Result
6th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Sep 24 2020, Indian Premier League
206/3
(17/20 ov, target 207)
109
Kings XI won by 97 runs
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
1:49
2m
• Deivarayan Muthu

KL Rahul's 132* sets up Kings XI Punjab's crushing defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kings XI's twin legspinners Ravi Bishnoi and M Ashwin exploited a right-hander heavy Royal Challengers line-up to take three wickets apiece

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab206/3(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore109(17 overs)
end of over 177 runs • 2 wicket
RCB: 109/10CRR: 6.41 • RRR: 32.66 • Need 98 from 18b
Dale Steyn1 (2)
Murugan Ashwin3-0-21-3
Ravi Bishnoi4-0-32-3

9:52pm And that closes our coverage at the ball-by-ball commentary. Thanks for joining us and watch out for all the post-game analysis and quotes coming your way. See you!

KL Rahul: It's as complete a team performance as it can get, so yeah, happy. I've actually been not so confident. Had a chat with Maxi yesterday and said I wasn't feeling completely in control of my batting. Was a little nervous but I knew if I faced a few balls, it would settled down. Sometimes as a captain you're short on time, but I still try and maintain the same routine. Till the toss I still want to think as a player, not a captain. [The bowling] we had a few different plans going into this game and we knew we had to get wickets up front, that also meant we needed to get a big score. As complete a performance as it can get. [Bishnoi] has a lot of heart. He has a lot of fight in him. Every time I throw the ball to him, he wants to get in the fight. He was a little nervous bowling to Finch and AB, but showed a lot of heart.

KL Rahul is the Man of the Match.

Virat Kohli: I think we were pretty good in the middle phase with the ball. I have to stand in front and take the brunt of it. Cost about 30-40 runs. If we'd restricted them at 180 we wouldn't have felt pressure to go from ball one. There are days when you have these kind of things happen. Just have to accept them. We've had a good game, we've had a bad game. Time to move on. We need to learn to plug those little mistakes. We did pretty well, especially closing in on the second time out and just after that. But as I said, should have led from the front with those two chances. With the bat as well, we started well, but we should have put pressure straight away. [Philippe at 3] He's batted at the top of the order for WA and done well at the big bash as well. Early days, we tried to see if we can maximise his ability. We just thought chasing a big total, we'll give outselves a bit of depth in the middle overs. Just didn't come off. One of the things you try and couldn't execute.

Nikhil Chawla: "@krish, I still want to be in Kohli's shoes. You play a game to win not to minimize the damage."
Juzer: "Rahul scoring a full 102 runs more than the next highest batsmen. No prizes for guessing today's Man of the Match"
NIKHIL: "Obligatory 'KL Rahul won by 23 runs' comment"
Krish: "Shows the difference in styles and approach between Dhoni and Kohli... CSK didn't throw the sink on their huge chase and got closer and a better NRR where as RCB went after theirs and lost by a huge margin. "
SANTHOSH L N: "The intensity of the players define the game. We have seen CSK, MI players have that intensity and that is why they are winning the games or losing by very close margin. RCB players over the years never got that rhythm or intensity or willing to win kind of attitude. They are happy or very happy if they lose by close margin and they go over the sky if they win. But still a fan of RCB for no reason and expect them to win every match :("

9:30pm A 97-run win for Kings XI Punjab to follow the heartbreak the other night. What a comeback. They made the tweaks tonight - two legspinners, an extra batsman - to try and ensure the game doesn't get too close again. For RCB, the frailties of last match were only amplified tonight. And that had mostly to do with their bowling. Their catching let them down big time as well, and once the target was past 200, the pressure of two early wickets had already dismantled them. Failure for all their big names tonight.

