Indian Premier League, 2021

Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 26

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Date & Time: 30 April 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore 145/8

RR: 7.25 | Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Virat Kohli bowled Harpreet Brarbowled Harpreet Brar353431
Devdutt Padikkal bowled Riley Meredithbowled Riley Meredith7601
Rajat Patidar c Nicholas Pooran & b Chris Jordanc Nicholas Pooran & b Chris Jordan313021
Glenn Maxwell bowled Harpreet Brarbowled Harpreet Brar0100
AB de Villiers c KL Rahul (C) & b Harpreet Brarc KL Rahul (C) & b Harpreet Brar3900
Shahbaz Ahmed c Harpreet Brar & b Ravi Bishnoic Harpreet Brar & b Ravi Bishnoi81110
Daniel Sams bowled Ravi Bishnoibowled Ravi Bishnoi3400
Kyle Jamieson not out not out 161111
Harshal Patel c Ravi Bishnoi & b Mohammed Shamic Ravi Bishnoi & b Mohammed Shami311332
Mohammed Siraj not out not out 0100
Yuzvendra Chahal
Extras 11 (b 0, lb 8, w 3, nb 0)
Total 145 (8 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
19-1 (Devdutt Padikkal,2.3), 62-2 (Virat Kohli,10.1), 62-3 (Glenn Maxwell,10.2), 69-4 (AB de Villiers,12.1), 91-5 (Rajat Patidar,14.4), 96-6 (Shahbaz Ahmed,15.4), 96-7 (Daniel Sams,15.5), 144-8 (Harshal Patel,19.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Riley Meredith3.2 0 29 1 9.06
Mohammed Shami3.4 0 28 1 8.24
Ravi Bishnoi4 0 17 2 4.25
Harpreet Brar4 1 19 3 4.75
Chris Jordan4 0 31 1 7.75
Deepak Hooda1 0 13 0 13.00

So that’s it from this game! Bangalore lose and Punjab put up a strong display to move up to fifth place. The action continues on Saturday, 1st May 2021 as Chennai will be facing off against Mumbai in Delhi. A mouth-watering clash. Do join us at 1930 IST (1400 GMT). Until then, cheers and take care!

HARPREET BRAR IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! He says that his family members will be happy with his performance and it is their blessings, which is why he is here. Adds that the bowler has the chance to get the comeback and he just thought about the same. Says that his first wicket in the League was of Kohli, which was brilliant. Says that he had it on his mind to just hit the balls, when he was batting. 

KL Rahul, the Punjab skipper, says that he is happy with how Brar bowled and also with how he batted. Adds that he has been trying to speak to the boys and just pass on his learnings to the young guys and it is important for him to support his boys, as a skipper. On batting against Bangalore, Rahul says that there is nothing in particular and they have played them in must-win games the last 4 times and he wants to perform in these clutch games. Feels that having Gayle out there with him is wonderful and he just keeps getting better and better and he looks hungry out there, whenever he plays for Punjab. 

Virat Kohli, the Bangalore skipper says that Punjab got off to a decent start but they pulled things nicely but gave away a lot of runs in the end. States they got away from their plans and concentrated more on what the batters are doing which cost them. Adds Punjab bowled really well and did not give a lot away but as batters, they could have tried something different. Admits it was difficult to hit through the line. Mentions the composition of his team is such that Patidar can control the innings at number 3 and Maxi at 4 and ABD at 5 has worked for them and it gives them more balance. States they gave away 25 runs too many in the end with just one batter out there and even with the bat they batted a little too slow and it could have been a lot worse had Jamieson and Patel not struck some meaty blows.

Earlier in the day, after being inserted, Punjab were off to a flier courtesy of Gayle and Rahul. There was a collapse in between but the partnership between Brar and Rahul took them to 179 which was enough in the end.

Chris Jordan is in for a chat! He says it is a great win, they know every game is important and they wanted to win today. States it is nice to push the 140 KPH but he did not concentrate a lot on that and just wants to do well for his side. Adds when they got to 179 they were very happy as at one stage they would have taken 150 to 160 but they still needed to bowl well and they did and they were a little bit untidy towards the end and they need to work on it. Adds runs on the board give the bowlers a boost. If the batters get it wrong, the bowlers try to bail them out and the batting tries to do the same if the bowling does not work and that’s how a team is built.

The Punjab bowling was excellent right from the word go. They kept it tight in the Powerplay and then later on the spinners did their job. Brar was without any doubt the pick as he finished with a three-fer but have to say, it was a combined effort from the bowlers.

They needed just under 120 in the last 10 and just as it was time for Kohli and Rajat to up the ante, the skipper fell, and then the procession began. They were 5 down in no time and it was an uphill task from there and they have fallen well short of the target in the end.

A thumping win for Punjab! 180 was always going to be tough on this wicket and Bangalore did not start all that well as they lost Padikkal early. Kohli and Patidar then built a partnership but it was very slow going.

Mohammed Shami to Mohammed Siraj, Swing and a miss! A length ball, outside off, Mohammed Siraj swings his blade at this but he does not connect! PUNJAB WIN BY 34 RUNS! 
Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, Length on middle, worked through mid on for a single. 
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, OUT! TAKEN! Sensational catch by Ravi Bishnoi! He takes a beauty and this wonderful cameo by Harshal Patel comes to a close. A full toss on middle, Harshal Patel makes room and looks to clear the fence down the ground, but he fails to hit it cleanly enough. It is falling ahead of the fielder there, but Ravi Bishnoi runs in from long off and takes a top, top catch. 
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Patel is having some fun! A length ball around off, Harshal Patel makes room and looks to slam this one away. The ball takes the outer half of the blade and goes over short third man. Boundary. 

