Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to field first. They are already out of the tournament but it was all to play for, for Kings XI Punjab. RCB kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The top order got starts like Marsh, Saha but they did not get going, even Glenn Maxwell and Manan Vohra. It was Axar Patel who top scored with 37. They finally ended up scoring 138, which was a below-par score and it seemed that it will be a cakewalk for RCB, who have the big names in their squad. Chris Gayle was also making a comeback to the squad.
They were chasing 139, but they got off to the worst possible start, Chris Gayle departed in the very first over. It was Sandeep Sharma who again got his old bunny. Gayle was out for a duck. Kohli came in next but even he did not get going, he was dismissed for 6, Sharma was the one who got him. Sharma was persisted with, and he responded well, getting AB de Villiers as well. Then there was no stopping the Sharmas, it was Mohit Sharma joined the party and got rid of Kedar Jadhav who was looking to get the derailed ship back on track. He was dismissed for 6.
Maxwell came into the attack and struck straightaway. He got Mandeep Singh who was the last man standing, he was out for 46. But when Maxwell picked up his second wicket of Aravind for 4, it seemed that was the last nail in the coffin. Negi was swinging his bat and was fighting but he was out for 21. But then it was Axar Patel who struck in consecutive balls. KXIP were bowled out for 119.