Kings XI Punjab have not done anything good in IPL 8 but they might have just spoilt RCB's party with a 22-run win in a rain-curtailed match in Mohali.
Heavy showers reduced the match to a 10-over per side game and Wriddhiman Saha (31 off 12) gave the hosts a perfect start. But impotency in the middle restricted them to 106/6.
RCB were favorites with the likes of Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli in the tank but a combined failure and a terrific spell of spin bowling from Axar Patel (2/11) rocked them.
RCB will rue this loss for a long time as a win against bottom-placed Punjab would have taken them to second position. Now they too are in a do-or-die situation.
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