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IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore win, ensure Play-off spot

IPL 2021 Live Score, RCB vs PBKS Highlights: RCB scored 164/7 in 20 overs. PBKS, despite a strong start, ended with 158/6.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 3, 2021 7:20:04 pm
IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS

IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Punjab Kings by 6 runs in their Indian Premier League match in Sharjah on Sunday, ensuring their progress to the knockout phase. RCB are currently placed third in the pecking order with eight wins and four defeats for a total of 16 points. Punjab remain one of four teams locked on the points table in the race for the last playoff spot, but they now have one match less in hand than their rivals.

Glenn Maxwell (57) was the highest scorer of the RCB innings, which had been rocked by a superb spell by Moses Henriques (3/12) after a solid opening stand between Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. Mayank Agarwal (57) and KL Rahul got Punjab off to a great start in their chase of 165, but regular fall of wickets after their partnership gave RCB the upper hand.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 48

Royal Challengers Bangalore

164/7 (20.0)

Punjab Kings

158/6 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 48 )
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Punjab Kings by 6 runs

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IPL 2021, RCB vs PBKS Highlights:

19:18 (IST)03 Oct 2021
RCB win by 6 runs

Harshal Patel is hit for a six off the penultimate ball by Henriques but it's too little too late. RCB win by 6 runs. Their progress to the Play-offs is now guaranteed.

19:13 (IST)03 Oct 2021
PBKS need 19 runs in 5 balls

27 to get off the last 2 overs. Siraj to Shahrukh Khan. Four to third man. Dot ball. RCB Review for a caught behind as SRK swings wildly. 8 runs off Siraj's over. 19 runs needed in the last over. Harshal Patel bowls the 20th over. And there's a run out first ball. RCB tighten their grasp on the 3rd Playoff spot.

PBKS 146/6, need 19 runs in 5 balls

19:05 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Markram out, SRK goes big

Markram goes aerial and is out too. Harshal Patel bowls the 18th over. Shahrukh Khan slams him for a six. Henriques has joined him with the last 2 overs coming up.

PBKS 138/5 after 17.5, need 27 off 13 balls

18:56 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Mayank out for 57

The big wicket! Mayank is now out. Siraj does well to rush in from short third man to take the catch, Chahal strikes again. Mayank has a long chat with the batsman coming in, Sarfaraz, on his way back to the dugout. Markram now takes charge, charges Chahal and gets a four down the ground. Chahal strikes again! Sarfaraz is out!

PBKS 121/4 after 16

18:43 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Punjab need 63 in 6 overs

Markram, in at 4, also takes a few balls to tee off. Garton gives just 2 runs away in the 14th over. The required run rate is now creeping up. Has crept up above 10 for the first time. PBKS have scored 30/2 in the last 5 overs.

PBKS 102/2 after 14

18:35 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Pooran out, Mayank gets to 50

Pooran in at 3 for Punjab, the batsmen take a few balls to absorb the loss of their skipper. Mayank gets to his 50 with a single on the off side. Pooran skies one, and a catch is taken at fine leg. Chahal now strikes.

PBKS 99/2 after 12.5

18:25 (IST)03 Oct 2021
First wicket for RCB: Rahul out for 39 in 11th over

Now Chahal is sent packing for 9 runs in an over. This is the 5th match in a row that RCB have gone without picking up a wicket in the powerplay. They haven't been able to do it since the resumption of the IPL. Shahbaz, who has been RCB's wildcard this season, doing a great job keeping the run rate down at the other end. And he does it again! Gets the breakthrough. Rahul is out for 39.

PBKS 91/1 after 10.5

18:15 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Rahul-Mayank power on

Harshal Patel's impressive season continues. After a hail of boundaries, Harshal bowls a 3-run over to end the Powerplay. Chahal into the attack now, the opening partnership cruises along as RCB again fail to pick up wickets in the early overs. Dan Christian is taken for 11 runs in his first over though.

PBKS 67/0 after 8

17:57 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Rahul, Mayank shift gears

Rahul cracks a four and a six in the 3rd over, bowled by Siraj. Mayank also cracks a six, his first boundary. Rahul keeps rolling, smashes another six as Shahbaz Ahmed's spin is introduced in the 5th over.

PBKS 46/0 after 5

17:39 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Punjab Kings begin chase

Siraj and Garton begin proceedings for RCB. Old friends Rahul and Mayank begin the chase brick by brick. 3 runs off the first over. 4 runs off the 2nd over. 

PBKS 7/0 after 2

17:15 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Blame not the bat 🏏😡🪵⌛

The moment after Virat Kohli found his stumps disturbed—the rattle of leather on wood was enough, he didn’t turn back—he glared suspiciously, and fiercely, at his bat (face). So scything a stare that the bat would have crumbled and minced into the sand. As if the willow was the reason he could not launch the ball into Sharjah’s Sunday traffic, which he had already managed once in his rickety knock. Poor bats, it’s often the object of ire, whenever a batter fails to connect or connects feebly, or when he edges the ball. A fall guy, for no fault of its.

The Kohli shot itself was a classic instance—a hideous un-Kohli hack on a track that lacked pace. Moreover, the ball had kept a trifle low. He could have blamed himself, or the pitch, or even the chirping keeper. But to blame a chunky piece of wood, their best friend (to some their soul or soulmate), seems an instinct. If only the bat could talk, or at least stare back at their angry handlers. Or if wood could turn into a mirror.

