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IPL 2018: Twitter Reacts As Royal Challengers Bangalore Dismiss Kings XI Punjab For A Paltry Total

Virat Kohli IPL 2018
Virat Kohli says Punjab thought RCB would get intimated with their batting. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Riding on a brilliant bowling effort, Royal Challengers Bangalore dismissed Kings XI Punjab for a paltry 88 in a must-win clash.

Asked to bat first on track which witnessed more than 450 runs being scored in the last game, the Kings XI made a disastrous start. Even before they could cross the 50-run mark, their top-order was back in the hut.

KL Rahul and Chris Gayle started the proceedings on a decent note by adding 36 runs for the first wicket. However, the floodgates opened once Rahul departed, falling to Umesh Yadav. 5 runs later, Yadav struck again to remove Gayle. With both the in-form openers back in the pavilion, the onus was on Kings XI’s fragile middle-order to bail the team out of trouble. However, the middle-order once again failed to deliver the goods.

Mohammed Siraj sent back Karun Nair for 1 before Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Marcus Stoinis for two. Colin de Grandhomme then firmly put the Royal Challengers on top by dismissing Mayank Agarwal for 2 and reducing the hosts to 61 for 5. At the end of the tenth over, the Kings XI were reeling at 65 for 5.

Kings XI’s hopes of recovering and posting a good total then took another huge blow when Moeen Ali dismissed Aaron Finch to reduce them to 78 for 6.  The hosts kept on losing wickets and were eventually bundled up for a below-par total.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the innings:

 

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