That's it from us today. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Punjab have got a brilliant start and Bangalore would be waiting for their captain Virat Kohli to return. Anyways the attention now shifts to Pune where they host Delhi tomorrow. Do follow all the action at 2000 local and 1430 GMT.
Man of the Match award has been given to Axar Patel for his fantastic spell of 1/12. He struck in his very first over dismissing the opposition captain Shane Watson.
Punjab captain, Glenn Maxwell says that it has been a great start for them. Credits the bowlers for keeping the visitors down to a low total. Adds that it has been great from them to execute their skills. Mentions that Axar Patel is a true professional and he delivered. Feels that he is a quality spinner and is bowling very nicely. Adds that the boys are backing them up and he can't ask them for more. Reckons that Amla's knock was brilliant and hopes that he will continue his good run with the bat for Punjab.
Bangalore captain, Shane Watson says that the start with the bat was not good. Blames himself too for getting out in the first over. Admits that they lost too many wickets early on. Mentions that a few more runs would have been handy. Thinks that there was a little bit of more dew in the second innings and they didn't execute their plan well. Says that Stanlake is getting better as the tournament progresses.
Amla scored a breezy half century and his skipper, joined hands with him and played in his usual flamboyant style. He scored a quickfire 43 from 22 and took his side over the finishing line with more than five overs to spare. For the visitors, De Villiers produced a gem of a knock to take them to 148 but that wasn't enough. In the end, the Bangalore bowlers crumbled under the onslaught launched by the hosts. What a beginning this has been by the home side!
Another terrific display from Punjab and they have marched through to a comprehensive victory! They are making it a habit of chasing down targets with utmost ease. The two openers, Amla and Vohra gave their side the start they wanted. In the sixth over, Amla got a life and Manan fell in the same over later to the guile of Mills. That was the most eventful over of the innings. After that, Chahal sent Patel packing but apart from that, it was complete domination from Amla and Maxwell.
Yuzvendra Chahal to Glenn Maxwell
SIX! That's the game for Punjab. The hosts win the match by eight wickets. Chahal loops this one outside off, Maxwell clears his front leg and slams it over long off for a maximum. The captain has led from the front in both the matches. He also completes 1000 tournament runs with that hit.
Tosses this one outside off, Maxwell looks to cut but misses.
Yuzvendra Chahal to Hashim Amla
Bowls this on the sticks, Amla flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
Billy Stanlake to Glenn Maxwell
SIX! Short of a length outside off, Maxwell backs away and carves it over point for a biggie. Captain leading from the front.
Billy Stanlake to Hashim Amla
Fullish on off, turned to mid-wicket for a single.
Shortish on off, Maxwell shuffles across and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.
Back of a length outside off, steered down to third man for a single.
Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
SIX! Not where he intended but gets the desired result! Short and room on offer, Maxwell looks to cut it over point but ends up carving it over third man for a maximum.
BILLY STANLAKE comes back.
Pawan Negi to Glenn Maxwell
Leg bye! Slides in with the arm, Maxwell looks to pull it but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls towards short fine leg. Leg bye taken.
A touch short outside off, cut hard to the fielder at point.
Pawan Negi to Hashim Amla
Tossed up delivery, worked through square leg for a single.
A touch short on off, punched off the back foot to long on for a single.