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Umesh Yadav Star with his 3 wickets in one over. Apart from his effort Mr 360 AB Devillers lead the chase with 57 runs and helped RCB to win the match on their home laid.
The 8th match of the Vivo IPL 2018 between RCB and Kings XI played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Where Virat lead RCB won the toss and invited Kings XI to bat first.
Punjab rides high once again with another attacking knock of Kl Rahul. He started his innings from where he left against DD. He stroked 16 runs in Chris Woakes 1st over of the match. Mayank Agarwal to find his momentum with few boundaries. Then the match-defining 4th over bowled by Umesh Yadav. He rattled the top order of Kings XI Punjab with his 3 scalps in the over. Mayank, Finch, and Yuvraj got back to the pavilion in a matter of seconds. However, KL continued to play his natural game along with Karun Nair. But when thing got good for Kings Kl Rahul played an unusual shot against Washington Sundar and get caught at point.
After Rahul wicket Kings XI Punjab bank on Karun to take their side to the strong total. But he also failed to do so and got bowled by Khejroliya. Later R Ashwin took the responsibility with the bat and played some glorious cricketing shots in his 33 runs innings in just 21 balls. His efforts helped Kings to set a respectable target of 156 runs for RCB.
RCB did not get the best of a start as Brendon MacCallum lost his wicket in the 1st ball of the innings.Though Virat and De Kock played sensibly until 5th over. Virat stump got crushed out while playing cover drive against mystery spinner. The South African duo of AB de Villiers and Quinton lead the chase. De Villiers played the second Fiddle and De Kock start attacking the opposition. meanwhile soon as the wicket of De Kock fall. AB started to play his natural game of decimating the bowlers. He took RCB close to the chase before getting out. Washington Sundar finish the game in style for RCB by hitting four runs.
Note: Umesh Yadav adjudged player of the match