Royal Challengers Bangalore Beat Kings XI Punjab by One Run

IPL - Royal Challengers BangaloreThe Royal Challengers Bangalore made 175 runs for 6, beating 174 for 4 by the Kings XI Punjab.

AB De Villiers was the star of the game for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 64 runs off of 35 balls. This was De Villiers fourth 50 of the season. Rahul Dravid ended with 42 runs. This match was the ninth time in a row that the team reached a total of over 170 runs.

M Vijay made a huge 89 runs off of 57 balls for the Kings XI Punjab team. Marcus Stoinis fought hard to make more runs for the team, but ended on 34. He had played strongly in the first half of the over, but less so in the second half.

The match was particularly important for both teams since both have found themselves placed towards the bottom of the league. Kings XI Punjab were right at the bottom of the table with only six points from nine matches, and Royal Challengers Bangalore were just one spot up from Kings XI with six points from eight matches.

Before this match took place, the Royal Challengers managed to break a losing streak that has lasted for the past three matches until the team beat Rising Pune Supergiants by seven wickets. Kings XI Punjab recently had their third win of the tournament when they defeated the Delhi Daredevils by nine runs.

The two teams fought hard, but only one team could win the game. The Royal Challengers beat Kings XI by just one run in their match in Mohali. RCB has added two points to their total in the Indian Premier League 2016.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore were lead by skipper Virat Kohli, and the Kings XI Punjab were led by their skipper, Murali Vijay.