Bangalore beat Punjab kings by 6 runs.
Chasing the greatest total in this leg of the competition in Sharjah was always going to be difficult, and they needed a solid foundation to scale the number down. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, as expected, withstood the storm early on and, once established, began to score runs at a rapid clip. Before Rahul was sent back, both of them got rolling and put up a 91-run stand. Pooran’s terrible form continued, as he was beaten for a low score. Mayank had reached his fifty and would have preferred to stay to the end and lead them across the finish line, but he also holed up at the wrong time.