KXIP vs RCB, IPL 2019 Match at Mohali Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 14, 2019, 8:35 AM IST

Match 28, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 13 April, 2019

Toss won by Royal Challengers Bangalore (decided to bowl)

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets

Man of the Match: AB de Villiers



RCB WINS: Sarfaraz Khan comes to bowl the final over! Surprise from Ashwin there... and on the first ball he has been dispatched for a four by Stoinis. And a couple of runs on the second finish the match. First points for RCB this season, and what a convincing win this has been for them as they win by eight wickets and four balls to spare.


FOUR, FOUR, SIX: Still this match is not over for KXIP, as a few dots balls from Shami brings tghem back in contention. But he gets the yorker wrong and Stoinis connects for a four. What a match this is turning out to be. And on the last ball of the over ABD sweeps Shami into the stands for a six. RCB just need six from the last over. It's 168/2 in 19 overs. 


FIFTY FOR de VILLIERS: So the first two balls of Tye over have been hit for four by Stoinis. That means the match has tilted again in favour off RCB. And on the next ball M Ashwin drops a skier from Stoinis. That looked like a simple catch. The drama doesn't stop there as ABD smokes one over the covers for a six. RCB are 151/2. 

Ayaz Memon, Cricket expert and commentator 23:22(IST)

Kohli’s gone, but it’s still RCB’s match to lose. At this stage, 10 runs or so an over as crucial as wickets in hand. Importantly, one of these happens to be AB de Villiers!


Right after Kohli has departed, the pressure has come on RCB. We are into the 17th over and still RCB are a fair distance away from the target. On the other hand KXIP bowlers have to keep bowling tight lines. Ashwin over fetches only 6 runs as RCB are 136/2 in 17 overs. 


OUT: A wicket here has lifted the spirits of KXIP. Kohli gets one in the slot and Kohli goes for the pull. But he finds Murugan Ashwin in the deep, who takes a good catch. Kohli departs for 67 from 53 balls. RCB are 128/2. 


RCB have brought down the required runs to 52 here. It look all but over for KXIP, more so because of their body language. There is no fight whatsoever from the home team currently. ABD and Kohli are scoring runs freely. 


FOUR: With each passing ball this is getting easy for the RCB team. There has been no assistance for KXIP from thesurface, and it seems that tonight Punjab fortress will be breached. Meanwhile, de Villiers scoops a slower one in the air and gets a four through fine leg. It's 117/1 after 13 overs. 


KOHLI FIFTY: And it's fifty partnership between Kohli and de Villiers as the former hammers Ashwin for a four through point. The ball travels past Shami like a bullet. This is ordinary effort by Shami. And in the very same over Kohli brings up his fifty too. RCB are going strong at 98/1 in 11 overs. 


RCB are getting a boundary every over that is keeping the run rate in check. On the first ball after the break, de Villiers hits M Ashwin for a cover drive. KL Rahul tries to make a stop, but the ball slides through for a four. After 10 overs it's 88/1. 


Kohli and De Villiers have already stiched a partnership of 37. And a wicket doesn't seem like coming for KXIP. But RCB also have to be careful, not to play a rash shot here. A wicket here could shift the momentum. After 9 overs RCB are 80/1. 


Another change in the bowling as M Ashwin comes on. This is clearly not working for KXIP at the moment. They need their best bowlers bowling at this stage. If these two are set, match will slip out of KXIPs hands. RCB have moved to 74/1 after 8 overs. 


Now we have a change in the bowling. Ashwin has brought Andrew Tye into the attack. But Ashwin has to himself take the responsibilty of getting a wicket here. Because in another three or four overs, if these two are on the crease, the match will slip away from KXIP's grip. RCB are 67/1. 


FOUR: What a start for AB de Villiers. Shami bowls a short one and out of no where, the batsman punches it for a four. Shami will be scratching his head on that shot. ABD gets another four as he guides the ball to third man for four. Good batting this by the South African. It's 53/1. 


OUT: Here is the first change in the bowling as R Ashwin comes on. And Kohli doesn't even spare him and hits a straight boundary. This is a fiery start by RCB. But Parthiv has thrown his wicket away and plays a shot straight into the hands of Mayank Agarwal. He has to go for 19 as RCB are 43/1. 


FOUR, FOUR: While Kohli gets a four in the start of the over against Curran, Parthiv adds two more in the over. RCB are off to a flier as they have now reached 36/0 after 3 overs. The key here will be not to lose wickets in the next three overs. 


FOUR, FOUR: Kohli gets into the act as he slams Shami for a first ball four. Make it two consecutive four as on the next ball he flicks Shami for a four. This is a positive start by RCB. Just what the doctor had ordered for them. In the same over Parthiv connects too and gets a four. After 2 overs it's 21/0. 


After conceding a boundary on the first ball, it's a good comeback by Curran as he just gives away 6 runs in the over. Understandably, Kohli and Parthiv are watchful and don't go for a rash shot. RCB are 6/0. 


