In the 44th Game of Indian Premier League (IPL Season 5) 2012, Home team Royal Challengers Bangalore played at their home Ground M Chinaswamy Stadium, Bangalore with Kings XI Punjab. DJ Hussey Captain of Kings XI Punjab won the Toss and Elected to Field First and let Royal Challengers Bangalore set target to achieved.
Putting into bat first by Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore Open batting with Mayank Agrawal and Chris Gayle. RCB lost Agrawal very early in 2nd over. Viral Kohli joined with Gayle to continued RCB inning. Both played aggrasive and High quality inning as usual in their previous games. Superb committed bating shown by both with confident strokes with very good temperament. Gayle shown his tarror again and played superb inning. He completed his 5th half-century in IPL5 of just 32 balls. Virat Kohli also supported Gayle and played very useful inning for RCB. CH Gayle lost his wicket in 16th over contributing 71 Runs of just 42 balls. Gayle in his extra ordinery inning hits 4 very huge Sixes and 6 fantastic Fours. One of those Sixes included 111mtr. long distance which was measured the longest Six of IPL5. Virat Kohli also superbly bowled by Piyush Chawla in 17th over. He contributed useful 45 Runs of 42 balls. Gayle and Kohli made very good partnership of 100 Runs just in 70 balls. Other RCB Batsmans could not picked the momentum and at the end of 20 overs Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to put 158/5 Runs on board to chased for Kings XI Punjab. Azhar Mahmood bowled well from Punjab and picket up 3 wickets in his 4 over spell spending 20 Runs.
Following competative target of 159 Runs, Kings XI Punjab started their inning with Mandeep Singh and SE Marsh. Both played attacking innings initially. Buy, SE Marsh lost his wicket early in 5th over. Nitin Saini joined with Mandeep Singh to carry on Punjab's inning. Both played very sansible inning. Both played superb quick inning and played some lofty strokes all round the ground. Nitin Saini Played very useful inning of 50 Runs of just 36 balls. Mandeep Singh also played good inning of 42 Runs of just 30 balls. In later overs Skipper DJ Hussey joined the party and played quick inning of 45 runs of just 29 balls. Then 3 run out of Punjab's inning created some pressure in last few overs. But, At the end in 20.5 Overs Kings XI Punjab registered heart beating win over Royal Challengers Bangalore when just 1 ball remained to bowled. Finally, Punjab won by 4 wickets and raised their points in Points Table of IPL5. Azhar Mahmood (Kings XI Punjab) declared man of the match for his outstanding bowling performance picked up 3 important wickets just in 20 runs of his 4 overs.
Both team Played Head to Head 9 Matches in IPL. RCB Won 5 and KXIP Won 4. Today Kings XI Punjab Registered 5th win against Royal Challengers Bangalore and level 5 wins in IPL.