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Royal Challengers Bangalore won their first match of IPL 2018 against Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets, which went to the last over and Virat Kohli led-RCB held their nerve to seal the game. Chasing a below-par score of 156 runs in 20 overs, Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock came to open for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Axar Patel got the prized wicket of Brendon McCullum on the second ball of the first over of RCB’s inning. RCB captain Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock steadied the RCB innings before KXIP’s Mujeeb Ur Rehman produced an excellent delivery to get rid of Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. RCB was very much in the game before they lost quick wickets in the form of Quinton de Kock and Sarfaraaz Khan in KXIP’s captain R Ashwin’s first over. But AB de Villiers and Mandeep Singh had a match-winning partnership of 59 runs in 40 balls to win the match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Here are over by over, innings analysis, highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab innings: Royal Challengers Bangalore playing XI for Match 8 of IPL 2018 against Kings XI Punjab
Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal Royal Challengers Banglore innings: Ove by over Over 1: McCullum is out the first ball. What a start for KXIP. He will be disappointed. Over 2: Kohli in sublime form, so is De Kock, Playing their strokes nicely. Over 5: Kohli drags one onto his stumps. did not read the line properly. Out for 21. What a ball it was. Over 6: Dot. Four. One. One. One. One. Eight runs of Ashwin's over End of the powerplay. RCB: 41-2 Over 7: Rahan is in the attack, Kock hits him for a four. Otherwise a decent over. RCB 48-2 Over 8: What a six by ABD! Flat, pulled for maximum. Single. De Kock pulls it for four. Mohit Sharma taking the beating. Dot ball. Four, cracking shot by ABD. End of the over: RCB 64-2 Over 9: Axar Patel comes to the attack. LBW review. Overturned. De Kock is safe. Single. Well played but straight to the fielder. No run. Cracking shot by ABD, but just for two. Dot. End of the over: RCB 67-2 Over10: Ashwin is back. de Kock greets him with a mighty six and a four. End of over: RCB 79-2 Over 11: Axar to De Kock, reverse sweep, no run. Swept for two. Reverse sweep, gone for four this time! In the air, no man's land. Safe. End of over: RCB 87-2 Over 12: Ashwin to de Kock. Bowled. He's gone. Sarfaraz comes in, he's gone for a duck, a golden duck. Ashwin strikes twice. Mandeep Singh defends the hat-trick ball. End of over: RCB 88-4 Over 13: Axar bowled a decent over as well. only conceding six runs. Over 14: RCB needs 59 from 38 balls. Tight over by Andrew Tye. Just 6 runs. RCB: 100-4 Over 15: Mohit Sharma is back. Good shot by ABD for two. Full toss should have been dispatched, just a single. Mandeep, lucky survival. Powerful hit just for a single. Finally a four. End of over: RCB 109-4
Over 16: Tye continues, one run to ABD. Another single, was an easy ball, should have been four. Yet another powerful shot just for one. Two runs of the last ball. RCB: 115-4. Need 41 from 24. Over 17: Rahaman comes in. Cheeky single. Four pulled away. Another cheeky single. SIX, out of the ground. ABD it is. And another one. ABD all the way. End of the over! RCB: 134-4. 22 from 18. Over 18: ABD is on a song. What a mighty hit!. six runs. Fifty forABD. Single and doubles coming easily. End of over RCB 146-4. Need 10 from 12. Over 19: ABD is gone for 57. Tye takes his wicket. Single is taken. Full toss should have been dispatched, just a single. Riskly double, and Mandeep is gone! 6 from 8. Single. end of over: 151-6. 5 from 6. Over 20: Top edge, over the keeper's head, four! Here is the winning shot. RCB win by 4 wickets.Royal Challengers Banglore innings analysis Chasing a modest target of 156, Brendon McCullum and Quinto de Kock came to open the innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Axar Patel got the prized wicket of McCullum in the second ball of the first over. RCB captain Virat Kohli came to bat after the dismissal of McCullum and opened his account with a four in the point region. Axar Patel gave away 10 runs and took 1 wicket off the first over of the RCB innings. KXIP captain R Ashwin came to ball the 2nd over of the inning and Virat Kohli greeted him with a boundary of the first ball. Ashwin gave away 9 runs in his first over. Mujeeb Ur Rehman came to bowl the 3rd over of the RCB innings and away only 3 runs in his first over.
