11:14 pm: That’s the end of our overage! A night to remember for KL Rahul. The Kings XI Punjab skipper’s 132* off 69, which is the highest individual score by a captain and the highest individual score by an Indian in IPL history, powered his team to a thumping win in Dubai.
11:05 pm: Virat Kohli – “I think we were good in the middle phase with the ball. I have to stand up and take responsibility. I dropped a couple of chances that cost us 35-40 runs. I should have led from the front. But there are days when such things happen. Just have to accept it and move on. We have to be optimistic and positive the next time owe step n the field.”
11:00 pm: Murugan Ashwin gets his third wicket to wrap up the RCB innings for 109 runs in 17 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal is the last man to fall as he gets out LBW.
KINGS XI PUNJAB WIN BY 97 RUNS!
After 16.2 overs, RCB are 106/9 (Steyn 0) – Saini departs!
WICKET! Murugan Ashwin bowls a love wrong’un to rattle Navdeep Saini’s stumps. The pacer departs for 6 off 9. KXIP are just a wicket away now! Chahal is the last man at the crease.
After 16 overs, RCB are 102/8 (Saini 2, Steyn 0)
The end of a fine spill by Ravi Bishnoi. He return with figures of 3/32, took the wickets of Aaron Finch, Washington Sundar and Umesh Yadav.
After 15.2 overs, RCB are 101/8 – Sundar is gone!
WICKET! Washington Sundar smacks a six and attempts another big one but is caught at long-on. Superb comeback from Ravi Bishnoi, he has three wickets now. Sundar departs after a gritty cameo.
Sundar c Mayank b Bishnoi (30 off 27)
After 15 overs, RCB are 95/7 (Sundar 24, Saini 1)
Glenn Maxwell slips in another decent over. Navdeep Saini has joined Washington Sundar at the crease. How much will RCB finish with?
After 14 overs, RCB are 88/7 (Sundar 18) – Umesh is gone for a duck!
WICKET! Umesh Yadav goes for a wild slog and gets clean bowled. A lovely delivery from young Ravi Bishnoi. The leg-spinner has been mighty impressive in the opening two games for KXIP.
After 13 overs, RCB are 83/6 – Dube is gone!
WICKET! Glenn Maxwell comes on to bowl and rattles Shivam Dube’s stumps with a quicker one. Kings XI Punjab are inching closer to a memorable win.
Dube b Maxwell (12 off 12)
After 12 overs, RCB are 80/5 (Sundar 11, Dube 11)
Shot! Finally some aggression from RCB as Shivam Dube pulls one off James Neesham for a six. It’s all about the net run-rate for both teams now. RCB need 127 off 48.
After 11 overs, RCB are 70/5 (Sundar 9, Dube 4)
Another uneventful over. Shami has figures of 1/14 from 3 overs. RCB seem to be just going through the motions now.
After 10 overs, RCB are 63/5 (Sundar 3, Dube 3)
James Neesham joins the attack and bowls a quiet first over. Just three runs from it. Not much urgency on display from Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube, which may not be the best idea.
After 9 overs, RCB are 60/5 (Sundar 1, Dube 2)
After 8.2 overs, RCB are 57/5 - ABD gone too!
M Ashwin strikes! And it is the big fish. ABD, who was looking good, hits a googly to the fielder at deep cover. Time for a strategic timeout but one wonders what RCB can even do at this point. So much joy for KXIP, they enjoyed that wicket. The match is all but over at this point.
ABD, caught Sarfaraz bowled M Ashwin 28 (18 balls)
After 8 overs, RCB are 53/4 (ABD 24)
Another superb outing this is turning into for young Ravi Bishnoi! Aaron Finch is bowled by that one sped through after pitching. Just 5 runs from the over too.
After 7 overs, RCB are 48/3 (Finch 17, ABD 22)
Decent first over by M Ashwin.
After 6 overs, RCB are 40/3 (Finch 11, ABD 21)
Bishnoi into the attack and he is met with some dancing around by Finch. Clear plan to unsettle the young spinner from both the RCB batters. Boundary each in the first two legal deliveries (11 runs). Comes back well with a couple of good googlies to ABD. Brave bowling.
After 5 overs, RCB are 25/3 (Finch 7, ABD 13)
A six down the ground and a brutal square cut in front of point gets ABD going in Dubai. He seems to be picking up from where he left off in the previous match. 14 runs from the over. Some momentum for RCB.
