IPL: Kyle Jamieson goes down swinging as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed by Punjab Kings

Kyle Jamieson's Royal Challengers Bangalore may have suffered a 34-run defeat from Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League, but the Blackcaps all-rounder went down swinging with the bat.

Chasing 180 at Ahmedabad, Jamieson came out to bat earlier than he'd have wanted, with his team reeling at 96/7 in the 16th over.

But with the win all but out of the question, Jamieson at least had a bit of fun, hammering Aussie speedster Riley Meredith high and long for six runs.

The broadcast's official measurements had Jamieson's hit travelling 89 metres.

The Blackcaps all-rounder added an unbeaten 16 of his side's 145/8, combining in a partnership of 48 runs in just 23 balls with Harshal Patel (31).

Earlier, Jamieson had taken two wickets to finish as the pick of Bangalore's bowlers with 2/32, getting Indian wicketkeeper batsman Prabhsimran Singh for seven and West Indian Nicholas Pooran for a duck.

But Bangalore could only watch, as Punjab skipper KL Rahul plundered the attack all around the ground, carrying his bat to finish 91 not out of his side's 179/5.

In response, Bangalore's best was a meagre 35 to Indian skipper Virat Kohli, as Punjab spinner Harpreet Brar ruined their innings with a man-of-the-match spell of 3/19 from his four overs.

The victory moves Punjab into playoff contention, level with fourth-placed Mumbai Indians on points,after playing one game more.

Bangalore stay third on the IPL ladder, losing two of their last three games, even after starting the season with four consecutive wins. 

The Stephen Fleming-coached Chennai Super Kings lead the competition, with five wins and one defeat from their six matches played.