May 14, 2021

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IPL 2021 Match 26: Punjab Kings pull off clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore – as it happened



Daniel Sams of Royal Challengers Bangalore is played by Ravi Bishnoi of Punjab Kings.
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Punjab Kings clash against Kohli’s RCB

Kolkata: Little-known left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar has become an unlikely hero for the Punjab Kings against the Royal Challengers Bangalore tonight. Playing his first game this season, he turned the game upside down by picking up the prize wickets of Virat Kohli (35), Glenn Maxwell (0) and AB de Villiers (3) in a two overs space to put in places a 34 -run win for his team.

Just when it looked like a 180 goal should be on hand for RCB’s high-octane hitting training, Australian speedster Riley Meredith struck early at Devdutt Padikkal Castle with just 19 points on the board. . Meredith and Mohammed Shami’s animated opening spells put some pressure on the RCB beaters, who only managed 35 points on the power play.

Earlier, captain KL Rahul’s late charge in a masterful round of 91 unbeaten and a cameo from Brar (25 of 17 balls) drove the Punjab to a score of 179 for five wickets – but not quite a game. winner.

However, the spin combination of Brar and leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi (2/17) managed to riot.

Relive the match as it happened …

Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi Bishnoi (3rd from right) of the Punjab Kings celebrates Shahbaz Ahmed’s wicket of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Harpreet brar

Harpreet Brar of Punjab Kings celebrates the AB de Villiers wicket of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Harpreet brar

Harpreet Brar of Punjab Kings celebrates Glenn Maxwell’s wicket of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Rajat patidar

Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore plays a stroke.
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Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar

Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar of Royal Challengers Bangalore run between the wickets.
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Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi Bishnoi of the Punjab Kings bowls.
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Punjab Kings players

Punjab Kings players celebrate the wicket of Devdutt Padikkal of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore plays a stroke.
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KL Rahul’s late charge brings Punjab to 179/5

Kolkata: Captain KL Rahul’s late charge in a masterful round of 91 unbeaten and Harpreet Brar cameo (25 of 17 bullets) led Punjab Kings to a total of 179 fights for five wickets against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad today.

It was a wasted opportunity for the Punjab to put at least a total of 190 on board on that wicket, as they were given a perfect launch pad by the blazing 80-track partnership of Rahul and Chris Gayle for the second wicket. However, once the ‘Universe Boss’ fell for 46 out of 24 bullets, their innings ran in disarray until a late blitz gave it one last push.

The total is not enough to defend against a fit RCB batting lineup and Punjab bowlers need to strike early to feed any hope of upset.

Shahbaz Ahmed

Shahbaz Ahmed of the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowls.
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Harpreet brar

Harpreet Brar of Punjab Kings plays a stroke.
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Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan of Punjab Kings is played by Yuzvendra Chahal of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Daniel Sams

Daniel Sams (center) of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle of Punjab Kings.
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Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle of Punjab Kings plays a shot.
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Kyle jamieson

Kyle Jamieson of the Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowls.
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KL Rahul

KL Rahul of Punjab Kings plays a stroke.
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Mohammed siraj

Mohammed Siraj of the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowls.
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Daniel Sams

Daniel Sams of the Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowls.
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Virat Kohli and KL Rahul

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli (left) with Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul during the draw held at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
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RCB punches Punjab Kings

Kolkata: It will take an extraordinary effort from the Punjab Kings of KL Rahul, sixth in the standings, to put the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a tough spot when they face off today at the massive Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad’s surface is likely to see a battering festival with both sides loaded with enough firepower, but the Punjab’s best chance is to continue here – if they manage to contain Virat Kohli’s men to a score nominal. Incidentally, Glenn Maxwell may have a point to prove against Rahul’s men as he was dropped by the franchise after a rather poor season with the Bat in the UAE.

RCB, with 10 points from six matches, have a play-off spot within their grasp while Punjab still have a mountain to climb with just two wins from an equal number of matches. It’s time for Rahul’s men to show that they just aren’t here to make up the numbers.