Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets at PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali and registered their first win of this IPL season.
Earlier Virat Kohli won the toss and asked Kings XI Punjab to bat first. Openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul gave a quick 66 runs start in just 6 overs and were looking set for a big score but Yuzvendra Chahal broke this stand by removing KL Rahul and later he also dismissed Mayank Agarwal and after that Kings XI Punjab couldn't score quick runs in the middle overs.
Chris Gayle brought up his fifty but due to lack of support from the other end, he had to bat sensibly and couldn't take the risk in the middle overs. In the end, Gayle played some shots and remained not out on 99 and helped his team to post a good total of 173/4.
In reply, Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli started off well and added 43 runs for the first wicket. After Patel's wicket, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers took the charge and their 85 runs partnership put Punjab on backfoot. Both the batsmen also brought up their respective fifties.
Virat Kohli got out on 67 and gave a chance of come back to Punjab. In the last three overs, Bangalore needed 38 runs to win which AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis scored without any more damage and helped their team to clinch the first win of this season. AB de Villiers was named Man of the Match for his 59* runs knock.
All the major stats and facts from the 28th match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali :
19 - Number of Man of the Match awards AB de Villiers has won in the IPL - the second most for a player in this league.
Most Man of the Match awards in IPL -
21 - Chris Gayle
19 - AB de Villiers
16 - Rohit Sharma
16 - MS Dhoni
16 - Yusuf Pathan
40 - Virat Kohli became the second batsman after David Warner to score 40 fifty-plus scores in the IPL.
Most fifty-plus scores in IPL -
43 - David Warner
40 - Virat Kohli
36 - Suresh Raina / Gautam Gambhir
35 - Rohit Sharma
34 - AB de Villiers / Shikhar Dhawan
99 - Chris Gayle became the fourth player to remain not out or get out on the score of 99 in the IPL.
Players scoring 99 or 99* runs in IPL -
99* - Suresh Raina (CSK) vs SRH at Hyderabad, 2013
99 - Virat Kohli (RCB) vs DD at Delhi, 2013
99 - Prithvi Shaw (DC) vs KKR at Delhi, 2019
99* - Chris Gayle (KXIP) vs RCB at Mohali, 2019
100 - Chris Gayle became the first ever batsman to score 100 fifty plus scores in T20 cricket.
Most fifty-plus scores in T20 cricket -
100 - Chris Gayle
73 - David Warner
64 - Virat Kohli
62 - Brendon McCullum
59 - Rohit Sharma / Aaron Finch
55 - AB de Villiers
200 - AB de Villiers became only the second batsman after Chris Gayle to hit 200 sixes in the IPL.
Most sixes in IPL -
315 - Chris Gayle
200 - AB de Villiers
195 - MS Dhoni
189 - Suresh Raina
187 - Rohit Sharma
2790 - Partnership runs Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers has scored in the IPL - the most by any pair.
Most partnerships runs by a pair in IPL -
2790 - Virat Kohli / AB de Villiers
2787 - Virat Kohli / Chris Gayle
2357 - David Warner / Shikhar Dhawan
1906 - Gautam Gambhir / Robin Uthappa
8175 - Runs Virat Kohli has scored in T20 cricket - the most by an Indian player. He went past Suresh Raina's tally of 8145 runs during his 67 runs knock.
Most T20 runs by Indian players -
8175 - Virat Kohli
8145 - Suresh Raina
7960 - Rohit Sharma
6657 - Shikhar Dhawan
6419 - MS Dhoni