Kings XI captain Rahul spearheaded a dominant victory for his crew – their first of the marketing campaign – making an unbeaten 132 off 69 balls in a surprising show of huge hitting.
The India worldwide made 42 off his final 9 deliveries as RCB had been severely punished on the dying, their final two overs from Dale Steyn (0-57) and Shivam Dube (2-33) going for 49.
Rahul introduced up his ton in an unimaginable penultimate over that noticed him plunder 26 off Steyn, as Kings XI surged from 157-Three to 206-Three on the finish of their innings.
RCB paid a heavy value for captain Kohli twice dropping Rahul, first when he was on 83 once more when he was on 90 and gearing up for an outstanding late flurry.
Bangalore by no means regarded like matching the tally. They had been lowered to 3-Four when Sheldon Cottrell (17-2) eliminated Kohli for one, with Washington Sundar (30) and AB de Villiers (28) the one gamers to attain greater than 20 as they had been skittled for 109.
By surpassing Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 128 for Delhi Daredevils in 2018, Rahul set a document for the very best rating by an Indian batsman within the IPL.
De Villiers (133no), Brendon McCullum (158no) and Chris Gayle (175no) are the one gamers to have bettered Rahul’s knock within the competitors.
He completed with 14 fours and 7 maximums.
What an innings this by the @lionsdenkxip Skipper.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 24, 2020
NO WAY BACK
When Kohli sliced Cottrell to Ravi Bishnoi after Devdutt Padikkal despatched the West Indies left-armer to the identical man at mid-on, RCB had been left with a mountain to climb.
Bishnoi (3-32) additionally claimed the scalps of Aaron Finch (20), Umesh Yadav (0) and Sundar to cap a formidable show, however the choose of the bowlers was Murugan Ashwin.
His leg spin accounted for De Villiers and put RCB out of their distress, with Navdeep Saini (6) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1) the ultimate wickets to fall as Ashwin completed with figures of 3-21 from his three overs.
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