Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
77(53) 4x4 - 6x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 6 0 9 12 3 1
AC Gilchrist
85(54) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
1 4 1 1 17 5 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Z Khan
O4.0
M0
R30
W1
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Awana
O4.0
M0
R39
W3
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Presentation, 7.35 pm Virat Kohli: "We thought it was a good total, the first 5-6 overs kept low and slow, getting close to 180 was a good effort. We were waiting for a few big overs, 160-165 was par. The wicket settled down beautifully in the second innings, we did not expect it to. 175 wasn't enough in the end. We haven't hit the right areas as a bowling unit and that's something we need to improve. We're in a position were we desperately need one win, it's not a good position to be in, but we just have to do what we have to do."

Adam Gilchrist is the Man of the Match. "I'm not sure I'd call it form," he says of his innings. "I think Azhar Mahmood deserves this (the award). He came in and played his natural game, I ws trying to play my natural game but was barely clearing the circle. But he helped me loosen up a bit ... After the first four overs I thought I had made an error in judgement in bowling. But once the lights came on, it seemed to come on a little better ..."

Gilchrist has said Gayle was plumb lbw and then he said he was plumb lbw too. Superb stuff. "We head to Dharamsala now and we enjoy playing up there."

That's it from us from this game, over to the next one. Thank you for all your emails. Cheers.

7.25 pm With that win, Kings XI move on to 12 points, along with KKR. RCB remain on 16 but they have only one game remaining, and that's a tough one against CSK in Bangalore. They will have to win that, and hope Sunrisers at least one of their remaining two games, if not both.

CSK, Royals and Mumbai are through to the playoffs.

Eapen: "RCB's lazy approach in their first 10 overs cost them the game, in a very importatnt game they must have gone with a more aggressive batsman than pujara, see the tactics of punjab, today they have totllay changed their batting line up and they have got the result."

SD: "KKR might not be deserving of a place in the playoffs, but RCB aren't either, with the poor quality of their bowling. Even the likes of Zaheer and Murali are unable to buttress their deplorable bowling. What's more, Murali turned out to be the most expensive bowler in the RCB bowling attack today. At least KKR's bowling has been steadier. It's their batting that has not fired much."

Vicky: "RCB reminds me of the Indian Team, have the best batting line-up, but when it comes to the bowling department guess even the Street playing kids will beat them chasing!"

Rishabh Kapur: "Bangalore has always been a happy hunting ground for KXIP. I remember sitting in the stands watching Piyush Chawla hit a six over mid-wicket to seal the win for them last year."

Saurav Gandhi: "Being a RCB fan, I feel very cheated by the way the bowlers of RCB have bowled today.. Can't imagine that RCB might not qualify for the playoffs after this match."

Srinivasan: "A team that benched two of their best bowlers of the Season deserve to lose and they did so in Royal Fashion!"

Viral Patel: "Punjab should have done this from game 1 that is send 4 overseas batsman at the top of the order and more often or not, they would have done the job for them."

18.1
4
Henriques to Sathish, FOUR runs, that's the winning blow! Sathish hits a length ball through the line and sends it flaying past the fielder at mid-on. Gilchrist has finally come good this season and seen the chase through, and it's come at a terrible time for the RCB

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs | KXIP: 172/3

  • R Sathish8 (5b)
  • AC Gilchrist85 (54b)
  • R Vinay Kumar4-0-35-0
  • M Muralitharan4-0-44-1
17.6
1
Vinay Kumar to Sathish, 1 run, another one bearly in the blockhole, just outside off, Sathish stays back and drives in front of point

Zaheer: "KKR drooling at the chances of playing in the playoffs."

17.5
0
Vinay Kumar to Sathish, no run, in the blockhole, the batsman plays it towards mid-on
17.4
6
Vinay Kumar to Sathish, SIX runs, short ball, Sathish sends it over the square leg boundary with a well-balanced pull
17.3
1
Vinay Kumar to Gilchrist, 1 run, Gilchrist plays the ball down near his feet and sprints through
17.2
1
Vinay Kumar to Sathish, 1 run, Gilchrist would have been gone had Gayle hit at the striker's end from point, Sathish had mis-timed the shot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
77(53) 4x4 - 6x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 6 0 9 12 3 1
AC Gilchrist
85(54) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
1 4 1 1 17 5 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Z Khan
O4.0
M0
R30
W1
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Awana
O4.0
M0
R39
W3
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.176
SRH1485017.0000.599
KKR1486016.0000.641
KXIP1477014.000-0.009
DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299