Captain’s 91 n.o., West Indian’s 24-ball 46 and left-hander’s game-breaking impression (cameo with bat and scalps of Kohli, Maxwell, de Villiers) earn PBKS a 34-run win
It was a night time to recollect for Harpreet Brar. Playing his first match of the event, he returned a terrific all-round efficiency to information Punjab Kings to a 34-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Ahmedabad on Friday.
After making an unbeaten 25, Harpreet picked up the essential wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers to stifle the RCB chase.
Chasing 180, RCB misplaced Kohli (35, 34b) in the eleventh over. The skipper rushed down the observe, however performed throughout a quick, skiddy supply from Harpreet.
The left-arm spinner struck the very subsequent ball, clipping Maxwell’s off-stump with a magnificence. Harpreet then accounted for de Villiers (3, 9b), who punched straight to Okay.L. Rahul at cowl.
Harpreet’s triple strike, executed in the area of two overs, shut RCB out of the contest.
Harpreet, that includes in solely his fourth match in three IPL seasons, completed with figures of three for 19.
PBKS, which recorded a third win in seven outings, scuttled RCB’s probability to take the sole lead in the factors desk.
Earlier, captain Rahul carried PBKS to a good rating. Rahul turned the highest run-scorer of the event throughout the course of his unbeaten 57-ball 91.
On the rampage
Chris Gayle, who blasted a fast 46, offered some help. The West Indian let free in the sixth over, smashing Kyle Jamieson for 5 fours. Gayle’s assault gave PBKS — caught at 29 for one in 5 overs — a much-needed increase.
After Gayle departed, wickets started to tumble, leaving PBKS at a precarious 118 for 5. Nicholas Pooran’s woes continued, when he was dismissed by Jamieson for a fourth duck this season.
Rahul, who began slowly, dragged the aspect again into the contest together with Harpreet (25 n.o., 17b, 1×4, 2×6). The duo’s unbroken 61-run sixth-wicket stand turned out to be a key issue in PBKS’ success.
Rahul was extreme on pacer Harshal Patel, who leaked 40 runs in the 18th and twentieth overs. Rahul prolonged his golden run towards RCB, to go together with scores of 61 n.o. and 132 n.o. in the earlier two conferences between the sides.
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