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RCB vs KXIP, Highlights and Match Recap, IPL 2019, Full Cricket Score: AB De Villiers powers Bangalore to third win on trot

Date: Thursday, 25 April, 2019 00:21 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Indian Premier League 2019 Match 42 Match Result Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
AB de Villiers not out 82 44 3 7
Marcus Stoinis not out 46 34 2 3
Bowling 0 M R W
Ankit Rajpoot 4 0 46 0
Mohammed Shami 4 0 53 1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mandeep Singh not out 4 4 0 0
Murugan Ashwin not out 1 2 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Southee 3 0 33 0
Umesh Yadav 4 0 36 3

Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Kings XI Punjab IPL LIVE SCORE and LATEST UPDATES

  • That's it from us today. RCB win their third successive game and are still alive and kicking in the tournament. More importantly, they are winning those crunch moments in the game. Punjab have lost quite a few now. They are to be blamed for ruining their chances. They are still at fifth position in the table and would have to quickly get back to winning ways. We will be back tomorrow with another IPL contest. KKR take on RR at Eden Gardens. See you at 8 pm tomorrow. Till then, take care and good night.  

  • Kagiso Rabada is still unmoved at the top in the leading wicket-takers' list.

    IPL 2019: Below is the top-10 list of the players in contention for Purple Cap. Check out the full list here

    1 Kagiso Rabada (DC) 11 23
    2 Imran Tahir (CSK) 11 16
    3 Deepak Chahar (CSK) 11 14
    4 Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) 11 14
    5 Mohammed Shami (KXIP) 11 14
    6 Shreyas Gopal (RR) 10 12
    7 Chris Morris (DC) 8 12
    8 Ravichandran Ashwin (KXIP) 11 12
    9 Jasprit Bumrah (MI) 10 11
    10 Jofra Archer (RR) 10 11

  • AB de Villiers played a scintillating knock today to enter the 400-club in the tournament. 

    IPL 2019: Below is the updated Orange Cap list. Check out the full list here

    1 David Warner (SRH) 10 574
    2 Jonny Bairstow (SRH) 10 445
    3 Chris Gayle (KXIP) 10 444
    4 Lokesh Rahul (KXIP) 11 441
    5 AB de Villiers (RCB) 10 414
    6 Shikhar Dhawan (DC) 11 401
    7 Virat Kohli (RCB) 11 400
    8 Andre Russell (KKR) 10 392
    9 Quinton de Kock (MI) 10 378
    10 Rishabh Pant (DC) 11 336

  • RCB lift off from the bottom of the table with third successive win

    IPL 2019:  Updated points table 

    Pos. Team Plyd. Won Lost Tied Net RR Pts.
    1 Chennai Super Kings (Chennai) 11 8 3 0 +0.091 16
    2 Delhi Capitals (Delhi) 11 7 4 0 +0.181 14
    3 Mumbai Indians (Mumbai) 10 6 4 0 +0.357 12
    4 Sunrisers Hyderabad (Hyderabad) 10 5 5 0 +0.654 10
    5 Kings XI Punjab (Punjab) 11 5 6 0 -0.117 10
    6 Kolkata Knight Riders (Kolkata) 10 4 6 0 -0.013 8
    7 Royal Challengers Bangalore (Bangalore) 11 4 7 0 -0.683 8
    8 Rajasthan Royals (Rajasthan) 10 3 7 0 -0.470 6

  • AB de Villiers is Player of the Match

    ABD: I try to stay calm in death overs. You have teammates around you who always help you. We are turning things around. We are taking one game at a time. I felt it was 160 pitch batting first. The pitch it seemed got better but our bowlers did well.  

  • Virat Kohli, RCB Captain: We have won 4 out of 5 games, we could have won 5 out of 5. We are just enjoying our cricket. The partnership between Marcus Stoinis and De Villiers changed the game.  They brought us to 200 which looked highly unlikely. We thought 175 would have been good. The big break before Mohali helped us. The important thing is not to take any pressure. It is just continuing this. Having a 6-7 bowling option in T20 cricket is great luxury to have. We know how we play. The world knows how we play. Especially with the two left-handers they had. Moeen and Washi bowled really well and having six-seven bowling options really help. Also Marcus as the allrounder gives a lot of flexibility

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    RCB have shown some real heart on the field tonight. The equation favoured the batting side in the final five. But the pacers stuck to their strengths and bowled with a lot of fire. Saini, in particular, was impressed with his raw pace. There were no changeups from the young tearaway. He went flat out six out of six balls in that final over and hurried both the set batsmen with his extra pace. At the death, it's essential to back your strengths as a bowler and RCB did precisely that. Earlier in the evening, AB de Villiers played a special knock to ensure RCB post a handsome total on the board. Credit to the Chinnaswamy pitch as well that has served some of the most entertaining games this season. The win for RCB has opened up the points table beautifully for the rest of the tournament. More than 70 per cent of the games are out of the way, and every team still has a chance of making it to the playoff. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is RCB's fourth consecutive win over KXIP in IPL.

