KXIP vs RCB IPL 2020 Live Score: KXIP climbs to top of table after massive 97 runs win against RCB

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Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore


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KXIP climbs to top of table

RCB all out for 109

That’s the game for Punjab. They beat RCB by 97 runs, a massive victory for them. Chahal the last man to be dismissed. Fuller from Ashwin, Chahal sweeps but missed and the ball hits the pad, Punjab appeal and umpire raises the finger to finish the game. Punjab collect their first points. An embarrassing loss for RCB!

RCB 9 down

Brilliant from Ashwin, straighter and sharper, Saini gives it a go with a big swing but misses it, but the ball does not miss the stumps. RCB nine down.

Royal Challengers Bangalore need 105 runs in 24 balls

Bishnoi completes his spell. What a match this has been from him. When he came on, ABD and Finch targeted him but he came back strongly. He has finished with figures of 3 for 32. RCB- 102/8 after 16 overs

2nd strategic timeout; RCB 8 down

Ravi Bishnoi has his third, Washington Sundar as soon as he hit it that it was nowhere near the middle of the bat. A simple catch in the deep and RCB are 101 for 8 as the umpire signals for the final strategic timeout.

Umesh gone; RCB 7 down

Wild swing from Umesh, wrong’un from Bishnoi does the trick as the batter misses it completely. Bishnoi has his second wicket. RCB seven  down. 


Maxwell bowls a faster one and catches Dube off guard on back foot, misses the connection and the ball hits the middle stump. RCB lose their sixth.


Shami returns in the 11th over. Sundar takes a swipe at him and the ball lands just short of third man. Murugan Ashwin looks to have done enough to stop the four, but replays show his feet touched the rope. Four to start off but just three singles in the rest of the over. Neesham continues in the 12th over. Dube picks up a short ball and smashes a six to midwicket. RCB-80/5 after 12 overs

RCB-70/5 after 11 overs

Shami comes back into the attack. Gets hit for a boundary on the first ball but comes back well to give just three singles and bowl two dots. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 137 runs in 54 balls.


It’s been KXIP all the way today. At no point of the match has RCB been on top of this match. Sundar and Dube happy to play out Murugan’s over without incident. A first look at James Nessham in the 10th over as KXIP decide they can take their foot off the gas for a bit. RCB-63/5 after 10 overs

1st Strategic Timeout

ABD goes back. Googly from Ashwin, de Villiers goes for the big one but gets caught at deep cover by Sarfaraz. Time out also called.

Fifty for RCB

Bishnoi continues. And just when things were looking good for RCB, one more wicket goes down, their fourth, in form of Finch, who was done in by a brilliant leg spinner from Bishnoi. Washington Sundar joins ABD in the middle. Five and a wicket off the over. KXIP-53/4 after 8 overs


Bishnoi gets Finch, lovely leg spinner, turns a little off the pitch and hits the top of off. Finch has to go, he goes back for 20.

RCB-48/3 after 7 overs

End of Powerplay; 15 off the over

Ravi Bishnoi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack. He is being put under pressure from Ball 1. Finch goes down the ground to get four. Bishnoi strays down the leg stump line too much and gets hit for one more boundary by ABD. Comes back well with two dots. Needs to target the off stump more often. RCB-40/3 after 6 overs


De Villiers signals his intentions as Cottrell bowls the fourth over. A six over long on sets the fake crowd noise going ‘ABD, ABD’! Might need to set it to default if ABD gets going. A four through the covers later in the over. 14 runs off the over – the first sign that RCB are not going down tonight without a fight. RCB-25/3 after 5 overs


Shami continues. Both the pacers getting great movement off the pitch. DRS saves Finch for caught behind. Shami continues to bring it in to him. Finch has had his issues with the one that comes in sharply from outside the off stump line. Just 6 off the over. RCB-11/3 after 4 overs


RCB look to wake up from the nightmare they find themselves in. Shami gets one wrong, bowls a full toss. Finch swings and gets a four. Next ball, there are hige appeals. Finch is given out caught behind. He Reviews. No bat. Check for Lbw. Not out on that count too. Finch survives.

DRS saves Aaron Finch

Decision reversed. Aaron Finch survived. He knew it straight away that he hasn’t hit it. It was on length from Shami, came back in sharply, got Aaron Finch into a complete tangle, the ball hit his pads and lobbed straight into keeper Rahul’s hands. The umpire raised his finger but replays showed there was no bat involved and the ball would also go on to miss the stumps. RCB 11/3 after 4 overs.

KXIP-5/3 after 3 overs

Cottrell continues. Superb from him. Three dots to start the over and then removes Kohli on the fourth. Second wicket for him and the salutes are back. AB de Villiers joins Finch as RCB are in deep, deep trouble. Just 1 and one wicket in the over.

Virat Kohli departs for 1

Kohli gone! Huge one this for Punjab. Three dots created pressure on RCB captain and Kohli tried to pull, the ball went up in the air and Ravi Bishnoi took a safe catch.

Josh Philippe gone; Shami joins the party!

