January 19, 2022

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Match Report : PBKS v RCB, 26th Match IPL 2021, Live Score

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Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore two of two times in last year. Punjab Kings struggling to get mark this year, While RCB is very close to qualify for playoffs.

Recent form :

Royal Challengers Bangalore : W L W
Punjab Kings : L W L

” We are More confident now, we gonna bowl first. So the game last night, short boundary on one side. The pitch was two paced last night, so we want to bowl first. Shahbaz comes in for Sundar looking at the composition of their side. Even when you win games, you need to rectify stuff. We have stepped in with six or seven bowling options each game, so that gives me a lot of comfort and space. The bowlers have been on their mark, all credit to them.” Virat Kohli explained.

“We have always found ourselves in this position, we just have to go out there and put up a show tonight. We have three changes. Henriques and Arshdeep are out, Mayank is not feeling too well as he got hit in the last game. Meredith, Prabhsimran and Harpreet are in. It is something we have spoken about. We are a young group of guys except for Chris, but it’s important that we learn from our mistakes.” KL Rahul added

KL Rahul started the inning with his conservative approach while Chris Gayle came and smashed last over Kyle Jamieson. Punjab Kings scored 49 runs in powerplay overs. New comer Prabhsimran Singh was removed by Kyle Jamiesom.

Daniel Sams got the rid of Chris Gayle. Ab de Villiers cought a sharp catch. Daniel sams came on the end of Yuzi Chahal, he bowled a perfect bouncer and he depart on 46 runs. The inning included 6 fours and 2 sixes.

The strike rate was the only concern for KL Rahul before thie match, but he shuts down the mouth of heaters with brilliant, accelerated inning of 91. He batted with the strike rate 159.65 alongwith 7 fours and 5 sixes.

Punjab Kings managed to score 179 runs in first inning.

Royal Challengers were very conservative to chase this target. Riley Meredith bolwed out Devdutt Padikkal with cracking delivery of 146 km/h. Virat Kohli tried his best. But couldn’t find the timing that he has. He depart on 35 by the delivery of Harpreet Brar.

Harpreet Brar was the man with golden arm, he removed RCB’s back bone including Maxwell and De Villiers. Glenn Maxwell got out golden duck while Ab de Villiers depart while trying to hit on over cover.

Harpreet Brar conceded just 19 runs and grabbed three wickets. Ravi Bishnoi also bowled some fantastic overs, he spent 17 runs and took two wickets. Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore convincingly. They added two points in their bag.