Put in to bat, the hosts squandered a decent 36-run opening start from Lokesh Rahul (21 off 15 balls; 6x3) and Chris Gayle (18 off 14, 4x4) before losing both the openers in the fifth over of the innings.
"We've got the right kind of momentum", Kohli said.
A defeat on the morrow against Sunrisers will reduce the final game of RCB against Rajasthan at Jaipur to nearly an academic affair.
Except Aaron Finch (26), no one could reach double figures, as RCB bowlers were able to maintain the pressure throughout the KXIP's innings and kept knocking off wickets on regular intervals.
In the bowling department, medium pacer Umesh Yadav has so far delivered for the team, claiming 17 wickets in the 12 matches he has featured in. They would now have to win rest of their two matches to remain in contention. That's pretty much the case with us.
"We have lost three on the bounce, maybe we can't lose another one on the bounce, I hope". The foreign batsmen love it and hopefully, they come good. "Maybe we can get three hundreds and win the tournament".
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Both pace bowlers mostly bowled length deliveries on the off-stump or the fourth stump line and did not allow the two openers to swing their arms without shuffling across. Not without reason are they acknowledged to possess the best bowling unit of IPL 2018, though there will be a little bit of concern about their last two performances. We know the scenario and the only way we can give ourselves that opportunity is by having the desperation.
"The last week has been insane, we thought we were down and out (but) suddenly the table opened up", Kohli said. Each win is extremely crucial to ensure their hopes for qualifying in the play offs stay alive.
KXIP need to pick themselves up and they have very little time to do so as they will be playing Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday, May 16.