Kings XI Punjab
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Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 26th Match IPL 2021

30 Apr 2021, Narendra Modi Stadium, IPL 2021
Punjab Kings win by 34 runs
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Current Batters
Kyle Jamieson – 16(11)
Mohammed Siraj – 0(1)
Current BowlerChris Jordan – 4.0ov – 31/1
Current Run Rate7.25
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl.
Home TeamKings XI Punjab
Score: 5-179 | Overs: 20.0
Away TeamRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Score: 8-145 | Overs: 20.0
SeriesIPL 2021
UmpiresRavi, S
Sharma, V K
Madanagopal, J
Match RefereeNayyar, M

Who Will Win? Current Live Odds

Match Scorecard

1st Inn Royal Challengers Bangalore
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Virat Kohli b: Brar 35 34 3 1 102.94
Devdutt Padikkal b: Meredith 7 6 0 1 116.67
Rajat Patidar c: Pooran b: Jordan 31 30 2 1 103.33
Glenn Maxwell b: Brar 0 1 0 0 0.00
AB de Villiers c: Rahul b: Brar 3 9 0 0 33.33
Shahbaz Ahmed c: Brar b: Bishnoi 8 11 1 0 72.73
Daniel Sams b: Bishnoi 3 4 0 0 75.00
Kyle Jamieson not out 16 11 1 1 145.45
Harshal Patel c: Bishnoi b: Shami 31 13 3 2 238.46
Mohammed Siraj not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 7.25) 145/8
Fall of wickets: 2-62 (Virat Kohli, 10.1), 1-19 (Devdutt Padikkal, 2.3), 5-91 (Rajat Patidar, 14.4), 3-62 (Glenn Maxwell, 10.2), 4-69 (AB de Villiers, 12.1), 6-96 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 15.4), 7-96 (Daniel Sams, 15.5), 8-144 (Harshal Patel, 19.4)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Riley Meredith 3.2 0 29 1 8.70 0 0
Mohammed Shami 3.4 0 28 1 7.64 0 0
Ravi Bishnoi 4.0 0 17 2 4.25 1 0
Harpreet Brar 4.0 1 19 3 4.75 0 0
Chris Jordan 4.0 0 31 1 7.75 1 0
Deepak Hooda 1.0 0 13 0 13.00 0 0
1st Inn Punjab Kings
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Lokesh Rahul not out 91 57 7 5 159.65
Simran Singh c: Kohli b: Jamieson 7 7 1 0 100.00
Chris Gayle c: de Villiers b: Sams 46 24 6 2 191.67
Nicholas Pooran c: Ahmed b: Jamieson 0 3 0 0 0.00
Deepak Hooda c: Patidar b: Ahmed 5 9 0 0 55.56
Shahrukh Khan b: Chahal 0 3 0 0 0.00
Harpreet Brar not out 25 17 1 2 147.06
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 8.95) 179/5
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Simran Singh, 3.3), 2-99 (Chris Gayle, 10.4), 3-107 (Nicholas Pooran, 11.3), 4-117 (Deepak Hooda, 13.6), 5-118 (Shahrukh Khan, 14.4)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Daniel Sams 4.0 0 24 1 6.00 2 0
Mohammed Siraj 3.0 0 24 0 8.00 1 0
Kyle Jamieson 3.0 0 32 2 10.67 1 0
Yuzvendra Chahal 4.0 0 34 1 8.50 0 0
Harshal Patel 4.0 0 53 0 13.25 0 0
Shahbaz Ahmed 2.0 0 11 1 5.50 0 0

