KXIP vs RCB IPL Score: KL Rahul prepares himself before a delivery against Royal Challengers Bangalore© BCCI/IPL
Donning the anchor role, KL Rahul is leading Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) to a good target against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match, at the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl. KXIP lost their opening match of the campaign, when they faced Delhi Capitals, courtesy of a Super Over. RCB captain Kohli will be hoping that the likes of Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini build on their strong displays from the previous match. Meanwhile, KXIP skipper KL Rahul will be aiming for his team to bounce back after their Super Over defeat to Delhi Capitals. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Live Score Updates Between Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Straight From Dubai International Stadium, UAE
OUT!! Glenn Maxwell c Finch b Dube 5(6)
Dube sends an offcutter! It was a short delivery. Maxwell steps out and sends it straight to Finch at extra cover for a catch!
In comes, Karun Nair.
No run, good spell by Yuzvendra Chahal (4-0-25-1)
Chahal sends a good delivery, outside off. Rahul sends it down the pitch. No run. End of allotted overs. The spinner has registered a wicket.
Chahal sends it to Rahul’s legs, Rahul gets low and sends it to deep square’s right for a four!
One run, Kings XI Punjab are 118/2 after 14 overs!
Dube sends a good length delivery. Rahul hits it to long-on for a single. After 14 overs, KXIP are 118/2.
Good over by Dube though! Four runs and a wicket!
Dube sends a good delivery. Maxwell tries to drive it on the rise and mistimes his shot. Negi dives to his right at mid-off, but can’t hang onto it. Maxwell takes a single.
OUT!! Nicholas Pooran c de Villiers b Dube 17(18)
Dube does the trick for Kohli!! It was a good length ball, outside off. It looked like Pooran had hit it well, but it goes straight to de Villiers at mid-off for a catch.
In comes, Glenn Maxwell.
Saini sends a good length delivery, outside off. Rahul sends it over extra cover for a four. After 13 overs, KXIP are 114/1.
Saini sends a short delivery. It top edges off Rahul’s bat and clears the keeper for a four!
Four leg byes!!
Saini sends a good length delivery. It was angling into Rahul’s pads, and he turns it away for four leg byes at fine leg. It goes past the keeper.
One run, and KXIP reach the 100-mark
Sundar sends a short delivery. Rahul mistimes his shot, but it goes to long-on for a single. KXIP reach 100/1 after 12 overs.
One run, KL Rahul grabs his 17th IPL half-century!
Sundar sends a flat delivery on the stumps. Rahul sends it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Pooran comes up to congratulate, and his teammates applaud him!!
Chahal sent a good length delivery, on off stump. Pooran blocked it on the front foot. After 11 overs, KXIP are 95/1.
Yadav sends a good length delivery, off stump. Rahul tries to send it to off side. But it goes on the leg off the inside half. After 10 overs, KXIP are 90/1.
Yadav sends it onto the pads. Its a good length delivery. Rahul sends it to fine leg for a four!
Yadav overpitches it. Rahul sends it over deep extra cover for a six!! PERFECT BY THE KXIP CAPTAIN!
FOUR!! PAST MID-OFF!!
Yadav sent a overpitched delivery. Pooran gets forward and sends it through mid-off for a four!
Chahal sends a good delivery, at off stump. Pooran makes room and sends it to the sweeper cover for a single. After nine overs, KXIP are 70/1.
No run, big appeal turned down!
Chahal sends another googly! Pooran tries to sweep it, but it hits his pads. Umpire turns down appeal, but replays show its pitched in line!
No run, KXIP are 65/1 after 8 overs!
Sundar sends a good ball, outside off. Rahul tries to flick it, but fails to do so. No run. After eight overs, KXIP are 65/1.
OUT!!! Mayank Agarwal b Chahal 26(20)
WHAT A GOOGLY BY CHAHAL!! It goes makes a fool out of Agarwal, and hits the stumps!! He tried to drive through the covers, but there was gap between bat and pad. Loses the middle stump.
In comes, Nicholas Pooran.
Chahal sends a quick full delivery. It is at leg stump. Rahul sends it with such ease along the ground for a four to the backward square boundary.
Saini sends a full toss, outside off. Agarwal sends it through extra cover with such ease!!
No run! 146.7kph by Navdeep Saini!!
What a delivery! The pace to it!
Saini sent a full ball, in at off stump. Agarwal was late and tries to drive but inside edges it to short fine.
Steyn sends a slower delivery onto the pads of Agarwal. He sends it to deep square for a single. After five overs, KXIP are 41/0.
FOUR!! THE NOISE OF THE BAT: B-A-N-G!!!
Saini sends a full delivery, outside off. Rahul cover drives perfectly, and sends it through deep extra cover for a four! ASTOUNDING!
Yadav sends it full onto the pads of Agarwal. He sends it to midwicket’s left for a four! GOOD TIMING!
Yadav sends a good length ball. Agarwal makes some room, opens the face of his bat but its mistimed. It goes over extra cover for a four, beating Finch from mid-off.
Steyn sends a short delivery. Rahul sends him for a second consecutive four, beating Yadav at third man.
FOUR!! ANOTHER ONE BY KL RAHUL!!
Steyn sends a poor delivery. Rahul opens the face of his bat late, but sends it between cover point and backward point for a four! BRILLIANT!
FOUR RUNS! DELICIOUS BY KL RAHUL!
Yadav sent a length delivery, going into the pads. Rahul flicks it down the fine leg for a four! That was purely delicious by the KXIP skipper!
It could have been a good start for Yadav! After the first over, KXIP are 8/0.
Two runs, misfielding in the covers
Yadav sent a full delivery, a outswinger. Agarwal punched it, and Sundar slid to his right to grab it, but misses it.
Yadav sends a good length delivery. It was curving. Rahul defends it on the back foot. No run, and very good bowling by the Indian pacer.
The action begins!!
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal walk into the pitch to open the innings for KXIP. Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav will bowl the first over for RCB.
Can KXIP post a big target and bounce back to winning ways? Or will we see RCB build on their win against CSK? KXIP were left heartbroken against DC, when a controversial umpiring decision and a Super Over saw them lose the match.
Prepared for an exciting encounter tonight!!!! It’s Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore folks!
IPL 2020 table: Royal Challengers Bangalore are third, Kings XI Punjab are sixth
RCB are currently third and KXIP are sixth in the IPL 2020 table. Only MI and CSK have played two matches, and other teams have played only one. MI lead the table with a win and defeat. KKR are at the bottom with a defeat.
KL Rahul reveals Kings XI Punjab are enjoying themselves!
KXIP captain KL Rahul revealed that his teammates are enjoying their cricket, although they still need to adapt to the conditions in UAE. He revealed that although they lost against Delhi Capitals, there were plenty of positives from that match.
Virat Kohli reveals reason behind toss decision
Explaining the reason behind electing to bowl, RCB captain Virat Kohli said that the wicket is fresh. He explained that there would be dew in the second half, adding that when the ball gets wet, its hard to execute plans.
The playing XIs are in!
KXIP: Lokesh Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore win toss, elect to bowl!
RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss, and has elected to bowl! The trend has continued for toss winnings captains!
According to Kevin Pietersen, it would be wise to chase in today’s match, due to the long boundaries. The pitch is also dry and could flatten out later with plenty of dew for the team batting second.
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