17:14 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Shami's 20th over brings 3 wickets, RCB score 164/7

Maxwell is caught in the deep. Shami gets the wicket of the big man in the 20th over.

Shahbaz Ahmed now slams a six down the ground against his Bengal teammate. Then Shami gets the last laugh - bowled around the legs. Shahbaz, gone for 8, slams the bat in disgust.

Garton in at 8. 2 balls left. Another wicket! Shami now on a hat-trick. Srikar Bharath will remain at the non-striker's end without facing.

Harshal faces the last ball. Single. RCB score 164/7.

17:06 (IST)03 Oct 2021
50 for Maxwell, ABD run out by direct hit

De Villiers hits a six to start the 19th over. But is then run out, Sarfaraz with a direct hit stopping the Protea bulldozer in his 360 degree track. Shahbaz Ahmed the new batsman. Maxwell is on such a rampage, Arshdeep is bowling wides to avoid the swing arc of his bat.  

RCB 156/4 after 19

16:54 (IST)03 Oct 2021
ABD-Maxwell unleash blitzkrieg

Henriques completes his sensational spell! Ends with 3/12 in 4 overs - does not concede a single boundary in his quota. Career-best figures for him. 

Last 4 overs. Maxwell and ABD with the big cannons. Shami comes in with his heavy artillery after the last Timeout of the innings. Four to start. Maxwell moves into his 40s in no time. De Villiers now gets cracking, parts the field with a crash through the covers for his first boundary. A six to long on to finish. 17 runs off the 17th over!

RCB 132/3 after 17

16:43 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Maxwell unleashes fireworks against spinners

Maxwell gets into the act! Two sixes in one over. Harpreet Brar's luck ends - 16 runs in one over. Henriques gives away just 4 runs in his 3rd over. Bishnoi into the attack in the 15th over, Maxwell smashes a six against him as well. And another six smashed down the ground. Another 16-run over!

RCB 109/3 after 15

16:29 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Moses (3/4) parts the seas

The twin strikes push back RCB, with the pressure having been building already with the spinners dragging the run rate down. Brar and Henriques now get some quick overs in. Now Padikkal gone! Moses Henriques picks up a third wicket! What a day he is having, the man from Portugal!

RCB 73/3 after 11.4

16:20 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Kohli bowled for 25 by Moses, who is on a hat-trick

Moses Henriques is the unlikely man who gets PBKS the breakthrough. The man from Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo's birthplace, has gotten Kohli out for 25. Bowled!

Now RCB with a left field decision. Dan Christian in at 3. He's out first ball! Moses is on a hat-trick! Glenn Maxwell plays out the hat-trick ball.

RCB 68/2 after 9.5

16:16 (IST)03 Oct 2021
A DRS incident - Spinners flummox RCB openers

The curious case of the Padikkal third umpire decision! Punjab Kings take a Review against Padikkal as Bishnoi weaves his web in the 8th over. UltraEdge shows a spike but the third umpire stays with the on-field decision of not out. KL Rahul has a word with the on-field umpires as Padikkal gets a lucky break.

Harpreet Brar's spin also gets Padikkal in trouble. Kohli now takes matter in his hands. Three dot balls followed by slog sweep for six.'

RCB 67/0 after 9

16:11 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Non-contact sport Braced for impact 😨🤯🤕

Clenched jaw, eyes shut, face turned the other way. Devdutt Padikkal was braced for impact. Sunil Gavaskar in commentary was unforgiving – criticising the youngster for not being brave enough to face the ball. But then again, this was a more unconventional delivery from Mohammed Shami.

The eighth ball of the RCB innings, Shami’s release and pitch suggested he was going for a bouncer. And the southpaw with the bat read as much and started to duck out of the way. Only, the ball refused to rise. Padikkal, already halfway down, saw the low bounce and tried to get as close to the surface as possible to stay away from the ball’s trajectory but wasn’t sure if he had ducked enough. Perhaps instinctively, he turned the other way, expecting a blow anywhere between his shoulder to the top of his helmet. But the ball had enough juice in it to go over and nestle in KL Rahul’s gloves.

15:53 (IST)03 Oct 2021
Punjab keep dropping catches, fielding coach Jonty Rhodes looks on from dugout

Ravi Bishnoi into the attack in the 4th over and he bowls an eventful over. KL Rahul misses a stumping chance, commentators speculate if Rahul also missed a catch, Padikkal steps out of his crease and hits a six, ends the over with a four down the ground as Bishnoi offers more loop in the air. A leg spinner bowling in the Powerplay is bound to make things happen, several things happened in that over.

Another catch dropped in the 5th as Shami returns. The third catch dropped in this innings already. Sarfaraz Khan the guilty fielder this time. Kohli whips away another four to the leg side.

RCB 42/0 after 5

Teams (from):

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Navdeep Saini, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Rajat Patidar, Dushmantha Chameera, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed SirajHarshal Patel, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, George Garton, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Kyle Jamieson, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Akash Deep, AB de Villiers.

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Shahrukh Khan, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid, Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Aiden Markram, Mandeep Singh, Darsan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi BIshnoi, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Jalaj Saxena.

Match starts: 3:30 pm IST.

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