IPL 2023: Du Plessis, Kohli And Siraj Masterclass Help RCB To Get A 24-run victory over PBKS

The 27th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings was won by the visitors, Royal Challengers Bangalore by 24 runs. With this win, now RCB is placed at 5th spot in the points table of this cash-rich league.In this match, Faf du Plessis was not captaining the team due to an injury.

In his absence, Virat Kohli took over the captaincy. Punjab Kings stand-in captain Sam Curran won the toss and decided to bowl first. Virat and Faf Du Plessis who was used as an impact player shared a brilliant partnership to give their team a great start. They added 137 runs for the first wicket. Faf scored 84 runs off 56 balls while Virat Kohli played an innings of 59 runs off 47 balls.With this RCB, put on a total of 174 runs at the loss of 4 wickets.For Punjab Kings, Harpreet Brar Took 2 wickets while Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis got one-one wicket each.After the splendid performances of Faf and Virat, Mohammad Siraj’s fiery bowling brought the opposition to their knees. Siraj gave away only 21 runs and took 4 wickets in his quota of four overs. He dismissed Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Brar, and Nathan Ellis.

Siraj also sent Harpreet Singh Bhatia back to the pavilion with his rocket throw.Punjab Kings managed to reach 150 runs and they were bundled out in 18.2 overs. For Punjab Kings Prabhsimran Singh scored the highest 46 runs while Jitesh Sharma managed to get 41 runs.

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