Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) thrashed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Match 48 of VIVO IPL 2018 by 10 wickets to stay alive in the tournament. Electing to bowl, RCB bowled out KXIP for 88 and later chased down the total comfortably by 10 wickets. The defeat has now pushed KXIP, who started the tournament well, to fifth spot. The defeat has had a huge impact in KXIP’s net run-rate. This is RCB’s biggest win in terms of balls remaining.

Here’s Match 48 of the tournament in pictures:

KL Rahul started the innings with a couple of attractive pulls. He later perished to a similar stroke IANS

Chris Gayle had a torrid time against Umesh Yadav. He was just beginning to open up when Yadav got him IANS

Umesh bowled fast and cramped the batters for room. He finished with 4-0-23-3 and won the Man of the Match award IANS

Mohammed Siraj picked Karun Nair in his first over. There were 3 run outs that followed as KXIP were bowled out for 88 IANS

Virat Kohli opened the innings and slammed a 48* to bring the victory by 10 wickets in 8.1 overs. Parthiv Patel supported with a brisk 40* IANS

Brief scores:

Kings XI Punjab 88 in 15.1 overs (KL Rahul 21, Chris Gayle 18, Aaron Finch 26; Umesh Yadav 3 for 23) lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore 89 for no loss in 8.1 overs (Parthiv Patel 40*, Virat Kohli 48*; Andrew Tye 0 for 33) by 10 wickets with 71 balls to spare.

Player of the Match: Umesh Yadav.