Kohli, de Villiers dominate RCB to their first Victory of IPL
Like several Royal Challengers wins in the past, this was built on the batting combine of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, though the choke the spinners applied in the middle overs after Chris Gayle had rocketed off played its part too. Kohli made a 53-ball 67, while de Villiers was unbeaten on 59 off 38. The win wasn’t achieved without a scare, as Royal Challengers saw a comfortable equation of 57 off 42 go to 38 off 18, before de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis biffed the ball around to seal the win.
Kings XI Punjab XI: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, R Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, M Ashwin, Mohammed Shami.
Royal Challengers Bangalore XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Series: Indian Premier League 2019
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss & elected to field first
Player Of The Match: AB de Villiers
Match days: 13 April 2019
Umpires: Ulhas Gandhe, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires: Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire: Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee: Prakash Bhatt
Points: Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kings XI Punjab 0