Kings XI Punjab runs over RCB One-man showmanship

 . Last updated on April 11, 2017, 10:43 AM
Kings XI Punjab runs over RCB One-man showmanship
AB de Villiers hammered a hefty strike hauling RCB’s inning to a decent score.
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Kings XI Punjab won the match with ample subsistence from its batsmen. Hasim Amla, Manan Vohra and Glenn Maxwell scaled up the target that was posed by AB de Villiers almost single handedly in the previous inning. Royal Challengers Bangalore made the way for AB de Villiers resting Chris Gayle from the match. This paid off well, the batsman scored 89 off 46 haling the figures to a decent target. Stuart Binny and Mandeep Singh added substantially along with de Villiers. RCB scored 148, which Kings XI chased down with four wickets sparing 33 balls.

The best stretch from De Villiers came up after the 15th over. In the last five overs, the batsman played 18 balls and scored an amazing 58. By the 15th over RCB was at 71, which de Villiers dragged to 148. It was a one-man showmanship. Kings XI won because their batsmen were contrasting to RCN, giving out an excellent team play. Bangalore remained almost docile in the powerplay overs. In six overs, there were 14 dot balls. RCB was 23 for 3 by the time powerplay was over. Sandeep Sharma was the attacker to strangle RCB batsmen in this stretch. The bowler delivered excellent swing balls to put the attack on tract.

Mannan Vohra started the chase with a hefty strike. He hammered three fours off four balls in the over from Watson. The batsmen were so aggressive in the chase that they scaled 50 runs in five overs. Hasim Amla and Vohra opened the chase to set a strong foundation for victory. Amla scored the half century early playing several standard shots. Glenn Maxwell played with a heavy strike hauling the score to the target. Amla and Maxwell remained unbeaten throughout the inning. In the inning, Tymal Mills changed the attack to topple Mannan Vohra. Yuzvendra Chahal took down Axar Patel.

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