Royal Challengers Bangalore came out with all guns firing. Needing to win all their remaining matches to stay in the hunt for play- offs, they crushed Kings XI Punjab in an IPL encounter at Indore by 10 wickets. The biggest victory margin in this IPL 2018. Mumbai Indians had beaten KKR by 102 runs in a match earlier.
After pacer Umesh Yadav bowled a fiery spell with figures of three for 23 with wickets of Chris Gayle and K L rahul , Punjab crashed to a low 88 all out in 15.1 overs.
RCB chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 92 for no loss in 8.1 overs. Openers skipper Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel did not waste much time and smashed the bowlers all around to finish the match in 8.1 overs ,
In super form Virat Kohli led from the front with the bat with an unbeaten 48 from 28 balls while Parthiv Patel stroked 40 not out from 22 balls.
RCB have 10 points from 12 games, same as Kings XI with two games remaining for both teams.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab wilted under pressure as a spirited Royal Challengers Bangalore bundled them out for paltry 88 . Put into bat, Kings XI innings never got going as they lost wickets like pack of cards from the onset to be bowled out in 15.1 overs.
Besides, Yadav ‘s three wicket haul , Yuzvendra Chahal (1/6), Colin de Grandhomme (1/8), Moeen Ali (1/13) and Mohammed Siraj (1/17) picked up a wicket each.