Indian Premier League, 2020

Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 6

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 24 September 2020

Royal Challengers Bangalore 109/10

RR: 6.41 | Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Devdutt Padikkal c Ravi Bishnoi & b Sheldon Cottrellc Ravi Bishnoi & b Sheldon Cottrell1200
Aaron Finch bowled Ravi Bishnoibowled Ravi Bishnoi202130
Josh Philippe lbw Mohammed Shamilbw Mohammed Shami0300
Virat Kohli c Ravi Bishnoi & b Sheldon Cottrellc Ravi Bishnoi & b Sheldon Cottrell1500
AB de Villiers c Sarfaraz Khan & b Murugan Ashwinc Sarfaraz Khan & b Murugan Ashwin281841
Washington Sundar c Mayank Agarwal & b Ravi Bishnoic Mayank Agarwal & b Ravi Bishnoi302721
Shivam Dube bowled Glenn Maxwellbowled Glenn Maxwell121201
Umesh Yadav bowled Ravi Bishnoibowled Ravi Bishnoi0200
Navdeep Saini bowled Murugan Ashwinbowled Murugan Ashwin6710
Dale Steyn not out not out 1200
Yuzvendra Chahal lbw Murugan Ashwinlbw Murugan Ashwin1300
Extras 9 (b 0, lb 2, w 7, nb 0)
Total 109 (10 Wkts, 17.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
2-1 (Devdutt Padikkal,0.4), 3-2 (Josh Philippe,1.3), 4-3 (Virat Kohli,2.4), 53-4 (Aaron Finch,7.5), 57-5 (AB de Villiers,8.2), 83-6 (Shivam Dube,13), 88-7 (Umesh Yadav,14), 101-8 (Washington Sundar,15.2), 106-9 (Navdeep Saini,16.2), 109-10 (Yuzvendra Chahal,17),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sheldon Cottrell3 0 17 2 5.67
Mohammed Shami3 0 14 1 4.67
Ravi Bishnoi4 0 32 3 8.00
Murugan Ashwin3 0 21 3 7.00
James Neesham2 0 13 0 6.50
Glenn Maxwell2 0 10 1 5.00

That is it from this game! The next match is between Chennai and Delhi which will be played in Dubai on 25th September, 2020. Join us at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!

KL Rahul, Punjab skipper is named the Man of the Match. He says it is a very complete performance and he is very pleased with the performance. States he has not been very confident during the practice sessions, he had a word with Maxwell where he said he is not that confident with the bat. Mentions till the time the game starts he tries to act as a player and only during the toss he thinks like a captain. Further adds they knew they needed to take wickets early as Bangalore have a strong batting line-up and their plans worked well. Also adds Bishnoi has impressed him a lot, he has a lot of fight in him and once he got through that first over, he was excellent.

Mohammed Shami is down for an interview. He says he is trying to fulfil the responsibilities he has been given. Further adds he looks to hit the right lengths and get the batsman out. States they are very pleased with the win, they have a better side than they had last year and they are eager to do well in this tournament. Ends by saying his length and line will depend on the wicket, when there is moisture he bowls fuller and if it is dry he would look to bowl it behind, he though would look to hit the short of a good length area at Sharjah.

Virat Kohli, Bangalore skipper, says that he is disappointed with the performance. Adds that the couple of important chances which were put down by him cost them big time. Mentions that it was a bad day for them and they will look to do better. Kohli says they wanted to send Philippe up the order as it gives them more depth in the middle order and also he has been batting at the top in the domestic circuit. Admits today they did not play well and they need to put this behind, learn from their mistakes and look forward.

The Punjab bowlers had a decent outing once again! Cottrell was the star with the new ball. Shami too bowled well. Bishnoi did not start off that well but he came back really strongly and he along with Ashwin were the picks as both finished with three-fers. Overall a very good performance by Punjab, both with bat and ball. Stay tuned for the presentation...

