Royal Challengers Bangalore 202 for 4 (de Villiers 82*, Stoinis 46*, Patel 43) beat Kings XI Punjab 185 for 7 (Pooran 46, Rahul 42, Agarwal35, Umesh 3-36, Saini 2-33) by 17 runs
Bengaluru: With the hope of staying alive for the playoffs, the Royal Challengers Bangalore took on the King XI Punjab at the Chinnaswamy stadium. KXIP won the toss and elected to bowl.
Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli stitched 35 runs for the side but unfortunately, the RCB captain made way to the pavilion on the score of 13.
Patel continued to hammer but missed out on his half-century as he got out on 43 runs.
Moeen Ali could not stay for a long time but AB de Villiers continued to lash out at the opponents by hitting all over the park.
Both Marcus Stoinis and De Villiers made 121 runs for the RCB side.
KXIP got a decent start from the openers as the two stitched 42 runs.
KL Rahul continued to battle it out with Mayank Agarwal but the opener missed out on his half-century.
Nicholas Pooran tried his level best to save the team but yet the team could not recover from the loss of balls that had incurred in between the innings.