KL Rahul Century Propels KXIP To 97-Run Win Over RCB
A record-breaking knock of 132* from KL Rahul saw Kings XI Punjab thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put up a 57-run stand for the first wicket.
KL Rahul scored his second IPL century, and his unbeaten 132 is also the highest score in the IPL by an Indian as well as by a captain.
Shivam Dube picked two wickets for RCB, but his display was marred by KL Rahul and Karun Nair, as the all-rounder conceded 23 runs in the last over of the inning.
Sheldon Cottrell got Kings XI Punjab off to a great start with the ball, snagging Devdudd Padikkal in the first over and then Virat Kohli in his next.
The KXIP spinners never let RCB back in the match and young Ravi Bishnoi shone with three wickets, including the scalp of Australia's white ball captain Aaron Finch.
Murugan Ashwin complemented Ravi Bishnoi brilliantly, picking up three wickets as well, with AB de Villiers being his most prized scalp of the evening.