Ahmedabad: The captain, KL Rahul, scored 91, whereas Harpreet Brar made up three key batsmen when Punjab Kings dropped the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs in an IPL match right here.
In a bat, Punjab had been powerful at one stage, however Rahul’s perseverance, energy play of Chris Gayle (46) and vitality of Brar (25) ensured they’d a aggressive 179 for 5 on board.
Rahul and Gayle shared an 80-run stand, however Punjab’s center order collapsed as Brar, who batted at quantity seven, was the one different batsman to attain a double-digit rating.
Rahul and Brar then added 61 runs to the unbeaten eighth wicket to save lots of the workforce after the RCB bowlers took the initiative after Gayle’s dismissal in the eleventh over.
Rahul hit seven fours and 5 sixes in his 57-ball shot, whereas Brar took 17 balls for his 25 which had two sixes and a 4.
Brar (3/19) then returned with the ball in his hand to fireside an important batsmen – Virat Kohli (35), Glenn Maxwell (0) and AB de Villiers (3) – as RCB scored 145 for eight . The victory took Punjab (6) to fifth place behind Mumbai Indians (6) in the standings from sixth place, whereas RCB (10) remained at quantity three.
The fiery protests of Riley Meredith (1/29) and Mohammed Shami (1/28) meant that RCB began a relaxed as they might solely rating 36 runs from the Powerplay over.
The 24-year-old Australian pacemaker always examined the RCB openers and finally uprooted the stumps of Devdutt Padikkal (7) after he was shot by the left hand for a six at a improper time.
Kohli, who was hit by his compatriot Shami on his proper elbow, and Rajat Patidar had the scoreboard tapped as a result of taking pictures was not straightforward towards the disciplined bowlers of Punjab.
At halftime, RCB was simply 62 for 2, and to make issues worse, left-back Brar, Kohli and Maxwell bowled consecutive deliveries in the eleventh over.
The Punjab bowler returned and despatched harmful De Villiers (3) again to knock RCB at 69 for 4 in 12.1 overs.
From there, it ceased to be a match because the required fee continued to rise. Earlier, the tempo duo of Daniel Sams and Mohammed Siraj initially laid strict bowling to maintain the Punjab batsmen on a decent band and never allow them to open their arms.
Prabhsimran Singh, who performed in place of the injured Mayank Agarwal, couldn’t contribute a lot, and he scored an a-run-a-ball. Gayle explodes.
The West Indians creamed 5 fours, together with 4 in a row, in the ultimate over of the Powerplay, which was bowled by Jamieson. He adopted that up with two sixes from Yuzvendra Chahal in the following over, with the primary one a flat most.
The run was thick and quick, which elevated the run fee, however Gayle couldn’t flip it into a giant beat. Jamieson removed the Caribbean loot and captured him. It was a smooth dismissal when the sharp quick ball touched Gayle’s gloves and fell into the palms of AB de Villiers.
The tall Kiwi bowler additionally removed Nicholas Pooran (0), whereas Deepak Hooda (5) and Shahrukh Khan (0) additionally returned to the pavilion in no time. Rahul, who misplaced one after the opposite, accomplished his half-century with a single minimize when large pictures dried up once more.
The final run that Punjab scored 22, Rahul beat Harshal Patel for 2 fours and completed a six earlier than Brar the innings with six extra.
Source: Telangana Today