2017 IPL 8th Match Highlights: Kings XI Punjab VS. Royal Challengers Bangalore
One bad thing about IPL is that you can never accurately predict who will win in the end. Former champions can fail terribly, on the hand underdogs can shine bright like a diamond! Quite a similar situation happened in the 8th match of the 2017 IPL when the former runner-ups Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their 3rd match to Kings XI Punjab. The match was played on 10 April at 20:00 IST in Holkar Stadium, Indore. Kings XI seemed weaker in the beginning as they have been performing really badly in the latter seasons of IPL. But to everyone’s amaze, Kings XI quite effortlessly won this specific match by 8 wickets. What else happened in the match? Where did Royal Challengers lack? Let’s find it all right away!
Match Synopsis- As It All Happened
You should expect the unexpected in IPL. Anything can happen here! Speaking of this particular match, despite of winning the toss and electing to bat, Royal Challengers collapsed at a lowly score of 148 runs and a fall of 4 wickets. It was a one man show as AB de Villiers was the only batsman to score 89 runs not out on 46 balls with an amazing strike rate of 193.48. RCB faced the cons of the absence of players like Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Axar Patel of Kings XI took 1 wicket at an outstanding economy rate of 3.00 which made him the winner of the Player of the match title. The batsmen of Kings XI Punjab did remarkable job as well. Captain Glenn Maxwell scored 43 runs not out on 22 balls. Kings XI easily amassed 150 runs in just 14.3 overs with a fall of only 2 wickets.
Kings XI Punjab Is Back In The Game
Kings XI Punjab has terribly failed in the recent seasons of the Indian Premier League, and they have never been the champions, so far. But this time they are back in the game. Kings XI has played 3 matches out of which they have won 2. Currently, they are placed on the 3rd spot on the points table with a net run rate of +0.516. With such performances and form, Kings XI hold good chances to win this time.