Andrew Tye came to bowl the 4th over of the inning and RCB captain Virat Kohli greeted him with a four. After playing few dot balls and taking single of 3rd and 4th ball. Kohli Played a classic cover drive to end the over. Kohli and de Kock scored 10 runs of Tye’s over.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman who came to bowl the 5th over of the innings doesn’t allowed Kohli and Kock to score big in his first 4 balls before cleaning RCB captain Virat Kohli up of a beautiful turning ball which hit the middle stump. A big break-through for KXIP as Kohli was in good touch. Virat Kohli scored 21 run off 16 balls with the help of 4 fours at a strike rate of 131.
KXIP Captain R Ashwin came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and gave 8 runs. Muzeeb Ur Rahman came to bowl his 3rd over and gave 7 runs with a boundary over mid-wicket hit by de Kock. Mohit Sharma came to bowl the 8th over of the inning and de Villiers greeted him with six of the first ball and at the end of the over the two South African batsmen managed to score 16 runs of Mohit Sharma’s disastrous first over given the situation of the game. Axar Patel came to bowl his 2nd over and nearly took the wicket of de Kock as after DRS show the impact is umpire calls but the ball was hitting the stumps. At the end of 9th over of the inning, RCB was 62/2 with AB de Villiers and de Kock on the crease. Ashwin came to bowl the 10th over of the inning and de Kock hit 2nd and 4th ball of Ashwin 3rd over for a six settle. At the end of 10 overs, RCB was 79/2. Quinton de Kock was playing at 38 runs off 28 balls at a strike rate of 131. De Kock doesn’t allow any KXIP bowlers to settle as he keeps on playing his shots. Axar Patel gave away 8 runs in his 3rd over. R Ashwin came to bowl his last over and delivered for KXIP as he cleaned up, dangerous looking de Kock before getting the wicket of Sarfaraz of his next ball. Ashwin is on a hattrick, a second time in the game when a bowler is on a hattrick, but Mandeep Singh evades the hat-trick ball. At the end of 12 overs, RCB is reduced to 88 for 4 from 87 for 2. Quinton de Kock scored 45 runs off 34 balls with a strike rate of 132 After losing two quick wickets, RCB is in rebuilding mode as Ab de Villiers and Mandeep Singh trying to take single and not playing any high-risk shot in Axar Patel’s final over. Andrew Tye came to bowl the 14th over of the innings and gave away 7 runs as RCB needed 56 runs from 36 balls. Mohit Sharma came to bowl his 2nd over-- he leaked 16 runs in his first – and gave away 9 runs. Ab de Villiers is playing at 31 runs off 28 balls and Mandeep scored 9 of 10 as the required run rate increased up to over 9 runs per over.
Andrew Tyre came to bowl the 16th over and kept the things tight for Punjab as de Villiers looked anxious to play some big shot but failed to do so. Tyre gave only 6 runs as required run-rate crept up to more than 10 runs per over. With one over of mystery spinner in hand and required run rate over 10, the match is equally balanced at a strategic timeout. Mujeeb came to bowl the 17th over of the inning, gave only single off first two balls, but bowled a short ball which is dispatched for a four in the mid wicket reason. While ABD hit two sixes one over long off and another midwicket to settle the nerves in RCB dough out. Mujeeb Ur Rehman, who gave only 10 runs in first 3 over, went for 19 in his last. Now RCB needs 21 runs in 3 overs. Mohit Sharma came to bowl the 18th over and Ab de Villiers shows why he is a superman of world cricket, hit a massive six over long on to reduce the deficit down to 10 in 2 overs. Ab de Villiers completes his half-century with six 36 balls.
