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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab, Match 31 Match Summary

RCB vs KXIP, 2020 - T20 Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Scorecard
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Match Ended   
171/6 (20.0/20)
177/2 (20.0/20)
Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets
RCB 171/6
Bat Top Batsmen
48 (39)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 123.07SR
25 (8)
  • 1x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 312.50SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.75
4
OVERS
23/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 11.25
4
OVERS
45/2
R/W
KXIP 177/2
Bat Top Batsmen
61 (49)
  • 1x4s
  • 5x6s
  • 124.48SR
53 (45)
  • 1x4s
  • 5x6s
  • 117.77SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 11.66
3
OVERS
35/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 7
2
OVERS
14/0
R/W
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Right then, what a humdinger it was. Decided on the last ball. Well....Looks like our wait for a Super Over clash gets a little longer. Or does it? What do we mean by that? Well, on Friday, 16th October 2020, two giants, Mumbai and Kolkata face off against each other. Woah...let's hope a Super Over comes our way then. Join us at 1800 Local (1400 GMT) for that clash. Until then, take care and good night!
Winning captain and also the MAN OF THE MATCH for his splendid 61 off 49 balls, KL Rahul, says that he has no idea, no words to describe what happened earlier. States that they needed to do well. Says that towards the end, it got too close to comfort but in the end they did manage to get through. Rahul says that losing continuously was frustrating for everyone, the support staff, the team, the players. Adds that it has been a crazy rollercoaster so far. States that as the first time as captain, playing as a leader becomes all the more important. Stresses on the need to keep the dressing room happy. Personal performances have not been on his mind, says Rahul, but also adds that he believes it is important for him to get a good deal of runs from his side. On Gayle, Rahul states that he was training hard and from the time he landed in Dubai Gayle was hungry and rearing to go. States that Gayle is still the same player, intimidating as he always is.
The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle, is up for a chat. He says that he was not nervous in the end. States that the Universe Boss, himself, never fears. Adds that the surface was very sticky and proved a very tricky one to bat on. On how he felt at batting at No. 3, Gayle chuckles and asks Kevin Pietersen if he thinks that the Universe Boss' record at No. 3 is not good. All have a hearty laugh.
Virat Kohli, Bangalore's captain, says that it was quite surprising, admits that he thought that the game would finish in the 18th over. But it ended up going down to the wire. On the change in de Villiers' batting position, Kohli says that it was more to do with the left-hand, right-hand batting combinations and the legbreak bowlers that Punjab have. Admits honestly that it was a plan that did not work out. States that the pitch did not assist them much when Bangalore were batting earlier. Credits Punjab for playing well. Adds that one needs to admit responsibility for whatever has happened and take the learnings positively. Says that he told Chahal absolutely nothing in the last over, nothing apart from during the last ball.
Virat Kohli and co. would have reckoned all was over the way Gayle and Rahul went hammer and tongs against Siraj and Sundar towards the end. But Punjab, somehow, took it to the last over, the last ball and that offered some hope for Bangalore. But it was punctured on the last ball as Punjab coasted through. Just the one wicket overall for Kohli's men, that of Agarwal, snared by Chahal. Morris and Saini bowled well with a tight economy rate but did not get any wickets. Chahal and Siraj were tonked out of the park. Sundar too had a pretty off day. Overall, a tough day for Bangalore in the office, with the ball, a see-saw their fortunes were, some hopes, but false ones in the end. Stay tuned for the presentation...
After some pyrotechnics, sensing that they have gotten close to a victory, both Rahul and Gayle played watchfully against Morris and Udana towards the end. It went to the last over, surprising and should not have been. But it did. Super Over? Some hopes as Punjab were struggling to get 2 in the last over...yes just 2 runs. Gayle was run out in the penultimate ball as well. 1 needed in the last ball....Super Over?....Nope, Pooran gets a six and sees Punjab home, ending the dry run.
He pummeled a hapless Washington Sundar for two maximums in the 17th over. Before that, he and Rahul smashed 20 off the 16th over, where Siraj bowled. Rahul got to a well made half-ton and the Universe Boss followed him to his 50 as well. Excellent batting from both but more so from the latter as he was struggling to find his feet earlier, but did well to recover and launch some into orbit.
