IPL in pictures: Sandeep Sharma shines, RCB misfires

King’s XI Punjab’s co-owner Preity Zinta takes a selfie with Man of the Match Sandeep Sharma. The bowler took three wickets to help Kings XI Punjab successfully defend a modest 139-run target. Photo: PTI
With Kings XI struggling at 84 for five from 15 overs, Axar Patel’s 38-ball effort in the death overs gave the home team’s total a sense of respectability. He scored 19 runs in the last over off Shane Watson. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
King’s XI Punjab Sandeep Sharma celebrates with team-mates after picking the wicket of Chris Gayle in Bengaluru on Friday. Photo: PTI
Virat Kohli cuts a sorry figure after being bowled by Sandeep Sharma during the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab in Bengaluru on Friday. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
Virat Kohli’s team slumped to its ninth loss of the season with yet another batting collapse. Photo: PTI