PBKS vs RCB: Kohli Falls Shy of Century, but RCB Soar to Victory

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PBKS vs RCB: Kohli Falls Shy of Century, but RCB Soar to Victory

PBKS vs RCB: Virat Kohli’s stellar performance propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore to a formidable total of 241/7 in 20 overs against Punjab Kings. Kohli’s magnificent innings of 92 runs off just 47 balls set the tone for RCB’s dominance. In response, Punjab Kings faltered, managing only 181 runs, thus succumbing to a 60-run defeat.

This victory marked RCB’s fourth consecutive win, keeping them in contention for a spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs. On the other hand, PBKS’s loss resulted in their elimination from the tournament.

Kohli’s innings came to an end in the 18th over, just shy of a century across formats. However, his partnership with Rajat Patidar, who scored 55 off 23 balls, and later with Cameron Green, who contributed 46 off 27 balls, proved crucial in RCB’s imposing total. Rain briefly interrupted play after Kohli’s dismissal, but RCB’s momentum was not halted as they continued to pile on the runs.

Winning the toss, Punjab Kings opted to bowl first, hoping to secure a win in Dharamsala. Despite Sam Curran leading the side in the absence of the injured Shikhar Dhawan, PBKS struggled to contain RCB’s batting onslaught.

The match between RCB and PBKS was crucial for both teams, as they battled to stay alive in the IPL playoff race. RCB’s remarkable comeback from a slow start to the season, fueled by their recent winning streak, has injected renewed hope into their campaign.

Led by Kohli and supported by du Plessis, RCB’s batting lineup appears formidable, with the addition of promising talents like Will Jacks and Cameron Green adding depth.

PBKS, meanwhile, have faced inconsistencies throughout the season, struggling to replicate their away successes at home. Despite their unpredictable nature, PBKS will be determined to bounce back and secure a vital win against RCB to keep their playoff dreams alive.

With both teams aware of the importance of this match, fans can expect a gripping contest as RCB and PBKS battle it out on the field.

PBKS vs RCB: Full Scorecard

Royal Challengers Bengaluru  (20 ovs maximum)

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Virat Kohli c Rossouw b Arshdeep Singh92478276195.74
Faf du Plessis (c)c Shashank Singh b Kaverappa971120128.57
Will Jacks c Patel b Kaverappa1271111171.42
Rajat Patidar c †Bairstow b Curran55232436239.13
Cameron Green c Curran b Patel46275051170.37
Dinesh Karthik †c Curran b Patel1871012257.14
Mahipal Lomror b Patel023000.00
Swapnil Singh not out11200100.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 6)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 12.05)241/7
Did not bat: Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson 
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Faf du Plessis, 2.2 ov), 2-43 (Will Jacks, 4.4 ov), 3-119 (Rajat Patidar, 9.6 ov), 4-211 (Virat Kohli, 17.4 ov), 5-238 (Dinesh Karthik, 19.1 ov), 6-240 (Mahipal Lomror, 19.4 ov), 7-241 (Cameron Green, 19.6 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vidwath Kaverappa403629.00112300
Arshdeep Singh3041113.6653320
Sam Curran3050116.6624420
Harshal Patel403839.5075110
Rahul Chahar3047015.6653401
Liam Livingstone302809.3342110

Punjab Kings  (T: 242 runs from 20 ovs)

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Prabhsimran Singh lbw b Swapnil Singh64310150.00
Jonny Bairstow †c du Plessis b Ferguson27163041168.75
Rilee Rossouw c Jacks b Sharma61274293225.92
Shashank Singh run out (Kohli)37193942194.73
Jitesh Sharma b Sharma54610125.00
Liam Livingstone c Sharma b Swapnil Singh023000.00
Sam Curran (c)b Ferguson22162620137.50
Ashutosh Sharma lbw b Mohammed Siraj85901160.00
Harshal Patel c Ferguson b Mohammed Siraj015000.00
Rahul Chahar not out55810100.00
Arshdeep Singh c Sharma b Mohammed Siraj43410133.33
Extras(lb 2, w 4)6
TOTAL17 Ov (RR: 10.64)181
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Prabhsimran Singh, 0.4 ov), 2-71 (Jonny Bairstow, 5.5 ov), 3-107 (Rilee Rossouw, 8.6 ov), 4-125 (Jitesh Sharma, 10.5 ov), 5-126 (Liam Livingstone, 11.2 ov), 6-151 (Shashank Singh, 13.4 ov), 7-164 (Ashutosh Sharma, 14.6 ov), 8-170 (Sam Curran, 15.3 ov), 9-174 (Harshal Patel, 16.1 ov), 10-181 (Arshdeep Singh, 16.6 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Swapnil Singh302829.3375000
Mohammed Siraj4043310.7595220
Yash Dayal2022011.0053110
Lockie Ferguson302929.6665000
Will Jacks10505.0010000
Cameron Green1016016.0012100
Karn Sharma3036212.0073300

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