Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs to stay afloat in the Indian Premier League. Axar Patel top-scored for Kings XI with a 17-ball 38 not out. For RCB, Aniket Choudhary and Yuzvendra Chahal got the most wickets with two scalps each.
In reply, RCB were all-out for 119 in 19 overs with Madeep Singh scoring 46 off 40 balls. Sandeep Sharma (3/22 in 4 overs) removed Chris Gayle, skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to set up the match for KXIP. Axar (3/11 in 3 overs) also got his share of scalps. Skipper Glenn Maxwell and Mohit Sharma got couple of wickets each.
KXIP now has 10 points from 10 games while RCB stay put at last position with 5 points from 11 games.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings
Over 19 | Score 119 All Out - Yuzvendra Chahal 4(4b)
Mohit Sharma on with his fourth over. Busy one. Four singles off the first four balls, then a dot ball to Aniket Choudhary. Batsman missed the ball, and a tough collection behind the wicket for Wriddhiman Saha as the ball kept low.
Then, off the last ball, the wicket of Choudhary.
WICKET: Aniket Choudhary c Martin Guptill b Mohit Sharma 4 (6b)
Mohit's figures: 4-0-24-2
Thus, Kings XI Punjab defended 138.
Over 18 | Score 115/9 - Yuzvendra Chahal 2(2b); Aniket Choudhary 2(2b)
What an over from Axar Patel. Double wicket.
Removed Pawan Negi off the first ball, then followed it up with the wicket of Samuel Badree to give himself a chance to take a hat-trick.
WICKET: Pawan Negi c Wriddhiman Saha b Axar Patel 21 (23b)
WICKET: Samuel Badree b Axar Patel 8 (9b)
Three singles to end the over.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Aniket Choudhary are the new men.
Over 17 | Score 111/7 - Pawan Negi 21(22b); Samuel Badree 8(8b)
One busy over. Five singles as Mohit Sharma tied down RCB batsmen.
The home side still need another 28 runs from 18 balls.
Over 16 | Score 106/7 - Pawan Negi 18(18b); Samuel Badree 6(6b)
Glenn Maxwell on with his third over. Eight runs from it, thanks to a wide, five singles and a double.
Earlier, Varun Aaron ended his spell, for figures of 4-0-28-0.
Over 15 | Score 98/7 - Pawan Negi 15(15b); Samuel Badree 2(3b)
Varun Aaron on with his last over. 10 runs from it, with two fours.
Pawan Negi took his chances, and he was lucky to get away with some runs.
RCB still need another 41 runs from 30 balls.
Over 14 | Score 88/7 - Pawan Negi 10(11b); Samuel Badree 1(1b)
Glenn Maxwell continued with his second over, and the skipper got his second scalp. Sreenath Aravind tried to sweep a fullish delivery, and was trapped in front.
WICKET: Sreenath Aravind lbw b Glenn Maxwell 4 (6b)
That happened off the fifth ball. Samuel Badree is the new man.
Over 13 | Score 75/6 - Pawan Negi 8(9b); Sreenath Aravind 3(3b)
One erratic, wild over from Varun Aaron. Returning for his third over, the fast bowler failed to control his spell, and found himself punished by Pawan Negi.
Three dot balls to start the over, then a couple of wides. The fourth legal delivery of the over was hit for a four by Negi, one bounce to cover boundary fence.
A single, then a double to the over. Nine runs from it.
RCB still need another 55 runs from 42 balls.
Over 12 | Score 75/6 - Pawan Negi 3(4b); Sreenath Aravind 1(2b)
KXIP skipper Glenn Maxwell introduced himself, and to great effect. He removed RCB's 'last man standing' Mandeep Singh. Castled.
WICKET: Mandeep Singh b Glenn Maxwell 46 (40b)
That happened off the second ball of the over. Three runs and a wicket.
Sreenath Aravind is the new man.
Over 11 | Score 72/5 - Mandeep Singh 46(39b); Pawan Negi 1(1b)
Axar Patel continued with his second over, and he got the better for Shane Watson.
WICKET: Shane Watson c Wriddiman Saha b Axar Patel 3 (6b)
It happened off the fith ball of the over, caught behind. Four runs and a wicket.
Over 10 | Score 68/4 - Mandeep Singh 44(37b); Shane Watson 2(3b)
One good over for RCB, after a long time. 13 runs from Mohit Sharma's second over, with Mandeep Singh hitting a six and a four off the first and fifth balls respectively.
There were three singles too. Mandeep has been the only bright sight for RCB batting so far.
