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RCB vs PBKS, 27th Match at Mohali, IPL, Apr 20 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
27th Match (D/N), Mohali, April 20, 2023, Indian Premier League
(18.2/20 ov, T:175) 150

RCB won by 24 runs

Player Of The Match
4/21
mohammed-siraj
Cricinfo's MVP
116.03 ptsImpact List
mohammed-siraj
Match centre 
Scores: @Thilak_Rama | Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore 174/4(20 overs)
Punjab Kings 150/10(18.2 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
RCB116.03--04/215.78116.03
RCB102.0584(56)93.61102.05--0
PBKS75.7246(30)62.1475.72--0
PBKS60.6741(27)51.8160.67--0
PBKS52.7113(13)11.015.872/312.9346.83

7:27pm Right. That will be that from us for this game. The Delhi Capitals, though, are lining up to play the Kolkata Knight Riders later in the evening, and make sure you join us for that match as well. Until next time, this is me (Shashwat) signing off on behalf of Ranjith, Thilak and everyone else at ESPNcricinfo! Goodbye and take care!

Mohammed Siraj, Player of the Match: (On Taide's wicket) The first ball was a little short. Then, I tried to bowl a little fuller because I was getting shape. If I pick wickets in the powerplay, the opposition is put under pressure. The lockdown was very important for me. I was quite down before that because I used to be expensive earlier. I focussed on my gym training, on my bowling and I wanted to do well. Even in the ODIs, my rhythm was good, my confidence was high and I have brought that into this season of the IPL. I am a good fielder; I just make a few mistakes once in a while (smiles). I always try to keep improving on every aspect so that I can remain a part of the team.

Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain: This (win) does not make us an invincible team or the league position before today did not make us a bad team. The table cannot define your mood, when you have just played five or six games. Maintain our processes and stay in the moment. In the first half, the conditions changed drastically. Faf batted outstandingly well. We thought of extending our partnership for as long as possible so that it could give us an extra 20 runs. After overs 7-8, as soon as the ball was getting bashed into the square, the ball really started getting scuffed up. We changed our strategy then to bat deeper. Had we stayed in, we could have given a crack at 190-200. We felt 175 was a good score on this pitch. I told them that was more than enough. All we had to do was be confident and hold the ball in hand looking to get wickets. The way you win games in T20 cricket is by taking wickets. At the half-way stage, the idea was to take the game to the opposition in the first six overs. We broke the game open right there and our fielding was brilliant as well.

Sam Curran, Punjab Kings captain: (On the score) I thought we bowled really well as a group. The way Faf and Virat played was good. I did not think they got away from us too much. In the end, we just did not bat well enough. They bowled pretty well as well but we lost wickets. The conditions were quite strange as well. we thought it would rain at one stage, with all the lightning and thunder. (On the pitch) It was a really good wicket with good-sized boundaries, you want a fair contest between bat and ball. Just a couple of things with the bat that we might regret but we move on to Saturday. The games come thick and fast, so it is about learning from this.

Wanindu Hasaranga: When we were batting first, I saw the wicket gripping so I tried to bowl my wicket-taking options every time. (On the run out) That was unbelievable. RCB is always a good franchise and I am enjoying very much.

7:03pm The scoreboard might say that RCB have won this game by 24 runs but it was full of twists and turns. Siraj breathed fire in the powerplay and accounted for Livingstone and Taide, with Short falling to Hasaranga. Prabhsimran, though, continued on his merry way, putting the bowlers under pressure whenever he could. That ploy to keep attacking, however, ultimately backfired as PBKS simply did not have enough wickets in hand towards the end. Jitesh tried his best to keep his side afloat but could not get them past the finish line.

While PBKS were a little reckless with their stroke-play, RCB must be lauded for how they bowled. Their bowling changes worked, and it started right in the powerplay when Kohli brought Hasaranga on. Siraj was used as a partnership-breaker and they held their nerve just when it mattered at the end.

18.2
W
Harshal to Sharma, OUT

taken at backward point! RCB win by 24 runs! Slower delivery on a length well outside off stump. Jitesh tries to reach out and looks to go over extra cover. He does not quite pick the variation, though, and swings too early, skewing it off the toe-end towards backward point. The fielder judges it well, dives forward and completes the catch!

Jitesh Sharma c Shahbaz Ahmed b Patel 41 (27b 2x4 3x6 48m) SR: 151.85
18.1
Harshal to Sharma, no run

yorker on middle and off stump. Jitesh gets decent power behind it but drills it straight back into the stumps at the other end

18.1
1w
Harshal to Sharma, 1 wide

back of a length delivery way outside off stump. Jitesh swishes and misses but then sees the umpire indulge in a bit of exercise

26 needed off 12 and it is now all down to Jitesh

end of over 184 runs • 2 wickets
PBKS: 149/9CRR: 8.27 RRR: 13.00 • Need 26 from 12b
Jitesh Sharma41 (25b 2x4 3x6)
Mohammed Siraj 4-0-21-4
Harshal Patel 3-0-21-0
17.6
W
Siraj to Ellis, OUT

cleans him up with a corker! Full delivery slanted into leg stump. Ellis is caught on the crease and has a hopeful waft at it. Gets nowhere close to the ball, though, and it sends leg stump cartwheeling! What a spell this has been from Siraj, and RCB are now just one wicket away from victory!

