Washington Sundar added 19-ball 35 for RCB. His unbeaten knock drew widespread applause from the cricketing fraternity while skipper Ajinkya Rahane bestowed him with compliments and identified him as the future of Indian cricket.
This was after the RCB bowlers, led by pacer Umesh Yadav who took three wickets in an over, had shot out the KXIP for 155 after being sent into bat. However, he didn't have the greatest starts to his IPL career as he only managed to score 11 off 17 balls. But Shreyas Gopal applied the brakes and scalped second crucial wicket of de Villiers for 20, third wicket to fall off short ball.
Local boy K Gowtham struck in the first over of the chase to dismiss McCullum for 4 but Kohli combined with de Kock to shave 64 runs off the target in the first six overs.
In a high scoring match, Gowtham had a decent outing as he conceded 36 runs in four overs and took a crucial wicket of the risky McCullum.
Put in to bat, Punjab started off on a poor note, losing opener Mayank Agarwal (15), new batsmen Aaron Finch (0) and Yuvraj Singh (4) the fourth over.
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The next stop: Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to bounce back when they take on the winless Mumbai Indians on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium, before Rajasthan meet the Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday to try and complete a hat-trick of victories.
The 23-year-old Samson, batting at number three, was a virtual one-man show for the visitors but there were solid contributions by captain Ajinkya Rahane (36), Ben Stokes (27) and Jos Buttler (23). Both the teams have two points on board with 1 win and 1 loss from their two games.
The RCB fans came for some brutal trolling after the result of the game went wrong as twitter dished out memes making fun of their bowlers. But after De Kock's exit much was expected from De Villiers who belted a match-winning half-century against the Kings, but against the rivals bowlers who had their tails up and more importantly had the big cushion of 217 runs, De Villiers found it hard to keep pace. They needed 48 runs from the last two overs. After the departure of Virat Kohli (57, SR: 190) and AB de Villiers (20) and the constantly mounting required run rate, it was always going to be a tough task for Bangalore. Only Yuzvendra Chahal (2/22) had respectable figures.
Rajasthan Royals will also work towards educating the people to apply best practices to go green - vehicle pooling, rain water harvesting, waste management etc.