Match Commentary

Over 20 12 runs
RCB 8-145
19.6
Over 20. 12 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 8-145(rr 7.25)
Mohammed Shami to Mohammed Siraj. Half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh. Punjab Kings win by 34 runs and they move to fifth place in the points table. Punjab players did a great job in all three departments tonight. Harpreet Brar has been adjudged as Player of the Match for his dream spell. Do join us tomorrow for the next game between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Until then, cheers.
19.5 1
Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
19.4
OUT! Caught. Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel. Full toss, to leg on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, caught by Bishnoi. Eighth wicket down for Bangalore and Bishnoi takes a spectacular catch.
19.3 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel. Short, down leg side backing away cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
19.2 1
Riley Meredith to Kyle Jamieson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to silly mid on for 1 run, fielded by Brar.
19.1 6
SIX! Riley Meredith to Kyle Jamieson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
Over 19 16 runs
RCB 7-133
18.6 6
Over 19. 16 runs. Bowler: Chris Jordan. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 7-133(rr 7.00)
SIX! Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
18.5 1
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, mis-timed to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Khan.
18.4
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh.
18.3 1
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
18.2 4
FOUR! Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
18.1 4
FOUR! Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs.
Over 18 15 runs
RCB 0-0
17.6 1
Over 18. 15 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 7-117(rr 6.50)
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Brar.
17.5 2
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel. Full toss, to leg backing away driving, well timed in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, run save by Bishnoi.
17.4 1
APPEAL! Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson. Half volley, middle stump moves in front Scoop, hit pad to backward point for 1 run, appeal made for L.B.W.
17.3 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
17.2 1
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel. Full toss, middle stump backing away driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Brar.
17.1 6
SIX! Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Harshal welcomes Shami with a maximum for his second spell.
Over 17 6 runs
RCB 0-0
16.6
Over 17. 6 runs. Bowler: Chris Jordan. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 7-102(rr 6.00)
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh.
16.5 2
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Brar.
16.4 1
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
16.3 1
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson. Full toss, down leg side on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
16.2 1
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to point for 1 run.
16.1 1
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson. Yorker, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Bishnoi.
Over 16 4 runs
RCB 7-96
15.6
Over 16. 4 runs. Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 7-96(rr 6.00)
Ravi Bishnoi to Harshal Patel. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Singh.
15.5
OUT! Bowled. Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed. Punjab’s spinners have outsqueezed the Bangalore batters tonight.
15.4
OUT! Caught. Ravi Bishnoi to Shahbaz Ahmed. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, caught by Brar. The game is fully turned towards Punjab’s side. It’s time for a strategic time out.
15.3 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
15.2 2
Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Shami, fielded by Brar.
15.1 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Shahbaz Ahmed. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
Over 15 97 runs
RCB 0-0
14.6
Over 15. 8 runs. Bowler: Chris Jordan. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 5-92(rr 6.13)
Chris Jordan to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by Rahul, fielded by Shami.
14.5 1
Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed. Half volley, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Gayle, fielded by Hooda.
14.4
OUT! Caught. Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Pooran. Patidar tries to move the gear up. He ended up gifting his wicket away.
14.4 1
Wide Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
14.3 90
Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to point for 1 run, fielded by Gayle.
14.2 4
FOUR! Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Bishnoi.
14.1 1
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Brar.
Over 14 13 runs
RCB 4-84
13.6 1
Over 14. 13 runs. Bowler: Deepak Hooda. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 4-84(rr 6.00)
Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
13.5 6
SIX! Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar. Off break back of a length, to leg on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
13.4 4
FOUR! Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
13.3 1
Deepak Hooda to Shahbaz Ahmed. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Gayle.
13.2
Deepak Hooda to Shahbaz Ahmed. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Brar.
13.1 1
Deepak Hooda to Rajat Patidar. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
Over 13 2 runs
RCB 4-71
12.6
Over 13. 2 runs. Bowler: Harpreet Brar. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 4-71(rr 5.46)
Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
12.5 1
Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot Slog, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
12.4 1
Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
12.3
Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
12.2
Harpreet Brar to Shahbaz Ahmed. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
12.1
OUT! Caught. Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover, caught by Rahul. Brar you beauty! This time he got the danger man ABD.
Over 12 5 runs
RCB 3-69
11.6 1
Over 12. 7 runs. Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 3-69(rr 5.75)
Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
11.6
Wide Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar. Googly length ball, down leg side no foot movement Leave, Left to short fine leg for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Singh, fielded by Meredith.
11.5 1
Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot flick, in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Brar.
11.4
Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
11.3 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, inside edge to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Brar.
11.2 1
Ravi Bishnoi to AB de Villiers. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
11.1 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
Over 11 0 runs
RCB 0-0
10.6
Over 11. no runs. Bowler: Harpreet Brar. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 3-62(rr 5.64)
