Indore Royal Challengers Bangalore kept the hopes of replacing Kings XI Punjab with a 10-wicket victory in the knockout stage with a batting performance by Umesh Yadav after the bowlers headed by Umesh Yadav. Bangalore bowlers, batting first, captain Virat Kohli Prosecuting the verdict, Punjab piled up 88 runs. Umesh took three wickets for 23 runs in four overs. Yuzvendra Chahal (one wicket for six runs in two overs), Colin de Grandhom (one wicket for eight runs in two overs), Mohammad Siraj (one wicket for 17 runs in three overs) and Moin Ali (13 runs in 2.1 overs) Wicket) also made economical bowling which helped the team of Punjab to be reduced to 88 runs in 15.1 overs, which is the second-lowest score of any team in IPL 2018. Earlier, Mumbai Indians were all out for 87 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In reply, Captain Virat Kohli (71 not out from 28 balls, four fours, two sixes) and Parthiv Patel (unbeaten 40, seven fours in 22 balls) scored 71 balls for the first wicket with an unbroken partnership of 92 runs. Having scored 92 runs without losing a wicket, it was a very easy victory. This ball is the fourth biggest in the remaining IPL history, while RCB is the biggest win. Earlier, in April 2015, RCB defeated Delhi Daredevils by 57 wickets with 10 wickets.
No batsman in Punjab has even touched the 30-run mark. Aaron Finch top scored with 26 runs from the team. Apart from them, opener Lokesh Rahul (21) and Chris Gayle (18) have reached double digits. Three Punjab batsmen were run out With this victory, RCB has 10 points from five matches in 12 matches. In the last six matches, the fifth defeat of the Kings XI team has 12 points from six matches, 12 points. Captain Kohli and Parthiv pair got off to a good start when RCB, who came to chase the target. Parthiv hit two consecutive fours in the first over of Ravichandran Ashwin on Andrew Ti after a four over.
Kohli welcomed Ankit Rajput with sixes and two fours but in the same over missed his catches at mid-off. Parthiv hit three fours in Mohit Sharma with the score of 50 runs in the fifth over. Kohli hit fours and six on consecutive balls, which helped the team to score 66 runs without losing a wicket in the Power Play. The team needed just 23 runs to win the remaining 14 overs after power play and there was no problem in making this run. Kohli succeeded in crossing 500 runs in the current session during his innings. He has been successful in making the fifth time 500 or more in any IPL season which is a new record. Earlier, Kohli decided to bowl first before winning the toss, after which Umesh gave the team a good start.