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IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB Highlights: Kings XI Punjab win by 97 runs

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 24, 2020, 11:06 PM IST


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Kings XI Punjab on Thursday registered a thumping win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai as they won the match by 97 runs to clinch their first win of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. 

24 Sep 2020, 11:01 PM (IST)

Kings XI Punjab win by 97 runs

That's it! Kings XI Punjab have won the match by 97 runs!

24 Sep 2020, 10:47 PM (IST)

Ravi Bishnoi strikes again!

WICKET! Ravi Bishnoi outfoxes Umesh Yadav with the wrong 'un! Umesh went with the wild slog but was nowhere near the ball as it disturbs the bails.  U Yadav b Ravi Bishnoi 0(2)

24 Sep 2020, 10:37 PM (IST)

Shivam Dube goes big!

The current holder of IPL 2020 Purple Cap is turning on the heat with the willow as he smashes a massive six to the cow corner. RCB are under deep pressure to take the score as close as possible. RCB 81/5 after 12.2 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 10:27 PM (IST)

RCB trying to save NRR

It is now about saving the net run-rate for Royal Challengers Bangalore. KXIP have well won the match but will now look to wrap up proceedings as quickly as possible. RCB 65/5 after 10.1 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 10:16 PM (IST)

Bangalore lose AB de Villiers, go 5 down

WICKET! Murugan Ashwin bowls full and AB de Villiers, who slashes it hard but the shot isn't enough to clear the ropes as Sarfaraz grabs a simple catch at deep extra-cover.  de Villiers c Sarfaraz Khan b Murugan Ashwin 28(18)

24 Sep 2020, 10:10 PM (IST)

Ravi Bishnoi gets Aaron Finch! 

WICKET! Young Ravi Bishnoi fires in the straighter one as Finch completely misses the delivery. The ball clips the off-stumps just enough to dislodge the bails. RCB 53/4 after 7.5 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 9:59 PM (IST)

AB de Villiers-Aaron Finch fighting for RCB

The match is still not over as ABD and Finch are at the crease and are playing some delightful strokes. RCB may be well behind the asking run-rate but with these two the game can change anytime. RCB 26/3 after 5 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 9:50 PM (IST)

Sheldon Cottrell brings out the salute!

WICKET! Sheldon Cottrell with his second wicket! Brilliant bowling by the West Indies pacer as he hurries Virat Kohli onto the pull shot. Ravi Bishnoi with another comfortable catch. Kohli c Ravi Bishnoi b Cottrell 1(5)

24 Sep 2020, 9:42 PM (IST)

Shami strikes!

WICKET! Shami rushes onto Joshua Philippe as he traps himself plumb in front of the stump. KXIP are ecstatic. Philippe lbw b Shami 0(3)

24 Sep 2020, 9:40 PM (IST)

Sheldon Cottrell strikes!

WICKET! Sheldon Cottrell bangs it short and Devdutt Padikkal was late in his pull shot. The ball goes up in the air as Bishnoi grabs a comfortable catch. Devdutt Padikkal c Ravi Bishnoi b Cottrell 1(2)

24 Sep 2020, 9:18 PM (IST)

Breathtaking KXIP post 206/3 in 20 overs

All credit goes to KL Rahul, who now has the highest-ever score by an Indian - 132*. Kings XI Punjab post 206/3 in 20 overs and that is going to be a mammoth ask for RCB.

24 Sep 2020, 9:12 PM (IST)


Words fall short when KL Rahul is in such a form. First century of IPL 2020 is completed by KL Rahul. What a knock this has been. Take a bow! 

24 Sep 2020, 9:04 PM (IST)

Kohli drops Rahul

KL Rahul is turning on the heat in Dubai. After smoking a mamoth six, he goes after another one but mistimed it slightly. The ball was straight at Virat Kohli, who dropped a dolly, maybe because of the high-rise lights. KXIP 146/3 after 17 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 8:44 PM (IST)

Nicholas Pooran departs!

WICKET! Shivam Dube strikes again. Nicholas Pooran went for the biggie but nailed it straight to the fielder. Big wicket for RCB but the big fish KL Rahul is still playing. Glenn Maxwell walks in. Pooran c de Villiers b Shivam Dube 17(18) 

24 Sep 2020, 8:31 PM (IST)

Half-century for KL Rahul

A delightful knock continues for KL Rahul as the KXIP skipper brings up his half-century. Expect him to go all out now. KXIP also bring up their 100 in 12 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 8:20 PM (IST)

Watchful Nicholas Pooran

Plenty of expectations from Nicholas Pooran as he settles down at the crease with a few singles and twos. KXIP eyeing a big partnership here. Meanwhile, KL Rahul is nearing his half-century. KXIP are 90/1 after 10 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 8:12 PM (IST)

Spinners pull back RCB

After a wicket-taking over by Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar bowls a tight over. RCB are slowly crawling back into the game and it is the spinners who are weaving their magic in the middle. KXIP 65/1 after 8 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 8:07 PM (IST)

Mayank Agarwal departs after brisk start

WICKET! Bowled 'em! Yuzvendra Chahal is having a brilliant IPL. He completely bamboozled Agarwal with the wrond 'un. Great bowling by Chahal. Agarwal b Chahal 26(20)

24 Sep 2020, 8:02 PM (IST)

50 partnership up for Mayank-Rahul

Splendid start for Kings XI Punjab. Beautiful display of batting in the powerplay. No slogs, no forced shots but only pure cricketing stroke-play by Rahul and Mayank. Yuzvendra Chahal is introduced into the attack now. KXIP 50/0 after 6 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 7:51 PM (IST)

Mayank-Rahul on fire

Not that RCB have bowled bad line and lengths, but Mayank and Rahul have been terrific in their stroke playing and shot selection. KXIP 36/0 after 4 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 7:37 PM (IST)

Good start for KXIP

Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul are off to a flyer! A couple of boundaries to start things with. Meanwhile, KL Rahul has completed 2000 runs in IPL. KXIP 17/0 after 2 overs.

24 Sep 2020, 7:31 PM (IST)


KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are at the crease for Kings XI Punjab. Umesh Yadav has the new ball for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

24 Sep 2020, 7:08 PM (IST)

Here are the playing XIs

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe(w), Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal


24 Sep 2020, 7:08 PM (IST)

Here's what the captains said at the toss:

KL Rahul | KXIP captain: There were a lot of positives and it was the first game. Mayank's batting and our team's fight was heartening. Jordan and Gowtham aren't playing, Murugan Ashwin and Neesham come in. Chris Gayle will come in at the right time, don't worry about it. It was tough sitting at home and so we are grateful to get this oppotunity to play. The guys are enjoying themselves despite the rustiness in the first game.

Virat Kohli | RCB captain: It's a fresh wicket. There's a bit of dew in the second half and when the ball gets wet it's hard to execute. That's been a big factor. We have done really well defending a total less than 170 and seeing the bowlers execute their plans so well. We are unchanged for today's game.

24 Sep 2020, 7:01 PM (IST)

Bangalore win toss, opt to field first

Virat Kohli has won the toss and RCB will bowl first! Same XI for RCB.

24 Sep 2020, 6:32 PM (IST)

We have a high-octane match on cards

Two exciting teams, KXIP and RCB meet each other in Dubai. Over the years, RCB vs KXIP has been one of the most closely fought ties in IPL. And it is expected to remain the same today.