RCB Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive with Win, Climbs to This Position on Points Table

May 9, 2024 - 19:28
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RCB Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive with Win, Climbs to This Position on Points Table

PBKS vs RCB Match Report: The 58th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 17 was played between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the stadium in Dharamshala. In this match, the RCB team kept their playoff hopes alive by securing a win by 60 runs. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings are now out of the race for the playoffs. In this contest, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team scored 241 runs while batting first in 20 overs, while chasing the target, the Punjab team was restricted to 181 runs in 17 overs. For RCB, in this match, Mohammed Siraj displayed an exceptional performance with the ball, taking 3 wickets. Meanwhile, for RCB, Virat Kohli played a splendid inning of 92 runs.

Punjab's Wobbly Innings After Losing the Pavilion of Riley

In this match against RCB, Punjab Kings' start to chase the target of 242 runs was quite poor, as they lost their first wicket at a score of 6 runs, losing Prabhsimran Singh. After this, a remarkable half-century partnership between Johnny Bairstow and Riley Russo was seen for the second wicket, but just before the end of the sixth over, Bairstow returned to the pavilion after playing an innings of 27 runs in 16 balls. Punjab made the match exciting by scoring 71 runs in 6 overs. Punjab suffered a major setback in this match when Riley Russo returned to the pavilion after playing an innings of 61 runs in 27 balls at a score of 107.

After Riley Russo's dismissal, RCB bowlers continued to put pressure on Punjab Kings throughout the match, continuously taking wickets at intervals, which led to the entire Punjab Kings team being restricted to 181 runs on the scoreboard in 17 overs. For RCB, while Mohammed Siraj took 3 wickets, Lockie Ferguson, Navdeep Saini, and Karn Sharma took 2 wickets each.

Impressive Innings by Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar

Speaking of RCB's innings in this match, apart from Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green also showcased their brilliance with the bat. While Kohli played a splendid innings of 92 runs in this match, Rajat Patidar also contributed with a score of 55 runs. In addition, Cameron Green was successful in playing an innings of 46 runs in 27 balls. Harshal Patel took 3 wickets for Punjab in this match.

RCB's Team in 7th Place on Points Table

With a big win against Punjab Kings in this match, along with 60 runs, the RCB team is now positioned at 7th place on the points table of IPL 2024 with 10 points, where they also got a chance to improve their net run rate with this big win. RCB's net run rate is now 0.217. They have their last 2 matches against Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings on May 12th and 18th, respectively.

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