Put into bat, Punjab have been in a spot of trouble at one stage however Rahul’s perseverance, energy-hitting of Chris Gayle (46) and power of Brar (25) ensured that they had a aggressive 179 for 5 on board.
Rahul and Gayle shared a 80-run stand however Punjab’s center order collapsed as Brar, batting at quantity seven, was the one different batsman to handle a double-digit rating.
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Rahul and Brar then added 61 runs for the unbeaten eighth wicket to rescue the facet after the RCB bowlers had seized the initiative following Gayle’s dismissal in the eleventh over.
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Rahul hit seven fours and 5 sixes in his 57-ball knock, whereas Brar took 17 balls for his 25 that had two sixes and a 4.
Brar (3/19) then returned with ball in his hand to dismiss key rival batsmen — Virat Kohli (35), Glenn Maxwell (0) and AB de Villiers (3) — as RCB managed 145 for eight.
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The win took Punjab (6) to fifth place behind Mumbai Indians (6) in the factors desk from the sixth place, whereas RCB (10) remained at quantity three.
The fiery spells from Riley Meredith (1/29) and Mohammed Shami (1/28) meant that RCB have been off to a sedate begin as they might rating solely 36 runs from the Powerplay overs.
The 24-yr-previous Australian pacer constantly examined the RCB openers and finally uprooted the stumps of Devdutt Padikkal (7) after being hit for a six on a mis-timed shot by the left-hander.
Kohli, who was hit on his proper elbow by compatriot Shami, and Rajat Patidar stored the scoreboard ticking as shot-making was not straightforward in opposition to the disciplined Punjab bowlers.
At half-manner mark, RCB have been simply 62 for 2 and to make matter worse, left-arm spinner Brar clear bowled Kohli and Maxwell off successive deliveries in the eleventh over.
The Punjab bowler returned and despatched again harmful De Villiers (3) to depart RCB gasping at 69 for 4 in 12.1 overs.
From there onwards, it stopped being a contest because the required run-charge stored hovering.
Earlier, the tempo duo of Daniel Sams and Mohammed Siraj bowled tight spells initially to maintain the Punjab batsmen on a decent leash, not letting them open their arms.
Prabhsimran Singh, who performed in place of injured Mayank Agarwal, couldn’t contribute a lot, scoring a-run-a-ball 7.
Rahul appeared in good contact, driving the ball elegantly however runs didn’t come at a great tempo for the facet till Gayle exploded.
The West Indian creamed 5 fours, together with 4 in a row, in the final over of the Powerplay, bowled by Jamieson.
He adopted that up with two sixes off Yuzvendra Chahal in the subsequent over with the primary one being a flat most.
Runs got here thick and quick, boosting the run charge however Gayle couldn’t convert that into an enormous knock.
Jamieson acquired rid of the Caribbean marauder, getting him caught behind. It was a tender dismissal because the sharp quick ball touched Gayle’s gloves and reached into the palms of AB de Villiers.
The tall Kiwi bowler additionally acquired rid of Nicholas Pooran (0) whereas Deepak Hooda (5) and Shahrukh Khan (0) additionally made their manner again to pavilion in a jiffy.
Rahul, who was shedding one associate after one other, accomplished his half-century with a single as large photographs dried up once more.
The final over fetched Punjab 22 runs with Rahul hitting Harshal Patel for 2 fours and a six earlier than Brar closed the innings with one other six.
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