The 60th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) was played between Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, May 13.
Punjab Kings won the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs to bag their 6th victory of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bowl first in the match and they fielded the same playing XI without making any changes to the line-up. On the other hand, Punjab Kings made a solitary change to the playing XI as left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar replaced pacer Sandeep Sharma.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell opened the attack for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Punjab Kings’ opening duo of Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan and he ended up conceding 6 runs. In the 4th over itself, Punjab Kings completed the 50 runs tally. At the end of the powerplay, Punjab Kings were at 83/1.
Wrist spinner Wanindu Hasaranga dismissed his Sri Lankan mate Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who has been in very good form, for 1 in the 7th over.
Opener Jonny Bairstow’s sensational innings was brought to an end by spinner Shahbaz Ahmed in the 10th over. Bairstow smashed 66 runs off 29 balls, including 4 fours and 7 sixes.
For the 4th wicket, Liam Livingstone and Mayank Agarwal had 51 runs partnership in 35 balls before the latter was dismissed for 19 by Harshal Patel’s slower bouncer in the 15th over.
In the end, with the help of Liam Livingstone’s exceptional knock, Punjab Kings were able to score 209 runs. Livingstone scored 70 runs off 42 balls, including 5 fours and 4 sixes.
The best bowlers from RCB were Wanindu Hasaranga, who gave away only 15 runs in his 4-over quota while picking two huge wickets and Harshal Patel, who picked 4 wickets including 3 wickets in the 20th over of the match.
Chasing the target, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost 3 wickets inside powerplay overs. Virat Kohli was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada in the 4th over and Rishi Dhawan dismissed Faf du Plessis and Mahipal Lomror in the 5th over.
Glenn Maxwell and Rajat Patidar added 64 runs off 37 balls together before the latter was dismissed by Rahul Chahar in the 11th over. Soon, Maxwell was also dismissed by Harpreet Brar in the 12th over.
In the end, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s dependable duo of Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed failed against the Punjab Kings bowling unit and the Mayank Agarwal and co. won the match comfortably.
Here’s How Twitter Reacted To IPL 2022 Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS):
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) May 13, 2022
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 13, 2022
Punjab played like kings today. Too good from all the bowlers on this flat pitch. Rabada was special again.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 13, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 13, 2022
RCB in first 7 games: 5 won & 2 lost
RCB in next 6 games: 2 won & 4 lost
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 13, 2022
It has gone downhill very quickly for #RCB and they need to be very careful of that NRR. The best they can do is get to 16 and hope there are only 4 teams there.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 13, 2022
A lot of onus of this loss for RCB has to be on the shoulders of Hazlewood & Siraj. Your two main bowlers can't be going for a combined 100 runs in just 6 overs. And that too wicketless.
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) May 13, 2022
Since 2018 Punjab have been a good team tactically. Their plans to batters are well thought. Last 4 seasons they have been just 1 win away from the playoffs in spite of lacking batting/bowling depth. High time they have some luck going their way. This could be the year? #IPL
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) May 13, 2022
#RCB at Brabourne stadium in IPL 2022:
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 13, 2022
Anil Kumble has 99 problems but defeating RCB isn’t one of them. pic.twitter.com/CL8NCm4iCU
— Abhay (@TheRampShot) May 13, 2022
RCB fans Need this again 😭 pic.twitter.com/bYuSZr6j75
— Shashank (@Shashank18_70) May 13, 2022
RCB Fans From Today pic.twitter.com/wixWC8lqya
— ً (@Ro45Goat) May 13, 2022
Father of RCB 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/f7Idlbv8Kb
— Ricky (@Ricky9876543) May 13, 2022
Virat Kohli not in a Good Form.
— VEERESH J (@vjavali27) May 13, 2022
IPL 2022 Points Table after Big Loss of RCB pic.twitter.com/EUlUh204DX
— Sufiyan (@iamsufiyaan7) May 13, 2022
— ilesh tripathi🇮🇳 (@IleshTripathi) May 13, 2022
Rcb fans including me- pic.twitter.com/9XYEOxP8zV
— Ritik Khugshal (@KhugshalRitik) May 13, 2022
What a start to the weekend 😉
1. Mumbai Indians won the match
2. CSK lost the match
3. Also our favourite RCB lost the game#IPL2022
— AAYUSHHH (@bebaslachara_) May 13, 2022
— Arjunveerjun (@arjunveerjun) May 13, 2022
— Abhishek Ojha (@vicharabhio) May 13, 2022
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