With the hope of staying alive for the playoffs, the Royal Challengers Bangalore took on the King XI Punjab at the Chinnaswamy stadium. KXIP won the toss and elected to bowl. Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli stitched 35 runs for the side but unfortunately, the RCB captain made way to the pavilion on the score of 13. Patel continued to hammer but missed out on his half-century as he got out on 43 runs. Moeen Ali could not stay for a long time but AB de Villiers continued to lash out at the opponents by hitting all over the park. Both Marcus Stoinis and De Villiers made 121 runs for the RCB side. AB de Villiers made 82 runs and Stoinis scored 46 runs. Virat Kohli & Men Defeat KXIP by 17 Runs.
KXIP got a decent start from the openers as the two stitched 42 runs. KL Rahul continued to battle it out with Mayank Agarwal but the opener missed out on his half-century. Nicholas Pooran tried his level best to save the team but yet the team could not recover from the loss of balls that had incurred in between the innings. RCB beat KXIP by 17 runs.
Now, let’s have a look at a few stat highlights of the game:
# RCB’s Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli brought in the second highest scores of the IPL 2019.
# KXIP brought up their fastest team fifty in IPL.
# RCB scored his fifth fifty of IPL 2019.
AB de Villiers who went on to be the man of the match said, “I really just try to stay calm. It's not easy. Game is happening quickly. But you have your team-mates around you to share the load [death-overs batting]. We know our home ground pretty well.” RCB will next play against Delhi Capitals on Sunday, April 28, 2019.