KXIP vs RCB IPL Score: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal during a Umesh Yadav over© BCCI/IPL
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have put in a confident start against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match, at the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl. KXIP lost their opening match of the campaign, when they faced Delhi Capitals, courtesy of a Super Over. RCB captain Kohli will be hoping that the likes of Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini build on their strong displays from the previous match. Meanwhile, KXIP skipper KL Rahul will be aiming for his team to bounce back after their Super Over defeat to Delhi Capitals. Eyes will be on Mayank Agarwal, who slammed 89 runs in that defeat. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Live Score Updates Between Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Straight From Dubai International Stadium, UAE
Steyn sends a slower delivery onto the pads of Agarwal. He sends it to deep square for a single. After five overs, KXIP are 41/0.
FOUR!! THE NOISE OF THE BAT: B-A-N-G!!!
Saini sends a full delivery, outside off. Rahul cover drives perfectly, and sends it through deep extra cover for a four! ASTOUNDING!
Yadav sends it full onto the pads of Agarwal. He sends it to midwicket’s left for a four! GOOD TIMING!
Yadav sends a good length ball. Agarwal makes some room, opens the face of his bat but its mistimed. It goes over extra cover for a four, beating Finch from mid-off.
Steyn sends a short delivery. Rahul sends him for a second consecutive four, beating Yadav at third man.
FOUR!! ANOTHER ONE BY KL RAHUL!!
Steyn sends a poor delivery. Rahul opens the face of his bat late, but sends it between cover point and backward point for a four! BRILLIANT!
FOUR RUNS! DELICIOUS BY KL RAHUL!
Yadav sent a length delivery, going into the pads. Rahul flicks it down the fine leg for a four! That was purely delicious by the KXIP skipper!
It could have been a good start for Yadav! After the first over, KXIP are 8/0.
Two runs, misfielding in the covers
Yadav sent a full delivery, a outswinger. Agarwal punched it, and Sundar slid to his right to grab it, but misses it.
Yadav sends a good length delivery. It was curving. Rahul defends it on the back foot. No run, and very good bowling by the Indian pacer.
The action begins!!
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal walk into the pitch to open the innings for KXIP. Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav will bowl the first over for RCB.
Can KXIP post a big target and bounce back to winning ways? Or will we see RCB build on their win against CSK? KXIP were left heartbroken against DC, when a controversial umpiring decision and a Super Over saw them lose the match.
Prepared for an exciting encounter tonight!!!! It’s Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore folks!
IPL 2020 table: Royal Challengers Bangalore are third, Kings XI Punjab are sixth
RCB are currently third and KXIP are sixth in the IPL 2020 table. Only MI and CSK have played two matches, and other teams have played only one. MI lead the table with a win and defeat. KKR are at the bottom with a defeat.
KL Rahul reveals Kings XI Punjab are enjoying themselves!
KXIP captain KL Rahul revealed that his teammates are enjoying their cricket, although they still need to adapt to the conditions in UAE. He revealed that although they lost against Delhi Capitals, there were plenty of positives from that match.
Virat Kohli reveals reason behind toss decision
Explaining the reason behind electing to bowl, RCB captain Virat Kohli said that the wicket is fresh. He explained that there would be dew in the second half, adding that when the ball gets wet, its hard to execute plans.
The playing XIs are in!
KXIP: Lokesh Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore win toss, elect to bowl!
RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss, and has elected to bowl! The trend has continued for toss winnings captains!
According to Kevin Pietersen, it would be wise to chase in today’s match, due to the long boundaries. The pitch is also dry and could flatten out later with plenty of dew for the team batting second.
Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers – Head to head
Okay, so let’s get back to today’s pre-match formalities.
In terms of head to head, KXIP and RCB have played 24 times, with both winning 12 fixtures each. This one could be a closely-fought tie indeed!
Dean Jones – A man meant for cricket
Dean Jones was also an excellent batsman of his time. In his test career, he played in 52 Tests, scoring 3,631 runs at an impressive average of 46.55. In ODI format, he scored 6,068 runs at an average if 44.61. After his retirement, he was a popular person in the broadcast fraternity, lending his voice for commentary.
#DeanJones played many memorable knocks for Australia but his double hundred against India in the scorching heat of Chennai remains one of his besthttps://t.co/MWcdWmHrtO
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) September 24, 2020
Rest in peace Dean Jones
Before we go into the proceeding, it is worth noting that former Australian cricketer Dean Jones died in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He was 59. He was in India as a commentator for the IPL, and it is also understood that Brett Lee, tried to give him CPR but was unsuccessful. Today morning, Jones had breakfast with the Aussie pacer and Nikhil Chopra.
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of heart attackhttps://t.co/33xuCQyTNL
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) September 24, 2020
Hello and welcome everyone!!
Hello and welcome everyone to today’s coverage of the live IPL 2020 match between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Its going to be an exciting encounter, with KL Rahul hoping to bring KXIP back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will be aiming to build on the win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
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