Andrew Tye came to bowl the 19th over of the match and Ab de Villiers out! Is this the turning point of the match as RCB needed 10 runs 11 balls. Chris Woakes came to the crease after the dismissal of ABD. RCB is dealing in singles and Mandeep got run out while trying to take 2 runs of the 4th ball. Mandeep Singh scored 22 runs off 19 balls and had a crucial partnership with Ab de Villiers. Washington Sundar came to bat after Mandeep’s wicket. Tye gave five runs in his last over.
Another nail-biter in IPL 2018 as Royal Challengers Bangalore require another 5 runs with 4 wickets and 6 balls remaining. Mohit Sharma to bowl the last over and he bowled short on the off side. The top edge of Sundar’s bat gone for 4 in third man region. The second ball of the last over outside off side Sundar missed it. Washington Sundar played a perfect straight drive to seal the game for Royal Challenger Bangalore. RCB won the match
Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Kings XI Punjab's innings: Over by over
Over 1: K L Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to open for KXIP. Chris Woakes to bowl. Starts off with a dot. Another one. Oh, that's a beautiful six. Another one flicked off the pads. Rahul in sublime touch. What a boundary, four runs. End of over: KXIP 16-0
Over 2: Umesh Yadav is into the attack. Mayank hits a four off the very first ball. KXIP is having a brilliant start. Two dots.
Nice length. What a straight drive that is, beautiful. Four runs to Mayank. Pulled for one. Yadav is not in good touch. Straight to the fielder at point. End of over: KXIP 25-0
Over 3: Kulwant Khejroliya introduced to the attack, Woakes taken out. Starts off with a dot. That is too wide and put away for four by Mayank. Nice drive, just for one. Onto the pads of Rahul, couldn't do justice, just a single. Chipped for one. That was a risky shot, Sharfaraz dived but could not make it, will go down as a dropped catch but great effort. End of over: KXIP 32-2 Over 4: Umesh Yadav has wrecked havoc on KXIP. He dismissed Mayank and Finch on back to back balls, conceded a four to Yuvraj Singh and the broke through his defence. He took three wickets. End of Over: KXIP 36-3 Over 5: Khejroliya hit for a six on the first ball by Rahul. Takes a single. Nair joins him. Hits a beautiful four. End of over: KXIP 48-3 Over 6: Yadav to continue. Just a single. Swing and a miss. No run. End of over: KXIP 50-3 Over7: Chahal is so out of form. He is being dispatched for six and fours. No line and length, easy pickings for Rahul,. End of over: 61-2 Over 8: Woakes is back. Dot, one, dot and a four. He too needs a tighter line. End of over: KXIP 71-3 Over 9: Chahal is back, gives an easy single. Tight over. Well swept, Gone for four. Nair playing sensibly. End of over: KXIP 79-3 Over 10: Washington Sundar came into the attack and kept it tight. Leaked just five runs and didn't let Nair and Rahul free their arms. Over 11: Chahal continues. Nair and Rahul both living dangerously, somehow the ball has been falling in no man's land. Reverse sweep, gone for four, Karun Nair doing his best to keep the run rate up. End of over: KXIP 94-3. Over 12: In the air, taken, Washington Sundar claims K L Rahul's wicket. Well deserved. Rahul out for 47 from 30. Marcus Stonnis joins Nair. Dot. Pushed for one. Steps out again, just the one run. Sundar is bowling beautifully. Dot to end the over. KXIP 98-4 Over 13: Kulwant Khejroliya comes to bowl. Gives away four singles. Bowled! Karun Nair is gone for 29 from 26. Over 14: Sundar comes. LBW reviewed by RCB, turned down. Stonnis is stumped. End of over: KXIP 111-6 Over 15: Kulwant is back and is greeted with a boundary. Brilliant drive by Ashwin for four. Played like a top order batsman. Axar Patel is LBW. He will review it. Plumb. He is gone. Gone for 2 from 3 balls. Over 16: Yadav is back to a bowl is final over. Keeping it really tight. Over the head, deadly bouncer. End of over: KXIP 135-7 Over 17: Woakes is back. Tye pulls, just for one. Ashwin swings and misses. Ashwin steps out, clears the in-field, gets four. gets off the strike with a single. Weird looking shot tried to scoop over the keeper's head, changed his mind last second. Too high a bouncer, wide given. Tye hits it very high in the air, and he is out for 7. End of over: KXIP 143-8 Over 19: Chahal to bowl his final over. Just a single. Steps out, hits a six over Chahal's head. Stumped, Sent to the third umpire. OUT!. Ashwin has to go. Well made 33. Over 20: Woakes come to bowl the final over. Starts off with a wide. Single taken. Out! KXIP all out for 155. Kings XI Punjab's innings analysis after the end of innings
Kings XI Punjab came to bat first. Chris Woakes bowled the first over for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agrawal came to open the innings for Kings XI Punjab. Lokesh Rahul, who scored the fastest fifty of IPL, started his batting from where he left in the KXIP’s first match.
