IPL 2020, Match 6: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Scorecard, Twitter Reactions
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IPL 2020, Match 6: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Scorecard, Twitter Reactions

KL Rahul (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

In the sixth match of the IPL 2020, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) registered their first victory in the ongoing IPL season after thrashing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 97 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai).

After winning the toss, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli chose to field first. In the first innings of this match, KXIP scored 206/3 (20 overs). In reply, RCB were bundled out for just 109 runs (17 overs).

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings

Chasing down that big target, RCB were losing their wickets at regular intervals right from the beginning. It never seemed that they could chase that target.

Opener Devdutt Padikkal (1), wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe (0) and captain Virat Kohli (1) lost their wickets inside the first three overs as RCB were in deep trouble on 4/3.

Only three RCB batsmen managed to reach the 20-run mark in that innings. While Washington Sundar and AB de Villiers scored 30 and 28 runs respectively, opener Aaron Finch managed to score 20 runs. Shivam Dube (12) was the only other batsman to reach the double-digit score in that innings.

Among the KXIP bowlers, Ravi Bishnoi (3/32) and Murugan Ashwin (3/21) both picked up three wickets each while Sheldon Cottrell (2/17) bagged two wickets.

IPL 2020, Match 6: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (KXIP vs RCB) – Scorecard (2nd innings)

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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) innings

Captain and opening batsman KL Rahul played a massive role in the first innings as he scored more than 64 per cent runs of his team in that innings. Skipper Rahul remained not out of 132 runs off just 69 balls with the help of 14 fours and 7 sixes. It was the highest individual score by a captain and an Indian cricketer in IPL history.

In that innings, Rahul started that innings with the 57 runs opening partnership with his partner Mayank Agarwal (26). Then, Rahul set up another 57 runs partnership with Nicholas Pooran (17) for the second wicket. While Glenn Maxwell only managed to score 5 runs, Rahul then provided 78 runs partnership with Karun Nair (15*) for the unbroken fourth wicket.

While Rahul completed his fifty in 36 balls, he completed his second IPL century in 62 balls. It was also the first century in the IPL 2020. Due to Rahul’s fiery batting, KXIP added 49 runs in the last two overs, where Rahul managed to add 42 runs off just 9 balls.

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KL Rahul became the first centurion in IPL 2020 (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Among the RCB bowlers, Shivam Dube (2/33) got two wickets while the leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (1/25) took one wicket.

IPL 2020, Match 6: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (KXIP vs RCB) – Scorecard (1st innings)

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IPL 2020, Match 6: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (KXIP vs RCB) – Twitter Reactions

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