King XI Punjab(KXIP) gave a goal of 207 to Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) due to Rahul’s magnificent batting. Rahul’s 132 runs in 69-ball with his 14 fours and 7 sixes.

King XI Punjab(KXIP) captain KL Rahul slammed a ton, becoming the fastest Indian to reach 2000 IPL runs, breaking Sachin Tendulkar record.

Chasing the big target, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) Team faltered and lost 5 wickets for 63 runs in 10 overs including the wicket of captain Virat Kholi 1(5), Aaron Finch’s wicket was taken by Ravi Bishnoi, the star bowler of the Under 19 team and now the AB de Villiers who is called 360 out by M Ashwin in 28(18).

 

In this way Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) all out at 109 runs in 17 overs

Player of the Match KL Rahul 

King Xi Punjab(KXIP) KL Rahul As a leader it’s important to lead from the front. It’s a complete team performance, really happy. I told Maxi that I am not feeling completely in control of my batting, he said you must be joking, you are hitting really well. During the toss is the only time I feel like a captain and otherwise I balance being a player and the captain. The analyst, coach and the management will be happy. I watched the U-19 World Cup. He has a lot of fight in him. He’s always ready when I throw the ball. He wants to get into the contest.

Virat Kohli  Loosing captain

Yeah it didn’t (go well). I think we were good in the middle phase with the ball, they got off to a decent start and we pulled things back nicely. I have to stand in front and take the brunt of it, not the best day in the office, couple of important chances of KL when he was set and that cost us 35-40 runs at a later stage. Maybe if we restricted them to 180 we wouldn’t have been under pressure from ball one of the chase. We know exactly where we went wrong and I have to put my hand up and say a couple of important chances went down. There are days when these kind of things happen on the cricket field, they happen and we have to accept them. We have had a good game, we have had a bad game and now it is time to move on. Learn from the mistakes we make. We did pretty well closing in on the second time out. Those are the moments, we pulled things back nicely so we understand how to do that as a team. He (Philippe) has batted at the top of the order for Western Australia and done well in the BBL as well, early days in the tournament so we thought we will maximise his ability and see how we go from thereon. We thought we will give ourselves a bit of depth in the middle overs.

 

 

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