RCB failed in front of Punjab Kings, suffered a crushing defeat by 54 runs
In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 50 runs on Friday. Chasing 210 runs in the match held at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, RCB’s team could only manage 155 runs for 9 wickets. This is the sixth win for Punjab Kings in 12 matches and their chances of going to the playoffs remain intact.
Royal Challengers Bangalore innings (155/9)
Chasing the target, RCB had a very poor start and they lost three wickets at the score of 40 runs. After this, Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell shared 64 runs for the fourth wicket and provided momentum to RCB’s innings. Maxwell contributed 35 runs and Rajat Patidar contributed 26 runs, however, after the dismissal of both, RCB’s innings fell apart like a pack of cards. Kagiso Rabada top-scored with three, Rahul Chahar and Rishi for Punjab Kings. Dhawan got two wickets each.
1st wicket – Virat Kohli 20 runs (33/1)
2nd wicket – Faf du Plessis, 10 runs (34/2)
3rd wicket – Mahipal Lomror 6 runs, (40/3)
Fourth wicket – Rajat Patidar 26 runs (104/4)
Fifth wicket- Glenn Maxwell 35 runs (104/5)
Sixth wicket- Dinesh Karthik 11 runs (120/6)
Seventh wicket- Shahbaz Ahmed 9 runs (124/7)
Eighth wicket – Wanindu Hasaranga 1 run, (137/8)
Ninth wicket – Harshal Patel 11 runs (142/9)
Punjab Kings innings (209/9)
After losing the toss, opting to bat first, Shikhar Dhawan (21 runs) and Jonny Bairstow got off to a great start with a 60-run partnership. Bairstow scored 66 runs in 29 balls, which included seven sixes and three fours. After this, Liam Livingstone scored 70 runs in 42 balls with the help of 5 fours and four sixes and took the team beyond two hundred. For RCB, Harshal Patel took four and Wanindu Hasaranga took two wickets.
1st wicket – Shikhar Dhawan 21 runs (60/1)
2nd wicket – Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 1 run (85/2)
Third wicket- Jonny Bairstow 66 runs (101/3)
Fourth wicket- Mayank Agarwal 19 runs (152/4)
Fifth wicket- Jitesh Sharma 9 runs (164/5)
Sixth wicket- Harpreet Brar 7 runs (173/6)
Seventh wicket – Liam Livingstone 70 runs, (206/7)
Eighth wicket – Rishi Dhawan 7 runs (207/8)
Ninth wicket- Rahul Chahar 2 runs (209/9)