Match review Kings XI Punjab Versus Royal Challengers – IPL10 2017 Match 8
AB de Villiers gives his best with little support from the rest of RCB batsman. Mandeep Singh 28(34) did get a start but could not take the score beyond 148. AB de Villers score 89 runs in 46 balls with 9 sixes and 3 fours. He stayed not out but did not get enough striking from other batsmen. Stuart Binny added 18 runs off 20 balls.
Royal Challengers Bangalore put a score or 148/4 in 20 overs. T Natarajan was expensive giving 13 runs in his 1 over, all other KXIP bowlers kept taking wickets while AB de Villers kept scoring on one end.
Axar Patel was the best bowler today with figures if 4 overs 12 runs taking 1 wicket of Shane Watson, who was bowled trying to cut the ball and was out. Axar Bowled 12 dot balls which show why the RCB scoring did not grow inspite of AB de Villiers smashing batting.
Varun Aron took 2 wickets giving 21 runs in 4 overs, he too bowled 12 dot balls. Varun Aron took the important wickets of Kedar Jadhav 1(4) and Mandeep Singh 28(34). Sandeep Sharma bowled 4 overs and took the wicket of Vishu Vinod 7(12). Sandeep Sharma bowled 15 dot balls, out of the 26 runs he gave 23 were scored by AB de Villers 2 sixes, 2 fours and 3 singles.
Kings XI Punjab restricted the score of RCB to 148/4. AB de Villiers was the only Super Star for RCB.
RCB bowling got thrashed by the Kings XI Punjab batsman, in the power play. Manan Vohra hit 34 runs in 21 balls before getting out LBW to the bowling of Tymal Mills on the last ball of the power play in 6th over. Hashim Amla was hitting big shots keeping the score moving fast. The partnership was 62 runs
Axar Patel came in to bat and did hit a big six to Iqbal Abdulla. RCB got the wicket of Axar 9(6) bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal. The Score was 78/2 in 8.1 overs when Glenn Maxwell came on strike.
The Hashim Amla and Glenn Maxwell partnership were unbeaten till KXIP won the match. The partnership of 72 runs between the 2 players was full of fours and sixes with Maxwell 43(22) with 4 sixes and 3 fours. Hashim Amla scored 58(38) with 3 sixes and 4 fours.
Kings XI Punjab chased the target with a run rate of 10.34 scoring 150/2 in 14.3 overs.
Man of the match was Axar Patel and Kings XI Punjab is now 2nd in the league with SRH on top. The next match is against KKR on 13th at Eden Gardens – Kolkata.
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