5 memorable moments from the RCB-KXIP match that don't fade away
Punjab held their nerve in a low-scoring thriller to keep their playoff hopes alive.
This was an encounter where one team had nothing to lose while the other had everything to play for. While Royal Challengers Bangalore are already out of contention for the top 4 spots and were playing for pride, Kings XI Punjab still had a chance to qualify.
Batting first, Punjab made only 138 runs, which was not really a big score to defend. However, their bowlers did an extremely good job and restricted the Challengers to a puny total of 119 to ensure their season didn’t end early.
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Here are 5 memorable moments from the match that don't fade away, quite like the Axe Signature range of body perfumes:
#1 Aniket Choudhary announces himself on the big stage
This Indian Premier League has been a tournament to forget for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Nothing, not even their strongest forte – batting – worked out for them as it felt like they were shrouded with nothing but darkness.
However, it would be wrong to imply that there wasn’t a single positive in their tournament as the likes of Aniket Choudhary do give them a sense of relief.
Aniket conceded 17 runs and took 2 wickets in 4 overs to restrict the Punjab franchise. He took the important wicket of Hashim Amla and complemented that by sending Mohit Sharma back to the pavilion later on.