Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Indian Premier League, 2008-09

Nagraj Gollapudi

At Durban, April 24, 2009 (floodlit). Kings XI Punjab won by seven wickets. Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore 168-9 (20 overs) (J. D. Ryder 32, J. H. Kallis 62, L. R. P. L. Taylor 35; I. K. Pathan 3-35, Y. A. Abdulla 4-31); Kings XI Punjab 173-3 (19 overs) (R. S. Bopara 84, Yuvraj Singh 30*). Kings XI Punjab 2 pts. Man of the Match: R. S. Bopara.

Bopara showed up Bangalore's lack of death bowlers with a well-paced innings containing four fours and five sixes. He was out just before the end, but Yuvraj Singh sealed victory with a six off Kallis, whose four overs cost 51.

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