Umesh Yadav, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Umesh Yadav was RCB’s best player on Friday (Image courtesy: AFP)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a happy homecoming at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Friday. They beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Match 8 of the VIVO IPL 2018 to register their first win in the tournament. Umesh Yadav  and AB de Villiers emerged as heroes for RCB, who finished at the bottom of the table in the last edition.

KXIP, riding on Bengaluru boy KL Rahul’s blitz, were off to a strong start before Umesh derailed the momentum with three wickets in an over. KXIP never recovered from there and skipper Ravichandran Ashwin’s gritty 33 helped them to 155.

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The total was not big enough but KXIP managed to dig inroads in the powerful RCB batting. Brendon McCullum was out for a golden duck and the dangerous looking Virat Kohli was cleaned up by a peach by teen sensation Mujeeb Zadran. Quinton de Kock and de Villiers guided the team to a win in the ultimate over.

Here’s how the individuals fared. Let us glance at the marks out of 10.

KXIP marks out of 10

Player Performance Marks out of 10
KL Rahul 47 (30) 8/10
Ravichandran Ashwin 33 (21) & 4-0-30-2 8/10
Akshar Patel 2(3) & 4-0-25-1 7/10
Mujeeb Zadran 0(1) & 4-0-29-1 7/10
Andrew Tye 4-0-27-1 & 7(7) 7/10
Karun Nair 29 (26) & 2c 4/10
Marcus Stoinis 11 (9) 3/10
Mayank Agarwal 15 (11) 3/10
Mohit Sharma 3.3-0-45-0 & 1(2)* 1.5/10
Yuvraj Singh 4 (4) 1.5/10
Aaron Finch 0 (1) 0/10


KXIP Team Average:
4.54

RCB marks out of 10

Player Performance Marks out of 10
Umesh Yadav 4-0-23-3 9/10
AB de Villiers 57(40) 8.5/10
Washington Sundar 4-0-22-2 & 9 (4)* 8.5/10
Quinton de Kock 45 (34) & 2d 8.5/10
Kulwant Khejroliya 4-0-33-2 7.5/10
Virat Kohli 21(16) 6/10
Mandeep Singh 22(19) 5.5/10
Chris Woakes 3.2-0-36-2 & 1(2) 5.5/10
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-38-1 2.5/10
Sarfraz Khan 0 (1) & 2 c 1/10
Brendon McCullum 0 (1) 0/10

KXIP Team Average: 5.68

Brief scores

Kings XI Punjab 155 all out in 19.2 overs [KL Rahul 47 (30), Ravichandran Ashwin 33 (21); Umesh Yadav 4-0-23-2, Washington Sundar 4-0-22-2, Kulwant Khejroliya 4-0-33-2] lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore 159 for 6 in 19.3 overs [Quinton de Kock 45 (34), AB de Villiers 57 (40); Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-30-2] by 4 wickets.

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