Kings XI Punjab v Bangalore Royal Challengers at Mohali

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Kings XI Punjab v Bangalore Royal Challengers at Mohali

KXP v RCB, IPL Match 34, Mohali: Kings XI Punjab win by 9 wickets against Royal Challengers

Kings XI Punjab recorded a majestic nine-wicket victory over Bangalore Royal Challengers in the DLF Indian Premier League at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium at Mohali.
It was Kings XI Punjab's second triumph over Bangalore whom they had beaten by six wickets. Kings XI have so far garnered 12 points from six wins out of 9 matches and have moved to second position behind Rajasthan Royals who have 14 points to their credit.
Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Supers Kings have identical points tally of 12 points apiece. However, with better run rate; Kings XI Punjab (+0.458) were at the second place. Chennai Super Kings have +0.104. Required to score 144 runs for win, Kings XI Punjab easily achieved their target by losing the wicket of opener James Hopes (27). Kings XI Punjab owed their triumph to Australians -- openers Simon Marsh (not out 74, 9x4s, 2x6s, 51 balls), James Hopes (27, 3x6s) and Luke Pomersbach (34 not out, 3x4s, 2x6s).
Marsh and Hopes gave Kings XI Punjab a good start with a 42-run opening wicket partnership before Hopes departed.
However, Dale Steyn sprinted from deep extra cover to take a brilliant diving catch. Then Luke, who came in place of West Indies' Ramnaresh Sarwan, and Marsh flayed the Bangalore Royal Challengers bowlers. Their second unbroken patnership yielded 102 runs as Kings XI emerged comfortable winners.
KXP v RCB, IPL Match 34, Mohali: Kings XI Punjab 144 for 1 in 15.4 ovs beat Bangalore Royal Challengers 143 for 8 in 20.0 ovs by 9 wickets

Kings XI Punjab v Bangalore Royal Challengerse at Mohali


Toss: Bangalore Royal Challengers Bangalore Royal Challengers innings
J Arunkumar c Jayawardene b Sreesanth 1 (10)
V Kohli b Chawla 21 31 22 4 0 95.45
Misbah-ul-Haq hit wicket b Sreesanth 21 (16)
CL White c & b Chawla 10 (22)
R Dravid b Pathan 29 (37)
MV Boucher run out 39 (46)
P Kumar b Sreesanth 5 (11)
R Vinay Kumar b Singh 1 6 3 0 0 33.33
Z Khan not out 1 (10)
A Kumble not out 0 1 (1)
Extras 15
Total (20 overs) 8 wkts for  143 Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-36, 3-49, 4-74, 5-102, 6-123, 7-129, 8-139 Bowling
S Sreesanth 4-0-29-3
IK Pathan 4-1-23-1
PP Chawla 4-0-33-2
VRV Singh 4-0-33-2
Yuvraj Singh 2-0-14-0
JR Hopes 2-0-22-0 Kings XI Punjab innings
SE Marsh not out 74 (71)
JR Hopes c Steyn b Vinay Kumar 27 (30)
LA Pomersbach not out 34 (40)
Extras  9
Total (15.4 overs) 144
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Hopes, 6.2 ov) Bowling
DW Steyn 2-0-33-0
Z Kumar 4-0-35-0
P Kumar 2.4-0-15-0
R Vinay Kumar 2-0-11-1
A Kumble 4-0-36-0
V Kohli 1-0-9-0 Result: Kings XI Punjab won by 9 wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.