Nathan Ellis b Mohammed Siraj 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 50
17.5
1
Siraj to Sharma, 1 run

slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Jitesh winds up and drags it towards long on for a single

17.4
1
Siraj to Ellis, 1 run

full delivery on middle and off stump. Ellis taps it into the off side and it looks like there is no run there. Hasaranga, though, fires it at the batter's end and the ball hits the stumps, allowing Jitesh to get across due to the deflection

Ellis is the new batter in

17.3
W
Siraj to Harpreet Brar, OUT

Siraj gets Brar! Back of a length delivery on middle and off stump that skids through. Brar has a slog across the line and gets nowhere close to the ball as it smashes into the stumps! Siraj with a crucial breakthrough for RCB!

Harpreet Brar b Mohammed Siraj 13 (13b 1x4 0x6 22m) SR: 100
17.2
1b
Siraj to Sharma, 1 bye

slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Jitesh throws his hands at it and misses. Karthik fumbles too and concedes a bye

17.1
1
Siraj to Harpreet Brar, 1 run

back of a length delivery on leg stump. Brar hacks it away into the on side for a single

end of over 177 runs
PBKS: 145/7CRR: 8.52 RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Jitesh Sharma40 (23b 2x4 3x6)
Harpreet Brar12 (11b 1x4)
Harshal Patel 3-0-21-0
Vijaykumar Vyshak 3-0-29-0
16.6
2
Harshal to Sharma, 2 runs

dropped, oh dear! Full toss outside off stump. Jitesh heaves at it and miscues it towards long on. Kohli comes under it but then he spots Prabhudessai coming in from deep mid wicket too. In the end, Kohli puts it down

16.5
1
Harshal to Harpreet Brar, 1 run

full delivery on middle and off stump. Brar plants his front foot but can only chip it towards long off for one

16.4
1
Harshal to Sharma, 1 run

slower delivery on a full length outside off stump. Jitesh winds up and powers it down the ground for a single

16.3
1
Harshal to Harpreet Brar, 1 run

full delivery into the pads. Brar uses the pace and tucks it away towards deep backward square leg for one more run

16.2
1
Harshal to Sharma, 1 run

very full delivery outside off stump. Jitesh takes a step down the track and drills it towards long off for one more run

16.1
1
Harshal to Harpreet Brar, 1 run

back of a length delivery outside off stump. Brar gets up on his toes and punches it down the ground for a single

Harshal to bowl the 17th over

end of over 1613 runs
PBKS: 138/7CRR: 8.62 RRR: 9.25 • Need 37 from 24b
Harpreet Brar9 (8b 1x4)
Jitesh Sharma36 (20b 2x4 3x6)
Vijaykumar Vyshak 3-0-29-0
Wanindu Hasaranga 4-0-39-2

This game is perhaps on a knife-edge. PBKS have the run-rate in control but only have three wickets to work with. RCB, thus, would know that if they can get the better of Jitesh, they will be very likely winners. Everything to play for in these last four overs!

15.6
1
Vyshak to Harpreet Brar, 1 run

very full delivery on middle and off stump. Brar comes forward and drives it back past the bowler for a single

15.5
1
Vyshak to Sharma, 1 run

nearly! Slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Jitesh drills it towards extra cover and sets off for the single. Has to stretch to make his ground and is saved by Siraj missing his shy at the bowler's end

15.4
Vyshak to Sharma, no run

length delivery way outside off stump. Jitesh walks across and tries the reverse ramp but makes no connection

15.3
6
Vyshak to Sharma, SIX runs

six more! Clean strike! Another slot ball and Jitesh capitalises! Opens up his stance and pounds it into the sightscreen!

15.2
4
Vyshak to Sharma, FOUR runs

shot! In the slot outside off stump. Jitesh gives himself a bit of room, throws his hands at it and carves it over extra cover for four!

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
F du Plessis
84 runs (56)
5 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
0 four1 six
Control
71%
V Kohli
59 runs (47)
5 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
85%
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammed Siraj
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
4
ECO
5.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
PWH de Silva
O
4
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
9.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossPunjab Kings, elected to field first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days20 April 2023 - daynight (20-over match)
PBKS Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
RCB Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Punjab Kings 0
Language
English
Win Probability
RCB 100%
RCBPBKS
100%50%100%RCB InningsPBKS Innings

Over 19 • PBKS 150/10

Jitesh Sharma c Shahbaz Ahmed b Patel 41 (27b 2x4 3x6 48m) SR: 151.85
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Indian Premier League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
GT14104200.809
CSK1485170.652
LSG1485170.284
MI148616-0.044
RR1477140.148
RCB1477140.135
KKR146812-0.239
PBKS146812-0.304
DC145910-0.808
SRH144108-0.590