Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Indian Premier League, 2008-09

Nagraj Gollapudi

At Durban, May 1, 2009 (floodlit). Royal Challengers Bangalore won by eight runs. Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore 145-9 (20 overs) (R. E. van der Merwe 35; Y. A. Abdulla 4-36, Yuvraj Singh 3-22); Kings XI Punjab 137-7 (20 overs) (Yuvraj Singh 50). Royal Challengers Bangalore 2 pts. Man of the Match: Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh took a hat-trick, promoted himself to open as Ravi Bopara had returned to England, and scored a rapid half-century… but still could not stop his side imploding: from 70-0 in the tenth over Punjab's batting fell apart, and when 13 were needed from the final over Praveen Kumar took two wickets and conceded only four runs.

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