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh.
10.5
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs.
10.4
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
10.3
Harpreet Brar to AB de Villiers. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
10.2
OUT! Bowled. Harpreet Brar to Glenn Maxwell. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot driving, missed. Two in two! Game-changing moment and Brar is on a hat-trick.
10.1
OUT! Bowled. Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, missed. Brar gets his maiden IPL wicket and that too Kohli.
Over 10 3 runs
RCB 0-0
9.6 1
Over 10. 3 runs. Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1-62(rr 6.20)
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
9.5
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Singh.
9.4 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
9.3
APPEAL! Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh, appeal made for Caught.
9.2 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Brar.
9.1
APPEAL! Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Singh, appeal made for Caught.
Over 9 7 runs
RCB 1-59
8.6 2
Over 9. 9 runs. Bowler: Harpreet Brar. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1-59(rr 6.56)
Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Slog, in the air under control to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Jordan.
8.5
Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Singh.
8.4 1
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
8.3
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, hit pad to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Gayle.
8.2
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
8.1 4
FOUR! Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Kohli charges Brar once again on his first ball.
Over 8 53 runs
RCB 0-0
7.6 1
Over 8. 4 runs. Bowler: Chris Jordan. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1-50(rr 6.25)
Chris Jordan to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
7.5 50
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Meredith.
7.4
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh.
7.3 1
Chris Jordan to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to point for 1 run, overthrow by Brar, fielded by Pooran.
7.2 1
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, run save by Brar.
7.1
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh.
Over 7 10 runs
RCB 1-46
6.6
Over 7. 10 runs. Bowler: Harpreet Brar. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1-46(rr 6.57)
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock ball back of a length, off stump down the track working, mis-timed to cover for no runs, direct hit by Rahul.
6.5 1
Harpreet Brar to Rajat Patidar. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
6.4 1
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
6.3 2
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, overthrow by Bishnoi, mis-fielded by Khan.
6.2
Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs.
6.1 6
SIX! Harpreet Brar to Virat Kohli. Stock ball half volley, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Straight as an arrow and this is king Kohli for you.
Over 6 36 runs
RCB 1-36
5.6 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1-36(rr 6.00)
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
5.5 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
5.4 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Meredith, fielded by Khan.
5.3
Ravi Bishnoi to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Singh.
5.2 33
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar. Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
5.1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rajat Patidar. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 5 7 runs
RCB 0-0
4.6 1
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1-32(rr 6.40)
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bishnoi.
4.5 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Patidar uses his wrist and finds the boundary.
4.4 1
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bishnoi.
4.3 1
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
4.2
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Bishnoi.
4.1
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, run save by Brar, shy attempt by Pooran, fielded by Jordan.
Over 4 4 runs
RCB 1-25
3.6 1
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1-25(rr 6.25)
Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
3.5 1
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Meredith.
3.4
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
3.3
Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Pooran, fielded by Jordan.
3.2 1
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Bishnoi.
3.1 1
Mohammed Shami to Rajat Patidar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Meredith.
Over 3 8 runs
RCB 1-20
2.6
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1-20(rr 6.67)
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to mid on for no runs, fielded by Jordan.
2.5
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by Hooda, fielded by Jordan.
2.4 1
Riley Meredith to Rajat Patidar. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
2.3
OUT! Bowled. Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, middle stump down the track driving, missed. A perfect reply from Meredith.
2.2 6
SIX! Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep point for 6 runs.
2.1 1
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bishnoi.
Over 2 5 runs
RCB 0-0
1.6
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-12(rr 6.00)
Mohammed Shami to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Brar.
1.5
Mohammed Shami to Devdutt Padikkal. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh.
1.4 1
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
1.3
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli. Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, hit body to point for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
1.2
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Khan.
1.1 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Kohli smashes the ball straight over the bowlers head.
Over 1 7 runs
RCB 0-7
0.6 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-7(rr 7.00)
Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Rahul, fielded by Singh.
0.5 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs.
0.4
APPEAL! Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to point for no runs, fielded by Pooran, appeal made for L.B.W.
0.3 1
Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, direct hit by Jordan, fielded by Hooda.
0.2
Riley Meredith to Devdutt Padikkal. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by Singh.
0.1 1
NEW BALL. Riley Meredith to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
Start of Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings.
Over 20 22 runs
KXI 5-179
19.6 6
Over 20. 22 runs. Bowler: Harshal Patel. Punjab Kings: 5-179(rr 8.95)
SIX! Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Punjab’s innings come to an end and they have scored 179-5 on the board. Once again, Rahul leads from the front with his great knock and also, he bagged an orange cap. Bangalore bowlers have picked up wickets at regular interval and restricted Punjab for a par score. Stay tuned for the run chase.