After Agarwal departed, in walked...the UNIVERSE BOSS, Chris Gayle. The first game for him this season, coming after the halfway mark in the League. Rahul was playing carefully after Agarwal got out, working the singles and diligently latching onto the bad balls and punishing it. The Universe Boss...well he was struggling to find his feet. Understandable because he has not played competitive cricket since February this year. So, he took his time to find the middle of his bat. But once he consumed some balls, uncharacteristic of him though, he decided it was time to launch the 'Six Machine' in him.
Punjab started off in their usual fashion. You know, the openers give them a good start, and the same was the case here as well. A good 78-run partnership between Rahul and Agarwal, with the latter taking Chahal to the cleaners before getting bowled.
Spectacular! Quite spectacular from Punjab. Equally from Bangalore as well but in the end, they have to contend with a loss now. Magnificent stuff from Rahul's men. Well done by Kohli's men as well. But the better of the two won it in the end.
Over 20 : 177/2
7 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • W 19.5
  • 619.6
N. Pooran
6 (1)
KL Rahul
61 (49)
Y. Chahal
3-0-35-1
19.6
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nicholas Pooran
SIX! Just over! Nicholas Pooran has done it and Punjab almost threw it away once again but have found a way to get over the line. Tossed up on off, Pooran comes down the track and hits it over long on. Morris runs to his right and jumps but the ball is well away from him and over the ropes. PUNJAB WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
Who will walk out to face the final ball? Pooran, Maxwell or someone else? It is Pooran!
19.5
W
Yuzvendra Chahal To KL Rahul OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Gayle is well short of his crease and Punjab now need 1 off the final ball. Floated ball on off, Rahul drives it to cover and calls for a run. Gayle is neither the youngest nor the quickest. They take off for a run but the throw at the keeper's end is a good one by Padikkal. De Villiers whips the bails off and Gayle is well short.
19.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To KL Rahul
Another dot! Flat and short around off, Rahul punches it uppishly but cannot find the gap. It is to point.
19.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Chris Gayle
Just a single. 1 needed off the final 3 balls. Excellent from Padikkal in the deep. Loopy ball outside off, Gayle stretches and sweeps it to the right of deep mid-wicket. Padikkal dives and saves it from going to the fence. Just a single taken.
19.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Chris Gayle
Another dot! 2 needed in 4 now. Loopy ball pitching outside the tramline, outside off. Gayle leaves it thinking it to be wide but it is not as it spun in after pitching. Look of disbelief from the Universe Boss.
19.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Chris Gayle
Dot ball! Short and spinning in, Gayle tucks it to mid-wicket.
Who will bowl the final over?  It will be Chahal. Can he do the unimaginable?
Over 19 : 170/1
5 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 1 WD 18.2
  • 118.2
  • 1 LB 18.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
C. Gayle
52 (42)
KL Rahul
61 (47)
I. Udana
2-0-14-0
18.6
1
Isuru Udana To Chris Gayle
Full toss on off, Gayle flicks it to deep mid-wicket and keeps the strike. 2 needed off the final over.
18.5
1
Isuru Udana To KL Rahul
Around off, Rahul squeezes it to deep point and takes one.
18.4
0
Isuru Udana To KL Rahul
Good over this from Udana. Very full outside off, Rahul strokes it to short extra cover.
18.3
lb
Isuru Udana To Chris Gayle
Full on the pads, Gayle looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his pad and goes to the on side. They take a leg bye.
18.2
1
Isuru Udana To KL Rahul
Full on middle, Rahul lifts it to the left of Morris at long on. Gets a single. 5 away from a win. Can Gayle finish with a biggie?
18.2
wd
Isuru Udana To KL Rahul
WIDE! Shortish ball, seemed to have slipped out of Udana's hand. It is well, well outside off. Rahul leaves it.
18.1
0
Isuru Udana To KL Rahul
Yorker outside off, Rahul looks to play it through on the off side but misses.