Over 9 | Score 55/4 - Mandeep Singh 32(32b); Shane Watson 1(2b)
Double bowling change. Axar Patel on. And he too started off with a brilliant first over. Three runs, all singles, from it.
RCB still need another 84 runs from 11 overs.
Over 8 | Score 52/4 - Mandeep Singh 30(27b); Shane Watson 0(1b)
Mohit Sharma on. What a start from the medium pacer. Gave away only two runs, and take the wicket of Kedar Jadhav.
WICKET: Kedar Jadhav c Axar Patel b Mohit Sharma 6 (6b)
It happened off the fifth ball of the over. Kedar Jadhav failed to picked the slower ball, and ended up offering an easy catch at Axar Patel at short cover.
Shane Watson is the new man.
Over 7 | Score 50/3 - Mandeep Singh 29(24b); Kedar Jadhav 5(4b)
Sandeep Sharma on for his last over. Four runs from it, two singles and a double.
His figures read an impressive 4-0-22-3. Those three are the wickets of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. It doesn't get bigger than that.
RCB still need another 89 runs from 13 overs.
Over 6 | Score 46/3 - Mandeep Singh 26(19b); Kedar Jadhav 4(3b)
Varun Aaron continued with his second over. Two dot balls to Mandeep Sharma. Then, a four. Mandeep Singh hit the third ball through mid-wicket.
A single, then a dot. Kedar Jadhav ended the over with a four, through third man area.
Nine runs from the over. RCB still need another 93 runs from 14 overs.
Over 5 | Score 37/3 - Mandeep Singh 21(15b); Kedar Jadhav 0(1b)
Sandeep Sharma on for his third over. A dot ball to start the over, and the next ball, a stand and deliver stuff from the Protea. Seemed like a good ball, but AB stood tall and hit back, straight. Everybody left stunned.
Sandeep responded with a dot ball. But again, AB was there, to hit the next ball for a six over deep midwicket boundary. Magical. Yes, for the bowler.
WICKET: AB de Villiers c Wriddhiman Saha b Sandeep Sharma 10 (6b)
What a comeback from Sandeep. Hint of swing, and AB was left nicking the ball. Comfortable take for Wriddhiman Saha behind the wicket.
Sandeep has got Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB.
Kedar Jadhav, the new man, blocked the last ball of the over. 10 runs and a wicket from the over.
Over 4 | Score 27/2 - Mandeep Singh 21(15b); AB de Villiers 0(1b)
Bowling change for KXIP. Varun Aaron on for his first over.
Three dot balls to Mandeep Singh, then the RCB opener hit a four off the fourth ball. he played it uppishly, and was lucky to avoid a flying Martin Guptill there.
Two more dot balls. Four runs from the over.
Over 3 | Score 23/2 - Mandeep Singh 17(9b); AB de Villiers 0(1b)
Sandeep Sharma continued with his second over. Two dot balls to Mandeep Singh, then a single towards third man.
A dot then, Sandeep castled Virat Kohli's wicket. What a sight. The RCB skipper was reckless to say the least.
WICKET: Virat Kohli b Sandeep Sharma 6 (6b)
New man AB de Villiers played a straight shot and hit the stumps on the non-striker's end, giving the fielding side enough interest to go for a run out shout. Umpires took some time reviewing, and it returned with no harm for the batting side. Close call.
Over 2 | Score 22/1 - Mandeep Singh 16(6b); Virat Kohli 6(4b)
T Natarajan shared the new ball with Sandeep Sharma. He was welcomed with a six, pulled over long leg, by Mandeep Singh. It was followed by a four, played through extra cover.
Then another four, inside edge. A single then two dots to end the over. 15 runs from the over.
Over 1 | Score 7/1 - Mandeep Singh 1(2b); Virat Kohli 6(2b)
Sandeep Sharma opened the bowling, and a dot ball to Mandeep Singh to start the spell. A single followed, then Chris Gayle let go the third ball which was shaping away from the left-handed batsman.
Then the big wicket. Univers Boss gone, caught at point.
WICKET: Chris Gayle c Martin Guptill b Sandeep Sharma 0 (2b)
That happened off the fourth ball. New man Virat Kohli hit the first ball he faced for a four, behind the wicket. Controlled.
A double to end the over. Seven runs and a wicket from it.
Put into bat, Kings XI Punjab scored 138 for 7, with Axar Patel top-scoring. His 17-ball 38 not out was the only batting highlight. For RCB, Aniket Choudhary and Yuzvendra Chahal got the most wickets with two scalps each.
