RCB vs KXIP LIVE: Parthiv Patel blitz takes RCB to 70/1 in Powerplay overs
Parthiv Patel continued his good form with the bat blazing his way to 43 off 22 balls, helping RCB to 70/1 in the powerplay overs. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore lost Virat Kohli early against Kings XI Punjab in Match 42 of IPL 2019 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Wednesday, but Parthiv Patel continued his good form with the bat blazing his way to 43 off 22 balls, helping RCB to 70/1 in the powerplay overs.

The RCB skipper was given a life early in the innings off Mohammed Shami‘s first ball of the match when Hardus Viljoen dropped dolly at midwicket when Kohli whipped one uppishly. Kohli added insult to injury with two back to back fours off thenext two balls in the over. But, Shami had the last laugh when in his over, Kohli drove on upplishly and checked his shot to hand Mandeep Singh an easy catch at extra cover. FOLLOW LIVE BLOG: RCB vs KXIP

Parthiv Patel, who had hit a brilliant fifty in the previous match against CSK, was on song at the other end taking two fours off Ankit Rajpoot first over and then added one off Shami then anothe roff Rajpoot, despite failing maximise two free-hits off two consecutive no-balls from Rajpoot. FOLLOW LIVE SCORE: RCB vs KXIP

De Villiers started well with a four off Rajpoot with pull while Patel slammed the first six off the match straight over the bowler’s head to bring up the team’s fifty in the fifth over. Shami’s third over was taken for 18 runs with Patel smashing the Indian international for three fours and a six. Patel reached 43 off just 23 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes while De Villiers was on nine off seven balls. Shami’s three overs went for 35 runs while RAjpoot three went for 33.