Over 18 : 165/1
4 Runs
  • 1 WD 17.1
  • 017.1
  • 1 WD 17.2
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
C. Gayle
51 (40)
KL Rahul
59 (43)
C. Morris
4-0-22-0
17.6
0
Chris Morris To Chris Gayle
Slower yorker outside off, Gayle jams it to cover.
17.5
0
Chris Morris To Chris Gayle
Length ball on off, Gayle taps it to point.
17.4
1
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Low full toss on middle, Rahul glances it to mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
17.3
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Full on off, Rahul taps it back to the bowler.
17.2
1
Chris Morris To Chris Gayle
On the pads, Gayle turns it to the on side and gets to the other end. 8 away from a win.
20 OV
7 Runs
Y. Chahal to C. Gayle & KL Rahul & N. Pooran
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • W 19.5
  • 619.6
19 OV
5 Runs
I. Udana to KL Rahul & C. Gayle
  • 018.1
  • 1 WD 18.2
  • 118.2
  • 1 LB 18.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
4 Runs
C. Morris to C. Gayle & KL Rahul
  • 1 WD 17.1
  • 017.1
  • 1 WD 17.2
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
15 Runs
W. Sundar to C. Gayle & KL Rahul
  • 616.1
  • 016.2
  • 616.3
  • 116.4
  • 1 LB 16.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
20 Runs
M. Siraj to C. Gayle & KL Rahul
  • 1 WD 15.1
  • 415.1
  • 615.2
  • 115.3
  • 615.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
3 Runs
N. Saini to C. Gayle & KL Rahul
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
4 Runs
C. Morris to KL Rahul & C. Gayle
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
16 Runs
W. Sundar to C. Gayle & KL Rahul
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 612.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • 612.6
12 OV
15 Runs
M. Siraj to C. Gayle & KL Rahul
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 611.5
  • 611.6
11 OV
4 Runs
W. Sundar to KL Rahul & C. Gayle
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
2 Runs
N. Saini to C. Gayle & KL Rahul
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 1 LB 9.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
4 Runs
W. Sundar to KL Rahul & C. Gayle
  • 18.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
13 Runs
Y. Chahal to M. Agarwal & KL Rahul
  • 07.1
  • 4 WD 7.2
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 67.5
  • W 7.6
7 OV
9 Runs
M. Siraj to M. Agarwal & KL Rahul
  • 26.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 46.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
10 Runs
I. Udana to KL Rahul & M. Agarwal
  • 15.1
  • 15.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 65.5
  • 15.6
5 OV
13 Runs
N. Saini to KL Rahul & M. Agarwal
  • 64.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 14.4
  • 14.5
  • 44.6
4 OV
15 Runs
Y. Chahal to KL Rahul & M. Agarwal
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 63.3
  • 03.4
  • 43.5
  • 43.6
3 OV
13 Runs
C. Morris to M. Agarwal & KL Rahul
  • 1 WD 2.1
  • 22.1
  • 12.2
  • 22.3
  • 02.4
  • 62.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
4 Runs
N. Saini to KL Rahul
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
1 Runs
C. Morris to KL Rahul & M. Agarwal
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Series IPL 2020
  • Venue Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match KL Rahul
  • Umpire KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND), Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
  • Referee Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND)
Match Notes
  • Bangalore 50/1 in 5.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 57/1
  • A Finch dropped on 16 by KL Rahul in 6.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 75/2 in 9.0 overs
  • Bangalore 100/3 in 13.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 103/3 in 14.0 overs
  • Bangalore 151/6 in 19.1 overs
  • Innings Break: Bangalore 171/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Punjab 55/0 in 5.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Punjab 56/0
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 56/0 in 6.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 55 off 35 balls between KL Rahul (25) and M Agarwal (29)
  • Punjab 103/1 in 12.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (13.2 ovs): C Gayle against BLR (LBW) Successful (BLR: 1, PUN: 1)
  • KL Rahul T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 37 balls (1x4) (4x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 53 off 43 balls between KL Rahul (23) and C Gayle (28)
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 146/1 in 16.0 overs
  • Punjab 152/1 in 16.1 overs
  • C Gayle T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 36 balls (1x4) (5x6)
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