Orange cap holder KL Rahul endured his tremendous shape within the Indian Premier League 2020 regardless of his aspect Kings XI Punjab’s misfortune as he smashed a 37-ball 50 whilst chasing 172 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Thursday. The fitting-handed batsman hit 4 sixes and a solitary boundary on his option to his 19th IPL fifty whilst his fourth of the season.
He has already scored a century (126) in opposition to the similar aspect previous this season when KXIP gained by way of an enormous 97-run margin.
Chasing RCB’s 172, KXIP made probably the most out of the powerplays with Rahul and Mayank Agarwal mentioning 50 runs ahead of the fielding restriction used to be at ease.
The duo scored 78 runs within the first 8 overs, smashing 5 6s and as many 4s, to give you the robust get started within the chase with Mayank doing many of the harm along with his 25-ball 45. His inning got here to an finish with RCB’s unswerving Yuzvendra Chahal irritating the furnishings to give you the leap forward.
The run float expectedly got here down for some time with Mayank’s departure however the pleasure remained with 41-year-old Chris Gayle coming in to bat first time for the season.
KL Rahul quickly pressured the duty of scoring as he began it off with two sixes off Mohammed Siraj within the 12th over.
Previous, RCB skipper Virat Kohli overlooked his 39th IPL 50 by way of mere two runs after some sensible bowling from Mohammed Shami, who got rid of Kohli and AB de Villiers in the similar over. The pacer, alternatively, conceded 24 runs to RCB tailenders, serving to them achieve 171.