Royal Challengers Bangalore not even crossed KXIP captain KL Rahul’s score.
KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab has out-shined in every department to crush the Virat-led Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Scoring 206 for 3 in 20 overs, KXIP beat RCB by 97 runs to secure their first points in IPL 2020.KL Rahul who scored the first ton in the IPL 2020 with 132 runs in just 69 balls (14x4s, 7x6s), has got the Man of the Match award.
Winning the toss, RCB elected to bowl and never showed their domination on KXIP as the opener Mayank Agarwal put up a good score on the board with KL Rahul before departing for 26(20).Later, it was KXIP captain KL Rahul’s show till the end.His record 132 runs helped Kings XI to post a mammoth 200 for 3 in 20 overs.
Chasing a huge target 207 for victory, Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed by the KXIP bowlers for 109 in 16.2 overs. Though Mohammed Shami got the initial breakthrough for KingsXI, it was Sheldon Cottrell who impressed with his figures (17/2 in 3 overs).
In RCB, Washington Sundar was the top scorer with 30 where the RCB captain fell for Cottrell for just 1 run.
In their next encounters, KXIP will take on RR on Sunday while RCB will cross its paths with MI on Monday.