After 4 overs, RCB are 11/3 (Finch 7, ABD 1)
Finch hits a release shot, with a lofted shot down the ground. Was given out caught behind in the over but he was quick to review. Neither bat, not low enough for LBW. Good call from the Aussie captain.
After 2.4 overs, RCB are 4/3 (Finch 1)
WICKET! Virat Kohli is gone! Sheldon Cottrell gets the big wicket! The skipper goes for a pull but gets a top edge, young Ravi Bishnoi gets under it and takes it comfortably. Game over for RCB? KXIP are on fire! AB de Villiers is the new man at the crease.
Kohli c Bishnoi b Cottrell (1 off 5)
After 2 overs, RCB are 4/2 (Finch 1, Kohli 1)
After 1.1 overs, RCB are 3/2 (Finch 1)
WICKET! KXIP are on fire! Mohammed Shami traps Josh Philippe in front as RCB lose their second wicket. This has turned into a disaster of sorts for RCB over the past half an hour or so. Skipper Virat Kohli at the crease now.
Philippe lbw Shami 0
After 1 over, RCB are 2/1 (Finch 1, Philippe 0)
Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe is the new man at the crease. RCB need a partnership. A big one.
After 0.4 overs, RCB are 2/1 (Finch 1)
WICKET! What a start with the ball for Kings XI Punjab! Devdutt Padikkal, who looked so good on debut in the last game, mis-times a pull straight to mid-on.
Padikkal c Bishnoi b Cottrell 1
9:33 pm: We’re ready for the chase in Dubai! Sheldon Cottrell has the new ball in hand. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch are at the crease. Here we go!
9:22 pm: Last 15 balls faced by KL Rahul – 6, 1 (dropped), 0, 1, 4, 1 (dropped), 6, 4, 0, 6, 6, 4, 4, 6, 6.
KINGS XI PUNJAB FINISH WITH 206/3 IN 20 OVERS!
This is the highest ever score by a captain in the IPL!
This is the highest ever score by an Indian in the IPL!
KL Rahul, take a bow! He remains not-out on 132 off 69.
23 runs came off the final over by Shivam Dube.
Absolute carnage in Dubai!
After 19 overs, KXIP are 183/3 (Rahul 116, Karun 8)
KL Rahul has cut loose after getting to his ton! Smacks Dale Styen all over the park to collect 26 runs from that over. Steyn finishes with forgettable figures of 0/57.
100 FOR KL RAHUL!
What a knock from the KXIP skipper! He gets there in just 62 ball. This the first century of the season and it has been a sublime knock. He raises the bat as the Punjab players rise in the dugout to applaud.
After 18 overs, KXIP are 157/3 (Rahul 90, Karun 8)
WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT! VIRAT KOHLI HAS DROPPED KL RAHUL AGAIN!
What is happening?! This second one was an absolute sitter! Raul mis-timed a hoick off Navdeep Saini, the ball went up, Kohli ran in from long-off and spilled it again.
After 17 overs, KXIP are 146/3 (Rahul 84, Karun 3)
Oh dear, what have you done Virat Kohli! KL Rahul pulls Dale Steyn for a flat six but then hits the next ball to deep square-leg. Kohli gets himself under it but ends up making a meal of it. This could prove costly for RCB.
After 16 overs, KXIP are 132/3 (Rahul 72, Karun 2)
After 15.2 overs, KXIP are 128/3 (Rahul 70)
WICKET! This is turning into a superb spell by Shivam Dube! Glenn Maxwell tries to smash a short delivery through covers but the ball goes straight to his Australian teammate Aaron Finch. This is a huge breakthrough for RCB.
Maxwell c Finch b Dube (5 off 6)
After 15 overs, KXIP are 126/2 (Rahul 70, Maxwell 3)
The end of a top spell by Yuzvendra Chahal. He finishes with figures of 1/25, got the important wicket of Mayank Agarwal.
After 14 overs, KXIP are 118/2 (Rahul 63, Maxwell 2)
After 13.1 overs, KXIP are 114/2 (Rahul 61)
WICKET! Shivam Dube comes on and strikes with his first ball! Nicholas Pooran steps out and tries to hit it over the in-field but the ball goes straight to AB de Villiers at mid-off. Just what RCB needed. Glenn Maxwell is the new man at the crease.
