Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore met on Thursday in the 13th season of the ongoing IPL in the UAE. Batting first, Punjab scored 206 for 3 in 20 overs against Bangalore for 207 runs. However, chasing a mountainous challenge, Bangalore were bowled out for 109 and Punjab won by 97 runs.
From Bangalore, Washington Sundar top-scored with 30 while De Villiers scored 28. Ravi Bishnoi and M. from Punjab. Ashwin took 3 wickets each. Cottrell took 2, Mohammed Shamine and Glenn Maxwell took one wicket each.
Earlier, Punjab captain K.L. Rahul played a storm and scored a century. Rahul remained unbeaten on 132 off 69 balls with 14 fours and seven sixes. K.L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal also gave Punjab a 50-run opener. Mayank was dismissed for 26 runs. This was followed by Nicholas Puran (17) and Maxwell (3).
While the players in front were getting out, Rahul fought to the end till the end holding one side. In the last few overs, Rahul also washed the stains by removing one by one from the bat. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli gave him two lives. Taking advantage of this, Rahul hit a four and scored a century.