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Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match info: Indian Premier League at Dubai International Cricket Stadium - League

Date: 28th Apr 2014 Umpires: B F Bowden and S Ravi

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Kings XI Punjab

127/5 (18.5 Overs)


Royal Challengers Bangalore

124/8 (20.0 Overs)

Kings XI Punjab win by 5 wickets

  • Last Updated: April 29 2014, 15:01 BST

Kings XI coasted to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore to maintain their 100 per cent start to the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.

David Miller: In the runs for Kings XI
David Miller: In the runs for Kings XI

After posting just 70 in their last outing, Bangalore struggled with the bat once again as they mustered just 124-8 from their 20 overs.

Chris Gayle smashed 20 from the opening over but the RCB innings rapidly went downhill from there as Sandeep Sharma (3-15) and Mitchell Johnson shared four quick wickets.

Indian medium-pace bowler Sharma accounted for Bangalore's top three with Gayle (20), Virat Kohli (4) and Parthiv Patel (2) all falling quickly after an explosive start to the match.

Aussie paceman Johnson dismissed Yogesh Takawale and compatriot Mitchell Starc to finish with 2-19 from his four overs and only 35 from Yuvraj Singh saw RCB towards respectability.

The previously free-scoring Kings XI top-order made hard work of the run-chase initially before Virender Sehwag (32) and David Miller (26) steadied the ship.

With plenty of wickets in hand, captain George Bailey (16no) and Rishi Dhawan (23no) then combined to see the table-toppers over the line with seven balls to spare.