
Over 8.1: 92/0, Royal Challengers Bangalore wins by 10 Wickets. Ankit Rajpoot starts the over with a no-ball and Kohli Thumps a boundary on the next ball taking the win for his team. Parthiv Patel 40(22), Virat Kohli 48(28)
Over 8: 87/0, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 2 runs in 72 balls. Andrew Tye serves the over and lets loose 8 runs. Parthiv Sweeps a boundary. Parthiv Patel 40(22), Virat Kohli 44(26)
Over 7: 79/0, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 10 runs in 78 balls. 13 runs from the over including two boundaries by Kohli as Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 31(15), Virat Kohli 33(21)
Over 6: 66/0, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 23 runs in 84 balls. 12 runs from the over including a 4 and a 6 by Kohli as Andrew Tye returns to the attack. Parthiv Patel 31(15), Virat Kohli 33(21)
Over 5: 54/0, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 35 runs in 90 balls. 15 runs from the over including three boundaries by Parthiv. as Mohit Sharma comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 30(14), Virat Kohli 22(16)
Over 4: 39/0, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 50 runs. 3 runs from the over as Andres Tye returns to the attack. Parthiv Patel 17(10), Virat Kohli 20(14)
Over 3: 36/0, Kohli starts the over with a 6 and 4 consecutively, manages another on the 4th ball. Ankit Rajpoot comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 16(7), Virat Kohli 19(11)
Over 2: 20/0, 11 runs from the over as Parthiv smacks two boundaries. Andrew Tye comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 16(3), Virat Kohli 4(6)
Over 1: 9/0, After 5 singles Parthiv sweeps a boundary. Kohli and Parthiv Patel are at the crease. Ashwin opens the attack. Parthiv Patel 6(3), Virat Kohli 3(3)
Over 15.1: 88 – all out. Patel is run out giving RCB a mere target of 89 runs. Axar Patel 9(13)
Over 15: 87/9, 3 runs from the over as Mohammed Siraj returns to the attack. Ankit Rajpoot comes to the crease. Axar Patel 8(12), Ankit Rajpoot 1(5)
Over 14: 84/9, 4 runs and a wicket from the over as Moeen Ali returns to the attack. Mohit gets run out on the last ball of the over. Axar Patel 7(11), Mohit Sharma 3(5)
Over 13: 80/8, And another wicket!!! Tye, Caught by Parthiv Patel on a Umesh Yadav over. 2 runs from the over. Mohit Sharma comes to the crease. Axar Patel 5(9), Mohit Sharma 1(1)
Over 12: 78/7, Finch starts with a six and gives up his wicket on the 5th ball, Caught by Kohli. Ashwin comes and goes on the next ball, Run Out. 8 runs from the over as Moeen Ali comes into the attack. Axar Patel 4(7)
Over 11: 70/5, 5 runs from the over as Colin de Grandhomme returns to the attack. Aaron Finch 19(19), Axar Patel 3(6)
Over 10: 65/5, Yuzvendra Chahal bowls a tidy over with just 4 runs from it. Aaron Finch 17(16), Axar Patel 1(3)
Over 9: 61/5, Another one falls down as Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack and knocks Mayank Agarwal, Caught by Parthiv Patel. 3 runs from the over. Axar Patel comes to the crease. Aaron Finch 15(12), Axar Patel 0(1)
Over 8: 58/4, Finch hits a 6 on the last ball disturbing Mohammed Siraj’s otherwise tidy over. 8 runs from the over. 8 runs from the over. Aaron Finch 14(11), Mayank Agarwal 1(2)
Over 7: 50/4, Yuzvendra Chahal strikes in his first over, Stoinis is bowled and gives just 3 runs. Mayank Agarwal comes to the crease. Aaron Finch 5(3), Mayank Agarwal 0(1)
Over 6: 47/3, another one bites the dust as Nair is Caught by Kohli on the first ball by Mohammed Siraj. Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis come to the crease. Finch manages a boundary as 6 runs come from the over. Aaron Finch 5(3), Marcus Stoinis 1(1)
Over 6: 41/3, another one bites the dust as Nair is Caught by Kohli on the first ball by Mohammed Siraj. Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis come to the crease. Finch manages a boundary as 6 runs come from the over. Aaron Finch 5(3), Marcus Stoinis 1(1)
Over 5: 41/2, Oh oh! Umesh Yadav manages to dismiss both the openers in one over. Rahul is caught by de Grandhomme and Gayle is Caught by Siraj. Karun Nair comes to the crease. Karun Nair 1(1)
Over 4: 28/0, Gayle starts the over with a boundary and hits two more on the last two balls. 14 runs from the over as Tim Southee returns to the attack. Chris Gayle 14(12), K.L Rahul 13(12)
Over 3: 14/0, Gayle opens his account with a single, as Rahul smacks another 6 making 7 runs in the over. Umesh Yadav returns to the attack. Chris Gayle 1(7), K.L Rahul 13(11)
Over 2: 7/0, A six by Rahul on the last ball did not allow Tim Southee a maiden over. Chris Gayle 0(3), K.L Rahul 7(9)
Over 1: 1/0, Rahul and Gayle are at the crease. Umesh Yadav opens the attack. Chris Gayle 0(3), K.L Rahul 1(3)
The Match will commence at 8:00 PM IST. Star Sports Network the official broadcast partner of the tournament will telecast the match live. You can catch the live action at Hotstar.
Kings XI started strong but lost their way in the recent matches. Their bowling side lacks luster in the middle order and the dependency upon openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul could not get them through every time. Their Bowling side has started to show some cracks as well. Barring Andrew Tye none of the bowlers are consistent enough.
On the other hand, Bangalore fails toe register back to back wins even with batting stalwarts in the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in their full form. Bowling has been their undoing from the start of IPL seasons and its no different this season. Although a meekly chance, mathematically RCB can still make it to Playoffs for that, a win today is a must.
KXIP Probable XI
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, David Miller, Manoj Tiwary, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, AJ Tye, Ankit Rajpoot.
RCB Probable XI
Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh. Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal