63rd match (D/N), Bengaluru, May 14 2013, Indian Premier League
(18.1/20 ov, target 175)176/3
Kings XI won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
player of the match
Adam Gilchrist
Punjab Kings
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Gilchrist damages RCB's chances

Kings XI kept their slim hope alive, and made it difficult for Royal Challengers

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore174/5(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab176/3(18.1 overs)

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."

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 1810 runs
PBKS: 172/3CRR: 9.55 RRR: 1.50
Rajagopal Sathish8 (5)
Adam Gilchrist85 (54)
Vinay Kumar 4-0-35-0
Muthiah Muralidaran 4-0-44-1
Vinay 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."

Vinay to Sathish, no run

in the blockhole, the batsman plays it towards mid-on

Vinay to Sathish, SIX runs

short ball, Sathish sends it over the square leg boundary with a well-balanced pull

Vinay to Gilchrist, 1 run

Gilchrist plays the ball down near his feet and sprints through

Vinay 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

Vinay to Gilchrist, 1 run

Gilchrist works a full toss off his hips behind square

Raj: "RCB should have stuck with Rampaul... He was good upfront giving vital breakthroughs... Murali is definitely past his prime and the Bangalore wicket is not ideally suited for him...."

end of over 1714 runs • 1 wicket
PBKS: 162/3CRR: 9.52 RRR: 4.33
Rajagopal Sathish0 (1)
Adam Gilchrist83 (52)
Muthiah Muralidaran 4-0-44-1
Jaydev Unadkat 4-0-34-1
Murali to Sathish, no run

Sathish pushes forward and defends on the leg side

Murali to Miller, OUT

ah, Miller did not know too much about that. He played all around one that went on with the arm and is bowled between bat and pad

David Miller b Muralitharan 2 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Murali to Gilchrist, 1 run

this time he mis-times the slog sweep towards short fine leg

Murali to Gilchrist, SIX runs

another one! Gilchrist goes down on one knee and slog sweeps over the square leg boundary, Kings XI sprinting towards this target

Murali to Gilchrist, SIX runs

a terrific shot! Gilchrist charges, gets to the pitch of the ball, and lofts cleanly over the extra cover boundary

Murali to Miller, 1 run

flicked off the pads for a single

end of over 168 runs • 1 wicket
PBKS: 148/2CRR: 9.25 RRR: 6.75
Adam Gilchrist70 (49)
David Miller1 (2)
Jaydev Unadkat 4-0-34-1
Muthiah Muralidaran 3-0-30-0
Unadkat to Gilchrist, FOUR runs

he's edged another one for four! Gilchrist charges and swings, trying to hit inside out over cover, instead he gets a thick edge that flies wide of the keeper and races to the third man boundary

Unadkat to Miller, 1 run

short ball and Miller pulls towards deep square leg

Unadkat to Miller, no run

Miller works the ball off his pads but can't beat short fine leg

Unadkat to Gilchrist, 1 run

full ball on middle stump, Gilchrist drives towards long on for a single

Here's David Miller. His job is much easier this time. Can he see it through when the situation does not appear hopeless?

Unadkat to Mahmood, OUT

caught at long off! He lofted a full ball down the ground but connected with the bottom of the bat. AB ran in and caught it easily. But is it too late for the RCB? Mahmood goes after a superb half-century

Azhar Mahmood c de Villiers b Unadkat 61 (59m 41b 8x4 1x6) SR: 148.78
Unadkat to Mahmood, 2 runs

Mahmood clears his front foot and lofts the ball over the infield, the ball rolls down to the extra cover boundary, Zaheer lumbers towards it and tumbles and somehow manages to prevent the four

Shree Harsha Tummaal: "alright, if kings X1 win the rest of their 3 games , if kkr win their 2 games and if RCB and SRH loose both their games , we ll have 4 teams with 16 points . The 4th spot is still up for grabs !!"

end of over 1517 runs
PBKS: 140/1CRR: 9.33 RRR: 7.00
Azhar Mahmood59 (39)
Adam Gilchrist65 (47)
Muthiah Muralidaran 3-0-30-0
Zaheer Khan 4-0-30-1
Murali to Mahmood, 1 run

cut hard off the back foot towards deep cover

Best performances - batters
AC Gilchrist PBKS
85 runs (54)
10 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
33 runs
4 fours
2 sixes
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle RCB
77 runs (53)
4 fours
6 sixes
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Parvinder Awana profile picture
P Awana PBKS
Azhar Mahmood portrait
Azhar Mahmood PBKS
Match details
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days14 May 2013 - daynight (20-over match)
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Kumar Dharmasena
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Reserve Umpire
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0