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IPL 2020 – Records created during KXIP vs RCB Match 31

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Kings XI, Punjab’s struggle to qualify for the playoffs stages might not have ended despite winning their second consecutive win against Virat’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. KXIP defeated RCB by eight wickets. But they remain at the bottom of the IPL points table with just four points.

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Match Highlights – KXIP Vs RCB – Match number 31

RCB won the toss and batted first in this game. But their batsmen couldn’t repeat their heroics which they did against Kolkata Knight Riders. Virat was the only one who held the innings after the openers, and the middle order batsmen were dismissed cheaply.

Their decision to demote AB De Villers down at number six batting positions raised many questions regarding their tactical changes. Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube, the inexperienced batters, were promoted ahead of De Villers.

In the end, RCB paid a heavy price for it. Sundar and Dube took many balls to get going, and after their dismissal, ABD and Virat were also dismissed in the same over. It was a late flourish from Chris Morris and Isuru Udana, which propelled RCB to score 171 runs in their 20 overs.

Kings XI was good with the ball, and they continued their dominance over the RCB batsmen. Mohd Shami and Murugan Ashwin took two wickets each while Chris Jordan and Arshdeep Singh picked up one wicket each to their name.

The chase went till the last ball. KXIP again had a brilliant start to their innings. Mayank and Rahul continued their brilliant form. After Agarwal was out for 45 runs, the Universal Boss, Chris Gayle, entertained the TV viewers. Gayle took his time initially as he turned up to bat after a long break of many months.

But once he started his onslaught, the former RCB opener was unstoppable. Rahul and Gayle shared a partnership of 93 runs, which brought KXIP close to a total of 171 runs. But just like the last game, KXIP choked in the last over.

Gayle was forced to take a single, which would have won the match for Punjab. But in trying to do that, Gayle was run out for well made 53 runs. KL Rahul was well set but still didn’t find the gaps. But Nicholas Pooran was the one who finished the game with a six.

Chahal was the only one who picked the wicket of Mayank Agarwal, and the rest of the batters struggled to bowl well. Kings XI Punjab won their second match of IPL 2020 by eight wickets.

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The Top records made by the Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore players in match number 31 –

  • Kings XI Punjab defeated RCB for the 14th time in the IPL. A total of 26 matches have been played between the two teams so far, in which RCB has won 12 games.
  •  Virat Kohli played the 200th match for RCB. Kohli has also become the first player to play 200 games for a single team in the T20 format.
  • This win for Kings XI Punjab is their second win in 8 matches in the season. The funny thing is that both times the KXIP has defeated RCB.
  • RCB lost their third game in this year’s tournament. RCB has now become the sixth team to lose three or more matches in the IPl 2020 season.
  •  Along with this win against RCB, Kings XI Punjab has broken their losing streak of five consecutive defeats in IPL 2020.
  •  KL Rahul has completed 488 runs in the season. The KXIP Skipper completed that many runs after playing eight innings. Rahul also became the first player to complete 400 runs in the current season, and he still holds the orange cap for scoring the most runs in IPL 2020 season.
  • KL Rahul scored the 20th half-century of his IPL career in the match against RCB. KL Rahul has scored a fourth half-century in the IPL 2020 season and besides that, he has also scored a century in the season. KL is the first batsman to score 50+ five times in a season.
  • Chris Gayle scored his first half-century of the season against RCB. In this match, he scored the 29th half-century of his overall IPL career.
  • Gayle played an innings of 53 runs at Sharjah. In the last four innings, Gayle had scored four half-centuries in the same venue.

 

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