IPL 2020 : Kings XI Punjab vs Royals Challengers Bangalore: KL Rahul lead single handily a win over RCB
IPL 2020 : Skipper KL Rahul’s elegant hundred became the spotlight of an all-spherical overall performance as Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore via way of means of a whopping 97-run margin on Thursday.
Opening the innings, Rahul punished the RCB bowlers into submission to assist KXIP to a frightening 206 for 3 earlier than the bowling assault placed up a disciplined attempt to package deal Virat Kohli’s aspect for 109 with 3 overs to spare.
The KXIP skipper, who became dropped via way of means of Kohli overdue withinside the innings, scored an unbeaten 132 off sixty nine balls that became laced with 14 barriers and 7 sixes.
With his astonishing knock, Rahul passed Rishabh Pant (128 in 2018) to put up the very best man or woman rating via way of means of an Indian and a captain in IPL history.
It became a as a substitute everyday overall performance from RCB after the win in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad of their event opener. For KXIP, the win got here after a excellentb over loss in opposition to Delhi Capitals.
RCB have been in all styles of hassle from the start of the run chase with Devdutt Padikkal (1) and Josh Philippe (0) returning lower back to the dug out withinside the first overs.
After losing catches, Kohli, surely one of the first-rate in terms of run-chasing, failed with the bat coping with only a run off 5 balls earlier than he became stuck off a Sheldon Cottrell delivery
Opener Aaron Finch (20) became then joined withinside the center via way of means of AB de Villiers (28). The duo seemed dangerous, milking deliveries anyplace possible. The delivered 49-runs earlier than the younger Ravi Bishnoi broke the stand via way of means of removing the Australian restrained overs captain.
Bishnoi (3/32) and Murugan Ashwin (3/21) brushed off Finch and de Villiers in brief succession with RCB reeling at fifty seven for 5. Washington Sundar became the pinnacle scorer for RCB, hitting 30 off 27 deliveries.