IPL 2021 Highlights, PBKS vs RCB: KL Rahul, Harpreet Brar Star As Punjab Kings Stun Royal Challengers Bangalore

PBKS vs RCB: Harpreet Brar claimed the crucial wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.© BCCI/IPL

Punjab Kings (PBKS) bowlers suffocated the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsmen in the middle-overs as the KL Rahul-led side registered an easy 34-run victory in Ahmedabad. Harpreet Brar emerged as the star bowler who claimed the wickets of Virat Kohli (35 runs off 34 balls), Glenn Maxwell (0 off 1 ball) and AB de Villiers (3 runs off 9 balls) to jolt RCB’s run-chase in a matter of three overs. Early on, Riley Meredith produced a brilliant spell to get rid of Devdutt Padikkal (7 runs off 6 balls). PBKS set a dating 180-run target after KL Rahul played a brilliant unbeaten knock of 91 runs in 57 balls along with Chris Gayle’s 46 runs in 24 balls. (SCORECARD)

IPL 2021 Match 26 Highlights Between Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

  • 23:13 (IST)

    PBKS Win By 34 Runs!

    PBKS bowlers bowled excruciatingly well in the middle-overs to suffocate the RCB batters as they ended up winning by 34 runs.

    Harpreet Brar was the man of the moment for PBKS as he dismissed the dangerous trio of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.

    RCB lost their second match of the tournament while PBKS won their third in seven games.

    That’s all from the PBKS vs RCB blog, do join us for more exciting IPL action tomorrow. Till then, goodbye and take care!

  • 23:04 (IST)

    RCB 144/7 In 19.3!

    Maybe Harshal should have come early on for RCB

    RCB 144/7 in 19.3 overs.

  • 22:59 (IST)

    RCB 133/7 In 19!

    RCB need 47 runs off the last over.

  • 22:56 (IST)

    Twin Fours!

    Patel takes Jordan to the cleaners.

    RCB need 55 runs in 10 balls.

  • 22:55 (IST)

    RCB 117/7 In 18!

    RCB 117/7 in 18 overs. Need 63 runs off 12 balls.

  • 22:50 (IST)


    Patel hits a 6 off Shami.

    RCB 108/7 in 17.1 overs. Need 72 runs off 17 balls.

  • 22:48 (IST)

    PBKS On Top!

    Chris Jordan gives away only 6 runs. 

    RCB 102/7 in 17 overs. Need 78 runs off 18 balls.

  • 22:44 (IST)


    Bishnoi gets Sams. Two in two.

    RCB 96/7 in 15.5 overs.

  • 22:40 (IST)


    Shahbaz Ahmed departs to a Bishnoi delivery, caught by Brar in the mid-wicket region for 8 runs in 11 balls.

    RCB 96/6 in 15.4 overs.

  • 22:34 (IST)


    RCB lose their fifth. Jordan gets Patidar for 31 runs off 30 balls.

    91/5 in 14.4 overs.

  • 22:33 (IST)

    Brar’s big 3!

    What a day for Brar!

  • 22:30 (IST)

    Four + Six!

    Patidar breaks shackles with a four and a six in the 14th over.

    How badly did RCB need those!

  • 22:27 (IST)


    Harpreet Brar is having the night of his life.

    Kohli, Maxwell and ABD falling prey to Brar.

    RCB 69/4 in 12.1 overs.

  • 22:18 (IST)

    Double-Wicket Maiden!

    Harpreet has tilted the game on its head.

    0 runs in the 11th over with the wickets of Kohli and Maxwell.

  • 22:16 (IST)


    Harpreet castles Maxwell on the very second ball. Two in two.

    RCB 62/3 in 10.2 overs. Brar on a hat-trick.

  • 22:14 (IST)


    Harpreet dismisses RCB skipper Virat Kohli for 35 runs off 34 balls.

    RCB 62/2 in 10.1 overs.

  • 22:13 (IST)

    Bishnoi You Beauty!

    Ravi Bishnoi gives away only 3 runs in the 10 overs.

