Punjab Kings got here out all weapons blazing to hammer Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs in Match 60 of IPL 2022 on the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, Might 13. With the massive win, Punjab Kings have boosted their probabilities of reaching the playoffs whereas hurting the hopes of RCB.

Mayank Agarwal’s PBKS have moved to the sixth spot with 12 factors from 12 matches whereas RCB are nonetheless on the 4th spot with 14 factors from 13 matches however with a unfavourable internet Run price that can damage their possibilities if there’s a tie on 14 factors for the playoffs spots.

Chasing a mammoth complete of 210, RCB’s innings by no means bought going after former captain Virat Kohli bought out for 20 off 14 deliveries in an unlucky method. Kohli appeared brisk as he got here out with a optimistic angle and hit 2 boundaries and a six to get issues underway for the previous finalists.

RCB vs PBKS, IPL 2022 Highlights

KOHLI, RCB FAIL TO SHINE

Nevertheless, Kohli was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada within the 4th over. The South Africa bowler was on high of his sport for PBKS on Saturday. The precise-arm quick bowler completed with figures of three/21. Rishi Dhawan, who got here into PBKS combine solely within the 2nd half of the season, proved his price with the ball, selecting up 2 essential wickets of that of RCB captain Faf du Plessis (10) and younger Mahipal Lomror.

RCB slipped to 44/3 within the powerplay and regardless of a 60-run stand between the highly-rated Rajat Patidar (26 from 21) and Glenn Maxwell(35 off 22), they weren’t in a position to even get near the goal. RCB managed solely 155 and misplaced 9 wickets of their quota of 20 overs, dropping by a mammoth margin of 54 runs. RCB’s 2-match successful run got here to an premature finish.

Jonny Bairstow led the cost for Punjab Kings with a 29-ball 66 after Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis received the toss and determined to bowl. This was Jonny Bairstow’s second successive half-century and he was concerned in a fast 60-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan (21 off 15).

Jonny Bairstow’s English teammate Liam Livingstone (70 off 42) additionally joined within the celebration on a flat pitch and smashed his fourth fifty of the season as PBKS completed with 209 for 9 off 20 overs.

RCB’s bowlers suffered by the hands of Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone however Wanindu Hasaranga was distinctive. He completed with 2 for 15 off 4 overs and now has the joint most wickets with Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL 2022.

In the meantime, Josh Hazlewood leaked 64 runs off his 4 overs to register the joint most costly spell this season with Marco Jansen of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Harshal Patel was additionally good for Royal Challengers Bangalore and he completed with figures of 4 for 34 off his 4 overs. His 4 wickets had been Mayank Agarwal, PBKS’s top-scorer Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Brar and Rishi Dhawan.

Had it not been for the efforts of Harshal Patel, the Purple Cap winner in 2021 and Wanindu Hasaranga, the present Purple Cap holder in 2022, PBKS would have gotten much more than their eventual complete.

THE JONNY-LIAM SHOW

Jonny Bairstow had began the season poorly however he’s now properly and really again in kind for Punjab Kings. After a fast 56 towards Rajasthan Royals final Saturday, Jonny Bairstow smashed a 29-ball 66 towards Rajasthan Royals on a flat Brabourne pitch.

After electing to bowl, RCB captain Faf du Plessis noticed Jonny Bairstow destroy his bowlers with 4 fours and seven sixes to hammer 66 off solely 29 balls earlier than he fell to Shahbaz Ahmed. He began the carnage towards Josh Hazlewood within the second over earlier than turning his consideration to the remainder of the bowling line-up.

In the meantime, Jonny Bairstow’s opening companion Shikhar Dhawan hit 2 fours and a six to attain 21 off 15 earlier than falling to Glenn Maxwell after. The 2 added 60 for the opening wicket off simply 5 overs.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa lasted simply three balls and fell to Wanindu Hasaranga as RCB tried to mount a fightback after a frenetic begin from the PBKS openers.

Liam Livingstone joined Jonny Bairstow at a degree when PBKS threatened to run away in the direction of a large rating however the RCB spinners Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed utilized the brakes.

Shahbaz Ahmed snared the damaging Bairstow who bought a thick edge to a large ball and was caught by Mohammed Siraj at backward level.

Nevertheless, Jonny Bairstow’s England teammate Liam Livingstone continued to assault as PBKS raced in the direction of a difficult complete.

PBKS skipper Mayank Agarwal hit 19 off 16 balls however he was despatched again by Harshal Patel within the fifteenth over leaving Jitesh Sharma to launch ultimate assault for PBKS with Liam Livingstone.

Wanindu Hasaranga didn’t let Jitesh keep on the crease for too lengthy – he charged down the observe to the RCB leg-spinner and missed a fallacious’un. On an evening when all of the RCB bowlers leaked runs on a batting pleasant pitch, Hasaranga returned spectacular figures of two for 15 off his 4 overs and joined Yuzvendra Chahal on the high within the battle for the Purple Cap.

In the meantime, PBKS misplaced Harpreet Brar to Harshal Patel however Liam Livingstone introduced up his fourth fifty of the season.

Harshal Patel was good for RCB within the loss of life overs and completed with 4 wickets together with that of Livingstone for 70 off 42 balls.

Punjab Kings, because of Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow, reached 209 for 9 off their 20 overs.

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