Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Kings bowled out for 88 as RCB thrash KXIP by 10 wickets

Kings bowled out for 88 as RCB thrash KXIP by 10 wickets

They played with an unchanged playing XI while Punjab made two changes as Rahman who got injured in the last match had to sit out and was replaced by Marcus Stoinis. Kohli hit s boundary to register a 10 wicket win for RCB. "That's the analogy we are trying to use going into the next game", said head coach Daniel Vettori.

The absence of their mystery spinner Mujeeb, as Kohli revealed, had put a lot of pressure not just on the bowling unit but also on the batsmen, who were facing the pressure of setting a big total to RCB on a small ground.

On the bowling front too, Tim Southee, who was included in the XI midway through the tournament, could do well to take some burden off Umesh. The inclusion of wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel (40 off 22 balls against KXIP) in place of Quinton de Kock has beefed up the top-order but the middle-order batsmen still appear cold, a concern RCB hasn't able to address effectively this season.

Both pace bowlers mostly bowled length deliveries on the off-stump or the fourth stump line and did not allow the two openers to swing their arms without shuffling across.

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SRH will be after seeing the performance from the bat of Pandey as it was a major concern for them. The England all-rounder hit two boundaries in his 34-ball knock but as many as six maximums.

With 17 wickets, Umesh has spearheaded the RCB attack with aplomb. Also, Ankit Rajpoot played instead of Barinder Sran. Gayle is now in Kings XI Punjab side and Kohli captaining the RCB team. Yesterday's match was completely in the hands of RCB and the team has shut the mouth of all the trollers after registering the victory.

Actor Anushka Sharma left no stone unturned to voice her support for husband and cricketer Virat Kohli and his team.

The KXIP vs RCB match was touted to be a fascinating contest between two strong batting line-ups, a run fest but ended up being a damp squid as Punjab completely failed to show up for the tie. We know the scenario and the only way we can give ourselves that opportunity is by having the desperation.

Although, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma might not get to spend as much time with each other as they would have liked, they always have each other's back, no matter where they are.

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