Royal Challengers Bangalore held their nerves to get the better of Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. By the virtue of this win, RCB have brought their campaign back on track by registering their fourth win of this season. There were a lot of moments in the game which witnessed some exceptional batting performances. However, there was one moment on the field which also grabbed everyone's attention. This moment involved the captains of both sides Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin.
The incident happened in the final over of RCB's innings which was bowled by Umesh Yadav and Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin was on strike. Ashwin had clobbered the first delivery for six. He once again tried to hit the Indian speedster into the stands in the second delivery. However, his opposite number Virat Kohli who was standing at long-on judged the ball perfectly and executed a perfect jump to take the catch and bring Ashwin's innings to an end. However, the surprising thing was that Kohli gave a weird send-off to Ashwin. The KXIP skipper looked composed while walking back but then he was seen showing his gloves in frustration on reaching the dugout.
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Earlier Kings XI Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl first. RCB skipper Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel ensured a steady start for the hosts. However, RCB soon found themselves in a spot of bother at 81/4. AB de Villiers played an entertaining knock of an unbeaten 44-ball 82 at a strike rate of 186.36 which included three boundaries and seven maximums. He added 101 runs along with Marcus Stoinis for the fifth wicket.Stoinis played an important cameo of an unbeaten 34-ball 46. This partnership helped RCB get to a mammoth total of 202/4 in their 20 overs.
In reply, Kings XI Punjab got off to a good start as openers Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal added 42 runs for the opening wicket. Rahul then stitched a 59-run second wicket stand with Mayank Agarwal and kept KXIP in the hunt. Post their dismissals, David Miller and Nicholas Pooran also made a vital contribution but Punjab's run chase lost its momentum as they lost wickets in the death overs.