New Delhi, Sept. 25 -- You could say the match was more or less decided in the third over when Virat Kohli was caught at mid-on. Or earlier, when Kohli had dropped KL Rahul twice in consecutive overs. In between, Kings XI Punjab cantered to 157/3 to 206/3 before they nixed Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philippe. It was almost ordained to be Rahul's day. Nothing could come between him and a classic T20 century that helped Kings XI Punjab build the foundation of a comprehensive 97-run victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match on Thursday.

Rahul scored 132-the highest ever score by a captain in an IPL match, also the highest ever by an Indian. In the process he also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the f...