Virat Kohli has come out to open with Parthiv Patel. The target is totally achievable but depends how RCB batsmen fare. Curran gets the ball to move away from Parthiv and he leans into a drive to get a four. Good start that. It's 4/0. 

Ayaz Memon, Cricket expert and commentator 21:52(IST)

Gayle was brilliant, 99 not out worth more than a century in the circumstances. RCB may feel optimistic they are not chasing 200. Also have the batting wherewithal to overhaul 173, but do they have the confidence?


GAYLE 99: We are into the final over of the innings. And Gayle smashes Siraaj for a four over point. That takes him to 95. Can he get to a ton here with two balls remaining. And he swings and misses the fifth. And on the last ball he gets a four in the same direction. He finishes on 99. KXIP end on 173/4. 


Gayle is looking set for a ton as he dispatches a fulltoss by Umesh for a four. This is good batting the by southpaw. But in the end KXIP will not be happy with this effort. If Gayle can get one full over all by himself, he can make the bowlers pay. KXIP currently are 153/4. And Gayle goes for a big shot, but Kohli is in poistion for a catch. But he misses a simple one. It's 155/4. 


Saini comes back into the attack. He, along with Moeen Ali and Yuzvendra Chahal has been brilliant. But on one occasion he strays in line and even AB de Villiers can't stop it at the boundary. Good cricket all around at the moment. Meanwhile, Gayle is batting on 78 and is getting close to a ton. KXIP are 146/4 in 18 overs. 


KXIP vs RCB, IPL 2019 Match at Mohali Highlights: As it Happened

The two added 108 runs.

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      RCB WINS: Sarfaraz Khan comes to bowl the final over - surprise move by Ashwin! And on the first ball he has been dispatched for a four by Stoinis. And a couple of runs on the second finish the match. First points for RCB this season, and what a convincing win this has been for them as they win by eight wickets and four balls to spare.

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Gasping for breath after six losses on the bounce, Royal Challengers Bangalore are in need for some sort of inspiration as they look to snap their winless streak. That inspiration might come from South Africa with the franchise confirming that Dale Steyn has been drafted into the side in place of the injured Nathan Coulter-Nile. The 35-year-old paceman will not be available for Bangalore's next game against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Saturday (April 13) but having such a huge presence in the dressing room itself is bound to get the franchises' hopes up.

Nothing seems to be going right for Bangalore, who slumped to their sixth straight loss after going down to Delhi Capitals last Sunday. Bangalore have been ragged in all three departments. They allowed Sunrisers Hyderabad to post a mammoth 232 with centuries from Jonny Bairstow and David Warner before they were skittled out for 113. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, despite AB de Villiers and Kohli scoring 63 and 84 respectively, the bowlers failed to defend 205 with KKR riding on Andre Russell's explosive knock.

There have been numerous times Virat Kohli has been seen raising his hands or gesturing to his teammates on the field after dropped catches and misfields. It led Kohli to admit in the last game against Delhi that ,"We need to grab our chances when they come our way. We can’t keep give excuses every game. We weren’t good enough on the day again." With just eight games to go and no points on the board, the only way Bangalore can qualify for the playoffs is by winning every game. There can't be no half-measures and no better way to start the reversal than against Kings XI Punjab who themselves are coming off a crushing loss at the hands of Mumbai Indians where they were blown away by a Kieron Pollard onslaught.

However, despite the loss, Punjab's batting has been superb with opener KL Rahul, who scored unbeaten century in the last game, and Chris Gayle looking in devastating form. With the likes of Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair and David Miller in the shed, they will hope to once again put the Bangalore bowlers under the pump on a historically high-scoring PCA Stadium in Mohali. The bowling front is led by R Ashwin and Mohammad Shami though the indifferent form of Sam Curran and Ankit Rajpoot is cause for concern. Punjab are placed fourth on the points table currently with four wins out of seven and having done well on their home ground so far will be keen on continuing their dominance and pile on Bangalore's misery.


AB de Villiers: The South African has shown glimpses of form so far in the tournament but is yet to play one of those magical knocks that Bangalore fans have so often been used to seeing. With the team languishing right at the bottom, Kohli will want his batting spearhead to go out all guns blazing.

David Miller: He hasn't yet had an innings of note so far this season but Miller always his best against Bangalore. His record in Mohali is also impeccable and that makes for a dangerous combination.


Bangalore: Nathan Coulter-Nile has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a back injury and has been replaced by Dale Steyn. Virat might also want to bring in Umesh Yadav in place of Mohammed Siraj, who has completely looked out of sorts while Washington Sudar might also get a game.

Kings XI Punjab: The hosts will be sweating on Gayle's fitness who twitched his back in the previous game. If he doesn't play Rahul might open with Mayank Agarwal and Tye could be slotted in.


Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (w), Chris Gayle/Andrew Tye, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sam Curran, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot

Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj/Umesh Yada

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya and Tim Southee.

Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthi, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi.

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