Bangalore, March 16 (ANI): Anil Kumble-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered its first win on Tuesday in the ongoing Indian Premier League tournament, by beating the Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets..
But the highlight of the day was South African cricketer Jacques Kallis, who led the his Royal Challengers team to a victory with the help of an impressive unbeaten 89 off 55 balls.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Ravi Bopara and Manvinder Bisla added 129 runs for the first wicket. Kings XI Punjab finished at 203/3 in 20 overs.
Bopara made 77 off 50 balls, while Bisla made 75 off 51 balls. Jayawardene remained unbeaten on 26. Bisla hit 7 boundaries and 4 sixes during his knock.
The target of 204 looked tough on paper, but Robin Uthappa and Jacques Kallis made it easier with their hard-hitting strokes. Uthappa and Kallis added 69 runs from 5.5 overs. Uthappa made 51 off 21 balls with 4 boundaries and 4 sixes.
Jacques Kallis lead the charge after Uthappa's departure. He finished at 89 off 55 balls with 8 boundaries and five sixes.
RCB reached 204/2 in 18.5 overs.
Manish Pandey made 38.
Kallis was declared 'Man of the Match'. (ANI)