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Highlights, IPL 2018, RCB vs KXIP at Bengaluru, Full Cricket Score: Bangalore beat Punjab by four wickets

Date: Saturday, 14 April, 2018 00:17 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Indian Premier League 2018 Match 8 Match Result Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohit Sharma not out 1 2 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Chris Woakes 3.2 0 36 2
Umesh Yadav 4 0 23 3
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Chris Woakes not out 1 2 0 0
Washington Sundar not out 9 4 2 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Axar Patel 4 0 25 1
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 0 30 2
  • So, that's it from us for now. Loss for Kings XI Punjab in this match but like Ashwin said they fought hard. RCB bowled well and that setup the match for them. One cannot say the same for the batting. But due to the fire in their batting, even the flame today was enough to cross the hurdle. RCB fans go back home happy. AB de Villiers fired with the bat, some huge sixes on show. Only disappointment for them was Virat Kohli failing. But there are many more opporuntities left in the tournament. 

    We will return tomorrow with Mumbai Indians taking Delhi Daredevils in the first match of the day. The second clash is between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. Catch all the action with us. You already know the address. Bye-bye. Good night. 

  • Umesh Yadav is the Man of the Match. 

    Umesh Yadav: I was backing myself. Many a times I have tried too many variations and leaked too many runs. Ashish Nehra asked me to keep it simple, even Virat Kohli. They have told me bowl with pace and don't worry about anything. Ball was skidding if you bowled on the stumps. Yuvraj Singh (dismissal) was the best ball. 

  • Virat Kohli, RCB captain:

    Very happy. First home game is very crucial. We were decent in the first game and glad we proved it today. Very happy as a team. Credit to their batsmen they hit good shots. Umesh was outstanding. Three wickets in one over was amazing. To restrict them below 160 was a very good effort. Our mindset is we want best bowlers to step up. Batsmen has responded very nicely. 170 would have been par. Pitch is slightly better than the last year. Need to identify mistakes and move on. Need to make strong partnerships. 

  • Ravichandran Ashwin, Kings XI Punjab captain:

    I am really proud of the way the boys played. We were 30-40 runs short. We go down fighting. Impressed with the performance. The RCB batting lineup is not intimidating to us at all. The pressure was always on them. I am enjoying Captaincy at the moment. Boys living up to what is is being asked. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist

    Game over! RCB have their first win. To be honest, the game was over when Punjab put 155 on the board. But the fact that it ended in only the last over shows the fighting spirit and thought this team has put into the game. We have seen it in two games now. Ashwin has been great with the captaincy. And Mujeeb... well he is already a star. Beaten only by the genius of AB and there is no shame in it. 

    They may have lost today but this is a bright start from Kings XI Punjab. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    RCB won only one match out of six matches at Bangalore in the last IPL. They have won their first match at Bangalore in this IPL today.


  • RCB win by 4 wickets

    There were some brain-fade moments for RCB at the fag end of the match but the Virat Kohli-led side made sure they did not take it to the last ball. Kings XI Punjab bowled well but the scoreboard pressure hunted them in every over. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist

    Just when things looked over, AB is caught and out in the deep. And just as I type this, there is another run out. Punjab are still in this... no one knows how! This game is turning, or is it? Anybody's call this. That Punjab are still in this with only 155 to defend speaks of their effort in the field. 

  • RCB win by 4 wickets

    Fullish (foolish at this stage of the game) delivery and Sundar hits through the covers for four. Match over. 

  • FOUR! Short ball and room for Sundar upper cuts it for four. 1 needed off 5 now. 

  • 5 runs off 6 balls and the last over begins...

  • After 19 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 151/6 ( Chris Woakes 1 , Washington Sundar 1)

    A wicket on the first ball of the over and then on the fourth ball has kind of made this match interesting. How many last-ball finishes we have already had in this IPL. Get ready for another one. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist

    Just when things looked over, AB is caught and out in the deep. And just as I type this, there is another run out. Punjab are still in this... no one knows how! This game is turning, or is it? Anybody's call this. That Punjab are still in this with only 155 to defend speaks of their effort in the field. 