A thumping win for Punjab in the end! It was always going to be tough after they put up over 200 on the board courtesy Rahul's ton. Also, it became improbable once they lost 3 wickets for less than 10 runs. De Villiers and Finch then did look to fight back but once the two fell, it was all over. However, the disappointing fact is, the batters coming after that just gave their wicket away and in the end Bangalore were bowled out with 3 overs left.

16.6
0
M Ashwin to Y Chahal, OUT! LBW! That is it! Murugan Ashwin finishes with a 3-fer. Quicker delivery on middle, Chahal looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. PUNJAB WIN BY 97 RUNS!
16.5
1
M Ashwin to D Steyn, On middle, Steyn flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
16.4
1
M Ashwin to Y Chahal, Floated delivery on middle, Chahal flicks it towards square leg for a run.
16.3
0
M Ashwin to Y Chahal, Loopy delivery on off, Chahal defends it out.
16.3
0
M Ashwin to Y Chahal, WIDE! Ashwin bowls it wide outside off, Chahal lets it go.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the last man in.

16.2
0
M Ashwin to N Saini, OUT! BOWLED! Murugan Ashwin gets his second wicket! Flighted delivery on middle, Saini looks to go big but misses it and gets bowled. It hits the middle stump.
16.1
4
M Ashwin to N Saini, FOUR! Nicely played! Tossed up delivery on off, Saini lofts it over covers for a boundary.
15.6
0
R Bishnoi to D Steyn, Tossed up delivery on off, Steyn looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
15.5
1
R Bishnoi to N Saini, On off, Saini pushes it through mid off for a single.
15.4
0
R Bishnoi to N Saini, Loopy delivery on middle, Saini flicks it to square leg.
15.3
0
R Bishnoi to N Saini, Floated delivery on off, Saini looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Strategic Time-Out!

15.2
0
R Bishnoi to W Sundar, OUT! CAUGHT! Bishnoi gets his third wicket! Flighted delivery on middle, Sundar lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards long on where Mayank Agarwal takes a simple catch.
15.1
6
R Bishnoi to W Sundar, SIX! That is huge! Tossed up delivery on off, Sundar lofts it over long off for a maximum.
14.6
0
G Maxwell to N Saini, Quicker and outside off, Saini looks to cut but misses.
14.5
1
G Maxwell to W Sundar, A single as this is played down to long off.
14.4
0
G Maxwell to W Sundar, NOT OUT! He indeed is in! Sundar brings out the paddle sweep. He hits it towards short third man. He wants a run but is sent back. The fielder fires it to the keeper who whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs but replays show that Sundar is fine.

Run out appeal and it has been referred upstairs! Sundar seems in.

14.3
4
G Maxwell to W Sundar, FOUR! Misfield! This is worked with the angle through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his right but dives over the ball.
14.2
1
G Maxwell to N Saini, On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Navdeep Saini is the new batsman in.

14.1
1
G Maxwell to W Sundar, On middle, it is hit towards long on for one.
13.6
0
R Bishnoi to U Yadav, OUT! TIMBER! Umesh Yadav departs! Bishnoi gets his second wicket!Floated delivery on middle, Yadav looks to go big but misses it. It hits the middle stump.
13.5
0
R Bishnoi to U Yadav, On off, Yadav pushes it to covers.
13.4
1
R Bishnoi to W Sundar, Short ball on middle, Sundar pushes it through mid on for a run.
13.3
0
R Bishnoi to W Sundar, Floated delivery on leg, Sundar looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
13.2
2
R Bishnoi to W Sundar, Flighted delivery outside off, Sundar pushes it through mid off for a couple.
13.1
2
R Bishnoi to W Sundar, Tossed up delivery on middle, Sundar lofts it over the bowler's head but does not get the timing on it. It lands safely between long on and long off. The batsmen get two runs.