Pooran c De Villiers b Dube (17 off 18)
After 13 overs, KXIP are 114/1 (Rahul 61, Pooran 17)
After 12 overs, KXIP are 100/1 (Rahul 52, Pooran 16)
After 11.1 overs, KXIP are 96/1 (Rahul 50, Pooran 14)
50 FOR KL RAHUL! The skipper gets there in 36 balls. He has been his usual elegant self so far. KXIP would want him to convert this into a big one.
After 11 overs, KXIP are 95/1 (Rahul 49, Pooran 14)
After 10 overs, KXIP are 90/1 (Rahul 47, Pooran 11)
Finally a bit of flourish from Nicholas Pooran as he drives one from Umesh Yadav handsomely through covers for four. KL Rahul follows that up by hitting a stunning six over covers off a free-hit. Poor bowling from Umesh, 20 runs from it. He was all over the place. Kings XI Punjab would want to up the ante a bit now. They have nine wickets in hand at the halfway stage.
After 9 overs, KXIP are 70/1 (Rahul 36, Pooran 6)
After 8 overs, KXIP are 65/1 (Rahul 35, Pooran 2)
After 7 overs, KXIP are 57/1 (Rahul 29)
WICKET! What a ball from Yuzvendra Chahal! Virat Kohli introduces spin right away after the powerplay and it does the trick. A brilliant delivery from the leg-spinner to get rid of the in-form KXIP opener. Chahal has been quite brilliant so far in the IPL.
Mayank Agarwal b Yuzvendra Chahal (26 off 20)
After 6 overs, KXIP are 50/0 (Rahul 23, Mayank 25)
That’s the end of the powerplay. Kings XI Punjab haven’t lost a wicket so far and the openers haven’t faced much discomfort from RCB’s pacers. Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn and Navdeep Saini have bowled two overs each. Some glorious boundaries on display from KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Virat Kohli might want to look at spin now.
After 3 overs, KXIP are 26/0 (Rahul 13, Mayank 13)
A strong start for Kings XI. The wicket is a fresh one and the ball is coming on nicely. Rahul has hit three fours so far and Mayank has hit two.
7:29 pm: We’re ready for live action from Dubai! KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to open the batting for Kings XI Punjab. Umesh Yadav has the new ball in hand for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Here we go!
7:12 pm: KXIP playing XI – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.
7:10 pm: RCB playing XI – Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal.
7:08 pm: KL Rahul at the toss – “There were a lot of positives (in the first game). Mayank Agarwal’s batting and our team’s fight was heartening. Chris Gayle will come in at the right time, don’t worry about it.”
7:06 pm: Virat Kohli at the toss – “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.”
7:01 pm: RCB have won the toss and will bowl first!
RCB are going in with an unchanged XI, while KXIP have replaced Chris Jordan and K Gowtham with James Neesham and Murugan Ashwin.
6:58 pm: Here’s some trivia for you heading into tonight’s game:
- West Indian veteran Chris Gayle is 142 runs away from 1000 IPL runs for KXIP. Will he get a game tonight?
- RCB skipper Virat Kohli needs a further 74 runs to complete 5500 IPL runs.
- RCB’s South African paceman Dale Steyn needs 3 wickets to complete 100 wickets in the IPL.
- RCB batsman AB de Villiers, who got a fine fifty in the first match, is 54 runs away from 4500 IPL runs.
6:57 pm: KXIP and RCB have played each other 24 times till now and the record is tied at 12-12.
6:55 pm: Who’s going to take tonight’s game? RCB have a lead in our poll at the moment!
6:45 pm: We received tragic news on Thursday as Dean Jones died at the age of 59 in Mumbai. Here’s reliving a classic knock by the former Australian cricketer:
6:40 pm: Royal Challengers Bangalore are seeking their first title and they got just the start they were hoping for with a victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the opener. Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers and Yuzvendra Chahal made key contributions for RCB in that game. Read all about it here.
6:35 pm: We have had one Super Over in this year’s IPL so far and that saw Kings XI Punjab go down to Delhi Capitals. Marcus Stoinis played a starring role with both bat and ball in that game. Read about the Australian all-rounder’s exploits here.
Hello everyone and welcome to live updates of IPL 2020’s match No 6 between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore to be played in Dubai.
While KL Rahul’s KXIP suffered a heartbreaking defeat after a Super Over against Delhi Capitals in their first game, Virat Kohli’s RCB started their campaign with in a win against 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.