We all know that this year’s IPL matches have started with a bang. All the 10 teams are ready to hit fours and sixes with utmost diligence and enthusiasm. In the recent match between Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, the Punjab team won. Let’s find out some interesting things about this match.
On the 27th March 2022, it has proved a Super Sunday for all as the IPL competition between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Banglore was outstanding. Punjab crushes Banglore and registers a win by 5 wickets.
Till now, Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have never won the title, but the clash between the two teams has always been exciting. Hence, the statistics are close between the two teams. Punjab and Bangalore have met 28 times in IPL, in which Punjab has won 15 times, while Bangalore has won 13 times.
The captain of the Punjab Kings Mayank Agarwal has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Many players had made their debut in both teams. Punjab has given India’s Under-19 World Cup star Rajangad Bawa a chance to play an IPL match for the first time. Apart from him, two more players have made their IPL debut. Similarly, 2 players have also made their IPL debut from the Bangalore side.
Scoring runs outside the powerplay has proved to be the most difficult for RCB in the last two seasons and their troubles against the spinners of the opposition have been the biggest reason. In the last season, except Maxwell, none of the batsmen have been able to score runs smoothly against the spinners and the same situation is visible this time as well.
Rajapaksa and Dhawan have beaten the Bangalore bowlers fiercely. Also, Akash Deep was hit for two sixes and a four. Dhawan sent the first ball of the over for 6 runs. After him, Rajpaksha hit a four and a six. With this, 100 runs were also completed.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (43 off 22) and Odean Smith (25* off 8) both have shown the sensational game chasing 206. Both the strong team have been fighting closely to win the match.
Odean Smith has been awarded as Player of the match for his power-packed performance and extraordinary bawling.
Bangalore has ended the innings in a spectacular way. Karthik’s attack in the last overtook Bangalore beyond 200. In the last over of Sandeep Sharma, Karthik scored 16 runs with the help of two fours and a six. Karthik returned unbeaten on 36 runs in just 14 balls, while Kohli also scored an unbeaten 41.
Karthik smashed Smith. After getting a six and a four in the first two balls of the 19th over, Karthik sent the fifth ball for 6 runs as well. Smith bowled a slow ball but missed the length and the ball remained short. Karthik waited and sent it outside long on the boundary for 6 runs.
Dinesh Karthik, who has returned to RCB, has started raining runs as soon as he arrives. In the 19th over, Karthik sent Smith’s first ball outside the deep fine leg boundary for 6 runs.
It was a remarkable chase between the two teams. It is recorded as the highest successful run chase in the T20 IPL. The match was specifically highlighted as a spectacular run-chase by Punjab Super Kings sumps up the Sunday as a Super Sunday!
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