Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of KXIP vs RCB IPL match from Dubai. Skipper KL Rahul's sublime hundred was the highlight of an all-round performance as Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a whopping 97-run margin here on Thursday. Opening the innings, Rahul punished the RCB bowlers into submission to help KXIP to a daunting 206 for three before the bowling attack put up a disciplined effort to bundle Virat Kohli’s side for 109 with three overs to spare. The KXIP skipper, who was dropped by Kohli late in the innings, scored an unbeaten 132 off 69 balls that was laced with 14 boundaries and seven sixes. With his spectacular knock, Rahul surpassed Rishabh Pant (128 in 2018) to post the highest individual score by an Indian and a captain in IPL history. Here you can follow updates from KXIP vs RCB IPL match from Dubai. (SCORECARD)
KXIP beat RCB by 97 runs
22.59 IST: Murugan to Chahal, OUT and KXIP beat RCB by 97 runs
22.57 IST: Murugan to Saini, OUT! Bowled, another tailender tries to slog it but misses the connection.
22.50 IST: Bishnoi to Sundar, OUT! Tries to clear the rope again but misses the connection as the cameo is over.
22.49 IST: Bishnoi to Sundar, SIX! In the slot and Sundar plays it straight down the ground for a maximum.
22.47 IST: Maxwell to Sundar, FOUR! Full and the batsman flicks it through mid-wicket and the rest of the work was done by Nicholas Pooran at the boundary line.
22.44 IST: Bishnoi to Yadav, OUT! The tailender tries to slog but misses the connection on the googly and the stumps pay the price.
22.40 IST: Maxwell to Dube, OUT BOWLED! RCB eyeing humiliation now. Dubey departs for 12
22.35 IST: Neesham to Dube, SIX! Short and the southpaw smacked it over mid-wicket for a six.
22.26 IST: Shami to Sundar, FOUR! The batsman guides the ball in the third man region Murugan tries hard to stop it but failed.
22.15 IST: Ashwin to ABD, OUT! It's almost over for RCB now as ABD departs on 28.
22.11 IST: Bishnoi to Finch, OUT! CASTLED! Finch tries to cut it and was in no control and gets a thick edge to the stumps.
22.06 IST: Ashwin to Finch, FOUR! On the pads and the Aussie sweeps it fine for a boundary. Welcome to the attack Murugan.
22.04 IST: Bishnoi to ABD, FOUR! Plays it fine and Cottrell tried his best to push it back but failed.
22.01 IST: Bishnoi to ABD, FOUR! Short ball and ABD had enough time in the world to put it into the gap for a boundary.
22.00 IST: Bishnoi to Finch, FOUR! Short ball and Finch makes room for himself hammered it straight down the ground for a boundary.
21.56 IST: Cottrell to ABD, FOUR! ABD is playing positive cricket despite early blows as this time he smashes it through covers for a boundary.
21.55 IST: Cottrell to ABD, SIX! First six of the innings, full and ABD lofts it over long-on for a biggie.
21.46 IST: Cottrell to Kohli, OUT! RCB in big trouble now, the captain departs playing a pull shot and edging it to the fielder.
21.40 IST: Shami to Phillipe, OUT! LBW! BEAUTY, the ball was angling in and Josh misses it completely and gets plumbed.
21.36 IST: Cottrell to Padikkal, OUT! EARLY FOR RCB, short ball from Cottrell and Paddikkal was in no control to hit that as Bishnoi takes an easy catch
* Finch and Padikkal are out for the chase
21.19 IST: Dube to Rahul, SIX! Full and What a way to end the fabulous innings. KXIP 206/3 in 20 overs
21.18 IST: Dube to Rahul, FOUR! In the slot and here it goes for a biggie over long-on. 200 up for KXIP
21.17 IST: Dube to Nair, FOUR! Short ball and Karun punches it over backward square leg for a boundary.
21.14 IST: Steyn to Rahul, SIX! Up and over sweeper cover for the third six of the over
21.13 IST: Steyn to Rahul, FOUR! Edged and races away for four as KL RAHUL becomes the first centurion of IPL 2020
21.11 IST: Steyn to Rahul, SIX! Over backward square for a six
21.07 IST: Saini to Karun, FOUR! CHEEKY! Slower one and Saini paddle sweeps it for a boundary.
21.02 IST: Steyn to Rahul, SIX! Short ball and Rahul was ready to stand it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.53 IST: Dube to Maxwell, OUT! The Big Show slaps it hard and gives an easy catch to Aaron Finch inside the circle.
20.50 IST: Chahal to Rahul, FOUR! Down the leg side and Rahul powers it through fine leg for a boundary.
20.41 IST: Dube to Pooran, OUT! Dubey does the trick for RCB as Pooran tries to drive it over long-off but didn't get the connection as it lands in the safest hands of ABD
20.39 IST: Saini to Rahul, FOUR! Up and over covers for consecutive boundaries for the KXIP skipper.
20.38 IST: Saini to Rahul, FOUR! Rahul's fifty drive KXIP
20.23 IST: Umesh to Rahul, FREE HIT, SIX! Rahul gets plenty on it and sliced it over covers for a maximum.
20.20 IST: Umesh to Pooran, FOUR! Poor line and length from Umesh and Nicholas drives it through extra covers for a boundary.
20.15 IST: Chahal to Pooran, SINGLE! Excellent tight over from Yuzi as only five runs from it.
20.06 IST: Chahal to Mayank, OUT, BOWLED! Top class from YUZI, flight and Mayank misses it completely.
20.03 IST: Chahal to Mayank, FOUR! Full and Mayank sweeps it beautifully for a boundary.
20.00 IST: Saini to Mayank, FOUR! Low full toss and Mayank accepts the gift graciously to drives it through covers for a four.
19.52 IST: Steyn to Mayank, FOUR! Bouncer and the batsman picks it early to pull it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.48 IST: Saini to Rahul, FOUR! Full and Rahul shows his class and drives it into the gap for a boundary through covers.
19.41 IST: Umesh to Mayank, FOUR! On the pads and Mayank just guides the ball through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.38 IST: Steyn to Rahul, FOUR! Same ball, same shot, same result, Steyn needs to adjust his line and length a bit to trouble the KXIP captain.
19.37 IST: Steyn to Rahul, FOUR! Little bit of room and Rahul cuts its hard for a boundary through deep backward point.
19.34 IST: Umesh to Rahul, FOUR! Down the leg side and Rahul just guides it fine for a boundary. Umesh finishes a good over with poor delivery.
19.30 IST: Umesh Yadav to start the proceedings with the ball
19.28 IST: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to open the innings for KXIP
19.15 IST: Playing XIs of RCB and KXIP are out
19.08 IST: KXIP make two changes in their squad as Jimmy Neesham comes in for Chris Jordan and Murgan Ashwin for Krishnappa Gowtham.
19.07 IST: RCB to play with the same XI from the last game.
19.00 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli wins the toss and opts to bowl against Kings XI Punjab
18.43 IST: Both teams have arrived at the match venue.
18.28 IST: Head coach Anil Kumble looks confident for the mega clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
18.22 IST: How many shots will Steyn-Gun fire today?
18.15 IST: Will ABD produce another special inning today?
18.03 IST: A battle to look out for KL RAHUL vs VIRAT KOHLI
17.55 IST: Hello and welcome to our live blog of KXIP vs RCB IPL 2020 Match 6 from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.