Last Update on: April 20th, 2023 at 05:10 pm
The 27th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is currently taking place between Sam Curran’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Faf Du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is currently taking place at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The hosts won the toss and decided to field first.
But their decision to bowl first didn’t pay off as Royal Challengers Bangalore openers Virat Kohli (59) and Faf du Plessis have taken the Punjab Kings bowlers to the cleaners. The duo made the hosts bowlers dance to their tone and smashed them all over the park. They stitched 137 runs for the opening partnership.
It was during the 16th over the innings when the ball slipped out of PBKS’ skipper Sam Curran’s hand. It was a high full toss that almost hit Faf on the head. The batter got surprised by the ball and somehow managed to escape from it.
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WATCH – Sam Curran’s Deadly No Ball Almost Knock Off Faf Du Plessis’ Head
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Notably, Faf du Plessis went on to play a staggering inning as he smashed 84 runs in 56 balls and helped his side get into a dominant position.
PBKS vs RCB: Playing 11 of Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore
Here’s Playing 11 of Punjab Kings
Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Here’s Playing 11 of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (c), Faf du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Suyash Prabhudessai, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj