On Friday night, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) snatched an important victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a low-scoring encounter at Bengaluru. After winning the toss, RCB elected to bowl first. They restricted KXIP for 138/7 in 20 overs.
In reply, RCB were bundled out for just 119 runs in 19 overs. KXIP won this game by 19 runs.
Brief Scores: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – 138/7 in 20 overs (Axar Patel 38, Manan Vohra 25, Aniket Choudhary 2/17)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 119 in 19.0 overs (Mandeep Singh 46, Pawan Negi 21, Axar Patel 3/11)
Result – KXIP won by 19 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match
- KXIP pacer Sandeep Sharma became the first bowler to dismiss Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the same innings.
- RCB were bundled out for 119 runs. It is the second lowest total for RCB at M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru). Their lowest total at this venue is 82 (15.1 overs) against KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) on 18th April 2008.
- Despite scoring 138 runs (138/7) in the first batting, KXIP won this match by 19 runs. It is the lowest defending total in IPL history at M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru). The previous record holder was RCB who had defended 156 runs twice at this venue.
Also, it (138 runs) is the second lowest defending total in IPL 2017. Till the date, the lowest defending total in IPL 2017 is 131 runs (131 in 19.3 overs) by KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) against RCB at Kolkata on 23rd April 2017.
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