In the sixth match of IPL 2020, Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs. With this, Punjab registered their first win in IPL 2020.
IPL 2020 KXIP vs RCB: Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in the sixth match of IPL 2020. This is Punjab’s first win in this season. While batting first, Punjab scored 206 for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs thanks to KL Rahul’s unbeaten innings of 132 runs. In response, the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore were reduced to 109 runs in 17 overs.
Earlier, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul gave Punjab a great start by losing the toss and playing first. Both added 57 runs for the first wicket. Mayank scored 26 runs and was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal. After this, century along with Nicholas Pooran 17, Rahul also shared 57 runs for the second wicket. Puran was caught by Shivam Dubey for 17 runs. After this, Glenn Maxwell (05), who came to bat at number four, also returned cheaply to the pavilion.
After the third wicket fell for 128 runs, Rahul attacked Bangalore from one side. Rahul shared an unbeaten 78-run partnership with Karun Nair for the fourth wicket. In this, Rahul scored 63 runs. Punjab scored 74 runs in the last four overs thanks to Rahul’s Atishi innings.
In his century innings, Rahul hit seven sixes and 14 fours. Rahul’s second in the IPL and fourth in T20 cricket. This is also Rahul’s best performance in IPL. For Bangalore, Shivam Dubey took three wickets for 33 runs in three overs.
After this, Bangalore started off chasing a huge target of 207 runs from Punjab. At one time, RCB lost their three wickets on the score of only four runs. Devdutt Paddikal 01, Josh Philip 00 and Captain Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion by scoring 01 runs. After this, AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch started a counter attack. But in front of Punjab’s deadly bowling, Finch went on to score 20 and de Villiers scored 28 runs.
Washington Sundar scored the highest 30 runs for Bangalore. In front of Punjab’s deadly bowling, seven batsmen of Bangalore could not even touch the figure of ten. Leg-spinners Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin took three wickets each for Punjab. At the same time, Sheldon Cottrell took two and Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Shami took one wicket each. KL Rahul, who scored the first century of IPL 2020, received the Man of the Match award.