Good day and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE protection of IPL 2021Match 26 between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore on the on the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad.
Finish of Innings: PBKS 179/5 after 20 overs: 45 runs within the final three and 22 coming off Harshal Patel’s final over and Punjab have recovered brilliantly to put up a robust whole. The innings was based mostly on Rahul’s unbeaten 91 off 57 balls and a beautiful unbeaten cameo of 25 off 17 from Harpreet Brar has given the Punjab bowlers a superb whole to defend. Gayle, too, contributed and we’re set for an exquisite chase. Again in 10
PBKS 157/5 after 19 overs: Rahul will get a thick outdoors edge and the ball runs away to the boundary and these are very helpful runs from Punjab’s perspective. A very good final over can propel them to 170, which might be a difficult whole.
PBKS 150/5 after 18 overs: Harpreet Brar is taking part in a bit of cameo as he breaks away from the shakles with a boundary after which hammers Harshal over cow nook for a most and ends the over with a boundary because the 150 comes for Punjab. 18 runs from the over.
PBKS 132/5 after 17 overs: Daniel Sams finishes with 4-0-24-1 and he must be the sport changer for RCB with the wicket of Chris Gayle that helped RCB stage a comeback and orchestrate a collapse. Punjab might be kicking themselves after being in such an exquisite place.
PBKS 126/5 after 16 overs: The lack of 4 fast wickets has sucked the momentum out of Punjab and it’s now as much as Rahul as Punjab hopes for a late positive. RCB however is trying to find wickets.
PBKS 119/5 after 15 overs: Terrific comeback from RCB as Chahal strikes to take away Shahrukh Khan and Punjab instantly are 5 down and in dumps. A very good begin has been squandared as soon as once more and regardless of a half-century from skipper Rahul, the middle-order simply exploded. The skipper holds the important thing and he must bat until the top to assist his staff put up a difficult whole.
PBKS 117/4 after 14 overs: Punjab dropping momentum as Shahbaz Ahmed strikes to take away Deepak Hooda who fails to clear the rope after taking part in a giant shot. Rahul goes nice weapons on the different finish and Punjab must be cautious and arrest the autumn of wickets.
PBKS 113/3 after 13 overs: Good comeback from Chahal after giving 28 from his first two as he concedes simply 4 runs and most significantly places a lid on the scoring. Deepak Hooda joins Rahul.
PBKS 109/3 after 12 overs: Fifty for Rahul and he’s trying bought within the center. A six over long-off and a single brings the half-century for Rahul however Nicholas Pooran fails but once more because the West Indian departs for a duck.
PBKS 100/2 after 11 overs: Daniel Sams again within the assault and he strikes to take away the harmful Chris Gayle who departs for a superb 24-ball 46. It was a brief ball, taking place the leg, Gayle went for the hook shot however will get a glove and Ab de Villiers wasn’t going to overlook that. A lot-needed breakthrough for Bangalore. Rahul in the meantime has discovered his ft as he smoked Sams excessive over long-off for a most. Nicholas Pooran is the brand new man.
PBKS 90/1 after 10 overs: Gayle is trying in nice contact as this time he pockets one other boundary, this man with a deft contact because the ball beats the fielder at quick nice leg. However, Harshal Patel makes a bood comeback and prevents any additional boundaries.
PBKS 83/1 after 9 overs: KL Rahul will get into the act and Chahal is proving very costly as he has been taken for 28 runs within the two overs he has bowled. First the Punjab captain performs a late minimize that beats the person at quick third man after which brings out the slogsweep and deposits effectively over the deep mid-wicket for a most. Prime shot!
PBKS 70/1 after 8 overs: The 50-run stand between Gayle and Rahul is up and it is the West Indian who has achieved many of the injury, to date and Rahul is blissful to play the function of a second fiddle. Harshal Patel into the assault and he begins in an honest trend giving six runs together with a boundary from Rahul.
PBKS 64/1 after 7 overs: There isn’t any stopping Gayle as he welcomes Yuzvendra Chahal into the assault with a flat six over long-off after which ends the over with one other most and the ball has taken some beating. Chahal dealing with the music and it is brute pressure by the large man.
PBKS 49/1 after 6 overs: 4,4,4,4,0,4 That is Gayle pressure and Jamieson has bore the brunt of it. Gayle ought to have opened however coming one drop, he has achieved the injury to present Punjab a superb begin within the PowerPlay. He’s trying in good contact as he hammers Jamieson for 20 runs in an over.
PBKS 29/1 after 5 overs: Excellent shot from Rahul as he nails a straight drive and punishes Siraj for pitching it full. Gayle, in the meantime, is off the mark. Punjab will look to money in additional boundaries because the PowerPlay nears an finish.
PBKS 21/1 after 4 overs: Gone! RCB strike and its the large man Jamieson who makes the early breakthrough. Digs briefly and Prabhsimran goes for the pull solely to mistime it and Virat Kohli takes a easy catch. He was not able to play the pull shot and the additional bounce did the trick. Chris Gayle joins Rahul.
PBKS 18/0 after 3 overs: Prabhsimran is opening up properly as he nearly acquired the gap as he lofts Daniel Sams and the ball simply falls forward of the boundary. Punjab off to sedate begin
PBKS 13/0 after 2 overs: First six of the match and it is KL Rahul who lights fireworks with an outstanding blow over the deep mid-wicket. It was stand and ship from the Punjab skipper as Siraj bowls quick and Rahul with a pleasant swing of the bat clears the fence relaxed.
PBKS 3/0 after 1 over: Wonderful begin from Daniel Sams as he provides simply three runs with each Rahul and Prabhsimran opening their accounts.
Alright we’re all set for the sport to start and will probably be KL Rahul together with Prabhsimran Singh, who will open instead of an injured Mayank Agarwal. With the ball, will probably be Daniel Sams who will begin proceedings with the brand new ball below the lights. Right here we go!
RCB Enjoying XI: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Punjab Kings Enjoying XI: KL Rahul(w/c), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore wins toss, opts to bowl first
Punjab Kings (PBKS) just isn’t quick on batting firepower, with the likes of Okay.L. Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran within the ranks. Huge runs, nevertheless, have been onerous to search out, resulting in PBKS’ 4 losses in six outings.
The latest failure got here on Monday, when PBKS may muster solely 123 for 9 in a one-sided defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders. Probably the most worrying facet is the type of West Indian Pooran, who averages a dismal 5.6 for the event. Calls to incorporate Dawid Malan – a confirmed T20 performer – within the taking part in eleven have grown louder.
RCB: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Sachin Child, Srikar Bharat, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed
PBKS: KL Rahul (w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Jhye Richardson, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar