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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli, AB de Villers guide RCB to first win

Updated : April 14, 2019 07:52 AM IST

Bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) finally ended their winning drought in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 as skipper Virat Kohli's scintillating 53-ball 67 followed by AB de Villiers (59* off 38) and Marcus Stoinis (28* off 16) fruitful knock guided them to a thumping eight-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium . It was the 85-run stand between Kohli and de Villers before the South African got involved in a match-winning 46-run partnership with Stoinis which handed Bangalore a much-needed win. Defending 174, Punjab bowlers not only failed in getting wickets but also leaked runs as the visitors crossed the line with four balls to spare. (Text: IANS)

Umesh Yadav of Royal Challengers Bangalore raises his hands during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Umesh Yadav of Royal Challengers Bangalore raises his hands during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab takes a run during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab takes a run during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore, second left, celebrates the wicket of KL Rahul of Kings XI Punjab during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore, second left, celebrates the wicket of KL Rahul of Kings XI Punjab during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Kings XI Punjab's KL Rahul bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Kings XI Punjab's KL Rahul bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab celebrates after scoring fifty runs during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab celebrates after scoring fifty runs during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Mayank Agarwal of Kings XI Punjab bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Mayank Agarwal of Kings XI Punjab bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Mohammed Siraj of Royal Challengers Bangalore, center, celebrates the wicket of Sarfaraz Khan of Kings XI Punjab during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Mohammed Siraj of Royal Challengers Bangalore, center, celebrates the wicket of Sarfaraz Khan of Kings XI Punjab during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Virat Kohli captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore applauds during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Virat Kohli captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore applauds during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Mandeep Singh of Kings XI Punjab bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Mandeep Singh of Kings XI Punjab bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab plays during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab plays during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab, right, greets AB de Villiers during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Chris Gayle of Kings XI Punjab, right, greets AB de Villiers during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
A fan runs hugs Virat Kohli, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, after running into the field during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
A fan runs hugs Virat Kohli, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, after running into the field during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Security personnel catches a fan who entered the field to hug Virat Kohli, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Security personnel catches a fan who entered the field to hug Virat Kohli, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli, left, and AB de Villiers take a run during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli, left, and AB de Villiers take a run during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Marcus Stoinis of Royal Challengers Bangalore bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Marcus Stoinis of Royal Challengers Bangalore bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates after scoring fifty runs during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates after scoring fifty runs during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers, left, and Marcus Stoinis encourage each other during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers, left, and Marcus Stoinis encourage each other during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates his team's victory over Kings XI Punjab during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates his team's victory over Kings XI Punjab during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match in Mohali, India, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav)
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