    RCB 62/1.

  • 22:10 (IST)

    DRS Review!

    PBKS’s hopeful DRS review against Virat Kohli was cancelled.

    RCB 59/1 after 9.1 overs.

  • 22:01 (IST)

    RCB /1 In 7.4/1

    Jordan bowling a superb over. Only 2 off the first four bowls.

    RCB 48/1 in 7.4 overs.

  • 21:56 (IST)


    Kohli welcomes Brar with a six over the bowler’s head.

    RCB 42/1 in 6.1 overs.

  • 21:55 (IST)

    Powerplay Ends!

    PBKS keep things tight against Kohli and Patidar.

    RCB reach 36/1 at the end of the powerplay.

  • 21:51 (IST)


    Patidar hits Meredith on the on-side for a sweetly-timed four.

    RCB reach 31/1 in 4.5 overs

  • 21:47 (IST)

    RCB 25/1 in 4!

    RCB have started slowly in the run-chase after losing Padikkal early.

    25/1 in 4 overs.

  • 21:39 (IST)


    Meredith takes a sweet revenge. Castles Padikkal’s leg stump.

    RCB 19/1 in 2.3 overs.

  • 21:38 (IST)


    Padikkal into the act now. Hits a six off Meredith on the off side.

    RCB 19/0 in 2.2 overs.

  • 21:35 (IST)

    RCB 12/0 In 2!

    Shami starts nicely.

    RCB 12/0 in 2 overs.

  • 21:32 (IST)


    Virat Kohli comes down the track and hits Shami over his head for a four.

    RCB 11/0 in 1.1 overs.

  • 21:31 (IST)

    RCB 7/0 In 1!

    Decent start fo both teams.

    RCB 7/0 after the first over.

  • 21:31 (IST)


    Kohli collects a four with a ball gliding on the leg-side.

    RCB 6/0 in 0.5 overs.

  • 21:26 (IST)

    We Are Underway!

    RCB openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are in the middle to face Riley Meredith.

    Match On!

  • 21:15 (IST)

    RCB Need 180 To Win!

    PBKS ended strongly as they set a challenging 180-run target for RCB to chase in 20 overs. Skipper KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 91 runs off 57 balls and stitched together a 61-run sixth wicket partnership off 32 balls with Harpreet Brar. They collected 22 runs in the 20th over off Harshal Patel.

    Earlier Chris Gayle scored 46 runs off 24 balls while Brar pitched in with 25 runs off 17 balls to recover from a patchy start.

    RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli will have to be at their very best to chase down the target. Stay tined for the run-chase!
  • 21:09 (IST)


    A paddle six by KL Rahul.

    Rahul on 86 now.

  • 21:08 (IST)


    KL Rahul dismisses Patel for a four on the leg-side through a flick.

    PBKS 162-5 in 19.2 overs.

  • 21:07 (IST)

    KL Rahul- Orange Cap!

    KL Rahul has surpassed Shikhar Dhawan in the list of leading run-getters this season.

    KL Rahul- 312 runs

    Dhawan- 311 runs

  • 21:01 (IST)


    KL Rahul dismisses Patel for a boundary. Huge over in the match.

    PBKS 150/5 in 18 overs.

  • 21:00 (IST)


    Harshal Patel concedes a six off the very next ball. Harpreet hits him for over the mid-wicket region.

    PBKS 143/5 in 17.3 overs.

  • 20:59 (IST)


    After a long time in the match, a four is hit by Harpreet.

    PBKS 137/5 in 17.2 overs.

  • 20:57 (IST)

    PBKS 132/5 In 17!

    RCB bowlers are keeping it tight with only singles and doubles on offer.

    PBKS 132/5 in 17 overs.

  • 20:51 (IST)

    RCB Comeback!

    RCB bowlers have comeback strong here.

  • 20:49 (IST)

    Last 5 Overs!

    PBKS struggling with five wickets down.

    But can KL Rahul help his team finish strongly in the last five overs?

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