RCB vs PBKS IPL Score: Moises Henriques fired Virat Kohli, Daniel Christian and Devdutt Padikkal.© BCCI/IPL
Skipper Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) decided to bat first after winning the toss against KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 48 of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. RCB lost Virat Kohli and Daniel Christian in back-to-back Moises Henriques deliveries to put PBKS on an equal footing in the match after a good start from the opponents, taking 67 runs in 9 overs. Kohli entered the game with an unchanged squad, while PBKS made three changes, with Harpreet Brar, Sarfaraz Khan and Moises Henriques replacing Fabain Allen, Deepak Hooda and Nathan Ellis. Kohli will aim to secure the team’s eighth win of the season with a view to reaching the playoff spot. PBKS are stuck with five wins and still have a shot at making the top four, provided they win their upcoming games. RCB won against Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets in their previous match, while PBKS took a confident victory against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets. (Live Scorecard)
IPL 2021 Live Score Updates between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings direct from Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah
Maxwell hits two back-to-back sixes from Bishnoi to put RCB on track
RCB 107/3 after 14.3 overs
Maxwell hits Brar for two sixes in three balls while appearing unperturbed by the situation on the other side
RCB 87/3 after 12.4 overs
Moises Henriques strikes again, this time Padikkal leaves for 40 runs on 38 balls
RCB 73/3 after 11.5 overs
The game has just been turned upside down
Moises Henriques chooses Virat Kohli and Daniel Christian in back-to-back deliveries
RCB 68/2 after 9.5 overs
Moises Henriques gets the breakthrough when he gets past Kohli’s defense for 25 runs in 24 balls
RCB 68/1 after 9.4 overs
After three dot balls, Kohli Harpreet sweeps Brar in the air towards the mid-wicket fence for maximum
RCB 67/0 after 8.5 overs
RCB marches on!
RCB openers have maintained their scoring speed without losing a wicket
Big shots will be just around the corner with explosive batters on the way
RCB 60/0 after 8 overs
Ravi Bishnoi Creates Trouble!
Ravi Bishnoi causes most trouble among PBKS bowlers against Kohli and Padikkal
RCB 57/0 after 7.1 overs
Power play ends!
Great start by RCB openers as they survive the power play without losing a single wicket
RCB 55/0 after 6 overs
Kohli piles on misery as he hits Shami for a border after RCB skipper dropped the same before
RCB 40/0 after 4.4 overs
Kohli has fallen!
Virat Kohli pulls a Shami delivery straight to Sarfaraz Khan, who drops the RCB skipper
RCB 36/0 after 4.2 overs
Devdutt Padikkal takes on Ravi Bishnoi for a boundary as RCB looks set to get quick runs
RCB 30/0 after 3.3 overs
RCB On The Move – Four + Six!
Padikkal directs the ball into the third-man area for a boundary after hitting Arshdeep for a huge six from the previous ball
RCB 21/0 after 2.2 overs
Mohammed Shami takes the ball from the other side
Steady start of RCB openers
RCB 7/0 after 1.3 overs
Kohli gets to work with a great four on Markram
RCB 4/0 after 0.2 overs
RCB innings begin!
RCB openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are in the middle
Aiden Markram starts proceedings
RCB 0/0 after 0.1 over
In: Harpreet Brar, Sarfaraz Khan and Moises Henriques
Out: Fabain Allen, Deepak Hooda and Nathan Ellis
Kohli wins toss, chooses bat!
RCB wins captaincy and chooses to bat first against PBKS
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Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of match 48 of IPL 2021 between RCB and PBKS
With both teams taking a win in their previous matches, an exciting match can be expected today between Virat Kohli and the KL Rahul-led teams
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