Bailey: It's very satisfying and gratifying. A lot can happen in these shortened games. The bowling pleased me a lot. The boys were under the pump, but they executed their plans well. It's good to get a win after going through that rough patch. We have worked hard on those losses and we need to celebrate this win. Hopefully, we can continue like this and win two on the trot. Their top three is the key and we knew if we could crack them open, we had a great chance of winning.
Virat Kohli: We wanted this win. We need those 2 points to get into the top 4, but we are not relying on that. We need to focus on what KXIP bowled really well towards the death. Sending Saha right up the order was a great move, I think that made the difference. They played quite well, they had nothing to lose, so credit to them. We have been playing really good cricket. We had one loss against Chennai but we didn't focus too much on it. We need to focus on our strengths. I feel for George, it is never easy for a captain when you keep losing. Last year, we finished seventh as well.
Punjab won by 22 runs.
Over 9.6 K Anureet Singh bowls a pitched up delivery to David Wiese, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-off and picks up just a single.
Over 9.5 K Anureet Singhto Sarfaraz Khan, out Caught by Beuran Hendricks!! It was bowled fuller and outside off, Sarfaraz goes for the drive, but gets a thick outside edge that flies towards third man, who bends down and takes a simple catch.
Over 9.4 K Anureet Singhbowls a good length deliveryto David Wiese, 1 run, gets forward and looks to slog, but drags it off the inside half of the bat to long-on.
Over 9.3 K Anureet Singh bowls a slower one to David Wiese, no run, gets forward and swings hard but fails to make a connection.
Over 9.2 K Anureet Singhbowls a good length deliveryto Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, gets forward and works it to short fine-leg and picks up a quick single.
Over 9.1 K Anureet Singhbowls a good length deliveryto Sarfaraz Khan, no runs, comes across and looks to scoop it over short fine leg after going across, but fails to connect.
Over 9.1 K Anureet Singhbowls a good length deliveryto David Wiese, no ball, 1 run.
End of Over 9 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 79/6
David Wiese 1/2 Akshar Patel 2-0-11-2 Sarfaraz Khan 3/3
Over 8.6 Akshar Patel bowls a quicker arm ball to David Wiese, 1 run, gets forward and punches it down to long-on for a single.
Over 8.5 Akshar Patel bowls a pitched up delivery to Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and drives it to sweeper-cover.
Over 8.4 Akshar Patelto Mandeep Singh, out Caught by D Miller!! It was bowled quicker and flatter, Mandeep looks to pull it hard but miscues it completely. Miller at long-on takes a simple catch.
Over 8.3 Akshar Patelbowls it short of lengthto Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket.
Over 8.2 Akshar Patel bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, gets forward and squeezes it out towards cover for a single.
Over 8.1 Akshar Patel bowls a tossed up delivery to Sarfaraz Khan, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-off for one.
End of Over 8 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/5
Mandeep Singh 19/12 BE Hendricks 2-0-11-1 Sarfaraz Khan /0