It's Friday and the 8th match of the IPL's 11th season between Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Banglore and Ravichandran Ashwin's Kings XI Punjab. Virat's squad had lost their opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders. While KXIP won their opener against Delhi Daredevils. But, By smashing the Punjab Kings by 4 wickets Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers wins the match and debuted their winning in the season.
After winning the toss, RCB skipper Virat cleverly chose to field first and barred his rival team to chase runs and set a minimal run target. However, R Ashwin's King XI Punjab stood against their opponent and set a justified target. The KXIP's Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agrawal gave a good start to the team but none of the batsmen managed to score half century except Lokesh Rahul who scored 47 runs from 30 balls hitting 4 sixes and 4 fours.
Well, the balling strategy of the Kohli's team was quite good. Umesh Yadav took 3 crucial wickets of Punjab's giving no rooms to RCB's batsmen. While, Chris Woakes, Kulwant and W Sundar took 2 wickets each and Y Chahal took 1 wickets.
Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore's batsmen gave a tough competition to Punjab's bowler by hitting high. The all-rounder AB de Villiers played a fantastic and made his half-century 57 runs from 40 balls, and the opening batsman of the RCB Quinton de Kock scored 45 runs from 34 balls. The RCB team scored 159 runs and won the match by 4 wickets against KXIP
Here is the complete scoreboard of the 8th match of IPL between RCB vs KXIP
Kings XI Punjab batting
Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowling
Kings XI Punjab Batting
Kings XI Punjab Bowling
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock (W), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kings XI Punjab:
Aaron Finch, Lokesh Rahul (W), Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman