Star Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal castled Punjab Kings (PBKS) batter Sarfaraz Khan for a duck in the 48th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Chasing the target KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal started the chase for PBKS in fashion scoring quick runs. They had an amazing 91 run partnership before Shahbaz Ahmed dismissed Rahul in the 11th over. Also, coming at No. 3, Nicholas Pooran lost his wicket in the 13th over.
Meanwhile, after the wicket of opener Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan came to bat in the 15th over and was dismissed on a golden duck by Yuzvendra Chahal.
Chahal bowled a wonderful delivery which pitched on middle and off and spun wickedly and Sarfaraz was unable to counter the deadly leg break and the ball went on to smash the off-stump. After getting out Sarfaraz Khan was seen in disbelief while staring at the pitch.
With the wicket of Sarfaraz, Chahal, in total bagged 3 wickets in 4 overs for 29 runs at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Posts 164 Runs Batting First
Winning the toss and batting first openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal provided an excellent start to the team They managed to add 55 runs during the powerplay.
However, their partnership ended at 68 when Moises Henriques dismissed RCB skipper Virat Kohli in the 10th over and in the very next ball he dismissed Dan Christian on duck. However, Henriques was not done yet as he managed to pick the wicket of Devdutt Padikkal who survived a controversial caught behind a few over back.
After that Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers and added 73 runs off just 39 balls to help Royal Challengers Bangalore gain back some momentum. After AB de Villiers got out, Maxwell kept fighting till the 20th over and scored 57 runs from 33 deliveries.
Also, after losing 3 wickets in the last over Royal Challengers Bangalore posted 164 runs on the board.