AB de Villiers tore apart the KKR bowling lineup with 6 sixes and 5 fours in his knock of 73 and Chahal, Sundar kept things tight with the ball as RCB dominated the game. With five wins out of seven, Bangalore are now tied with the top two sides Mumbai and Delhi, and are only separated by net run rate.
In-form teams Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to move up the points table when they take on each other in match number 28 of IPL 2020 at Sharjah on Monday. Both teams go into the contest with contrasting victories in their previous match. While KKR choked Kings XI Punjab by two runs in a thriller, RCB registered a comprehensive 37-run triumph over Chennai Super Kings.
Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock made impressive fifties as Mumbai beat the high on confidence Delhi side to replace them at the top of the points table. Krunal Pandya picked up two wickets and also hit the winning runs as Mumbai won the match by five wickets.
Rajasthan Royals finally ended their losing streak as they came from behind to win a thriller against Sunrisers Hyderabad. 85 runs came off the last 49 balls as Riyan Parag’s 42*(26) and Rahul Tewatia’s 45*(28) sealed the deal for RR.
Table-toppers Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians will clash in match number 27 of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, in the evening encounter on Sunday. DC are currently at the top position in the points table with 10 points while defending champions Mumbai Indians are just behind them with eight points. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Sunday’s clash would be a battle of equals.
Ben Stokes’ return to the cricket field bolstered Rajasthan Royals, who are in desperate need of reigniting their campaign. Although there is no guarantee of Stokes playing, RR might well risk him in Sunday’s game considering the grave situation. Having won their first two matches in Sharjah, RR have since registered four losses in a row, the latest one despite returning to Sharjah.
It was déjà vu as we saw CSK leaving too much to be done in the last 6-7 overs of the match and eventually failing to do so. Kohli played an exemplary innings of 90* as RCB beat CSK by 37 runs to register their biggest win over them.
Kings XI Punjab looked like the winning side for the first 17 overs in the second innings as KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put on 115 for the opening stand, but lost wickets in a cluster at the end to fall short by 2 runs. Dinesh Karthik top scored for the Kolkata Knight Riders with a 29 ball 58.