Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], April 14 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in the Indian Premier League Match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru on Friday.
AB de Villiers (57) and Quinton de Kock (45) helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to defeat the target in 19.3 overs as Washington Sundar hit the winning runs.
Opener Brendon McCullum was daunted with a target of 156 runs who was bowled out at a duck in the very first over. Skipper Virat Kohli also was wasted first three over and managed to make only 21 runs after being bowled out in the fifth over.
Later de Villers and Quinton de Kock forged a crucial 54-run partnership for the third wicket before Villers was bowled out by Ravichandran Ashwin in the 12th over.
Later at a very crucial 19th over South African player Andrew Tye was dismissed after contributing two boundaries and four sixes.
Soon Mandeep got run out in the same over. Though with the strong performance displayed by De Villers, in the beginning, RCB was able to smoothly manage a win as the lower-order batsmen Chris Woakes (1 not out) and Washington Sunder (9 not out) completed the series.
For the Kings XI, Punjab Lokesh Rahul (47) and skipper Ravichandran Ashwin (33) proved to be the top scorers. Further pacer Umesh Yadav slapped three wickets while Chris Woakes, Kulwant Khejroliya, and Washington Sundar took two wickets each. (ANI)