Match 39 : KXIP vs RCB Post Match Report
May 09, 2016
39th Match of IPLt20 2016 has been played between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Punjab's home ground PCA Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh on 9th May 2016. Putting into bat first by Punjab, Bangalore with KL Rahul's 48 and AB de Villiers' 64 runs managed to put 175 runs in 20 overs. Last ball finished match ended in favor of Bangalore and RCB won by just 1 run. SR Watson picked up 2 wkts of 22 runs and he declared man of the match for his tight bowling.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field. Bangalore got very good start with inform batsmen V Kohli and KL Rahul initially. Both played well and added 63 runs before both lost their wickets in quick successions scoring 20 and 42 runs respectively. SR Watson also go out scoring just 1 runs and RCB were in trouble. Sachin Baby and AB de Villiers took charge in hand and played good cricket in midele overs. AB de Villiers played good quick inning of 64 runs of 35 balls and Bangalore managed to pur 175 runs in 20 overs.
Following target of 176 runs, Punjab also got good start with HM Amla and skipper M Vijay initially. HM Amla left the field scoring 21 runs. WP Saha came in middle and played small inning of 16 run before he stumped out by KL Rahul of Chahal's ball. DA Miller also stumped out in very first ball he faced and gone for a duck. M Vijay played superb inning of 89 runs of just 57 balls before he lost his wicket at crucial moment of the match. Marcus Stoinis in last over tried his best but Punjab lost the match by just 1 run. Marcus Stoinis played well and made quick 34 of 22 balls. SR Watson bowled well and picked up 2 important wickets of 22 runs in his 4 overs.
Man of the match : SR Watson (royal Challengers Bangalore)
Points : Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kings XI Punjab 0.