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RCB is back to the winning race, RCB vs PBKS match highlights: IPL 2024

RCB is back to the winning race, RCB vs PBKS match highlights: IPL 2024
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Introduction on RCB vs PBKS match highlights

Finally, RCB is back. Although, RCB started the season with a defeat. RCB lost their first match to CSK. However, fans are not recalling that losing memory currently. Currently, RCB fans are cherishing the 4 wicket-victory against PBKS. Yes, RCB won the match against PBKS by 4 wickets. Let’s focus on the details of the match details to understand the winning more clearly. Keep reading the blog and stay tuned with sprintersgames.in to get all the sports updates on time.

Virat Kohli shone like a bright diamond on the match day. Virat scored 77 runs in just 49 balls. Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror provided the finishing touches, with the former winning it with a boundary in the last over.

According to our sports experts, the secret of the win is the death bowling of RCB and the poor construction of PBKS. The combination of these two factors restricted the PBKS to 176/6 on a flat wicket at the M.Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. Glenn Maxwell and Yash Dayal showed some speechless bowling skills in the match and boosted the confidence of the team. Yash Dayal and Mohammed Siraj also did extremely well. They were the stars for RCB with the ball. Dayal returned figures of 1/23 while Siraj returned 2/26.

Chasing a target of 177 runs, RCB lost its skipper Faf du Plessis and Cameron Green to Kasigo Rabada in the initial overs. Virat’s 77 brought back the balance in the match. However, it was not Virat’s 77 that saved RCB, it was Dinesh Karthik who saved RCB from one more defeat.

Dinesh Karthik stood till the end, scoring *28 runs and taking RCB to a win in their first home game. Among other things, Kohli scored 50 plus 100th score in T20s, becoming the first Indian to do so.

Let’s focus on the PBKS:

For the Punjab, Kasigo Rabada & Harpreet Brar took two wickets each, while Harshal Patel and Sam Curran picked up one wicket each. Shikhar Dhawan’s 45 and Shashank’s strong finish provided Punjab bowlers with some runs to defend. Arshdeep also played great. However, veteran Karthik drills it back down the ground. Dinesh Karthik has hit 28 runs in 10 balls and taken RCB to victory in a way only he can.

We have to mention about Shashank Singh. Shashank Singh smashed 20 runs off the last over to push the Punjab Kings to touch the mark of 176/6.

Punjab Kings lost opener Jonny Bairstow early to Mohammed Siraj. While captain Shikhar Dhawan tried to get a move on, RCB did well to keep the batters in check and put pressure on PBKS in the first 10 overs. Dhawan was eventually dismissed for 44 off 37 while the dangerous Liam Livingstone fell for just 17 runs in 13 balls. Shashank then came in and made the difference in the last over.

What happened in the toss?

RCB won the toss and Faf du Plessis decided that Royal Challengers was going to chase on the pitch of M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru. Although, we thought that decision would give some significant amount of advantage to PBKS. We thought Shikhar Dhawan-led PBKS would look to build a big score against the hosts. However, Glenn Maxwell and Yash Dayal didn’t let that happen.

Virat Kohli won the title “Player of the match”:

Virat Kohli scored 77 runs and this is his hundred 50+ scores in the T20 format. He is the first Indian to do this. He won the Player of the Match title as well.

However, now, it seems Virat Kohli managed to hear about the buzz around him. His comment during the post-match ceremony indicated that.

“I know my name is now attached to just promoting the game in different parts of the world when it comes to T20 cricket. I’ve still got it, I guess,” Kohli said.

“In T20, I’m opening, I try to give a blazing start. But when wickets start falling, you have to play the situation. The wicket wasn’t as flat as normal here. Couldn’t hit balls across the line. Disappointed not having finished it off but not bad having a bad start. If bowlers are hitting length, you have to create momentum, come down.” Kohli said in his interview.

He also added, “I don’t play for these Caps anymore. That’s the promise I can give here. I’ll keep turning up and keep trying my best,”.

Final words on RCB vs PBKS match highlights

We must admit that this winning is a great comeback for RCB and has helped boost the confidence significantly. Stay tuned with sprintersgames.in to get all the sports updates on time.

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