Kings XI Punjab bowler Sandeep Sharma (C) celebrates Virat Kohli's dismissal during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Photograph:( AFP )
Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs to stay afloat in the Indian Premier League, in Bengaluru on Friday.
Put into bat, Kings XI Punjab scored 138 for 7 in their IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Axar Patel top-scored for Kings XI with a 17-ball 38 not out.
For RCB, Aniket Choudhary and Yuzvendra Chahal got the most wickets with two scalps each.
In reply, RCB were all-out for 119 in 19 overs with Madeep Singh scoring 46 off 40 balls.
Sandeep Sharma (3/22 in 4 overs) removed Chris Gayle, skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to set up the match for KXIP. Axar (3/11 in 3 overs) also got his share of scalps.
Skipper Glenn Maxwell and Mohit Sharma got couple of wickets each.
KXIP now has 10 points from 10 games while RCB stay put at last position with 5 points from 11 games.