Harpreet Brar of Punjab Kings celebrates the wicket of AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 26 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 30th April 2021.
Harpreet Brar of Punjab Kings celebrates the wicket of AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 26 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 30th April 2021.
Photo by: Deepak Malik / Sportzpics

Match Details

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Toss: RCB win the toss and elect to field first

Points Table Standings: RCB 3rd (10 points/6 games) | Punjab Kings 6th (4 points/6 games)

Head-to-Head: 26 matches - PBKS 14 | RCB 12

Punjab Kings not only have a slight advantage in H-2-H count, they have also won the previous two games they have played against Virat Kohli’s side.

Ahmedabad Pitch Report

Good track for batting with spinners getting the ball to grip a bit. There’s no reason why team winning the toss won’t field first considering the chances of dew coming in as the match progresses.

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Par score: 180

Playing 11

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (C&WK), Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith

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

Match Begins

Rahul and Prabhsimran are opening the batting. Daniel Sams will open the bowling.

END OF OVER 1: PBKS 3/0

Siraj to bowl from other end

KL Rahul2 (5) | Prabhsimran Singh1 (1)

Daniel Sams 1-0-3-0

1.3 - SIX!

KL Rahul pulls it over midwicket for miximum!

END OF OVER 2: PBKS 13/0

Prabhsimran Singh 3 (2) | KL Rahul 9 (10)

Mohammed Siraj1-0-10-0 | Daniel Sams1-0-3-0

2.5 - FOUR!

Prabh lofts it over the bowler's head!

END OF OVER 3

Jamieson to bowl Over 4

Prabhsimran Singh 7 (5) | KL Rahul 10 (13)

Daniel Sams 2-0-8-0 | Mohammed Siraj 1-0-10-0

3.3 - WICKET!

Prabh holes out to extra cover.

Prabhsimran Singh c Kohli b Jamieson 7 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100

END OF OVER 4: PBKS 21/1

Siraj to bowl Over 5

KL Rahul 12 (17) | Chris Gayle 0 (0)

Kyle Jamieson 1-0-3-1 | Daniel Sams 2-0-8-0

END OF OVER 5: PBKS 29/1

Jamieson to bowl final Over of the powerplay.

5.1 – FOUR!

Slammed over mid-off

5.2 – FOUR!

This time over mid-on!

5.3 – FOUR!

Same Shot, Same result! Is Gayle doing to Jamieson what Shaw did to Mavi?

5.4 – FOUR!

long-on this time!

5.5 – DOT!

Gayle misses out on full toss

5.6 – FOUR!

Mid-off has no chance of getting that out. Huge Over this! Five boundaries from the Over.

END OF OVER 6: PBKS 49/1

Chahal to bowl Over 7

Chris Gayle 22 (8) | KL Rahul 18 (21)

Kyle Jamieson 2-0-23-1 | Mohammed Siraj 2-0-18-0

6.2 - SIX!

That's the flattest SIX ever. Non-striker was worried for a moment!

6.6 - SIX!

This time the boss targets the sightscreen! Straight as a bullet!

END OF OVER 7: PBKS: 64/1

Patel to bowl Over 8

Chris Gayle 36 (13) | KL Rahul 19 (22)

Yuzvendra Chahal 1-0-15-0 | Kyle Jamieson 2-0-23-1

END OF OVER 8: PBKS 70/1

6 runs from the Over. Chahal to bowl next Over

Gayle onslaught has Kohli under pressure
Gayle onslaught has Kohli under pressure
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8.5 - FOUR!

Rahul this time!

8.6 - SIX!

Rahul clears the leg and hits it over deep midwicket!

END OF OVER 9: PBKS 83/1

Patel to bowl Over 10

END OF OVER 10: PBKS 90/1

Sams is back in attack! RCB desperate for a wicket!

Chris Gayle 45 (22) | KL Rahul 36 (31)

Harshal Patel 2-0-13-0 | Yuzvendra Chahal 2-0-28-0

10.4 - WICKET!

The Boss Departs! Short and slow and Gayle gloves it to ABD!

Pooran is the new man in at No. 4

Chris Gayle c †de Villiers b Sams 46 (24b 6x4 2x6) SR: 191.66

END OF OVER 11: PBKS 100/2

Jamieson to bowl Over 12

11.3 – WICKET!

Top edge and straight to backward point. Pooran can’t get off the mark for fourth time in this season.

Nicholas Pooran c Shahbaz Ahmed b Jamieson 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

END OF OVER 12: PBKS 109/3

Chahal to continue

KL Rahul 51 (36) | Deepak Hooda 1 (2)

Kyle Jamieson3-0-32-2 | Daniel Sams3-0-18-1

END OF OVER 13: 113/3

Shahbaz Ahmed to bowl left arm spin. Virat Kohli now has spinners from both ends to slow things down
Deepak Hooda 3 (5) | KL Rahul 53 (39)

Yuzvendra Chahal 3-0-32-0 | Kyle Jamieson 3-0-32-2

13.6 - WICKET!

Hooda tries to up the ante and holes out to backward square leg.