Umesh Yadav is the new batsman in. Also, Ravi Bishnoi is back on.

12.6
0
G Maxwell to S Dube, OUT! BOWLED! Maxwell gets his first wicket! Tossed up delivery on middle, Dube looks to pull but misses it and gets bowled. It was the straighter one.
12.5
0
G Maxwell to S Dube, Short ball on middle, Dube looks to punch but gets hit on the pads.
12.4
1
G Maxwell to W Sundar, Loopy delivery on middle, Sundar comes down the track and pushes it through mid on for a run.
12.3
1
G Maxwell to S Dube, Floated delivery on middle, Dube flicks it through square leg for a single.
12.2
1
G Maxwell to W Sundar, Flighted delivery on middle, Sundar makes room and cuts it through point for a run.
12.1
0
G Maxwell to W Sundar, Tossed up delivery on off, Sundar pushes it back towards the bowler.

Glenn Maxwell is into the attack.

11.6
1
J Neesham to W Sundar, Full ball on off, Sundar drives it through covers for a run.
11.5
1
J Neesham to S Dube, Length delivery on off, Dube guides it towards third man for a single.
11.4
0
J Neesham to S Dube, Back of a length outside off, Dube pushes it to point. Sundar wants the single but is sent back.
11.3
6
J Neesham to S Dube, SIX! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Dube pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
11.2
1
J Neesham to W Sundar, Back of a length on off, Sundar pushes it through mid on for a run.
11.2
0
J Neesham to W Sundar, WIDE! Short delivery down the leg side, Sundar leaves it alone.
11.1
0
J Neesham to W Sundar, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Sundar looks to cut but misses it.

Match 6 will see Punjab take on Bangalore. Talking about Bangalore, they started their campaign with a win but there are still some areas where they need to improve. Their bowling was a weak point against Hyderabad, especially Umesh who conceded almost 50 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Even Steyn was not at his best form and looked rusty and they might replace him with Morris for this game. The batting was good as Padikkal and de Villiers played really well scoring fifties, though their middle order still needs some sorting and Kohli and Finch need to start firing on all cylinders. They also need to decide which wicket-keeper to stick with as Phillipe did not look comfortable behind the stumps. Punjab, on the other hand, were heartbroken as they were in pole position to win the match but eventually lost out in the Super Over against Delhi in their first game. Mayank played well but their middle-order woes were exposed again as Maxwell, Pooran and Nair were dismissed for single-digit scores. Shami performed really well with the ball, while Cottrell was good playing second fiddle behind Shami. Jordan was on the expensive side and Rahul might look to include Mujeeb in this game in place of Jordan for some variation in the squad. Both the teams have the tools to perform well and come out on top but we will have to see which team utilizes these resources to the maximum. With all things considered, this is going to be a cracker of a contest.

Kings XI Punjab Team Squad -Chris Gayle,Deepak Hooda,Karun Nair,Mayank Agarwal,Sarfaraz Khan,Glenn Maxwell,James Neesham,Krishnappa Gowtham,Mandeep Singh,Tajinder Singh,KL Rahul,Nicholas Pooran,Prabhsimran Singh,Arshdeep Singh,Chris Jordan,Darshan Nalkande,Hardus Viljoen,Harpreet Brar,Ishan Porel,Jagadeesha Suchith,Mohammed Shami,Mujeeb Ur Rahman,Murugan Ashwin,Ravi Bishnoi,Sheldon Cottrell

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Squad -Aaron Finch,AB de Villiers,Devdutt Padikkal,Gurkeerat Singh Mann,Virat Kohli,Chris Morris,Moeen Ali,Pavan Deshpande,Shivam Dube,Washington Sundar,Josh Philippe,Parthiv Patel,Adam Zampa,Dale Steyn,Isuru Udana,Mohammed Siraj,Navdeep Saini,Pawan Negi,Shahbaz Ahmed,Umesh Yadav,Yuzvendra Chahal