Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) defeated Punjab Kings(PBKS) by 24 runs in Match 27 of IPL 2023, at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals(DC) beat Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) by four wickets on Thursday night.
RCB beats PBKS by 24 runs
Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli hit half-centuries, but PBKS managed to restrict RCB to 174/4. Harpreet Brar dismissed Virat Kohli (59) and Glenn Maxwell (0) off consecutive deliveries, while Nathan Ellis got the better of Faf (84).
For PBKS’ bowling department, Harpreet Brar took two wickets, Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis scalped a dismissal each.
Chasing a target of 175 runs, PBKS were bowled out for 150 runs in 18.2 overs, with Prabhsimran Singh registering 46 runs off 30 balls. Mohammed Siraj racked four wickets for RCB, Wanindu Hasaranga bagged two dismissals. RCB reached 174/4 in 20 overs, with Virat Kohli smacking 59 runs off 47 balls. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis clattered 84 off 56 balls.
Delhi Capitals register first win of the campaign
Skipper David Warner came up with a remarkable batting performance. Though DC stuttered badly in a modest chase, they managed to defeat KKR by four wickets. They have finally ended their losing streak. The DC bowling line-up collectively came to the party as KKR managed only 127 on a dicey pitch which aided both pacers and spinners alike.
Warner, DC’s best batter this season, was struggling with his strike-rate in earlier games but on Thursday, he smashed 57 off 41 with the target being reached with four balls to spare. Axar Patel (19 not out off 22 balls) despite a groin strain managed to take his team past the finishing line.