  • Ashwin, KXIP captain: At the end of the day, it is about winning crunch moments and we have not been able to win those in last couple of games. It is about getting that one win. Then we can try to win couple on the trot. We have given batsmen enough opportunities to come on the top. It is all about backing the players. In all 11 games, we have always been in the game which is a positive for us. About time bowlers stand up and deliver in the powerplay. 

  • That's it. RCB win by 17 runs. 

    Two wickets in Umesh Yadav's last over of the innings and it became tougher and tougher for Punjab to get closer to the target. Third successive victory for Bangalore in the tournament. Can you believe it? They can still breath in the tournament. Hopes still alive. 

  • Ball 5: DROPPED! Murugan plays the big shot but hits it directly to Kohli at long-on, who spills it. 1 run. Punjab need 20 off 1. 

    Punjab need 20 runs in 1 ball
    Punjab need 20 runs in 1 ball

  • Ball 4: Umesh targets the stumps, new man Murugan makes room and tries to hit it to off side, misses the ball by some distance. No run. Punjab need 21 runs in 2 balls

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    This kid has some heart. Navdeep Saini managed to keep Dhoni quiet the other night in that nailbiter against CSK. Tonight he has bowled the 19th over of the innings and just conceded 3 runs. More importantly, he has dismissed both the set batsmen. Umesh has a cushion of 27 in the final over tonight.

  • OUT! 

    Two wickets in two balls, short stuff from Umesh to new man Viljoen, who heaves but does not connect well, ball brushes the gloves and flies to Parthiv behind the wickets. Viljoen c Parthiv Patel b U Yadav 0(1) Punjab need 21 runs in 3 balls

  • OUT!

    On the second ball of the over, Ashwin again tries to go over the long-on, could not connect well and has been held by Kohli before the ropes. Ashwin c Kohli b U Yadav 6(2) Punjab need 21 runs in 4 balls

  • 20th over, Ball 1 :SIX, fuller in length from Umesh and Ashwin hits it over long on for a maximum. 

  • After 19 overs,Kings XI Punjab 176/5 ( Mandeep Singh 2 , Ravichandran Ashwin (C) 0)

    Brilliant over by Saini. What a mature young head on his shoulder. Doing the basics right. Wicket on the first ball and then a dot followed by three singles. Fuller in length all the time, and fast. Removed the danger man on the last ball. Punjab need 27 runs in 6 balls

  • OUT This was hit by Pooran into the orbit and it came down at rocket speed. Great concenteration from Ab de Villers who lined himself beneath it and took a safe catch. Always tough to catch these but you expected someone of de Villiers' stature to grab these. Pooran c de Villiers b Navdeep Saini 46(28) 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most catches in IPL:

    99 - Suresh Raina
    83 - AB de Villiers*
    82 - Rohit Sharma 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    RCB pull one back. Umesh bowls an excellent over. Mixed his length and pace beautifully. Gave away just six runs, could have been even better if Stoinis hadn't dropped a simple chance. The equation is shifting in favour of the bowling side now with 15 an over required in the final two. 

  • OUT! Miller has to go. Saini back on and bowls a fuller length delivery, Miller smashes it hard but it goes directly to AB de Villers at long-on. He was not going to drop this. Miller goes back for 25-ball 24. Miller c de Villiers b Navdeep Saini 24(25)

  • After 18 overs,Kings XI Punjab 173/3 ( David Miller 24 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 45)

    Everything is happening right now in the middle. Sixes, fours, dropped catches. Stoinis would find it hard to face Kohli if RCB end up on the losing side. This is a great over from Umesh in these circumstances. Just 6 off it. Punjab need 30 runs in 12 balls

  • DROPPED! Stoinis puts Pooran, the danger man, down. It was a skier hit by Pooran and this seemed to be the end of Punjab's chase but Stoinis spilled it. 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Punjab needed 12 an over in the final 5. They need 12 an over in the final 3 now. Pooran isn't looking so comfortable against pace. This is where Miller needs to stand up and justify his paycheque for the season.

