KXIP beat RCB by 8 wickets to win their second sport in IPL 2020.
KL Rahul received the ‘Participant of the Match’ award for his unbeaten 61 runs knock.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) lastly registered their second victory of their IPL 2020 marketing campaign after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Chasing 172, KXIP began beautifully. The opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put collectively 78 runs for the opening wicket. Agarwal missed out from scoring his half-century by 5 runs as Yuzvendra Chahal cleaned him up.
On quantity three, KXIP administration despatched Chris Gayle, who was enjoying his first match. And the transfer clearly labored for Punjab because the Caribbean famous person scored 53 off 45 balls.
Each Rahul and Gayle added 93 runs for the second wicket to equal the rating earlier than the ‘Universe Boss’ met a run-out within the final over of their chase.
Rahul scored unbeaten 61 off 49 balls to take KXIP over the road.
Kohli, Morris information RCB to 171/6
Earlier, KXIP bowled with a whole lot of self-discipline and restricted RCB to 171/6. Skipper Virat Kohli top-scored with 48 off 39 balls in his two hundredth sport for RCB. The likes of AB de Villiers (2), Devdutt Padikkal (18), and Aaron Finch (20) didn’t contribute sufficient with the willow.
Nevertheless, Chris Morris (25 off 8 balls) performed a cameo down the order within the loss of life overs that took his workforce to 171/6.
For Punjab, Mohammad Shami and Murugan Ashwin bagged two scalps every whereas Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan picked up one wicket apiece.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Despite Chris Morris scoring 24 runs off the final over, 171 wasn’t sufficient for @RCBTweets. Though they fell quick by 20-25runs, @klrahul11 & @henrygayle made the chase look aggressive within the final 15 balls. 😋
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 15, 2020
Restricted sturdy RCB’s batting for lower than par rating. #Ashwin & different bowlers did an awesome job. Whereas chasing #Rahul, #Mayank & classic #Gayle batted superbly. Then, there was a twist within the story. And congratulations @lionsdenkxip on the a lot wanted victory @IPL #RCBvsKXIP
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) October 15, 2020
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 15, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 15, 2020
That is the primary time in #IPL historical past a batting second received off the final ball regardless of dropping simply 2 wickets!
There have been 4 different final ball wins, the place the edges batting 2nd had misplaced three wickets! #IPL2020#RCBvsKXIP#KXIPvRCB#Dream11IPL
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 15, 2020
— Himansh Kohli (@himanshkohli) October 15, 2020
Properly performed to @henrygayle . Welcome again, its been some time however nice to have him again. Good knock from Ok L Rahul who balanced his inning properly.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) October 15, 2020
KXIP’s 2nd win of #IPL2020, each in opposition to RCB.
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 15, 2020
— Mithun Manhas (@MithunManhas) October 15, 2020
Very impressed by @klrahul11‘s captaincy on this match, the best way he shuffled his bowlers and his batting!
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) October 15, 2020
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) October 15, 2020
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) October 15, 2020
For me, Chris Jordan was #KXIP‘s unsung hero of the match. He did not have an awesome #IPL2020 earlier than this match however he bowled properly at this time which ultimately did make an awesome distinction to the determined win! #RCBvKXIP
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 15, 2020
Chris Gayle has been the best T20 participant. Little doubt about that. The query was whether or not he nonetheless is. I do not know that however he’s nonetheless worth.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 15, 2020
After dropping 6matches the best way @mayankcricket celebrated the win in opposition to rcb was like as if he has received the ipl…I can perceive his emotions🕺🕺
— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) October 15, 2020