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8th match (N), Indore, Apr 10 2017, Indian Premier League
(14.3/20 ov, target 149)150/2
Kings XI won by 8 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
player of the match
Axar Patel
Punjab Kings
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• The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Kings XI overcome de Villiers' one-man show

AB de Villiers made a jaw-dropping 89 off 46 balls, but the rest of Royal Challengers Bangalore was so woeful that Kings XI Punjab won with 33 balls to spare

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Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore148/4(20 overs)
Punjab Kings150/2(14.3 overs)

11.12pm That's all from our coverage today, folks. See you for Rising Pune Supergiant v Delhi Daredevils tomorrow. Thanks for joining us. Good night.

Axar Patel is the Man of the Match.

Maxwell: Feeling good. It's been a great start for us. The bowlers set it up for us. To keep it to 23 in the powerplay was a great effort. Our bowlers seemed to get something out of this wicket when there was something there. The boys have been adaptable, I can't ask for more than that.

Shane Watson: Didn't start well with the bat and I'm certainly to blame, getting out in the first over. A few more than 170-180 would have been nice. We didn't even execute nicely with the ball. There was a little bit more dew than I thought there would be and it was skidding along more in the second innings.

The short list for opening batsmen for ESPNcricinfo's all-time IPL XI is done, and now it's time to vote for the rest of the batsmen.

10.57pm And that's it. Dour? Anti-climactic? One-sided? Take your pick. The Royal Challengers masked their batting weakness with a solid bowling performance in their last game, but they've been found out today. Indore isn't the easiest of pitches to play on, but it's effectiveness ends as the night wears on, as RCB have learnt today. Once the dew comes in, it's a batting paradise. Amla with a fifty, Vohra with a brisk knock on top, Maxwell to finish it all off. The bowlers set it up and the batsmen finished the job. Clinical from Punjab and a second win in two games.

14.3
6
Chahal to Maxwell, SIX runs

good length, looped outside off stump, Maxwell hasn't moved down the leg side this time. Stays put, waits for it and hammers it flat past long-off

14.2
Chahal to Maxwell, no run

watches him make room, tosses it wide outside off stump and beats his heave

14.1
1
Chahal to Amla, 1 run

low full toss at leg stump, flicked to deep midwicket

end of over 1416 runs
PBKS: 143/2CRR: 10.21 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 6 from 36b
Glenn Maxwell37 (20)
Hashim Amla57 (37)
Billy Stanlake4-0-41-0
Pawan Negi1-0-7-0
13.6
6
Stanlake to Maxwell, SIX runs

too easy. Back of a length outside off stump, makes room, chops it flat over point and the ground size is optimal to pick up six

13.5
1
Stanlake to Amla, 1 run

slower ball, full at off stump, shuffles across, pushes it to midwicket

13.4
1
Stanlake to Maxwell, 1 run

back of a length outside off, hops inside the line at the last moment and whips it to fine leg on the bounce

13.3
1
Stanlake to Amla, 1 run

back of a length in the corridor, rides the bounce, dabs it to third man

13.2
1
Stanlake to Maxwell, 1 run

slower ball, short outside off stump, backs away, goes for the cut again but this time he toe-ends it to mid-off

13.1
6
Stanlake to Maxwell, SIX runs

short and outside off stump, backs away, throws his arms at it and opens the face enough to lift it over third man

Stanlake

end of over 138 runs
PBKS: 127/2CRR: 9.76 • RRR: 3.14 • Need 22 from 42b
Glenn Maxwell23 (16)
Hashim Amla55 (35)
Pawan Negi1-0-7-0
Shane Watson2-0-28-0
12.6
1lb
Negi to Maxwell, 1 leg bye

arm ball, good length, slides into the front pad and hits it as he can't connect with the pull shot

12.5
Negi to Maxwell, no run

back of a length at off stump, makes room and cuts straight to backward point

12.4
1
Negi to Amla, 1 run

good length, angled in at middle stump, walks across the stump and dabs it to long leg

12.3
1
Negi to Maxwell, 1 run

good length at off stump, thumps this off the back foot, one bounce to long-on

12.2
4
Negi to Maxwell, FOUR runs

full and floated at leg stump, watches it till its under his eyes and places it between deep midwicket and long-on

12.1
1
Negi to Amla, 1 run

full and angled in at leg stump, flicked to deep square leg

end of over 1212 runs
PBKS: 119/2CRR: 9.91 • RRR: 3.75 • Need 30 from 48b
Glenn Maxwell18 (12)
Hashim Amla53 (33)
Shane Watson2-0-28-0
Yuzvendra Chahal3-0-22-1

This is Amla's tenth fifty in 28 T20s since the start of 2016.

11.6
4
Watson to Maxwell, FOUR runs

good length outside off, stands tall and spanks it on the up, over extra cover

11.5
1
Watson to Amla, 1 run

good length at off stump, shuffles across and glances it to deep square

11.4
4
Watson to Amla, FOUR runs

short and down the leg side, swivels and keeps the pull down, gets it fine and brings up his fifty

11.3
1lb
Watson to Maxwell, 1 leg bye

slower ball, back of a length at leg stump, shuffles across to whip it fine, but can't connect. Thuds into his thigh guard and lobs in front of the keeper

11.2
1
Watson to Amla, 1 run

good length at off stump, tucked to deep square leg

Best performances - batsmen
AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers
89 runs (46)
3 fours
9 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
slog shot
18 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
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Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla
58 runs (38)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 four
0 sixes
2616567105
Best performances - bowlers
Varun Aaron
VR Aaron
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
Axar Patel portrait
AR Patel
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
1
ECO
3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Axar Patel
Axar Patel
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days10 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpire
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
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Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
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Chinmay Sharma
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0