The Next Stop: Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet D'Arcy Short and the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, with Kings XI Punjab heading to Chennai to face Shane Watson and the Super Kings, who sit equal-top on the IPL table.
Yuvraj Singh who looked rusty in the last game scoring 12 off 22 balls must pick up his act and prove that he's isn't done yet.
In a cliffhanger of a match, Sunil Narine spoiled the party for RCB by hitting a blazing 17-ball fifty for KKR to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Then the bowlers showed composure. With RCB winning the match, Yadav was awarded the Man of the Match Award. But if you were to compare the two batting sides, who took nearly the same time to reach 155, RCB clinched the advantage owing to the crucial stands that happened for them. The two South Africans chugged along merrily, picking 16 off Mohit Sharma's first over, to keep the chase well under control when R Ashwin threatened a twist with successive strikes in his final over. The first ball, a tempting full-pitched delivery, was edged by Agarwal to the keeper de Kock diving to his right. But Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin struck twice in two balls to remove him and Sarfaraz Khan for a golden duck. At one stage RCB were stuttering, requiring more than 10-an-over. Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock stitched an important 32-run stand before Kohli getting castled by a googly off Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Rahul took apart Chris Woakes in the opening over.
De Villiers said after the win: "I was so keen to be not out and win it".
AB de Villiers hammered two boundaries and four sixes in his 40-ball knock.
Skipper Virat Kohli will be also looking to score big this time against KXIP. De Villiers took them to within touching distance before holing out, and with five to get in the last over, Sundar ensured there would be no more stutters. In response, RCB chased down the total comfortably and scored 159 runs in 19.3 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. It was in sync with the nervous tension around the stadium because Mandeep Singh, the seniormost batsman outside the top four, had just run himself out the ball before. The star spin pair of Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar failed in the last game, leaking 77 runs in 56 balls and claiming just one wicket.