Dubai: Kings XI Punjab have registered their first win of the season thanks to a brilliant century by their captain KL Rahul, who defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in a one-sided match. Punjab scored a strong score of 206 for 3 in 20 overs. And the entire team of RCB collapsed for 109 runs.
The pressure was evident on the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, chasing a mammoth target of 207 runs. He lost his 3 crucial wickets at the beginning of the innings. Devdutt Padyakkal (1) and Virat Kohli (1), who scored a fantastic fifty in the last match, were picked by Sheldon Cottrell, while Josh Philip (0) was sent to the pavilion without Mohammed Shami opening the account. On a total score of just 4 runs, the Royals lost their 3 crucial wickets.
After losing 3 wickets in quick succession, Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers tried to handle the innings. De Villiers also hit 4 boundaries and 1 six from one end. From the other end, Finch was accumulating the innings and had hit three fours. But Ravi Vishnoi bowled him out. After this, in the next 3 balls, Morgan Ashwin trapped de Villiers in his net.
Glenn Maxwell, who was a flop in the batting, showed amazing with the ball. Maxwell completely defeated Arisibi’s hopes of victory by dismissing Shivam Dubey. Thanks to KL Rahul’s unbeaten century, Punjab gave a target of 207 runs to win in front of RCB. Punjab scored 206 losing 3 wickets. KL Rahul scored the highest for the team at 132 runs.