  • OUT! Mandeep Singh hits one to mid-wicket and tried to convert single into double, which was never there. He was short of the crease by a good distance. Mandeep run out (Mayank Dagar/Rahul) 22(19)

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist at Chinnaswamy stadium

    Excellent 57 from ABD. Changed game wholly. RCB need 10 runs. Should be easy unless there is another twist 

  • OUT! De Villiers has perished trying to finish the game soon. Cuts the ball and is caught at the third man. He goes back but after scoring a fifty. de Villiers c Nair b Andrew Tye 57(40)

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most 50+ scores by overseas players in IPL:
    39 - David Warner
    26 - Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers* 
    21 - Shaun Marsh

  • After 18 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 146/4 ( AB de Villiers 57 , Mandeep Singh 19)

    Mohit Sharma is bowling really bad at the moment. It does not seem  he is the right choice at the moment but who else to turn to? Ashwin needs a quick answer. 10 needed off 12 now.  

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    AB de Villiers had not hit a boundary against a spinner today till 16th over. Then came the two sixes against Mujeeb Ur Rahman. 

  • SIX! Length ball and de Villiers hammers it for a huge six to long-on. Believe me, this was huge. 

  • Mohit Sharma is back.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist

    This looks over. AB de Villiers in full swing... smacks two sixes off Mujeeb... to be fair Punjab had to bowl him now. But you cannot get past AB. There is no one like him! 

  • After 17 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/4 ( AB de Villiers 47 , Mandeep Singh 17)

    Mujeeb in his last over. Two sixes off the last over has pulled the match in favour of RCB now need just 22 off 18 balls. They should not lose from here.

  • SIX! As I said, many more to come and here is the second one of the night. Rocks back and hits it towards mid-wicket stand. 

  • SIX! De Villiers has hit the second-last ball of the over for a huge one and this might be the first of many to come.

  • FOUR! Mandeep finally comes into groove. Short ball and he rocks back to punch it for four. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist at Chinnaswamy stadium

    41 in 4 overs. ABD must deliver from here. Pacers are mixing a lot of slow deliveries to play havoc with batsmen's timing. Mujeeb too has 1 over. Very interesting finish on the cards

  • Mujeeb returns to bowl his last over.

  • After 16 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 115/4 ( AB de Villiers 34 , Mandeep Singh 11)

    Tye is back to the bowling attack and suddenly we see de Villiers and Mandeep not being able to put the bad balls to boundaries. Equation: 41 off 24. Strategic Time-Out called. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist at Chinnaswamy stadium

    RCB have a fight on their hands. Good news is ABD still at crease and only one over of spin left. But batsmen have to get going very soon 

  • Tye is back on.

  • After 15 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 109/4 ( AB de Villiers 31 , Mandeep Singh 9)

    Mohit Sharma back on and full-toss to start with. Good for him that de Villiers could not get hold of it. It was turning out to be a good over but a boundary of the penultimate ball of the over ruined things.   

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist

    56 needed off 36 balls... in a normal situation, the batting team would be under pressure. But Punjab's spinners have bowled 11 out of 12 overs and the pacers are left. Plus AB de Villiers is at the crease... do the math! 

  • FOUR! De Villiers comes out and heaves to deep mid-wicket. Both the fielders looked at each other as ball pierced through them.

  • Mohit Sharma is back into the attack.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Two RCB batsmen dismissed for a golden duck in a same match at Bangalore in IPL:
    Z Khan/C White v KXIP, 2008
    V Kohli/Misbah-ul-Haq v MI, 2008
    B McCullum/S Khan v KXIP, 2018*

  • After 14 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 100/4 ( AB de Villiers 23 , Mandeep Singh 8)

    Tye is back on. Great to see Ashwin mixing it up so nicely. 

  • Andrew Tye is back on. 

  • After 13 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 93/4 ( AB de Villiers 21 , Mandeep Singh 4)

    Axar completes his quota of overs. He has given 25 runs in his 4 overs and taken an important wicket of McCullum. Living upto his retained amount, I guess. Punjab back in this game. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist at Chinnaswamy stadium

    Quinton de Kock was leading a charmed life these past 3 overs. Ashwin beat his bat with a flatter, faster ball to get him bowled and then had Sarfaraz caught 1st ball at slip. Tough fight by KXIP. RCB in tight situation. 