  • After 17 overs,Kings XI Punjab 167/3 ( David Miller 21 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 43)

    Southee comes back into the attack and put under pressure by Miller with two back-to-back boundaries. Then comes back well, giving 3 off the next four balls. The match is getting close to a tight finish. Punjab need 36 runs in 18 balls

  • FOUR! Short ball and Miller heaves the ball this time and the ball travels to the boundary at rocket speed. 

  • FOUR! Deft touch by Miller and that ball beats the short third man fielder and runs away for a boundary. 

  • After 16 overs,Kings XI Punjab 156/3 ( David Miller 11 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 42)

    Moeen continues. Pooran here is doing the magic, dealing in just sixes. He is 42 off 22 balls. Fifty-run stand has come up between him and Miller. Punjab need 47 runs in 24 balls

  • SIX! Another big heave and well-connected one that too, goes sailing over the deep mid-wicket region for a maximum. 

  • SIX! Maginificent from Pooran, flight from Moeen and yet again, on the back foot, Pooran gives his all in the shot and the ball goes sailing over the sight screen for a maximum. 150 up for Punjab. 

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Punjab need 60 in the final 5. If you know the history of this ground, the equation favours the batting team. WIth Pooran going bonkers at one end, Miller has the leeway to mix caution with aggression and try to bat till the end.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Are we going to see more of this tonight?

    Nicholas Pooran has hit a six every nine balls in T20 cricket in 2019

  • After 15 overs,Kings XI Punjab 143/3 ( David Miller 10 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 30)

    Insane innings this from Pooran. He has displayed just one shot till now. Makes room and smashes the ball inside-out. Three of those four shots, went for six and one for a boundary. Started the over with a boundary with Saini did well to stop the flow of runs. Time-out called. Punjab need 60 runs in 30 balls

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    The Kings aren't going to die wondering here. Pooran singled out Sundar and went after everything in the 14th over. Those three sixes in the over revived his team after a minor blip. This could be the night when IPL gets familiar with the might of Pooran, a guy who has made a name for himself in leagues across the world.

  • FOUR! What's going on! Pooran is doing the damage here as he makes room and smashes it to covers again, the ball bounced inches before the ropes. 

  • After 14 overs,Kings XI Punjab 135/3 ( David Miller 7 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 25)

    Sundar continues and this time he has been put under the pump by Pooran who hit three sixes in the over to somewhat close the gap between the target and balls remaining. Punjab need 68 runs in 36 balls

  • SIX! Wow, just wow, this looks like a replay of the first shot, makes room, goes inside-out, over the deep extra cover, same result. 

  • SIX! Pooran does it again, goes inside out and connects well, to get back-to-back sixes

  • SIX! Pooran goes big over the deep extra cover, was not a flighted ball but he goe behind the ball and put all his power in this inside-out shot. 

  • After 13 overs,Kings XI Punjab 116/3 ( David Miller 7 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 6)

    Moeen continues and he is giving no score whatsoever to the both the batsmen to free their arms. Pooran tried to make some room and hit but he is not getting the power and placement. Required run-rate over 12 now. Punjab need 87 runs in 42 balls

  • After 12 overs,Kings XI Punjab 110/3 ( David Miller 4 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 3)

    Washington Sundar, right-arm off break, brought into the attack and what a time to come and bowl really. Set batsmen now back to the hut. Two new batsmen in. Sundar should try and bowl some tidy overs here and build the run-rate pressure on Punjab

  • After 11 overs,Kings XI Punjab 108/3 ( David Miller 3 , Nicholas Pooran (W) 2)

    Moeen comes into the attack and delivers on the very first ball. Two quick wickets for RCB and they now have their nose ahead in this contest. Kohli was ecstatic after the fall of Rahul. He knows importance of this wicket. Punjab does not have many powerhitters to do the job in the slog overs. Nicholas Pooran has joined Miller in the middle. Punjab need 95 runs in 54 balls

  • Rajesh Tiwary, Freelance cricket writer

    Mayank and Rahul have perished in an attempt to keep up with the run rate. But Punjab is still reasonably placed at the halfway mark. They have taken those calculated risks to ensure that they are always ahead of the asking rate. Miller hasn't had the best of IPLs and Pooran is short on confidence, but they won't get a better opportunity and a better pitch than this one to prove their mettle. 

