Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) displayed an all-round present on Thursday afternoon in Mohali to register a superb win over hosts Punjab Kings. RCB received the competition by 24 runs to register their third win of the season and jumped to fourth spot within the IPL 2023 Factors Desk. On the identical time, PBKS have slipped to seventh spot from fifth as a as results of their loss. The match noticed two nice knocks from Kohli and Du Plessis. Kohli led the aspect as Du Plessis was unfit to take the sphere. The South African batter nonetheless did bat within the gam, hanging 84 off 56 balls which included 5 fours and sixes every. Kohli struck a gritty 59 off 47 deliveries as he performed the anchor position. Kohli and Du Plessis’ opening pair placed on 137 for the primary wicket however after they fell, the innings obtained derailed and all that Bangalore might handle was 174 for 4 in 20 overs.
Punjab batting self-exploded
Chasing this whole turned out to be too huge a job for Punjab Kings who had been diminished to 43 for 4 inside powerplay. It was all due to a fiery opening spell of Mohammed Siraj who ultimately completed with 4 wickets within the recreation. Siraj dismissed Atharva Taide to start his destruction with the ball earlier than he despatched again Liam Livingstone for two to interrupt the again of the PBKS batting. Siraj was nearly as good with outdated ball as he was with the brand new. He dis missed Harpreet Brar and Nathan Ellis within the 18th over of the innings. This was a time when PBKS had 3 wickets and 18 balls in hand to make 30 runs for a win. Jitesh Sharma, who made 41 off 27 balls was nonetheless in. However with Brar and Nathan again to the hut, Jitesh knew the duty had grow to be barely greater now and he too perished within the nineteenth over of the innings, handing a win to RCB.
A ‘Preity’ sight as Kohli meets Zinta
After the match, the PBKS co-owner Preity Zinta, who’s at all times there at PCA in Mohali to cheer for her crew, went down the steps to be with the gamers and over there she met RCB skipper Faf du Plessis and the stand-in captain for this match Virat Kohli. Preity and Zinta seemed engrossed in a enjoyable dialog and shared amusing earlier than Faf joined in. Watch the dialog beneath.
Punjab and RCB’s subsequent match?
Punjab subsequent play Mumbai Indians in an away recreation at Wankhede stadium on April 22. They are going to hope their captain Shikhar Dhawan is match for the sport. RCB will play one other afternoon match of Sunday double header in Bengaluru vs Rajasthan Royals.