Kings XI Punjab Innings
Over 20 | Score 138/7 - Axar Patel 38(17b); Varun Aaron 0(5b)
Axar Patel started with a bang, a huge six over long-on. To the moon and back. Ball crashed into the stands, and returned to the field. No work needed for fielders. A double followed with Axar, playing behind square. Good effort from the Yuzvendra Chahal to stop it to two runs.
Then, back-to-back fours, first one through wide of short fine leg and the second one straight. A wide, then a double as Patel played towards long-off. A dot ball to end the over, and innings.
19 runs from it. Shane Watson's figures: 4-0-43-1.
Over 19 | Score 119/7 - Axar Patel 20(11b); Varun Aaron 0(5b)
Aniket Choudhary on with his last over. He removed Mohit Sharma off the first ball, caught behind.
WICKET: Mohit Sharma c Kedar Jadhav b Aniket Choudhary 6 (4b)
It was followed by five dot balls to new man Varun Aaron. A wicket maiden from the 27-year-old. His figures: 4-1-17-2
KXIP scored 40 runs, losing two wickets in the last five overs.
Over 18 | Score 119/6 - Axar Patel 20(11b); Mohit Sharma 6(3b)
Shane Watson returned for his third over. Aniket Choudhary committed a misfield at deep fine leg, which allowed KXIP batsmen to take a second run. But the very next ball, a deceptive slower delivery got the better of Wriddhiman Saha, clipping his off stump.
WICKET: Wriddhiman Saha b Shane Watson 21 (25b)
Two singles, then a four as new man Mohit Sharma got a thick outside edge. A single to end the eventful over.
Over 17 | Score 110/5 - Wriddhiman Saha 19(23b); Axar Patel 19(10b)
Aniket Choudhary returned for his third over. The left-arm medium pacer was brilliant in his two-overs spell in power play, conceding 6 runs for a wicket.
A single to start the over as Wriddhiman Saha played towards cover, where Virat Kohli fielded. Axar Patel took a double off the second ball, then a single. It was followed by a brilliantly timed four by Saha, beating the third man.
A single, then a double to make it a 11-run over.
Over 16 | Score 99/5 - Wriddhiman Saha 13(20b); Axar Patel 14(4b)
Yuzvendra Chahal on for his last over. A single to Wriddhiman Saha, then a wide. Axar Patel blocked the next ball, before hitting a six over long-on.
A dot, then a four for Patel, played past third man. A double to end the over. 15 runs from it. Chahal's figures: 4-0-21-2
Over 15 | Score 84/5 - Wriddhiman Saha 12(19b); Axar Patel 0(0b)
One quick over from Samuel Badree. Only five runs – all singles. KXIP are in deep trouble. They have lost two crucial wickets in the last five overs, scoring only 29 runs.
Over 14 | Score 79/5 - Wriddhiman Saha 8(14b); Axar Patel 0(0b)
Yuzvendra Chahal continued with his third over. Four leg byes to start. Everyone missed it. Glenn Maxwell tried to played an expansive shot, but he missed the ball, and so thus the wicket keeper Kedar Jadhav.
A dot ball, then a similar scenario unfolded, for another four leg byes. A dot ball, then Chahal struck. Close call. Bowler's landing foot seemed to miss the line. But the umpires thought otherwise.
Maxwell played another reverse sweep, but ended up lofting the ball for Samuel Badree to take an easy catch at short third man.
WICKET: Glenn Maxwell c Samuel Badree b Yuzvendra Chahal 6 (11b)
That happened off the fifth ball. Nine runs and a wicket from the over.
Over 13 | Score 70/4 - Wriddhiman Saha 8(14b); Glenn Maxwell 6(6b)
Pawan Negi returned for his third over. Two dot balls, then a couple of singles, then Glenn Maxwell took on the spinner, and played a reverse sweep for a four. The over ended with a leg bye. Seven runs from it.
In the last five overs, KXIP have scored 28 runs, losing one wicket.
Over 12 | Score 63/4 - Wriddhiman Saha 7(13b); Glenn Maxwell 1(1b)
Yuzvendra Chahal removed Manan Vohra off the second ball, caught at long-on by AB de Villiers. Good catch by the South African.
WICKET: Manan Vohra c AB de Villiers b Yuzvendra Chahal 25 (28b)
Three runs from the over, including a single from the bat of new man Glenn Maxwell.
Over 11 | Score 60/3 - Manan Vohra 25(27b); Wriddhiman Saha 5(9b)
Shane Watson continued with his second over. Good effort from the veteran all-rounder. He conceded five runs – all singles – off the first five balls.
For KXIP, Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha are into rebuilding the innings.
