Kings XI Punjab, battling at the lower part of the table, beat Royal Challengers Bangalore for the second time this season in IPL 2020. RCB remains third in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 points table after the 8-wicket defeat, losing an opportunity to move above Mumbai Indians to go second. RCB has 10 points in eight games, while the table is as of now being driven by Delhi Capitals, with 12 points in the same number of games. KXIP presently has four points in eight games and will trust they can utilize the success to push on to a run of good form.
KXIP's openers have been dominating the race for the Orange Cap this season from the very first match itself. They further reinforced their position at the head of the run-scorers' list.
KL Rahul is the orange cap holder till now
KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 61 off 49 balls while Mayank Agarwal crushed a 25-ball 45 to enable KXIP to pursue down 172. Rahul presently has 448 runs to his name, while Mayank has scored 382 runs so far in this season. The opening duo is not so far from each other on the list. It will be to see at the end of the tournament who grabs the top position on the list. RCB captain Virat Kohli is also not very far. He scored 48 against the Kings and climbed to the fourth position in the race for the Orange cap with 304 runs, only three shy of Faf du Plessis at third.
While Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada is by all accounts fleeing with the Purple Cap with 18 scalps in the season, there was some development among the top wicket-takers also in Thursday's down.
Mohammed Shami and Jofra Archer both have taken 12 wickets each in this IPL so far. Shami dismissed RCB's two big players Kohli and AB de Villiers in one over. Yuzvendra Chahal likewise took a wicket, regardless of bowling just three overs, to draw level with Mumbai Indians pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult with 11 wickets each.