19.5 1
Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
19.4 4
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs.
19.3 6
SIX! Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs.
19.2 4
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Full toss, down leg side backing away flick, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs.
19.1 1
Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
Over 19 7 runs
KXI 0-0
18.6 4
Over 19. 7 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Siraj. Punjab Kings: 5-157(rr 8.26)
FOUR! Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
18.5 1
Mohammed Siraj to Harpreet Brar. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
18.4
Mohammed Siraj to Harpreet Brar. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
18.3 1
Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, mis-timed to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
18.2 1
APPEAL! Mohammed Siraj to Harpreet Brar. Yorker, down leg side on the back foot flick, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Chahal, appeal made for L.B.W.
18.1
Mohammed Siraj to Harpreet Brar. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs.
Over 18 18 runs
KXI 5-150
17.6 4
Over 18. 18 runs. Bowler: Harshal Patel. Punjab Kings: 5-150(rr 8.33)
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
17.5 2
Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Padikkal.
17.4 1
Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar. Half volley, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.
17.3 6
SIX! Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Harpreet is adding crucial runs for his side.
17.2 4
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.
17.1 1
Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Full toss, middle stump on the back foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
Over 17 6 runs
KXI 0-0
16.6 1
Over 17. 6 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Punjab Kings: 5-132(rr 7.76)
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, to leg no foot movement driving, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Patidar.
16.5 1
Daniel Sams to Harpreet Brar. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
16.4
Daniel Sams to Harpreet Brar. Off cutter short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
16.3 1
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
16.2 2
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, run save by Padikkal.
16.1 1
Daniel Sams to Harpreet Brar. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
Over 16 7 runs
KXI 5-126
15.6 1
Over 16. 7 runs. Bowler: Shahbaz Ahmed. Punjab Kings: 5-126(rr 7.88)
Shahbaz Ahmed to Harpreet Brar. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
15.5 1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Lokesh Rahul. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
15.4 2
Shahbaz Ahmed to Lokesh Rahul. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell, by Sams.
15.3 1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Harpreet Brar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
15.2 1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Lokesh Rahul. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short leg for 1 run, shy attempt by de Villiers, fielded by Sams.
15.1 1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Harpreet Brar. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
Over 15 2 runs
KXI 5-119
14.6 1
Over 15. 2 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Punjab Kings: 5-119(rr 7.93)
Yuzvendra Chahal to Harpreet Brar. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
14.5
Yuzvendra Chahal to Harpreet Brar. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
14.4
OUT! Bowled. Yuzvendra Chahal to Shahrukh Khan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed. An excellent delivery from Chahal to dismiss Shahrukh.
14.3
APPEAL! Yuzvendra Chahal to Shahrukh Khan. Googly half volley, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by Kohli, appeal made for L.B.W.
14.2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shahrukh Khan. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Patel.
14.1 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
Over 14 4 runs
KXI 4-117
13.6
Over 14. 4 runs. Bowler: Shahbaz Ahmed. Punjab Kings: 4-117(rr 8.36)
OUT! Caught. Shahbaz Ahmed to Deepak Hooda. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward square leg, caught by Patidar. Hooda finds the man in the deep.
13.5
Shahbaz Ahmed to Deepak Hooda. Stock length ball, middle stump no foot movement working, to silly mid on for no runs.
13.4 1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Lokesh Rahul. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
13.3 1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Deepak Hooda. Stock length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
13.2 1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Lokesh Rahul. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
13.1 1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Deepak Hooda. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
Over 13 4 runs
KXI 3-113
12.6 1
Over 13. 4 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Punjab Kings: 3-113(rr 8.69)
Yuzvendra Chahal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
12.5 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, to leg backing away driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
12.4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
12.3 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, mis-timed to square leg for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
12.2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.
12.1 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
Over 12 9 runs
KXI 3-109
11.6 1
Over 12. 9 runs. Bowler: Kyle Jamieson. Punjab Kings: 3-109(rr 9.08)
Kyle Jamieson to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump backing away working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
11.5 1
Kyle Jamieson to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
11.4
Kyle Jamieson to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
11.3
OUT! Caught. Kyle Jamieson to Nicholas Pooran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to gully, caught by Ahmed.
11.2 1
Kyle Jamieson to Lokesh Rahul. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
11.1 6
SIX! Kyle Jamieson to Lokesh Rahul. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs.
Over 11 10 runs
KXI 0-0
10.6
Over 11. 10 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Punjab Kings: 2-100(rr 9.09)
Daniel Sams to Nicholas Pooran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
10.6 1
Wide Daniel Sams to Nicholas Pooran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
10.5
Daniel Sams to Nicholas Pooran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.
10.4
OUT! Caught. Daniel Sams to Chris Gayle. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved, caught by de Villiers. Sams provides the breakthrough for his side.
10.3 1
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
10.2 6
SIX! Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
10.1 1
Daniel Sams to Chris Gayle. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
10.1 1
Wide Daniel Sams to Chris Gayle. Short, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
