Punjab Kings Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore As KL Rahul Hits Dazzling 91
Exhibiting the importance of team efforts, Punjab Kings on April 30 defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs. Asked to bat first, Punjab scored 179 runs after losing five wickets. Punjab skipper KL Rahul scored unbeaten 91 runs, which supplemented by Chris Gayle's quickly made 46 runs, pushed the Kings' scoreboard to an above par score of 179. Chasing the 180-run target, RCB started slowly in the initial overs and by the time the team could focus on the run rate, it started losing wicket at a great pace. It was Punjab bowler Harpreet Brar who wrecked RCB's batting line-up by pocketing all the big guns of Royals like captain Virat Kohli (35 runs), AB de Villiers (3) and Glenn Maxwell (0). Bangalore could not survive the deadly jolts and was summed up at 145 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. However, RCB has not suffered any drop in points table and has remained at 3rd spot, thanks to its previous winnings. Meanwhile, Punjab has jumped to 5th position.