Player of the Match
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492dThe 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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
89(46) 3x4 - 9x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
1 1 6 8 2 22 6 43
HM Amla
58(38) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 6 16 5 6 7 10 5

Best performances - Bowlers

VR Aaron
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AR Patel
O4
M0
R12
W1
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

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 days

10 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Commentator: Varun Shetty

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
0
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:
14 | 16 Runs | KXIP: 143/2 (6 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 10.21, RRR: 1.00)

  • GJ Maxwell37 (20b)
  • HM Amla57 (37b)
  • B Stanlake4-0-41-0
  • P 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

Double or nothing

77

Number of runs RCB made in the last five overs; they had made 71 off the first 15

Dodgy Indore

144

The average score at the Holkar Stadium in Indore

Sandeep zone

32

Sandeep Sharma has taken 32 wickets in the Powerplay since the start of IPL 2013, joint-highest with Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Axar's bunny

4

Shane Watson has been dismissed by Axar Patel in all four meetings against him