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Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs


Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl against Kings XI Punjab in their IPL match in Bangalore. And the decision proved to be the right one as Aniket Chaudhary removed Hashim Amla in the first over. Later, Kings XI lost Guptill and Marsh in quick succession as Bangalore kept the pressure on Kings XI Punjab started poorly losing wickets but were provided a flourish in the end by Axar Patel.
Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered yet another dishounor defeat in the 2017 Indian Premier League, this time by 19 runs to Kings XI Punjab at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Friday night.
Axar hit three fours and two sixes with 19 runs off the 20th over bowled by Shane Watson (1/43 in 4 overs) helped KXIP reach closer to 140 — something that looked impossible after 19 overs
Already out of reckoning for the playoffs, the home team was bundled out for 119 in 19 overs, which helped Kings XI Punjab better their chances of qualifying.
Set a meagre target of 139 runs, the misfiring Royal Challengers batting line-up again collapsed to suffer their fourth loss on the trot.
Sandeep Sharma is the only bowler in IPL to remove Kohli, Gayle and de Villiers in the same match.
The Challengers were off to a horrible start as they lost half of their side on a team score of 71 including the wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Chris Gayle and Kedar Jadhav.
This is the lowest total defended at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in the history of IPL. The Virat Kohli-led outfit has not won a game in the last six outings, which includes a no-result due to rain.

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