Over 10 6 runs
KXI 0-0
9.6 1
Over 10. 7 runs. Bowler: Harshal Patel. Punjab Kings: 1-90(rr 9.00)
Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
9.5
Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
9.4 1
Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed to mid wicket for 1 run.
9.3
Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
9.2 4
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Gayle places the ball in the gap and finds the boundary.
9.1
Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
Over 9 13 runs
KXI 0-0
8.6 6
Over 9. 13 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Punjab Kings: 1-83(rr 9.22)
SIX! Yuzvendra Chahal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
8.5 4
FOUR! Yuzvendra Chahal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump backing away cutting, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
8.4 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
8.3
Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs.
8.2 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, to leg no foot movement pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
8.1 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
Over 8 6 runs
KXI 0-0
7.6 1
Over 8. 6 runs. Bowler: Harshal Patel. Punjab Kings: 1-70(rr 8.75)
Harshal Patel to Chris Gayle. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Chahal. Rahul and Gayle will look to post a massive total on the board.
7.5 1
Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
7.4
Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs.
7.3
Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. In-swinging length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
7.2 4
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs.
7.1
Harshal Patel to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
Over 7 15 runs
KXI 1-64
6.6 6
Over 7. 15 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Punjab Kings: 1-64(rr 9.14)
SIX! Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
6.5
Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.
6.4 2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Siraj.
6.3
Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Patidar.
6.2 6
SIX! Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed over long off for 6 runs.
6.1 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
Over 6 20 runs
KXI 0-0
5.6 4
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 20 runs. Bowler: Kyle Jamieson. Punjab Kings: 1-49(rr 8.17)
FOUR! Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle. Off cutter back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
5.5
Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
5.4 4
FOUR! Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
5.3 4
FOUR! Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Gayle makes it three in a row.
5.2 4
FOUR! Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
5.1 4
FOUR! Kyle Jamieson to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.
Over 5 8 runs
KXI 1-29
4.6 1
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Siraj. Punjab Kings: 1-29(rr 5.80)
Mohammed Siraj to Chris Gayle. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot dropped, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Kohli, fielded by Jamieson.
4.5 1
Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
4.4 4
FOUR! Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Half volley, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs.
4.3 1
Mohammed Siraj to Chris Gayle. Full toss, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
4.2 1
Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Patidar.
4.1
Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
Over 4 3 runs
KXI 0-0
3.6 1
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Kyle Jamieson. Punjab Kings: 1-21(rr 5.25)
Kyle Jamieson to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
3.5
Kyle Jamieson to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
3.5 1
Wide Kyle Jamieson to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
3.4
Kyle Jamieson to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.
3.3
OUT! Caught. Kyle Jamieson to Simran Singh. Off cutter short, outside off stump backing away cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, caught by Kohli. Simran Singh makes room to go big but Jamieson has other ideas.
3.2
Kyle Jamieson to Simran Singh. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
3.1 1
Kyle Jamieson to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for 1 run, run save by Kohli, fielded by Siraj.
Over 3 5 runs
KXI 0-18
2.6
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Punjab Kings: 0-18(rr 6.00)
Daniel Sams to Simran Singh. Off cutter back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
2.5 4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Simran Singh. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
2.4
Daniel Sams to Simran Singh. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
2.3 1
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Patidar.
2.2
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
2.1
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
Over 2 10 runs
KXI 0-0
1.6 2
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Siraj. Punjab Kings: 0-13(rr 6.50)
Mohammed Siraj to Simran Singh. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Jamieson.
1.5 1
Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Jamieson, fielded by Maxwell.
1.4
Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
1.3 6
SIX! Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Rahul dispatches the ball over the fence for a first maximum of the game.
1.2
Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
1.2 1
APPEAL! Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers, appeal made for Caught.
1.1
Mohammed Siraj to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
Over 1 3 runs
KXI 0-3
0.6 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Punjab Kings: 0-3(rr 3.00)
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Patidar.
0.5
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
0.4 1
Daniel Sams to Simran Singh. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
0.3 1
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Jamieson, fielded by Chahal.
0.2
Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
0.1
NEW BALL. Daniel Sams to Lokesh Rahul. In-swinging yorker, middle stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jamieson.
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Start of Punjab Kings Innings. Hello and a warm welcome to everyone. Today Punjab Kings takes on Royal Challengers Bangalore. Punjab will try to climb the victory tonight to move upfront in the table. On the other side, Bangalore has a good tournament so far will look to continue their stride. Let’s go
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Start of Innings. Hello and a warm welcome to everyone. Today Punjab Kings takes on Royal Challengers Bangalore. Punjab will try to climb the victory tonight to move upfront in the table. On the other side, Bangalore has a good tournament so far will look to continue their stride. Let’s go
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Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl.
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Teams will be announced at the toss

