PBKS shock RCB with great display, KL Rahul and newbie Harpreet Brar star in 34-run victory

PBKS vs RCB, IPL 2021: PBKS shock RCB with great display, KL Rahul and newbie Harpreet Brar star in 34-run victory– Punjab…

PBKS vs RCB Live IPL 2021: KL Rahul's 91, Harpreet Brar's 3/19 helped Punjab Kings to 34-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore
PBKS vs RCB Live IPL 2021: KL Rahul's 91, Harpreet Brar's 3/19 helped Punjab Kings to 34-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore

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.

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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

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
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)
Total 145/8 (20)
Yet To Bat YS Chahal
Riley Meredith 3.2 0 29 1 8.70
Mohammed Shami 3.4 0 28 1 7.64
Ravi Bishnoi 4 0 17 2 4.25
Harpreet Brar 4 1 19 3 4.75
Chris Jordan 4 0 31 1 7.75
Deepak Hooda 1 0 13 0 13.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
D Padikkal 1-19 2.3
Virat Kohli 2-62 10.1
GJ Maxwell 3-62 10.2
AB de Villiers 4-69 12.1
RM Patidar 5-91 14.4
Shahbaz Ahmed 6-96 15.4
DR Sams 7-96 15.5
HV Patel 8-144 19.4


Punjab Kings Innings 179/5 (20 ovs)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
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)
Total 179/5 (20)
Yet To Bat CJ JordanRiley MeredithM ShamiRavi Bishnoi
Daniel Sams 4 0 24 1 6.00
Mohammed Siraj 3 0 24 0 8.00
Kyle Jamieson 3 0 32 2 10.67
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 0 34 1 8.50
Harshal Patel 4 0 53 0 13.25
Shahbaz Ahmed 2 0 11 1 5.50


Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
P Simran Singh 1-19 3.3
CH Gayle 2-99 10.4
Nicholas Pooran 3-107 11.3
DJ Hooda 4-117 13.6
Shahrukh Khan 5-118 14.4


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.

Matches Played 26
PBKS Won 14
RCB Won 12
No Result 0


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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.

Date Winner Winning margin Venue
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


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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

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