Record knock powers Kings XI to massive win

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Royal Challengers Bangalore's star-studded line-up to match for the heroics of KL Rahul
KL Rahul hit the highest IPL score by an Indian batsman, a stunning 132no off just 69 balls, as the Kings XI Punjab thumped Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai.

Dropped twice by RCB skipper Virat Kohli, Rahul exploded in the final two overs off the innings, smacking 42 runs off his final nine deliveries.

Australian duo Aaron Finch (20 from 21 balls) and Josh Phillipe (who made a duck after being promoted to No.3 in the order) were unable to make much of an impact in the chase, with Kohli's dismissal for 1 reducing RCB to 3-4 in the third over.

KL Rahul celebrates his century // BCCI

Bangalore were eventually bowled out for 109 after 17 overs, falling 23 runs short of Rahul's score and 97 runs away from the Kings XI total of 3-206.

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