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Kings XI Punjab win by 6 wickets

Kings XI vs Bangalore

IPL: David Miller onslaught leads Kings XI Punjab to victory

David Miller: Kings XI Punjab batsman finished on 101 not out

Chris Gayle: West Indies opener top scored for RCB with 61

David Miller hit a 38-ball century as Kings XI Punjab improved their IPL play-off prospects with a six-wicket success over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chandigarh.

Set a target of 191, Miller struck 101 not out to lead the Kings XI across the line with two overs to spare.

The South African came to the crease with the score on 51-3 and that soon became 64-4 when Murali Kartik (2-24) dismissed David Hussey (13).

But Miller and Rajagopal Sathish (27no) shared an unbroken 130-run stand for the fifth wicket to pull victory out of the fire.

Miller's contribution contained eight fours and seven sixes and included taking 26 from an RP Singh over.

Earlier, the Royal Challengers made 190-3 after being invited to bat at the PCA Stadium.

Openers Cheteshwar Pujara (51) and Chris Gayle (61) laid a solid platform with a 102-run stand in 11.2 overs and AB de Villiers added 38 not out off 19 balls late on.

The result means the Kings XI are in sixth place in the table on 10 points, four behind RCB who are among four teams level on 14 points. The top four in the nine-team league make the play-offs.

Match Details

Date
6th May 2013
Toss
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium
Umpires
V A Vineet, N J Nigel
TV Umpire
K Krishnaraj
Match Referee
R R Rajendra
Reserve Umpire
N N Nitin

kings xi BATTING CARD

Batsman R
M. Singh c Karthik b Kumar 16
S.E. Marsh c de Villiers b Rampaul 6
G.R. Singh lbw Kartik 20
D.J. Hussey c Henriques b Kartik 13
D.A. Miller Not out 101
R. Sathish Not out 27
Extras 1nb, 4w, 4b, 2lb 11
Total 18.0 Overs 194 - 4
Full Batting Card

bangalore BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
R. Rampaul 4 0 27 1
R.P. Singh 3 0 38 0
M.C. Henriques 3 0 29 0
R.V. Kumar 4 0 48 1
M. Kartik 3 0 24 2
C.H. Gayle 1 0 22 0
Full Bowling Card