SRK is the new man in at No. 6

Deepak Hooda c Patidar b Shahbaz Ahmed 5 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

END OF OVER 14: 117/4

Chahal will stay in the attack!

14.4 - WICKET!

Shahrukh doesn't get to be Hero this time! Kings falling apart after a brilliant start. Chahal's googly takes out the off stump.

Shahrukh Khan b Chahal 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

END OF OVER 15: PBKS 119/5

Shahbaz will continue

Harpreet Brar 1 (2) | KL Rahul 56 (42)

Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-34-1 | Shahbaz Ahmed 1-0-4-1

END OF OVER 16: PBKS 126/5

Sams will bowl Over 17

Harpreet Brar 4 (5) | KL Rahul 60 (45)

Shahbaz Ahmed 2-0-11-1 | Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-34-1

END OF OVER 17: PBKS 132/5

Last Boundary came in the 12th Over. Harshal Patel to bowl Over 18

KL Rahul 64 (48) | Harpreet Brar 6 (8)

Daniel Sams 4-0-24-1 | Shahbaz Ahmed 2-0-11-1

17.2 - FOUR!

Harpreet clear mid-off for one bounce boundary! First boundary since Gayle's wicket

17.3 - SIX!

Harpreet takes the initiative and cleas cow corner region for much-needed maximum!

17.6 - FOUR!

Slower short ball say HIT ME and KL Rahul obliges with a pull shot!

Siraj to bowl Penultimate Over. He won't be able to bowl his quota of 4 Overs.

END OF OVER 18: PBKS 150/5

18 runs from the Over

KL Rahul 71 (51) | Harpreet Brar 17 (11)

Harshal Patel 3-0-31-0 | Daniel Sams 4-0-24-1

18.6 - FOUR!

Outside edge! Siraj not bowling 4 Overs might backfire on Kohli. Harshal Patel has been expensive and he is given ball for final Over!

END OF OVER 19: PBKS 157/5

KL Rahul 76 (53) | Harpreet Brar 18 (15)

Mohammed Siraj 3-0-24-0 | Harshal Patel 3-0-31-0

19.1 - 1

This brings KL Rahul on strike!

19.2 – FOUR!

Low full toss and flicked towards deep square

19.3 – SIX!

Full toss again! Rahul scoops it over long leg boundary

19.4 – FOUR!

Patel is becoming predictable! KL scoops it Over keeper’s head this time!

19.5 - 1

Slow and short. KL just manages a single. Will Harpreet finish strong

19.6 – SIX!

YES HE DOES! A flick over square leg for SIX!

END OF PUNJAB KINGS INNINGS

Skipper KL Rahul hits an unbeaten 91 as Punjab Kings post a competitive 179/5 on board after being put into bat. Chris Gayle (46 off 24) and Harpreet Brar (25 off 17 balls) were the other contributors for Punjab.

For RCB, Kyle Jamieson (2/32) recovered from a hammering from Gayle to scalp two batsmen while Daniel Sams (1/24), Yuzvendra Chahal (1/34) and Shahbaz Ahmed (1/11) took one wicket each.

RCB come out to bat!

Kohli to take strike. Padikkal at the non-striker's end. Meredith to bowl with slip in place.

0.4 - FOUR!

On the leg stump and Kohli helps it towards the fine leg boundary

END OF OVER 1: RCB

Shami to bowl Over 2

Virat Kohli 6 (4) | Devdutt Padikkal 1 (2)

Riley Meredith 1-0-7-0

1.1 - FOUR!

Kohli dances down the track and hits it straight as a bullet

END OF OVER 2: RCB: 12/0

5 runs from the Over. Meredith to continue.

Need 168 from 108 @9.33

Devdutt Padikkal 1 (4) | Virat Kohli11 (8)

Mohammed Shami 1-0-5-0 | Riley Meredith 1-0-7-0

2.2 - SIX!

Padikkal lofts it over Deep Point

2.3 - WICKET!

What a sight for a fast bowler. Padikkal goes down the track and misses the ball. Off stump keeps rolling towards the keeper.

Devdutt Padikkal b Meredith 7 (6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

END OF OVER 3: RCB 20/1

8 runs and a wicket. Shami to bowl Over 4

Need 160 from 102 @9.41

Virat Kohli 12 (11) | Rajat Patidar 1 (1)

Riley Meredith 2-0-15-1 | Mohammed Shami1-0-5-0

END OF OVER 4: RCB 25/1

5 runs from Over. Meredith to continue

Need 155 from 96 @9.69

Rajat Patidar 3 (4) | Virat Kohli 14 (14)

Mohammed Shami 2-0-9-0 | Riley Meredith 2-0-15-1

4.5 - FOUR!

Just an elegant flick towards mid-wicket but Kohli’s timing takes it to the fence

END OF OVER 5: RCB 32/1

7 runs from the Over. Bishnoi comes in to bowl final powerplay Over.

Need 148 from 90 @9.87

Rajat Patidar 9 (9) | Virat Kohli 15 (15)

Riley Meredith 3-0-22-1 | Mohammed Shami 2-0-9-0

END OF OVER 6: RCB 36/1

Need 144 from 84 @10.29

Harpreet to bowl Over 7

6.1 – SIX!

