The 43rd match of the Indian Premier League(IPL 2017) between home team Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab has played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
Virat Kohli captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl first. As he was looking very confident on his decision, here is what he said after winning the toss and Glenn Maxwell about getting the bat first:
Kohli: We are going to bowl first. We look to back our strengths in the last three games. This looks like a better wicket than the ones that we have played here before. We want to give the fans as much entertainment as possible. They have been right behind us all these ten years. It’s not been the ideal season so far, but we would like to finish strong and have three good games. Travis Head, Adam Milne are out, Chris Gayle and Samuel Badree are back.
Maxwell: We have got the most games left in the season and we are still in with a chance to make it to the finals. Our batting group has been pretty good and we were outstanding with the ball in the last game. Hopefully we can keep the standards up there for the rest of the games. We are unchanged for the first time, so very happy.
And the the final playing XI was as follow:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Kings XI Punjab got a bad start both opener got out early while Aniket and Arvind was bowling quite good and making the way to win. But after 20 overs they got a decent score to fight.
Here is the full scorecard of the Kings XI Punjab:
Royal Challengers Bangalore not started well, Chris Gayle got out at duck but Mandeep Singh was looking in the form and figiting hard to register a win. After 10 overs they were 68-4. In the end they fought hard to win but they failed again. Bad luck once gain for RCB.
Here is the full scorecard of the team Royal Challengers Bangalore:
So here is the result after an amazing battle between bat and ball:
Kings XI Punjab 138/7 (20/20 ov)
RCB 118/9 (18.3/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 19 runs
Player of the match – Sandeep Sharma (Kings XI Punjab)
Next match is tomorrow at 4:00 PM (IST) in Hyderabad between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiant. Stay with us for the next battle!