IPL Results 2018: Punjab vs. Bangalore Score, Revised Table and Schedule

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IApril 13, 2018

Royal Challengers Bangalore's teammates congratulate Umesh Yadav as he dismissed Kolkata Knight Riders' Sunil Narine during VIVO IPL cricket T20 match in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Bikas Das/Associated Press

Royal Challengers Bangalore picked up their first IPL 2018 win with a four-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab on Friday.

The hosts completed a nervy run chase, with AB de Villiers hitting 57. 

Here's a look at the final score, per ESPNcricinfo:

ESPNcricinfo @ESPNcricinfo

Yet again, it is the chasing side that wins: the RCB faithful can go home satisfied https://t.co/9vua6gVaXc #RCBvKXIP #IPL2018 https://t.co/uzxfw56CO9

Here's a look at the updated standings, upcoming fixtures and a recap of the best action.


IPL Standings (Points, Net Run Rate)

1. Sunrisers Hyderabad: 4, +0.958

2. Chennai Super Kings: 4, +0.254

3. Kolkata Knight Riders: 2, +0.195

4. Kings XI Punjab: 2, +0.064

5. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 2, -0.068

6. Rajasthan Royals: 2, -1.065

7. Mumbai Indians: 0, -0.233

8. Delhi Daredevils: 0, -0.851

Visit the IPL T20 website for a look at the table in full.


Upcoming Fixtures

Saturday, April 14

Mumbai Indians vs. Delhi Daredevils, 11:30 a.m. BST/6:30 a.m. ET

Kolkata Night Riders vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad, 3:30 p.m. BST/10:30 a.m. ET

Sunday, April 15

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals, 11:30 a.m. BST/6:30 a.m. ET

Kings XI Punjab vs. Chennai Super Kings, 3:30 p.m. BST/10:30 a.m. ET


Royal Challengers Bangalore (159/6) beat Kings XI Punjab (155/9) by 4 wickets

RCB won the toss and elected to bowl, but KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal quickly move to 32 without loss. 

Umesh Yadav made a huge impact as he took three wickets in a brilliant display of fast bowling.

Agarwal, Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh all fell in a single over as Yadav's pace and accuracy simply proved too much.

Reporter Sarang Bhalerao said it was one of the best overs in IPL history:

Sarang Bhalerao @bhaleraosarang

Umesh Yadav has just bowled one of the finest overs in the IPL history. Searing hot pace, accuracy and has shown great heart Top effort #RCBvKXIP

Washington Sundar took the key wicket of Rahul, who finished on 47 off 30 balls. Marcus Stoinis also fell to Sundar as Kings XI Punjab ended on 155 for nine.

Kings XI started well, with Axel Patel striking in the first over and seeing off Brendon McCullum for a golden duck.

Bangalore also lost Virat Kohli early, but the South Africa duo of AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock accounted for 102 runs.

De Villiers was the man to change the game as he hit 57, including consecutive sixes off Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Former cricketer Rameez Raja explained what makes the South African so special:

Ramiz Raja @iramizraja

#RCBvKXP If Virat is the best batsman in the world then AB De Villiers is the best timer of the ball..what lovely hands and flawless timing..

Bangalore moved into fifth place in the standings just behind Kings XI Punjab in fourth. The winners are in action again in the early game on Sunday as they face Rajasthan Royals, followed by Kings XI Punjab against the Chennai Super Kings.