Philippe goes fo a 3-ball duck. He has not never played Shami and the ball came in sharply at quick pace, trapping him in front of stumps. Second wicket down for RCB in just the second over of the innings.

Padikkal gone for 1

Cottrell removes Padikkal to get his first wicket in just the first over of the match. Got too big on Paddikal who went on with his pull but ended up being caught at mid on. RCB-2/1 after 1 over

Aaand we are back with RCB chase

Cottrell to open the bowling for KXIP. Padikkal to take strike.

End of 20 overs

It’s Shivam Dube for the 20th over. Karun Nair pulls him for four off the second ball. Rahul on strike for the second half of the over. And he ends with a bang. What a show from KL Rahul as well. KXIP-206/3 after 20 overs


Steyn back in the 19th. Six off the first ball to midwicket. Four off the second ball to third man. 100 for KL Rahul! Off 62 balls. The first 100 of the season. A huge pull off the fourth ball. 95 metres that travels over midwicket. Fifth ball – another six. A carnage from KL Rahul. Steyn has a smile on his face and it looks like a smile of resignation. Four off the last ball. 26 runs off the over. 

End of 18 overs; KXIP-157/3

Virat Kohli drops KL Rahul yet again and the KXIP skipper will be seeking to make the most out of it in the last 2 remaining overs

That was close!

Steyn almost gets rid of Rahul off the final delivery as the Kings XI captain miscues a pull towards deep midwicket, with his opposite number Kohli putting down the chance near the boundary rope.

Dale Steyn returns; goes for 14 runs

Dale Steyn returns as the innings heads into the slog overs, and bowls much better in the first four deliveries, keeping Rahul and the new batsman Nair to the ones and twos. Concedes a wide off the fifth delivery while attempting a slower yorker, and is smacked for a six next ball. KXIP-146/3 after 17 overs


Another over from Shivam Dube, another breakthrough. This time it’s Glenn Maxwell, who holes out to Aaron Finch standing at extra cover to depart for another single-digit score. KXIP-132/3 after 16 overs

Maxwell gone for 5

Another disappointment for Maxwell as he perishes while trying to accelerate, cutting the ball straight to his Aussie captain Aaron Finch at extra cover. FOW-128/3


Dube’s over almost brings a second wicket. Maxwell plays a loose shot and a diving Pawan Negi is just inches of the ball at mid off. Just 4 runs and the 1 wicket in Dube’s over before the second Timeout is taken. Chahal back to bowl his last over in the 15th. Rahul carries on, sweeps for a four against him. KXIP-126/2 after 15 overs

14 overs gone; KXIP 118/2

Pooran dismissed for 17

A wicket off his first delivery of the day for Shivam Dube, as Pooran departs for 17 after holing out to ABD at mid off. FOW-114/2

50 for KL Rahul

His 17th in the Indian Premier League! Has been a refreshing knock from the skipper today so far, his strike rate touching 140 at the moment, and he’ll hope to anchor the innings from hereon and help them finish on a total that’s hopefully out of RCB’s reach. KXIP-100/1 after 12 overs


Rahul and Pooran decide against attacking the in-form Chahal, who had foxed Agarwal earlier today, opting instead to keep the scoreboard ticking with the ones and twos. Four off the over, with Rahul one short of his fifty at the moment. KXIP-95/1 after 11 overs


Catch KXIP skipper KL Rahul in an exclusive chat with Insidesport.co as he speaks about his plans for KXIP and IPL 2020 campaign.

Massive over for KXIP, Umesh goes for 20

Umesh returns to the attack after the strategic timeout. Pooran, meanwhile, gets going with a boundary off the second delivery as he creams the ball through the covers. From there it just keeps getting worse. KXIP-90/1 after 10 overs

1st Strategic Timeout

KL Rahul and Pooran shoulder the KXIP innings. The skipper has looked in good form so far, playing some excellent cricketing shots. Is KXIP on course for a big total tonight? KXIP-70/1 after 9 overs


Washington Sundar bowls the 8th. Steyn misfields to give Rahul another easy four to third man. Nicholas Pooran comes in at 3. Gets off the mark in IPL 2020. KXIP-65/1 after 8 overs

Chahal gets the breakthrough

Mayank Agarwal’s stumps broken as the Chahal change works once again for RCB. Agarwal’s undone by a googly from Chahal, and RCB get the first breakthrough! The batsman was playing for the turn and tried to drive it through the covers, but was beaten completely. FOW-57/1

End of Powerplay
50 up for KXIP

Josh Philippe dives to his left and saves four byes as Saini bowls a big wide down leg side. Philippe had a disappointing first game behind the stumps, there’ll be a lot of attention on his show today. Saini applauds Philippe’s collection. Saini bowls another wide, then a full toss, Mayank drives it for an easy four. KXIP-50/0 after 6 overs


Change of ends for Steyn in the penultimate over of the powerplay. Singles collected off each of the first two deliveries, before Agarwal pulls the third over midwicket for his third boundary, forcing Kohli to make a shuffle in the field towards the leg side. A dot and two singles off the last three deliveries. KXIP-41/0 after 5 overs