Match Prediction

Match number 26 of this IPL 2021 sees Punjab Kings (PBKS) taking on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Ahmedabad. While RCB are finding ways and new players standing up to take them over the line, PBKS have just not got going once again.

For the second season in a row, Punjab have struggled to build any sort of momentum at the start of the tournament. It’s either the top three or nothing for their batting line-up. If KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal or Chris Gayle don’t fire at the top which has happened thrice already this season, Punjab come crumbling down. It’s not that they don’t have the firepower, the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques and Deepak Hooda are capable players but they just haven’t stepped up.

Thrice this season, Punjab have ended up with scores of under 125 and on each of the three instances, the top three were back in the hut early. Meanwhile, the bowling hasn’t had the runs to defend targets. They have conceded 190+ twice in Mumbai, once while defending 221 and the other while defending 195. The only time they bowled first which was against Mumbai Indians in Chennai, they kept them down to 131/6.

And now, they run into a high-flying RCB side. KL Rahul and co may have had the better of RCB both times last season and have a 14-12 head to head advantage but with the form RCB are in, it’s going to be hard work.

RCB’s top five looks solid. Someone or the other invariably fires. If they are in a hole, AB de Villiers wields his magic to take them through. Glenn Maxwell’s addition has brought stability to the middle-order. The openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal have been starting well and if they get going, they showed what they can do against Rajasthan Royals.

The bowling has come a long way as well. There is much better depth and Kohli has a lot of options to play with. Moreover, the rise of Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel as death bowlers has been magnificent. Their execution has been spot on more often than not. Patel picks up wickets for fun in the back half of the innings while Siraj has been excellent in all phases of the game. Kyle Jamieson seems to be a good addition as well and he is constantly chipping in with wickets as well.

Thus, RCB seem to be firing on all cylinders. The death bowling can be found out a touch, especially if Jamieson is entrusted to bowl more than one over. But the Virat Kohli-led side are in a good space and will be looking to continue this momentum.

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Delhi Capitals 8 6 2 0 0 0.547 12
2 Chennai Super Kings 7 5 2 0 0 1.263 10
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 0 0 -0.171 10
4 Mumbai Indians 7 4 3 0 0 0.062 8
5 Rajasthan Royals 7 3 4 0 0 -0.19 6
6 Punjab Kings 8 3 5 0 0 -0.368 6
7 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 0 0 -0.494 4
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 1 6 0 0 -0.623 2

Team News

Team news: Punjab Kings

Nicholas Pooran’s poor form may see him face the axe and Punjab could bring in Dawid Malan in place of the West Indian. The bowling attack is unlikely to see any changes.

Team news: Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB have lost a couple of overseas cricketers as Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson have flown back home due to personal reasons. Scott Kuggeleijn who was a part of the Mumbai Indians bubble as a reverse player and net bowler has been named as the replacement for Richardson. However, RCB might not make any changes to the XI that played against Delhi.

Predicted XI

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan/Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

Key players

KL Rahul: KL Rahul has been absolutely critical for Punjab once again this season. The Karnataka lad has scored three half-centuries so far and in each of those three games, Punjab’s batting did well and got to good scores. Two of those came in wins as well. However, in the other three games when the PBKS skipper failed, Punjab have ended up with totals under 125. Hence, Punjab have been heavily reliant on their skipper and they will want him to fire against RCB, a team that he has done well against in the recent past. He has scores of 47, 21, 18, 42, 132 not out and 61 not out against them while playing for Punjab.

Yuzvendra Chahal: Yuzvendra Chahal hasn’t looked at his best this season. The premier RCB leg-spinner has picked up just three wickets in just six games so far. Moreover, he is conceding runs at an economy rate of 8.21. In the last three games, he hasn’t even completed his quota and that has shown the depth of RCB’s bowling. Chahal’s loss of form hasn’t really affected RCB yet but he is going to be crucial going ahead. He has a decent record against Punjab (22 wickets at an average of 16.55) and RCB will be hoping their wily leg-spinner gets back to his best against one of his favoured opponents.

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