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Maxwell: Really good, we would like to have a few more games here. The bowlers set things up nicely for us. It’s been great for them to execute their skills on a small ground. Great start, boys are backing that up nicely. Amla is world-class. Couldn’t have gotten any better. Axar is a true professional and he delivered. He is a quality spinner and he continued to showcase his class and that’s what we asked from him.
Watson: Not at all (a good start). I am certainly to blame there; I got out in the first over. AB was brilliant tonight. The others needed to support him a bit more. Little bit more dew than I thought it would be. He (Stanlake) has got some serious skill; pace and bounce and is going to get better with more experience. AB was incredible as he always is and it would have been nice if we had supported him.
Axar Patel is the Man of the Match for his spell of 4-o-12-1.
Game is done and dusted, Punjab win by 8 wickets with 33 balls to spare. Amla remains not out for 58, Maxwell scored a 22-ball 43.
It is raining sixes here!
Chahal gets Axar, bowled! KXIP 78/2 in the ninth over. Stil, it is their game.
Breakthrough for RCB and it the man Tymal Mills who gets a crucial wicket for his team. Vohra goes for a 21-ball 34. He has done his job, one might feel.
That’s DROPPED! The Ball goes for SIX as well. Amla survives. Stanlake misses a big opportunity here.
Fifty up for Punjab after 5 over.
A steady start for Punjab. Amla, Vohra seem to have control of the proceedings. RCB need early breakthroughs to stay in the game, KXIP 26 after 3 overs.
WHAT A FINISH by ABD, the 360-degree batsman. 68 runs in last four overs. RCB 148/4 after 20 overs and it has been an AB de Villers show. He remains unbeaten for 89 off 46.
Fifty for De Villers. He is unleashed now. RCB 115/4 with 12 balls to go.
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OUT! WHAT A CATCH BY SAHA! Aaron gets his second one. Mandeep goes for 28 off 34.
Punjab bowlers are putting up a brilliant show, once again. RCB’s run rate is below six, and we are into the 13th over of the innings. After 13 RCB 68/3.
THAT IS HUGE! SIX! Mandeep Singh, u beauty! Time for a Time-out! RCB 47/3 after 9 overs.
5500 T20 runs for ABD. #KXIPvRCB
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Mandeep and ABD fighting hard to bail out RCB from this position.
That’s OUT! Three down RCB. Aaron strikes and it is big wicket of Jadhav. RCB 22/3 after five overs.
Another wicket! Sandeep strikes Vinod is gone. Kedar Jhadav joins de Villiers.
Here comes the big man, ABD.
OUT! Gone Axar Patel removes Shane Watson for no score. RCB 2/1
Watson and young Vishnu Vinod are out there to open the innings.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell (C), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Varun Aaron.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Shane Watson (C), Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod (WK), Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Billy Stanlake.
Gayle is dropped to accommodate ABD.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to bat.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of Match 8 of this edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Holkar Stadium at Indore. This will be the eighth fixture of this edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) and the second one for Punjab at their adopted home.
RCB, on the other hand, had are coming off a close encounter against Delhi Daredevils. Though they ended up winning the match, but one might feel it was a backdoor entry for the Shane Watson-led team. Apart from Kedar Jadhav, none of their batsmen had a decent outing on Saturday night. On a decent batting track in Bengaluru, the hosts only managed to put 157 on the board. Later thanks to some good death bowling and some poor shot selection by the Delhi batsmen, RCB managed to get two points out of that game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson (C), Vishnu Vinod (WK), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, , Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Billy Stanlake, Samuel Badree, Sreenath Aravind, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Aniket Choudhary, Travis Head, Sarfaraz Khan, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli.
Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Darren Sammy, Shaun Marsh, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Rinku Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Varun Aaron, Matt Henry, Rahul Tewatia.