Punjab Kings saved themselves alive within the playoffs race as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs on the Brabourne Stadium on Friday. Essential knocks from Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone ensured Punjab crossed the 200-run mark, which ultimately proved to be an excessive amount of for RCB.
Bairstow scored 66 of simply 29 balls, whereas Livingstone notched 70 runs in 42 balls after Punjab have been requested to bat first by RCB skipper Faf du Plessis who determined to bowl first.
Chaing an enormous goal of 210 runs, RCB did not get off to begin, they misplaced three early wickets and will solely rating 155 runs, on the lack of 9 wickets, as they fell a way off the tempo.
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With the win, Punjab Kings rise to sixth place within the standings, with 12 factors from as many video games, whereas RCB stay in fourth, having performed 13 video games.
A medical win for @PunjabKingsIPL,
Whereas Punjab stay within the combine with 12 factors from as many video games, the margin of victory considerably improved their internet run-rate to +0.210 and RCB regardless of having 14 factors from 13 video games are at a -0.323.
RCB should win their last sport and transfer to 16 factors but additionally now have to have some rub of the inexperienced with just a few favorable outcomes going their means.
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It was one other day and one other failure for Virat Kohli (20), who received a faint under-edge tickle on his gloves earlier than it hit his thigh pad and bobbed as much as quick effective leg off a Kagiso Rabada (4-0-21-3 ) supply.
Rabada was actually unplayable on the day as he labored good tempo and hit the best fuller size for higher a part of his spell.
With inputs from PTI