PBKS vs RCB, IPL 2021: PBKS shock RCB with great display, KL Rahul and newbie Harpreet Brar star in 34-run victory– Punjab Kings registered a comprehensive 34-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore with KL Rahul and Harpreet Brar starring in the victory. Rahul’s unbeaten 91, Chris Gayle’s 24-ball 46 helped Punjab Kings set a 180-run target for Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl first against KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings. KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings, in search of winning momentum, take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. PBKS are in search of their best combination while RCB are aiming to continue winning momentum and take the top spot in Points Table.
Virat Kohli’s RCB made one change to the Playing XI that won against DC. Washington Sundar made way for Shahbaz Ahmed. As for Punjab, they have made three changes with Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh and Moises Henriques making way. Agarwal has a niggle and misses out due to that.
Punjab were off to a slow start with Daniel sams proving a difficult bowler to take on. However, from the other end, Kyle Jamieson removed youngster Prabhshimron Singh early. However, Chris Gayle brought his explosive form back, hitting Kyle Jamieson for five fours in one over. Gayle and Rahul brought up their 50-run stand to steady Punjab innings.
Punjab were dealt a blow when Chris Gayle departed after 24-ball 46 while Nicholas Pooran once again disappointed departing on 4th duck. Soon, Punjab lost two more wickets with Shahrukh Khan and Deepak Hooda both departing in a short span of time. In the end, Rahul’s unbeaten 91 helped Punjab Kings post 179/5 in 20 overs.
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal seemingly gave RCB a good start. But Riley Meredith with a fine delivery cleaned up Padikkal’s stumps after the youngster hit him for a six. Then on, Kohli and Rajat Patidar anchored the innings in the tough chase.
When Kohli tried to take on Punjab bowlers to speed up scoring, Harpreet Brar struck twice in one over to derail RCB. First, he cleaned up Kohli’s wicket and then sent Glenn Maxwell back before scalping another big wicket in AB de Villiers.
RCB kept on losing wickets with Ravi Bishnoi striking, taking two wickets in one over. In the end, Harshal Patel began a blitzkrieg with 13-ball 31 but it was too late as RCB suffered a 34-run defeat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings 145/8 (20 ovs); Lost by 34 runs
|Virat Kohli (C)||b Harpreet Brar||35||34||3||1||102.94|
|Devdutt Padikkal||b Riley Meredith||7||6||0||1||116.67|
|Rajat Patidar||c Nicholas Pooran b CJ Jordan||31||30||2||1||103.33|
|Glenn Maxwell||b Harpreet Brar||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|AB de Villiers (WK)||c KL Rahul b Harpreet Brar||3||9||0||0||33.33|
|Shahbaz Ahmed||c Harpreet Brar b Ravi Bishnoi||8||11||1||0||72.73|
|Daniel Sams||b Ravi Bishnoi||3||4||0||0||75.00|
|Kyle Jamieson||Not out||16||11||1||1||145.45|
|Harshal Patel||c Ravi Bishnoi b M Shami||31||13||3||2||238.46|
|Mohammed Siraj||Not out||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||11 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 8)|
|Yet To Bat||YS Chahal|
Punjab Kings Innings 179/5 (20 ovs)
|Lokesh Rahul (WK/C)||Not out||91||57||7||5||159.65|
|Prabhsimran Singh||c Virat Kohli b KA Jamieson||7||7||1||0||100.00|
|Chris Gayle||c AB de Villiers b DR Sams||46||24||6||2||191.67|
|Nicholas Pooran||c Shahbaz Ahmed b KA Jamieson||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Deepak Hooda||c RM Patidar b Shahbaz Ahmed||5||9||0||0||55.56|
|Shahrukh Khan||b YS Chahal||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Harpreet Brar||Not out||25||17||1||2||147.06|
|Extra||5 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 1)|
|Yet To Bat||CJ Jordan, Riley Meredith, M Shami, Ravi Bishnoi|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|
|P Simran Singh||1-19||3.3|
Playing XI: Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (capt & wk), Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith
“The momentum with us and we were hitting the ball well. Once we got into that rhythm we had to keep going as long as we could. We knew that the new batsman would take some time,” Devdutt Padikkal said.
It will be interesting to see if Nicholas Pooran continues to find a place in Punjab’s middle-order. He has scored only 28 runs in five innings and his lack of runs has been a concern. As for Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul, fans will want him to repeat his unbeaten 132-run knock that he got last year.
PBKS vs RCB head-to-head in IPL: 26 Matches – 14 victories for Punjab Kings and 12 wins for Royal Challengers Bangalore
Punjab Kings may not be consistent but have had the edge over Royal Challengers Bangalore. In 26 matches in IPL so far, PBKS have won 14 while RCB have won 12 games.
PBKS vs RCB Head to Head Stats
Punjab Kings will be a confident unit having won both matches last season. But Kohli’s men will look to bring back their run from 2018-19 when RCB won four consecutive matches against PBKS.
|15-Oct-20||Punjab Kings||8 Wickets||Sharjah|
|24-Sep-20||Punjab Kings||97 Runs||Dubai|
|24-Apr-19||Royal Challengers Bangalore||17 runs||Bengaluru|
|13-Apr-19||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Mohali|
|14-May-18||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 Wickets||Indore|
|13-Apr-18||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|05-May-17||Punjab Kings||16 Runs||Bengaluru|
|10-Apr-17||Punjab Kings||8 Wickets||Indore|
|18-May-16||Royal Challengers Bangalore||82 Runs||Bengaluru|
|09-May-16||Royal Challengers Bangalore||1 Runs||Mohali|
|13-May-15||Punjab Kings||22 Runs||Mohali|
|06-May-15||Royal Challengers Bangalore||138 Runs||Bengaluru|
|09-May-14||Punjab Kings||32 Runs||Bengaluru|
|28-Apr-14||Punjab Kings||5 Wickets||Dubai|
|14-May-13||Punjab Kings||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|06-May-13||Punjab Kings||6 Wickets||Mohali|
|02-May-12||Punjab Kings||4 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|20-Apr-12||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets||Mohali|
|17-May-11||Punjab Kings||111 Runs||Dharamsala|
|06-May-11||Royal Challengers Bangalore||85 Runs||Bengaluru|
|02-Apr-10||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6 Wickets||Mohali|
|16-Mar-10||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|01-May-09||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Runs||Durban|
|24-Apr-09||Punjab Kings||7 Wickets||Durban|
|12-May-08||Punjab Kings||9 Wickets||Mohali|
|05-May-08||Punjab Kings||6 Wickets||Bengaluru|
Which TV channels will broadcast PBKS vs RCB?
PBKS vs RCB match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. The leading Indian Broadcaster has made arrangements to broadcast the games in multiple languages and on multiple network channels.
How do I watch live streaming of IPL 2021 PBKS vs RCB match?
The live streaming of the IPL 2021 PBKS vs RCB match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.co
When will IPL 2021 Final be Played? – Date
IPL 2021 Final will be on May 30, 2021
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What Time IPL 2021, PBKS vs RCB Will begin? Time
Match Will begin at 7.30 pm IST
What are the venues for IPL 2021, PBKS vs RCB? – Venue
The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad