Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), captained by Virat Kohli, who was in tremendous form in the tournament, suffered a tough defeat at the hands of KL Rahul (KL Rahul) captained Punjab Kings (PBKS). Punjab beat him by 34 runs. Batting first in the match, Punjab scored 179 runs on KL Rahul’s unbeaten 91-run innings. In response, the Bangalore team could only manage 145 runs at the loss of 8 wickets.
This is RCB’s second defeat in the tournament. Earlier, he lost to Chennai. On the other hand, this is Punjab’s third win in 7 matches.
Thrill of punjab’s innings
Earlier, Punjab Kings scored 179 for 5 against Royal Challengers Bangalore with the help of captain KL Rahul’s unbeaten 91 runs. Rahul and Chris Gayle (46 off 24 balls) shared an 80-run partnership but middle-order batsmen could not walk apart from them. Apart from these two, Harpreet Brar, who landed at number seven, was able to reach double digits. Rahul and Brar added 61 runs in the unbeaten partnership of the eighth wicket.
Gayle Choke Fifty
The pressure was put on by RCB bowlers after Gayle was dismissed in the 11th over. Rahul hit seven fours and five sixes in his innings of 57 balls. Brar, on the other hand, scored 25 runs in 17 balls with the help of two sixes and a four. Daniel Symes and Mohammed Siraj did not allow the Punjab batsmen to play openly in the early overs. Prabhasimran Singh, who replaced the injured Mayank Agarwal, started the innings with Rahul but was dismissed by seven runs. Rahul seemed full of confidence but the runs were not being scored easily. Gayle then broke the pressure by hitting five fours in one over of Jamieson’s inserted powerplay.
Puran, Deepak and Shahrukh were flops
After this, Yuswendra Chahal increased the run rate by hitting two sixes in the next over. However, he could not convert a good start into a big innings. Jamieson caught him in the hands of AB de Villiers behind the wicket. He also dispatched Nicholas Pooran (0), while Deepak Hooda (5) and Shah Rukh Khan (0) also could not stand. Punjab scored 22 runs in the last two overs when Rahul hit Harshal Patel for two fours and a six and Brar hit a six off the last ball.