PBKS vs RCB Live Score: PBKS skipper KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 91 runs.© BCCI/IPL
Punjab Kings (PBKS) batsmen KL Rahul and Chris Gayle stitched a 50-run partnership in the beginning while the PBKS skipper also accumulated 61 runs with Harpreet Brar for the sixth wicket off just 32 balls to set up a challenging 180-run target for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to chase. Gayle showed his class when he hit five fours in one Kyle Jamieson over while Rahul ended the innings beautifully, collecting 22 runs off the 20th over bowled by Harshal Patel. RCB openers Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli will have to start nicely to overhaul the target. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 26 Live Cricket Score Between Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
RCB Need 180 To Win!
PBKS ended strongly as they set a challenging 180-run target for RCB to chase in 20 overs. Skipper KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 91 runs off 57 balls and stitched together a 61-run sixth wicket partnership off 32 balls with Harpreet Brar.
Earlier Chris Gayle scored 46 runs off 24 balls while Brar pitched in with 25 runs off 17 balls to recover from a patchy start.RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli will have to be at their very best to chase down the target. Stay tined for the run-chase!
A paddle six by KL Rahul.
Rahul on 86 now.
KL Rahul dismisses Patel for a four on the leg-side through a flick.
PBKS 162-5 in 19.2 overs.
KL Rahul- Orange Cap!
KL Rahul has surpassed Shikhar Dhawan in the list of leading run-getters this season.
KL Rahul- 312 runs
Dhawan- 311 runs
KL Rahul dismisses Patel for a boundary. Huge over in the match.
PBKS 150/5 in 18 overs.
Harshal Patel concedes a six off the very next ball. Harpreet hits him for over the mid-wicket region.
PBKS 143/5 in 17.3 overs.
After a long time in the match, a four is hit by Harpreet.
PBKS 137/5 in 17.2 overs.
PBKS 132/5 In 17!
RCB bowlers are keeping it tight with only singles and doubles on offer.
PBKS 132/5 in 17 overs.
RCB bowlers have comeback strong here.
Last 5 Overs!
PBKS struggling with five wickets down.
But can KL Rahul help his team finish strongly in the last five overs?
Chahal dismisses Shahrukh Khan for a duck. Bowled.
PBKS 118/5 in 14.4 overs.
Deepak Hooda falls for five runs in 9 balls to Shahbaz Ahmed.
PBKS 116/4 in 14 overs.
PBKS 113/3 In 13!
PBKS rally behind their captain KL Rahul
Reach 113/3 in 13 overs.
Pooran goes for a duck against Jamieson.
PBKS 107/3 in 11.3 overs.
KL Rahul scores fifty in 35 balls.
What a knock by the captain. PBKS 107/2 in 11.2 overs.
KL Rahul hits a six off Jamieson on the off-side.
Brilliant from the captain. PBKS 106/2 in 11.1 overs.
Sams comes back strong.
Dismisses dangerous Gayle for 46 runs off 24 balls. PBKS 99/2 in 9.4 overs.
KL Rahul dismisses Daniel Sams over the long-off fence for a huge six .
PBKS on a roll here.
PBKS 87/1 after 9.2 overs as Gayle hits Patel for a boundary.
Gayle has arrived!
Four + Six!
KL Rahul takes Chahal to the cleaners with a four and a six off consecutive balls.
PBKS 83/1 after 9 overs.
PBKS 70/1 In 8!
Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel gives away six runs in his first over.
AS 50 partnership is completed between Gayle and Rahul.
PBKS 70/1 after 8 overs.
5 fours in one Jamieson over for Gayle
Gayle welcomes Chahal with a six straight over the bowler’s head.
Mesmerising stuff from the West Indian!
Only Five Fours!
Gayle misses out on hitting six fours, can only collect five in Jamieson’s over.
Powerplay ends. PBKS 49/1 in 6 overs.
Gayle-show is on. Fourth successive boundary.
Are we going to see a repeat of last night’s six fours?
PBKS 45/1 in 5.4 overs.
Two in a row as Gayle sits on the backfoot to dispatch a short ball for four off Jamieson.
PBKS 37/1 in 5.2 overs.
Gayle into the act as he dismisses the tall Jamieson over the mid-off region.
PBKS 33/1 in 5.1 overs.
KL Rahul takes on Siraj again. Hits a sweetly-timed boundary.
PBKS 27/1 in 4.4 overs.
PBKS 21/1 In 4!
RCB off to a tight start as bowlers find their mark against the batters.
PBKS 21/1 in 4 overs.
Prabhsimran ends his struggles as he gifts his wicket off Kyle Jamieson for seven runs off seven balls. Kohli takes a simple catch.
PBKS 19/1 in 3.3 overs.
Prabhsimran takes on Sams. Hits one straight over the bowler for a boundary.
PBKS 18/0 in 2.5 overs.
PBKS 13/0 After 2!
Siraj finishes an expensive first over, giving 10 runs to Rahul and Prabhsimran.
PBKS 13/0 after 2 overs.
KL Rahul hits a huge six off Mohammed Siraj over the mid-wicket region.
PBKS 10/0 after 1.3 overs.
PBKS 3/0 After 1!
Good start to the innings by both teams. Sams bowls a tight first over.
Steady start by Sams as he gives only one run in the first three delivers with two balls being yorkers.
PBKS 1/0 in 0.3 overs.
We Are Underway!
PBKS openers KL Rahul and Prabhsimran Singh in the middle to face RCB’s Daniel Sams.
RCB Playing XI!
RCB make one change from last game.
PBKS With 3 Changes!
PBKS make three changes to their playing XI from last game.
IN- Shahbaz Ahmed
OUT- Washington Sundar
IN- Riley Meredith, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar
OUT- Moises Henriques, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal
RCB Win Toss Opt To Bowl First!
RCB have won the toss and opted to bowl first.
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