26th Match (N), Ahmedabad, April 30, 2021, Indian Premier League

Punjab Kings won by 34 runs

Player Of The Match
25* (17) & 3/19
Punjab Kings Innings
RCB Innings
Match Flow
Punjab Kings  (20 ovs maximum)
not out 91579675159.64
c Kohli b Jamieson771710100.00
c †de Villiers b Sams46243462191.66
c Shahbaz Ahmed b Jamieson036000.00
c Patidar b Shahbaz Ahmed59110055.55
b Chahal034000.00
not out 25172612147.05
Extras(lb 1, w 4)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.95)179/5
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Prabhsimran Singh, 3.3 ov), 2-99 (Chris Gayle, 10.4 ov), 3-107 (Nicholas Pooran, 11.3 ov), 4-117 (Deepak Hooda, 13.6 ov), 5-118 (M Shahrukh Khan, 14.4 ov)
10.4 to CH Gayle, he's got him and he's delighted! Sams with a sharp, steep bouncer from a middle stump line. Slanted in at the front shoulder and he's surprised and looks to swish this, out of position and eyes off. Gets a glove and AB takes that to his right. 99/2
3.3 to Prabhsimran Singh, taken easily at extra cover. Short of a length outside off, backs into the leg side to try and make room. Looked initially like he wanted to chop that over the off side, but on close inspection it's a pull shot gone wrong. Gets big on him and he ends up slicing it. 19/1
11.3 to N Pooran, fended straight to backward point and another duck for Pooran! Fourth of the season. Short ball into off stump. He wants to ride the bounce and get that to third man but he's opened the face too soon and it's popped up for an easy catch. 107/3
14.4 to M Shahrukh Khan, another googly and this time it meets off stump! Short of a length just outside off, looks to cut that. Caught on the front foot, big gap between bat and leg.. 118/5
13.6 to DJ Hooda, miscued pull and taken at deep backward square! Short of a length and pushed through quicker at leg stump. Wants to send this over square leg, but has gotten under it and hauled it upwards. It's the long side of the ground too. Taken easily. 117/4
Royal Challengers Bangalore  (T: 180 runs from 20 ovs)
b Harpreet Brar35344431102.94
b Meredith761301116.66
c Pooran b Jordan31305121103.33
b Harpreet Brar011000.00
c Rahul b Harpreet Brar3990033.33
c Harpreet Brar b Ravi Bishnoi811171072.72
b Ravi Bishnoi3450075.00
not out 16112411145.45
c Ravi Bishnoi b Mohammed Shami31132232238.46
not out 012000.00
Extras(lb 8, w 3)11
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.25)145/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Devdutt Padikkal, 2.3 ov), 2-62 (Virat Kohli, 10.1 ov), 3-62 (Glenn Maxwell, 10.2 ov), 4-69 (AB de Villiers, 12.1 ov), 5-91 (Rajat Patidar, 14.4 ov), 6-96 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 15.4 ov), 7-96 (Daniel Sams, 15.5 ov), 8-144 (Harshal Patel, 19.4 ov)
2.3 to D Padikkal, makes a mockery of off stump! What. A. Sight. Length and fired in at an off stump line, 145.7kph. Padikkal backs into the leg side as he steps out, exposes the stumps and looks to slam the over the infield. It's wayyy too quick for that. Off stump is sent a long way into the leg side, in fine leg's direction. 19/1
19.4 to HV Patel, Bishnoi's taken another stunner! Wow! He's really enjoying fielding in the deep this season! Low full toss at off stump, backs away and lofts this to long-off's right. Bishnoi tracks it and then lunges forward and to his right to grab this very close to the turf. 144/8
15.4 to Shahbaz Ahmed, taken at deep midwicket! Harpreet is there too. Length ball sliding across the corridor, fetches it with a slog sweep but is taken comfortably inside the line. 96/6
15.5 to DR Sams, googly, short of a length outside off and spinning into middle. Looks to swipe over that, angled bat, and the stumps are split. 96/7
10.1 to V Kohli, that stays low and slides into leg stump. Short of a length at middle stump, he steps out and looks to turn that through midwicket. That slides on low and is past him. He looks at the pitch in surprise, Harpreet has the most subdued celebration with his arm raised. What a wicket to get. 62/2
10.2 to GJ Maxwell, oh Harpreet you ripper! I think he's spun it from middle, beaten Maxwell's whip into the leg side and hit the top of off. For some reason they're sending that upstairs...yeah it's dead-on. He's squared him up to hit the top of off. Maxwell didn't know what happened. Neither did the umpires, it appears. But the evidence is there - Harpreet has pitched this at a length on middle stump and turned it past Maxwell to clean him up. 62/3
12.1 to AB de Villiers, he's got AB too! This is a fairytale for Harpreet. Short of a length and pushed through at off stump, sticks in the pitch. AB clears the front leg and looks to punch it on the rise through the covers. Ends up chipping it straight to Rahul at extra cover. 69/4
14.4 to RM Patidar, holes out to long-on and Patidar's innings ends just as inelegantly as it has looked all evening. Full and into middle stump, clears the front leg and looks to slog. His top hand slips off the handle, his body's facing midwicket, his bat held high in the right hand. Not a great night for him. Pooran comes in from the boundary and holds on. 91/5
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  • Punjab Kings innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Punjab Kings: 50 runs in 6.1 overs (37 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Punjab Kings - 64/1 in 7.0 overs (KL Rahul 19, CH Gayle 36)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (KL Rahul 13, CH Gayle 36, Ex 1)
  • Punjab Kings: 100 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 4
  • KL Rahul: 50 off 35 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Punjab Kings: 150 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 4
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (KL Rahul 30, Harpreet Brar 19, Ex 1)
  • Innings Break: Punjab Kings - 179/5 in 20.0 overs (KL Rahul 91, Harpreet Brar 25)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 3
  • Strategic Timeout: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 59/1 in 9.0 overs (V Kohli 33, RM Patidar 14)
  • Strategic Timeout: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 96/6 in 15.4 overs (DR Sams 3)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 10
  • Over 17.4: Review by Punjab Kings (Bowling), Umpire - S Ravi, Batsman - KA Jamieson (Struck down)
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match days30 April 2021 - night (20-over match)
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPunjab Kings 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0
Win Probability
PBKS 100%
100%50%100%PBKS InningsRCB Innings

Over 20 • RCB 145/8

Harshal Patel c Ravi Bishnoi b Mohammed Shami 31 (13b 3x4 2x6 22m) SR: 238.46
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