Dubai: Kings XI Punjab continued their winning streak with a facile five-wicket victory to strengthen their position at the top of the table as Royal Challengers Bangalore were left licking their wounds after yet another loss in the ongoing Indian Premier League, here on Monday. Chasing a modest 125, the Punjab outfit completed the task with seven balls to spare in a low-scoring game for their fifth straight win, at the Dubai International Stadium. (Scorecard | Highlights)
The KIXP bowlers set up the match with another disciplined performance, restricting the Bangalore side to 124 for eight. Man of the Match Sandeep Sharma led with impressive figures of 3/15 while Rishi Dahwan (2/14) and Mitchell Johnson (2/19 ) chipped in with two wickets apiece. There was a wicket for Laxmypathi Balaji also.
In reply, Virender Sehwag had raced to a 26-ball 32 with four boundaries before he was given out caught behind. Replays, though, suggested there was no outside edge. David Miller made 26 off 20 balls and hit as many fours as Sehwag. (Points Table | Fixtures)