In Woakes’ first over, Rahul scored 16 runs with the help of 2 sixes and one four. Mayank Agrawal greeted Umesh Yadav with a boundary of the first ball of 2nd over of the innings. Umesh Yadav gave away 9 runs in his first over and KXIP starts of flyer. Come Kulwant Khejroliya and the result is same from Kohli’s RCB, 2nd bowl goes for as lanky Delhi pacer missed the line. Khejroliya pulled back and gave only 7 runs as he doesn’t allow Punjab’s openers to play their shots. Quinton de Kock takes a brilliant catch of the Yadav’s 2nd overs’ first ball. Mayank Agrawal is back into the hut with 32 runs on the board. He scored 15 runs off 11 balls. Aaron Finch came at number 3 got out of first ball duck as Yadav trapped him in front of the wicket. Umesh Yadav on a hattrick but Yuvraj evades the hat-trick ball. Yuvraj pulled the 5th ball of the over for 4 before getting bowled out at the last ball of the 4th over. Yadav changed the course of the game as he took 3 wickets and gave only 4 runs in his 2nd over. But Rahul seemed to bat in some other world, not bothered by the falling wickets at the other end and hit Khejroliya for 6 of the first ball of the 5th over. Karun Nair started his innings with a classic straight drive for 4 and took a single off the last ball of the Khejroliya 2nd over to retain the strike. In the 5th over RCB gave away 12 runs. Umesh is the pick is the pick of a bowler among RCB pacer and took 3 wickets and gave only 15 runs off his 3 overs. At the end of the powerplay, KXIP scored 50 runs for 3 with Rahul Playing the 24 runs off 14 balls with a strike rate of 171. In the last match, Kohli missed the trick of bowling Yadav upfront but Kohli corrected his mistake and Yadav delivered. Yuzvendra Chahal came to bowl the 7th over of the innings and didn't allow Punjab’s batsmen to play shot in first 3 balls but in-form Rahul hit 4th six of his innings to disturbed the figure of Chahal’s first over. Woakes came to bowl the 8th over and Karun Nair played the bouncer over the keeper's head for 4. The two in-form batsmen for Punjab is playing sensibly after lost too many wickets in the first six overs of the Powerplay. Chris Woakes gave away 10 runs of his second over. Chahal came to bowl the 9th over the inning and didn't allow the two in-form batsmen to free their arms and gave on 4 runs before getting paddle swept for 4 of the last over. After the end of 9 over, KXIP was at 79 for 3. Karun Nair and Lokesh Rahul had a partnership of 43 runs off 30 runs to bring Punjab back into the game after Umesh Yadav’s fiery spell.
