Bangalore vs Punjab: In the 48th match of IPL 2021 being played in Sharjah, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore set a target of 165 runs in front of Punjab Kings after playing first. Captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikal gave RCB a great start to the team. It looked as if Bangalore’s team would put up a huge score today, but Moises Henriques bowled brilliantly in the middle overs to stop RCB from making a big score. Henriques took three wickets for just 12 runs in his four overs. At the same time, Glenn Maxwell scored the highest 57 runs for RCB. He hit three fours and four sixes in his 33-ball innings.
Earlier, after winning the toss, Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikal got RCB to bat first. Both shared a 68-run partnership for the first wicket. RCB’s first wicket fell in the form of Kohli. He scored 25 runs in 24 balls with the help of one six and two fours. After this RCB’s innings suddenly faltered and they lost the second wicket on 68 and then the third wicket for 73 runs. First Daniel Christian was dismissed for 00 and then Devdutt Padkill 40.
RCB, which scored 54 runs without any wicket in the first six overs, had lost three important wickets for just 73 runs in the 12th over. After this Glenn Maxwell started attacking the Punjab bowlers. He scored 57 runs in just 33 balls. During this, three fours and four sixes came off his bat. This is Maxwell’s third half-century in the second half. At the same time, AB de Villiers scored 23 runs in 18 balls. One four and two sixes came off AB’s bat. RCB once again lost wickets in the last two overs. During this, Maxwell got out on 57, AB 23, Shahbaz Ahmed 08 and George Garten on 00. At the same time, Harshal Patel returned unbeaten on 01 and KS Bharat 00.
Moises Henriques bowled amazingly for Punjab Kings. He took three wickets for just 12 runs in his four overs. Also Mohammed Shami took three wickets for 39 runs. At the same time, Harpreet Brar bowled very economical. He conceded just 26 runs in his four overs.