Punjab Kings drub Bangalore challenge
The Challengers were unable to even put up a semblance of a fight against Kings XI Punjab as they crashed to their seventh defeat in nine matches. Winning the toss was the only thing that Dravid did right as they slipped into their usual routine. Their major area of concern, batting, continued to haunt them and the Challengers just couldn’t break free of the self imposed shackles.
A poor score of 143 for eight in 20 overs was what the Challengers mustered and it soon became a walk in the park for Yuvraj’s band as the in-form Shaun Marsh kept his good run going with an impressive, unbeaten 74 to steer Kings XI to 144 for one, a comprehensive nine-wicket victory with more than four overs to spare.
The Bangalore Challengers have been rightly nick-named as the only test team in the Twenty20 IPL cricket tournament.