  • OUT! Rahul has to go. Moeen comes into the attack and flights the ball. The right-handed batsman dances down the track on the very first delivery and he too miscues, the ball goes directly to the long-off fielder who holds on to it really well. Third wicket down for Punjab. Rahul c Southee b Moeen Ali 42(27) 

  • After 10 overs,Kings XI Punjab 105/2 ( Lokesh Rahul 42 , David Miller 2)

    Stoinis continues. Wicket on the first ball for him as Mayank miscues a shot. Ashwin, sitting in the dressing room, expressed his displeasure at the wicket. David Miller is the new batsman in. A bit of mix-up in the middle between him and Rahul straightaway. They need to form one more good partnership here. Just 4 of the over. Punjab need 98 runs in 60 balls

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    David Miller v RCB in IPL:

    First five innings : 203 runs
    Next four innings : 24 runs

  • OUT! Mayank Agarwal gone for 35! Stoinis pitches it short and Mayank heaves it in the leg side, connects badly. The miscued shot results in ball going directly into the hands of short mid-wicket. Agarwal c Chahal b Stoinis 35(21)

  • After 9 overs,Kings XI Punjab 101/1 ( Lokesh Rahul 40 , Mayank Agarwal 35)

    Chahal comes back on. Mayank hit a flat-batted six over the long-off fielder. For a moment, the batsman ahd his heart in the mouth as the fielder jumped to grab the ball but it was hit with so much power that it was difficult to hold on to it. 15 came in the over.

  • FOUR! Bad ball, short in length, Mayank goes on back foot and smashes it to deep mid-wicket boundary for another four. 

  • FOUR! Bad ball, short in length, Mayank goes on back foot and smashes it to deep mid-wicket boundary for another four. 

IPL 12 Match 42 RCB vs KXIP at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru: That's it. RCB win by 17 runs.
Two wickets in Umesh Yadav's last over of the innings and it became tougher and tougher for Punjab to get closer to the target. Third successive victory for Bangalore in the tournament. Can you believe it? They can still breath in the tournament. Hopes still alive.

IPL 2019, RCB vs KXIP, Today's Match Preview: Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers are a charged up unit. With the inclusion of Dale Steyn in the side, a new spark has been added in their bowling attack and also with Kohli slamming runs in abundance, the Men-in-red and black look a different unit in the second phase of the tournament as compared to the dull and lousy one at the start.

Two back-to-back wins in the tournament, against quality opponents like Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, has given a new ray of hope to the team. They have with them 6 points and yet again, they enter the return contest against Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday treating it as a knock-out game. Their chances of qualifying for the playoffs are bleak. However, RCB know they need to play good cricket to at least end the tournament on a positive note.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab are in better shape and position to qualify for the playoffs but that alone does not guarantee them the spot in the last-four. Punjab have four games left in the tournament and they would be looking to win all four to kick out any talk of NRR becoming crucial in qualifying for the playoffs.

Openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul have played a crucial role in Punjab's wins in the tournament so far. However, the middle order has continued to disappoint. Batsmen like David Miller and Mayank Agarwal need to take up responsibility in the middle overs to guide the team to a decent total or home in a tough or tricky chase.

The last match played at M Chinnaswamy was a humdinger that went down to the last ball. The track at Bengaluru has not seen teams scoring runs easily. Even in the last match, both teams scored 160-odd. With more spinners in Punjab's XI, they will have a slight edge over the hosts.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Full squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team 2019 Players list: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Akshdeep NathMoeen AliMarcus StoinisHeinrich KlaasenPawan NegiDale SteynNavdeep SainiMohammed SirajYuzvendra ChahalAB de VilliersShimron HetmyerDevdutt PadikkalHimmat SinghColin de GrandhommeWashington SundarShivam DubeMilind KumarGurkeerat Singh MannPrayas BarmanUmesh YadavKulwant KhejroliyaTim Southee

Kings XI Punjab Team 2019 Players list: Lokesh Rahul (WK), Chris GayleMayank AgarwalSarfaraz KhanDavid MillerMandeep SinghSam CurranRavichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew TyeMurugan AshwinMohammed ShamiMujeeb Ur RehmanKarun NairMoises HenriquesVarun ChakravarthiHarpreet BrarSimran SinghNicholas Pooran (WK), Hardus ViljoenAnkit RajpootArshdeep SinghDarshan NalkandeAgnivesh Ayachi.

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Updated Date: Apr 25, 2019


Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
14 9 5 0 18
14 9 5 0 18
14 9 5 0 18
14 6 8 0 12
14 6 8 0 12
14 6 8 0 12
14 5 8 0 11
14 5 8 0 11
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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 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
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