Navdeep Saini brought into the attack in place of Dale Steyn, with a slip in place. Barring getting hit for a boundary off the fifth delivery that is the result of some exquisite timing on Rahul’s part, Saini keeps it tight, giving away three runs off the remaining deliveries. KXIP-33/0 after 4 overs


Umesh continues in the 3rd. Mayank manufactures room and goes inside out over covers for a four off the first ball of the over, Finch beaten by the ball in the chase. Mayank times it to square leg for another four off his pads as Umesh again strays down leg. KXIP-26/0 after 3 overs

Rahul goes past 2000 IPL runs; fastest Indian to do so

KL Rahul breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s eight-year-old record and he crosses the 2000-run mark in IPL.

A cut off Dale Steyn for a four and KL Rahul has gone past 2000 IPL runs. Follows it with another boundary, albeit not timed as well.

Back to back 4s from KL Rahul

KL Rahul plays some beautiful looking cricket shots as Dale Stey gets hit for 9 runs. Good start for KXIP. 17/0 after 2 overs

Boundary off the last ball

A good looking over from Umesh but gets hit for a boundary on the last ball by KL Rahul. KXIP-8/0 after 1 over

Aaand we are underway!

Here we go! KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal walk out to bat for KXIP. Umesh Yadav to open bowling for RCB.

Players to wear black armbands in Dean Jones honour

The Indian Premier League Governing Council has decided that the players of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will sport black armbands as a mark of respect for former Australia cricketer turned commentator Dean Jones, who passed away in Mumbai after cardiac arrest. (Read More)

KXIP Playing XI

Jimmy Neesham makes his debut


RCB Playing XI

Toss Results

Virat Kohli wins toss and elects to bowl first.

Milestone alert!

– Chris Gayle is 142 runs away from 1000 IPL runs for KXIP
-Virat Kohli needs 74 runs to complete 5500 IPL runs
-Dale Steyn needs 3 wickets to complete 100 wickets in the IPL
-AB de Villiers is 54 runs away from 4500 IPL runs

KXIP vs RCB head-to-head in IPL

Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore have locked horns 24 times. Both Punjab and Bangalore share the honours with 12 matches in their kitty each. The last time they met, RCB beat KXIP by 17 runs, courtesy of AB de Villiers 82 runs blitzkrieg.

Played Won by KXIP Won by RCB
23 12 11
Date Winner Won by Venue
5 May 2008 Kings XI Punjab 6 Wickets Bengaluru
12 May 2008 Kings XI Punjab 9 Wickets Mohali
24 April 2009 Kings XI Punjab 7 Wickets Durban
1 May 2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 Runs Durban
16 March 2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 Wickets Bengaluru
2 April 2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore 6 Wickets Mohali
6 May 2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore 85 Runs Bengaluru
17 May 2011 Kings XI Punjab 111 Runs Dharamsala
20 April 2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore 5 Wickets Mohali
2 May 2012 Kings XI Punjab 4 Wickets Bengaluru
6 May 2013 Kings XI Punjab 6 Wickets Mohali
14 May 2013 Kings XI Punjab 7 Wickets Bengaluru
28 April 2014 Kings XI Punjab 5 Wickets Dubai
9 May 2014 Kings XI Punjab 32 Runs Bengaluru
6 May 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore 138 Runs Bengaluru
13 May 2015 Kings XI Punjab 22 Runs Mohali
9 May 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 Runs Mohali
18 May 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 82 Runs Bengaluru
10 April 2017 Kings XI Punjab 8 Wickets Indore
5 May 2017 Kings XI Punjab 16 Runs Bengaluru
13 April 2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore 4 Wickets Bengaluru
14 May 2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 Wickets Indore
13 April 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 Wickets Mohali
24 April 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore 17 runs Bengaluru

We are exactly 1 hour away from the toss

How will KXIP lineup tonight?

Will we see the duo in action tonight?

Final touches for Kings XI Punjab

Former Aussie cricketer and commentator Dean Jones passes away in Mumbai 

Jones was in Mumbai as part of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) broadcast set-up, and was learnt to be absolutely fine before he suffered a sudden collapse. (Read More)

RCB’s director of Cricket Mike Hesson speaks about RCB’s bowling lineup ahead of today’s match

Probable Playing XIs

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mohammed Shami, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, K Gowtham, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel (wk), Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali

Will we see Chris Gayle in action?

Hear what KXIP coach Anil Kumble’s thoughts are about today’s match

Desert storm incoming!!

Will we see the Kohli-AB Storm tonight?

Will Chris Gayle play tonight?

Chris Gayle didn’t feature in KXIP’s first match which they lost against DC in the Super Over. In an exclusive chat with Insidesport.co KL Rahul revealed that it was a really tough decision to make.

Will we see him in action tonight? (Know more)


Hello guys. Welcome back to Day 6 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) Day 6. Tonight we have Kings XI Punjab take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Banglaore.