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IPL 2019, Highlights KXIP vs RCB: Kohli, de Villiers overcome Gayle's 99* to register first win for Bangalore

Kohli (67) in the company of AB de Villiers (59 not out) scripted a superb run chase, sharing an 85-run stand to lay the foundation.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: April 14, 2019 9:26 IST ]
  • Sensational fifties from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers overshadowed Chris Gayle's unbeaten 99 as RCB finally snapped a six-match losing streak this IPL season with an eight-wicket win over KXIP on Saturday.
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    Sensational fifties from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers overshadowed Chris Gayle's unbeaten 99 as RCB finally snapped a six-match losing streak this IPL season with an eight-wicket win over KXIP on Saturday.

  • Kohli (67) in the company of AB de Villiers (59 not out) scripted a superb run chase, sharing an 85-run stand to lay the foundation.
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    Kohli (67) in the company of AB de Villiers (59 not out) scripted a superb run chase, sharing an 85-run stand to lay the foundation.

  • Invited to bat, Chris Gayle carried his bat through with an unbeaten 99, studded with five sixes and as many as 10 hits to the fence to single-handedly anchor Punjab to 173/4.
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    Invited to bat, Chris Gayle carried his bat through with an unbeaten 99, studded with five sixes and as many as 10 hits to the fence to single-handedly anchor Punjab to 173/4.

  • Chasing 174 to win, Parthiv Patel and Kohli gave RCB a flying start, amassing 43 off 23 balls but the left-handed opener was caught by Mayank Agarwal off R Ashwin in the 4th over.
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    Chasing 174 to win, Parthiv Patel and Kohli gave RCB a flying start, amassing 43 off 23 balls but the left-handed opener was caught by Mayank Agarwal off R Ashwin in the 4th over.

  • de Villiers and Kohli then took the bowlers to the cleaners, picking up boundaries at will, as RCB brought up the 100 in the 12th over.
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    de Villiers and Kohli then took the bowlers to the cleaners, picking up boundaries at will, as RCB brought up the 100 in the 12th over.

  • Mohammad Shami then gave Punjab a glimmer of hope when over he dismissed Kohli, who pulled one straight to M Ashwin as RCB slipped to 128 for two.
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    Mohammad Shami then gave Punjab a glimmer of hope when over he dismissed Kohli, who pulled one straight to M Ashwin as RCB slipped to 128 for two.

  • But Marcus Stoinis and de Villiers ensured there were no hiccups, sharing 46 runs, as RCB romped home comfortably in the end.
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    But Marcus Stoinis and de Villiers ensured there were no hiccups, sharing 46 runs, as RCB romped home comfortably in the end.

  • Earlier, Gayle stitched a 66-run opening stand off 38 balls with KL Rahul (18) and kept the scoreboard ticking even though he lost partners on the other end.
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    Earlier, Gayle stitched a 66-run opening stand off 38 balls with KL Rahul (18) and kept the scoreboard ticking even though he lost partners on the other end.

  • Chahal was then introduced into the attack and Rahul lifted him over long-on for a maximum but the spinner had him stumped in the next delivery to produce a crucial breakthrough.
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    Chahal was then introduced into the attack and Rahul lifted him over long-on for a maximum but the spinner had him stumped in the next delivery to produce a crucial breakthrough.

  • Agarwal smashed Chahal over extra cover for a six but the spinner cleaned him up in the next delivery as Punjab slumped to 86 for two.
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    Agarwal smashed Chahal over extra cover for a six but the spinner cleaned him up in the next delivery as Punjab slumped to 86 for two.

  • Mandeep Singh (18) and Gayle then provided the late charge, scoring 60 off 37 balls. 
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    Mandeep Singh (18) and Gayle then provided the late charge, scoring 60 off 37 balls. 

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