Patel played well. He scored highest 53 runs for the team. The last game will really be interesting if we can win our next one. As a result, they are going to ruled out from the tournament. Delhi, on the other hand, was playing the role of party-poopers as they were eliminated from contention of making the knockout stages earlier in the tournament. While it won't be easy, they can keep their momentum alive by beating Kings XI Punjab at Indore on Monday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Tim Southee.
Chasing a mammoth target of 246 to win, Punjab openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle got off to a flier and took the team's score past the 50-run mark in no time.
Pant and Shreyas Iyer came together to add 93 runs between over the next 62 deliveries in an attempt to bring the Delhi innings back on track. The formula for their success has been predictable. They have two games remaining.
Pitch: The Indore pitch produced more than 450 runs in the last game, and is likely to be as good a batting strip like that game.
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Kings XI Punjab has had their fair share ups and downs in IPL 2018, the team that started phenomenally tripped soon after their long one-week break.
Fantasy Picks: Kohli, AB, Chahal are obvious picks from the side. Against Kolkata, the Punjab bowlers had a day to forget, conceding 245/6.
Earlier put into bat, KXIP wilted under pressure as a spirited RCB bundled them out for meagre 88 in their must-win game. Familiar issues plague the Punjab team. Besides Rahul and Gayle, Finch (26) was the only other Kings XI batsman to move into double figures. KXIP were blown away by the KKR in their previous game, where KKR scored a mammoth 245. His availability for the game is uncertain, and Stoinis will probably replace him. Only three run off the over. Andrew Tye has been another bowler who has been simply sensational, and the purple cap holder is Punjab's trump card against RCBs duo.
Such has been the gulf in performance between skipper Kohli and other batsmen in the team that despite blowing "hot and cold" throughout the season, he is team's top run-getter by a distance with 466 runs from 11 games. Kings XI's 88 was the second-lowest total this season, and their joint second-lowest overall. While RCB will look to continue with their winning combination from the last match.
While Kings XI slumped to their third successive loss, RCB improved upon their net run rate by sealing the victory in 8.1 overs.