Over 10 | Score 55/3 - Manan Vohra 23(24b); Wriddhiman Saha 2(6b)
Bowling change for RCB. Yuzvendra Chahal on, and the leg spinner got off to a brilliant start. Only one two runs – both singles – from it. He also almost got Wriddhiman Saha stumped, but the work from wicketkeeper was not up to the task.
Over 9 | Score 53/3 - Manan Vohra 22(22b); Wriddhiman Saha 1(2b)
One good over for the visitors with Manan Vohra hitting his first six of the day. 11 runs from the over.
Pawan Negi did well to control the flow of run, up until the fourth ball, then the six came to spoil the over.
Over 8 | Score 52/3 | Vohra 21, Saha 1
Vohra with the first maximum of the day. A 74 meter six to Negi. 10 runs of the over.
Over 7 | Score 42/3 | Vohra 11, Saha 1
Wriddhiman Saha in the new man sent in, considering the nature of bowlers (spinners) presently being utilised, Glenn Maxwell probably wanted to keep him away from the danger. 3 runs of Badree's second over.
Over 7 | Score 39/3 | Vohra 9
Pawan Negi the new man in, replaces Shane Watson in attack who was the most expensive of the lot so far in his first over. 4 singles off the first 5 deliveries and wicket off the sixth make this an incredible over for RCB. Shaun Marsh departs.
SE Marsh c Mandeep Singh b Negi 20 (17b)
Over 6 | Score 35/2 | Marsh 18, Vohra 7
Samuel Badree has been handed the responsibility of bowling the last over in the power play. Decent over for RCB. 6 runs off it!
Over 5 | Score 29/2 | Marsh 18, Vohra 1
Shane Watson has been brought into the attack by Virat Kohli. Expensive first over for the Aussie all-rounder. 10 off it!
Over 4 | Score 19/2 | Marsh 9, Vohra 0
Aravind strikes! The Kiwi Martin Guptil heads back to pavilion. Bengaluru crowd ecstatic with the way their team has performed so far. Manan Vohra the new batsman to walk in.
MJ Guptill c Negi b Aravind 9 (10b)
Over 3 | Score 15/1 | Guptil 9, Marsh 4
Choudhary with a good over once again. Not giving much room to Guptil and Marsh with spot on line and length. Skipper Kohli must be really happy with the way he has bowled so far.
Over 2 | Score 11/1 | Guptil 6, Marsh 4
Guptil, Marsh both get their first boundaries of the innings. 9 runs from Aravind's first over as Punjab look to recover from first over hurdle quickly.
Over 1 | Score 2/1 | Guptil 1, Marsh 0
Shaky start for Kings XI Punjab as Choudhary removes Amla in the very first over. Some movement for the bowler early in the innings. Shaun Marsh the new batsman to walk in.
HM Amla c Jadhav b Choudhary 1 (3b)
19:59 IST: Players are out on pitch and the match is set to begin!
19:53 IST: Here are the full squads!
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19:43 IST: KXIP XI: M Guptill, H Amla, M Vohra, S Marsh, G Maxwell, W Saha, A Patel, M Sharma, V Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
RCB XI: V Kohli, C Gayle, AB de Villiers, M Singh, S Watson, K Jadhav, P Negi, S Badree, A Choudhary, S Arvind, Y Chahal
19:34 IST: As far as the early team news is concerned, Gayle and Badree picked by RCB.
19:31 IST: Virat Kohli wins the toss and puts Glenn Maxwell and Co. to bat first.
19:28 IST: The Kings XI are warming up for the match. Not long left before we have the toss.
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19:23 IST: RCB boys warming up!
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With eight losses and two wins, Bangalore are currently at the eighth spot and are already out of the running for the IPL play-offs.
Punjab, on the other hand, are coming into the fixture on the back of a 10-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in their last outing, presently sitting fifth spot with four wins and five losses.
Failing in almost all departments of the game, Bangalore would certainly like to spoil Punjab`s party who are still in the race for the knockout stage.
Though the Kings are fifth in the table with eight points from four games they won out of nine played so far, another win will give them momentum to stay on course for play-offs.
Bangalore will blame their star-studded batting line-up for their predicament as despite boasting several quality batsmen like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson, they have failed to click in unison.
Looking to end the #ipl off with a few good results! Hopefully we can give the fans something to cheer about tonight at the Chinnaswamy.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 5, 2017
The bowling and fielding departments are also not performing up to the standard for Bengalore. Many catches were dropped in the last match against Mumbai Indians which resulted in a five-wicket defeat for them.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 5, 2017
On the other hand, after defeating Delhi by 10 wickets last week, Punjab are in a positive mood as both batsmen and bowlers are performing in unison.
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(With IANS inputs)