Kohli hits it straight over the bowler’s head for maximum!

END OF OVER 7: RCB 46/1

10 runs from the Over. Chris Jordan to bowl Over 8

Need 134 from 78 @10.31

Virat Kohli 26 (23) | Rajat Patidar 11 (13)

Harpreet Brar 1-0-10-0 | Ravi Bishnoi 1-0-3-0

END OF OVER 8: RCB 50/1

Harpreet Brar to continue

8.1 - FOUR!

Kohli’s signature drive over extra cover!

END OF OVER 9: RCB 59/1

9 runs from the over. Bishnoi to bowl Over 10

Need 121 from 66 @11.00

Rajat Patidar 14 (19) | Virat Kohli 33 (29)

Harpreet Brar 2-0-17-0 | Chris Jordan 1-0-3-0

END OF OVER 10: RCB 62/1

Need 118 from 60 @ 11.80

Virat Kohli 35 (33) | Rajat Patidar 15 (21)

Ravi Bishnoi 2-0-6-0 | Harpreet Brar 2-0-17-0

10.1 – WICKET!

Kohli was becoming predictable by trying to take on the bowler every first ball of every over!

Virat Kohli b Harpreet Brar 35 (34b 3x4 1x6) SR: 102.94

10.2 – WICKET!

Maxwell comes in and Maxwell goes out!

Dream ball for any spinner. Pitches on middle stump and takes out Maxwell’s top of off

Glenn Maxwell b Harpreet Brar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

END OF OVER 11: RCB 62/3

Wicket maiden

Need 118 from 54 @13.11

AB de Villiers 0 (4) | Rajat Patidar 15 (21)

Harpreet Brar 3-1-17-2 | Ravi Bishnoi 2-0-6-0

END OF OVER 12: RCB 69/3

Need 111 from 48 @13.88

AB de Villiers 3 (8) | Rajat Patidar17 (23)

Ravi Bishnoi3-0-13-0 | Harpreet Brar3-1-17-2

12.1 - WICKET!

ABD falls to Harpreet this time. Skipper takes a simple catch at cover

AB de Villiers c Rahul b Harpreet Brar 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

END OF OVER 13: RCB 71/4

13.4 – FOUR!

Finally, Patidar gets a move on

13.5 – SIX!

Pull Shot for SIX!

END OF OVER 14: RCB: 84/4

Need 96 from 36 @16.00

Rajat Patidar 30 (28) | Shahbaz Ahmed 2 (6)

Deepak Hooda 1-0-13-0 | Harpreet Brar 4-1-19-3

14.4 - WICKET!

Patidar's sad innings comes to an end as he holes out to long on.

Rajat Patidar c Pooran b Jordan 31 (30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 103.33

END OF OVER 15: RCB 92/5

8 runs and a wicket

Need 88 from 30 @17.60

Daniel Sams 0 (1) | Shahbaz Ahmed 7 (9)

Chris Jordan 2-0-10-1 | Deepak Hooda 1-0-13-0

15.4 – WICKET!

Shahbaz tries to take on Bishnoi but perishes at deep mid-wicket

Shahbaz Ahmed c Harpreet Brar b Ravi Bishnoi 8 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

15.5 - WICKET!

Bowled’m! Middle stump disturbed!

Daniel Sams b Ravi Bishnoi 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75

END OF OVER 16: RCB 96/7

4 runs and 2 wickets. Jordan to bowl next Over

Need 84 from 24 @21.0

Harshal Patel 0 (1) | Kyle Jamieson 0 (0)

Ravi Bishnoi 4-0-17-2 | Chris Jordan 2-0-10-1

END OF OVER 17: RCB 102/7

Need 78 from 18 @26.00. Shami to bowl next Over.

Kyle Jamieson 3 (4) | Harshal Patel 2 (3)

Chris Jordan 3-0-15-1 | Ravi Bishnoi 4-0-17-2

17.1 – SIX!

Inside out six over long-off by Patel

17.3 - FOUR

Jamieson this time! Both lower-order batsmen doing RCB’s net runrate a big favour

END OF OVER 18: RCB 117/7

15 runs from the Over

Need 63 from 12 @31.50

Harshal Patel 12 (7) | Kyle Jamieson 7 (6)

Mohammed Shami 3-0-23-0 | Chris Jordan 3-0-15-1

END OF OVER 19: RCB 133/7

16 runs from the Over. Jordan to bowl penultimate Over

Need 47 from 6 @47.00

Harshal Patel 27 (11) | Kyle Jamieson 8 (8)

Chris Jordan 4-0-31-1 | Mohammed Shami 3-0-23-0

END OF OVER 20: RCB 145/8

12 runs and 1 wicket

Mohammed Siraj 0 (1) | Kyle Jamieson 16 (11)

Mohammed Shami 4-0-28-1 | Chris Jordan4-0-31-1

Kingly performance by Punjab Kings!

Punjab Kings: 179/5

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 145/8

Punjab Kings won by 34 runs

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