16.6
w
Ashwin to Chahal, OUT
that is plumb. Full and at middle stump. Gets down for the sweep and is completely cramped on it. On the back leg right in front of middle stump
YS Chahal lbw b Ashwin 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
16.5
1
Ashwin to Steyn, 1 run
googly, skidding in from a good length outside off. Squeezed to deep square off the thick inside edge
16.4
1
Ashwin to Chahal, 1 run
full at off stump, nicely forward to flick this down to long-on
16.3
Ashwin to Chahal, no run
googly, sliding into the corridor. Defended off the back foot
16.3
1w
Ashwin to Chahal, 1 wide
googly, full and very wide outside off. Left alone
16.2
w
Ashwin to Saini, OUT
takes leg stump. A googly from Ashwin and he shakes his head. That is revenge taken. Perhaps one of his easier ones. Good length ball on off and this one is as rash as the last one was classy. No feet, all hoick
NA Saini b Ashwin 6 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
16.1
4
Ashwin to Saini, FOUR runs
oooh, classy. Nice inside-out loft from Saini. Full ball outside off, down on one knee and pure timing as he goes with the turn
end of over 167 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 102/8CRR: 6.37 • RRR: 26.25 • Need 105 from 24b
Dale Steyn0 (1)
Navdeep Saini2 (5)
Ravi Bishnoi4-0-32-3
Glenn Maxwell2-0-10-1
15.6
Ravi Bishnoi to Steyn, no run
big appeal for lbw but he was struck outside off. A good length ball angled in and he was struck playing the forward block
15.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi to Saini, 1 run
good length on off stump, punched to long-off
15.4
Ravi Bishnoi to Saini, no run
full on off stump, defended to midwicket's right
15.3
Ravi Bishnoi to Saini, no run
inside edge onto pad as he looks to blaze a full ball through the covers

Bharat Jakati: "Ain't nothing strategic about this time out. If there ever was a time to abandon all pretense and just call it a commercial break, this is it." --- The masking of it was the strategy they're referring to

Strategic time out.

15.2
w
Ravi Bishnoi to Washington Sundar, OUT
not this time. Another miscue from Sundar's many attempts. This is full and the angle is across him. He looks to go leg side with the loft and can only slice it harmlessly for the fielder at long-on. His longest innings in the IPL comes to an end
Washington Sundar c Agarwal b Ravi Bishnoi 30 (27b 2x4 1x6) SR: 111.11
15.1
6
Ravi Bishnoi to Washington Sundar, SIX runs
clears long-off! Neat little loft from Sundar, after several attempts to go straight against spin. This is full and outside off, he's got a big stride out and cleared the fielder with ease
end of over 157 runs
RCB: 95/7CRR: 6.33 • RRR: 22.40 • Need 112 from 30b
Navdeep Saini1 (2)
Washington Sundar24 (25)
Glenn Maxwell2-0-10-1
Ravi Bishnoi3-0-25-2

Anuraag Muktevi: "@Aashay, as they say, a champion team is far superior to a team of champions."

14.6
Maxwell to Saini, no run
short and pushed across him, beats him on the cut
14.5
1
Maxwell to Washington Sundar, 1 run
full on middle stump, driven to long-off
14.4
Maxwell to Washington Sundar, no run
good length at middle stump, pushed with the turn to point off the back foot. Run-out appeal as Sundar scrambles back after taking a few steps. He's grounded though
14.3
4
Maxwell to Washington Sundar, FOUR runs
oh dives over it. Pooran with the shocker in the deep. Short of a length ball angled into him, gentle punch off the back foot. Pooran makes the ground to his right and then it just...seep through
14.2
1
Maxwell to Saini, 1 run
good length at middle stump, tapped to deep midwicket off the back foot

Aashay: "This is the reason why RCB doesn't have a title under its belt. When they see a daunting task, they never click as a unit. It's always about individual performances or zilch with this franchise." --- Maxwell stays around the wicket

Best performances - batsmen
KL Rahul
132 runs (69)
14 fours
7 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
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Washington Sundar
30 runs (27)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off drive
8 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
411001095
Best performances - bowlers
M Ashwin
O
3
M
0
R
21
W
3
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Ravi Bishnoi
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
Eco
8.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
KL Rahul
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days24 September 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Anil Chaudhary
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0