Washington Sundar came to bowl the 10th over of the innings and bowled his first over with good line and length. He gave away 5 runs and didn’t allow the two Punjab’s player to score big. Chahal put the lid on the run-rate as batsmen look desperate to accelerate the run rate and got successful as Nair played a reverse sweep for four. Chahal gave 10 runs of his 3rd over.
Washington Sundar got the crucial wicket of KL Rahul when the partnership was looking good. KL Rahul got out of 47 runs off 30 balls with a strike rate of 156.66. He took full advantage of the small boundaries as he hit 4 sixes and only 2 fours in his score of 47. Marcus Stonis came to bat after the dismissal of Rahul’s wicket. Sunder gave away only 4 runs and break the dangerous looking partnership between Nair and Rahul. At the end of the 12 over KXIP score is 98/4
RCB captain Virat Kohli asked Khejroliya to bowl the 13th over of the innings and he delivered as he took the wicket another set batsmen, Karun Nair. Punjab is in trouble as they lost both of their in-form batsmen, who played match-winning knock against Delhi Daredevils. Sundar came to bowl the 14th over of the inning, after unsuccessful review of the first ball of the over Marcus Stonis it beautiful six over the mid before getting stumped off the 4th ball of Sundar’s 3rd over. KXIP captain came to bat after the fall of Stonis wicket. Sunder pulled it back for RCB as he 2 crucial wickets and gave only 17 runs in his 3 over
Punjab who was sailing at one point of the match lost 3 quick wickets and are in trouble as run-rate dipped below 8 runs per over. Khejroliya came to bowl his last over and Ashwin greeted him with four at square leg region. Khejroliya gave away 11 runs in his last over before taking all-rounder Axar Patel’s wicket. Patel was trapped in front of the wicket he scored 2 runs off 3 balls.
RCB captain Virat Kohli asked Khejroliya to bowl the 13th over of the innings and he delivered as he took the wicket another set batsmen, Karun Nair. Punjab is in trouble as they lost both of their inform batsmen, who played match-winning knock against Delhi Daredevils. Sundar came to bowl the 14th over of the inning, after unsuccessful review of the first ball of the over Marcus Stonis it beautiful six over the mid before getting stumped off the 4th ball of Sundar’s 3rd over. KXIP captain came to bat after the fall of Stonnis wicket. Sunder pulled it back for RCB as he 2 crucial wickets and gave only 17 runs in his 3 over
Punjab was sailing at one point of the match lost 3 quick wickets and are in trouble as run rate dipped below 8 runs per over. Khejroliya came to bowl his last over and Ashwin greeted him with four at square leg region. Khejroliya gave away 11 runs in his last over before taking all-rounder Axar Patel’s wicket. Patel was trapped in front of the wicket he scored 2 runs off 3 balls.
Washington Sundar bowling his last over gave only 5 runs of in the 16th over of the inning. KXIP are in deep trouble as they lost 7 wickets and still have overs to face. Punjab lost early advantage as they lost too many wickets in the middle overs. Umesh Yadav, who destroyed KXIP’s top order, came to bowl the 17th over of the inning and gave 8 runs. Yadav finished his quota of 4 overs with an impressive figure of 23 for 3.
Chris Woakes, who is the most expensive among other bowlers, came to bowl the 18th over of the inning and gave 7 runs before taking Andrew Tye’s wicket of the 5th ball. At the end of 18th over KXIP was at 143/8 with Ashwin and Mohit Sharma on the crease. Chahal came to bowl his last over in the 19th
Team Head to HeadOverall: Matches played: 21 Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 9 Kings XI Punjab won: 12 Trivia ahead of today’s match between RCB and KXIP
- In the context of the IPL, Chris Gayle holds the record for the most runs scored by a batsman against one particular team; he scored 797 against Kings XI Punjab. However, this season, he will be sat in the KXIP dressing room after the franchise signed him up at the IPL Player Auction.
- The record for the most runs scored by a batsman at a particular venue lies with Virat Kohli; he has scored 1874 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Chris Gayle is second in that list, with an aggregate of 1538 runs at the same venue.