  • Axar to complete his quota.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist

    Knocked over. Punjab continue with baby steps. Ashwin bowls De Kock and the key figure here is 69 needed off 52 balls. Get AB and this will get interesting... And just as I write this Ashwin removes Sarfaraz, caught off the first ball. 

  • After 12 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 88/4 ( AB de Villiers 19 , Mandeep Singh 1)

    Superb comeback by Ashwin. He has changed the course of the game with two back-to-back wickets. De Kock and young Sarfaraz back into the hut. Onus, totally, now on a man called AB de Villiers. Mandeep is the batsman in. 

  • OUT! Safaraz goes for a golden duck. Seems like a google which Sarfaraz could not read and tried to cut it, giving a simple catch to Nair at first slip. Brilliant bowling, planning and execution. Sarfaraz Khan c Nair b Ashwin 0(1)

    Ashwin on a hat-trick.

  • OUT! De Kock comes out again and this time Ashwin, round the wicket, outsmarts him through a quicker one. De Kock misses it completely and the stumps are disturbed. CLEAN-BOWLED. de Kock b Ashwin 45(34)

  • Ashwin to continue.

  • After 11 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 87/2 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 45 , AB de Villiers 19)

    Axar Patel with the ball and de Kock with his sweeps, reverse-sweeps. He is taking too many risks at the moment which is not the order of the moment. They are sitting comfortable at 87 for 2. 

  • FOUR! De Kock reverse-sweeps Axar to third man for a boundary. Experiment working. 

  • Axar back on...

  • After 10 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 79/2 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 38 , AB de Villiers 18)

    Ashwin brings himself back. de Kock trying too many things and to good effect as well. But hitting boundaries not really the need of the hour. 

IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, cricket score and latest update: A wicket on the first ball of the over and then on the fourth ball has kind of made this match interesting. How many last-ball finishes we have already had in this IPL. Get ready for another one.

Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to get their act together after an opening game defeat, as they take on Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.

RCB, led by star India captain Virat Kohli, lost to Kolkata Knight Riders after Sunil Narine snatched victory with a 17-ball fifty and Nitish Rana removed AB de Villiers and Kohli in the same over and then scored a vital 35.

RCB will now want their star batsmen Brendon McCullum and AB de Villiers, who blasted a 27-ball 43 and a 23-ball 44, respectively, in the first game.

Highlights, IPL 2018, RCB vs KXIP at Bengaluru, Full Cricket Score: Bangalore beat Punjab by four wickets

RCB captain Virat Kohli and KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin. Sportzpics

McCullum reached a milestone in completing 9,000 T20 runs in the last match and that should boost his confidence.

Kohli did not look his imperious best in the previous game and he would want to come out all guns blazing against Punjab.

The likes Quinton de Kock, Sarfaraz Khan and Chris Woakes did not fire against KKR and would want to improve if RCB want their batting to fire.

Kohli could depend on Umesh Yadav and Woakes to deliver the goods again as they shared five wickets between them.

The star spin pair of Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar failed in the last game, leaking 77 runs in 56 balls and claiming just one wicket.

Coming to the visitors, Punjab are coming into the game on the back of a win, having started the season on a resounding note, beating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets.

KL Rahul, who is a local, smashed the fastest-ever fifty in IPL history.

Rahul had smashed six boundaries and four sixes in his 16-ball 51.

Karun Nair, who scored a 33-ball fifty, also would be keen to continue the good work. But veteran Yuvraj Singh looked a pale shadow of his former self, huffing and puffing to 12 off 22 balls.

Punjab surprisingly dropped big-hitting West Indian Chris Gayle in the last game but he could open the innings as he knows the conditions well, the venue where he smashed an incredible 175 in the 2013 edition.

Aaron Finch, who was unavailable for the last match, also may get a chance.

Punjab's bowlers did a fine job by restricting Delhi with 17-year-old spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman making his IPL debut with a bang, picking up two wickets along with Mohit Sharma.

Teams (from):

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Sarfraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kulwant Khejroliya.

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), AJ Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Apr 14, 2018

World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254