Punjab Kings beat RCB by 34 runs
Punjab Kings beat RCB by 34 runs

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PBKS vs RCB IPL 2021 Highlights: Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore lock their horns to play their 7th league match of the IPL 2021. PBKS has beat the RCB in the last 2 of their meetings.

Match: Punjab Kings(PBKS) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Toss Details: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opt to bowl

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Virat Kohli | RCB Skipper

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.

KL Rahul | PBKS Skipper

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’s (inconsistency) 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. I hope so (a century for Gayle).

Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

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(PBKS)

KL Rahul(c), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh(w), Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith

IPL 2021 PBKS vs RCB Highlights

Punjab Kings Batting

Rahul and Prabhsimran gets into the crease to lead Punjab Kings while Daniel Sams opens the bowling attack.

Though Punjab Kings loses their opener Prabhsimran in a very early stage skipper KL Rahul and Universal Boss Chris Gayle join hands and make a massive contribution to the team.

This duo added a massive 80 runs partnership before their next wicket. In the mid of 11th over Daniel Sams dismissed Chris Gayle for 46 runs and sents him to pavillion. Punjab Kings batsman then really struggles to make a partnership with skipper KL Rahul.

Finally, Harpreet Brar makes a stand with the skipper KL Rahul and drags PBKS to score 179 runs for 5 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Batting

Virat Kohli and  Devdutt Padikkal join hands and get into lead the RCB to chase down the target of 180 runs while Riley Meredith opens the bowling attack.

PBKS needs to make quick wickets which could really cost them massive run gains. As expected Riley Meredith in the 3rd over dismissed  Devdutt Padikkal for 7 runs. Following the wicket, Rajat Patidar and Virat Kohli gets in pressure to build a partnership which could change the run flow.

This duo making it steady scored 62 runs for 1 wicket loss ta the end of the 10 overs. Debutant Harpreet Brar in the next over dismissed RCB skipper Virat Kohli for 35 runs and dimiss Maxwell in the very next ball for golden duck.

In his final over Harpreet Brar dismissed AB de Villiers for 3 runs. These back to back wickets from debut bowler increases the winning percentage for PBKS.

With a long struggle RCB winded up while scoring 145 runs for 8 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs. PBKS beat RCB by 34 runs.

Watch PBKS vs RCB Highlights

Watch full match highlights of IPL 2021 PBKS vs RCB and check the IPL 2021 points table.

Man of the Match

  • Name: Harpreet Brar () – 3 wickets.
  • Team: Punjab Kings
  • Role: Bowler
  • Stats: 4 Overs – 19 runs – 3 wickets

I hail from Moga district. I am sure the people back home would be proud and happy. I wasn’t overwhelmed when Kohli hit me because a bowler always gets a second chance to come back.

My first IPL wicket was Kohli Paaji’s wicket and that was very special. It came out in a flow after that, your body opens up, you get confident and things fall in place. When I came out to bat, I had the time to wait for a couple of overs.

Rahul bhai was also talking to me about the conditions and about the shots I could play.

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