The physio is out in the middle, having a look at Riley Meredith, as he is down in pain! It seems that Riley Meredith is off the pitch and Mohammed Shami will complete the over. 

Riley Meredith to Kyle Jamieson, Ouch! That would have really hurt! That came back so quickly and hit Riley Meredith on his knee. A length ball, on off, Kyle Jamieson slaps this one back to the bowler, where it hits him on his knee. A single. 
Riley Meredith to Kyle Jamieson, SIX! SMACKED! Meredith does not start off the final over in the manner he wanted to. A back of a length ball, around off, Kyle Jamieson swivels and smokes this one all the way over the deep mid-wicket fence. 
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, SIX! SLAM! These are important runs, in terms of the NRR for Bangalore. A length ball again, in the arc around off, Harshal Patel clears his front foot and whacks this one over the bowler's head for a biggie. 
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, Around off, nudged to mid-wicket for a quick single. The man there has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses. 
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A length ball outside off, Kyle Jamieson swings his blade at this but he fails to connect bat with ball here. 
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, Length on middle, worked through mid on for a single. 
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Patel! A good length ball, width offered outside off, Harshal Patel flays this one through extra cover. No fielder had a chance there. 
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, FOUR! Vital runs for Bangalore! A length ball, around off, Harshal Patel makes some room and slices this one over backward point. Boundary. 
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, Slower back of a length ball outside off, KJ slaps this one through cover-point for a single. 
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, A full toss on middle, HP lofts this one over extra cover. Ravi Bishnoi runs to his left and dives to pull the ball back. A couple. 
Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, NOT OUT! A length ball on middle and off, Jamieson shuffles and looks to play the paddle but misses and the ball takes the pad and goes to the off side and the batters take one. Shami appeals but the umpire says no. They go for the review and Ball Tracker shows that the wickets are missing. Only a leg bye then. 

Review! This is for LBW. Let's see what the replays say. 

Mohammed Shami to Kyle Jamieson, FOUR! SHOT! That was powerful from Kyle! This is in the slot for him and he spanks this one back to where it came from. Past the bowler and umpire and into the ropes downtown. 
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, Around off, pushed through point for one. 
Mohammed Shami to Harshal Patel, SIX! Patel had enough on this for it to reach the ropes. A length delivery around off, slightly slower, Harshal Patel lofts this one over the long off region for a biggie. 
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A yorker-length ball outside off, Kyle Jamieson swings his blade at this but only connects with the thin air around him. 
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A length ball, around off, Kyle Jamieson slogs this one through square leg, for a couple. 
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, Fuller on middle, this is drilled to the mid off fielder for a single. 
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, A full toss on leg, Jamieson milks this to long on for a single. 
Chris Jordan to Harshal Patel, A back of a length ball on middle, Patel goes back and pushes this to covers for one. 
Chris Jordan to Kyle Jamieson, Leg bye. Yorker on leg, Kyle Jamieson looks to work it away but misses and the ball takes the pads and goes to the leg side. A leg bye is taken. 
Ravi Bishnoi to Harshal Patel, NO HAT-TRICK! Floated on off, Patel comes ahead and inside edges the ball, back onto his pads. 

Who comes out now? It is Harshal Patel! 

Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! He will get another one and he is on a hat-trick here. Sams has no effect here. This is shortish and around off, might have been the googly. Daniel Sams makes some room and looks to slap it away. Misses and you know what happens after that. No fight from the lower order of Bangalore! 

Strategic Time-Out! Punjab are all over Bangalore! Don’t think a comeback is on the cards. If we do witness one, it would be one of the biggest miracle. Now, Bangalore should try and come as close as possible to the target and Punjab would hope to get a really big win here. Kyle Jamieson is the new batter in. 

Ravi Bishnoi to Shahbaz Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT! Bishnoi gets the wicket but it is Brar who takes the catch. What a match he is having! This is floated and it is around off, Shahbaz Ahmed gets low and looks to slog sweep this one, and hits it towards deep mid-wicket. Has not hit it with the most perfect timing and hence, it does not have the distance required. Harpreet Brar runs to his right and takes a good catch. The curtains are shutting on Bangalore's run chase! 
Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, On off, bunted through mid off for one. 
Ravi Bishnoi to Daniel Sams, Misfield and a couple! Flatter and around off, Daniel Sams goes back and slaps this one through covers. The man there misfields and the batters take a couple of runs. 
Ravi Bishnoi to Shahbaz Ahmed, Flighted on off, eased through mid on for a single. 
Chris Jordan to Daniel Sams, Shorter and on off, this is pushed to covers. End of a successful over by Jordan.
Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Out comes Daniel Sams! 

Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, OUT! PARIDAR HOLES OUT! His struggle comes to an end. Fuller and on middle, Rajat swings. His one hand comes off the handle and hence, he only hits it high up in the air towards long on. Pooran runs in and takes it. Throws it up in the air in delight. 
Chris Jordan to Rajat Patidar, WIDE! Down the leg side, Patidar swings but misses. Wided.
Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, Leg bye! Angled into the pads, Ahmed looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side for one.
Chris Jordan to Shahbaz Ahmed, FOUR! A brave effort from Bishnoi! This is bowled outside off, Ahmed swings, it goes off the outside edge towards third man. Ravi runs in and dives forward but the ball lands short. He does get a hand to it but can't stop it. A boundary.