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Punjab win rain-hit match against RCB

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Mohali, May 14: Bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 22 runs in a rain-curtailed Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (PCA) here on Wednesday.

Punjab remained at the foot of the standings with six points from 13 matches despite the win. Bangalore stayed at the fifth spot with 13 points from 12 matches.

Chasing a target of 107 runs in 10 overs, RCB maged only 84 for six. They sent their two destructive batsmen West Indian Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli to open the innings.

They began briskly picking up boundaries at every possible opportunity. But Kohli (19) in the third over was dismissed in trying to force the pace. Gayle (17) soon followed his skipper getting caught while trying a big shot to reduce RCB to 44 for two in 4.4 overs.

Earlier, Kings XI Punjab posted 106/6 in 10 overs.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha made most of the opportunity of batting up the order, hitting 31 in just 12 balls. His knock included five fours and a six. (IANS)

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