T20 2018: Bangalore beat Punjab by 10 wickets
- Author: Julie Sanders May 15, 2018,
May 15, 2018, 1:51
That would leave them tied with RCB, should they win the last two games, but Kohli's side would bank on NRR to get them through. RCB bowlers were very well complemented by some good outfield catching and three run-outs.
In a fairly straightforward chase, Parthiv began with a flurry of boundaries, while Kohli took on Ankit Rajput, nonchalantly clubbing the pacer for a six over cow corner, before hammering two fours to collect 16 runs in the over.
It was a logical move to bring back Aaron Finch against KKR on Saturday even through the Aussie had been out of touch but that batting still looks light with Axar Patel coming in at six.
Siraj immediately joined the party with the wicket of No.3 Karun Nair (1) brilliantly caught by skipper Virat Kohli at slip before Australians Aaron Finch (26) and Marcus Stonis (2) joined forces. It's actually so surprising that a team with so many star players like AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Yuzvendra Chahal and Virat Kohli himself, they are still not able to play as a cohesive unit. Umesh accounted for him with a shortish delivery as Colin de Grandhomme took a nice catch at deep square leg. While the fifth wicket fell to 61 in the form of Mayank. Ab de Villiers received the Man of the Match award for his batting brilliance.
On the other end KXIP lost their match to Kolkata Knight Riders by 31 runs.
In addition, Kohli became the second highest run getter in IPL history as captain of a squad. They, however, switched gears from the next over, accumulating 25 runs off the subsequent couple of overs, with the visitor's scorecard reading 36/0. The ever dependable and consistent Rahul too will have a point to prove against his "home" side.
De Villiers went on to remain unbeaten with a 72-run blitzkrieg which came off a mere 37 balls. Andrew Tye, the best bowler for Punjab so far, has been surprised everyone by taking 20-wickets haul (with an economy rate of just eight), while the young mysterious spinner Mujib-ur-Rehman has taken 14 wickets so far, where his economy rate is 6.99 per over.
Virat Kohli became the first cricketer to score 500 runs in five IPL seasons.
Chris Gayle was dropped on zero by wicketkeeper Patel, who couldn't hold onto to the nick despite stretching out to his left. RCB will be banking on him to picked up early wickets in powerplay and final overs.
The match is scheduled to start at 8 P.M. IST on Tuesday, May 14th. However, if you haven't got the support for TV or you are travelling, then you can opt for IPL free online live stream option.