IPL 2021: Here are the records scripted as Punjab Kings upsets Royal Challengers Bangalore
This was Punjab Kings' fourth win of the Indian Premier League 2021, while with three losses, it has risen to the third spot. As for Royal challengers Bangalore, it was its only second loss of the season, as along with five wins, it has dropped to third.
In what turned out to be an enjoyable encounter, Punjab Kings flogged Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs in Match 26 of the Indian Premier League 2021 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. While KL Rahul was the star with the bat for an unbeaten 91, spinner Harpreet Brar's surprise three-for just astounded RCB. In the meantime, here are the records that came calling.
Daniel Sams brings an end to an unwanted streak
Sams dismissed Chris Gayle for 41 tonight to claim his maiden IPL wicket. It took him 99 balls to get the same, which is the second-most in the tournament's history after Anil Kumble (123).
Nicholas Pooran joins an unpopular list
Pooran was dismissed for yet another duck tonight, which was his fourth of the season. Consequently, he has now become the fifth batsman in the competition to register the most ducks in a season, along with Herschelle Gibbs (2009), Mithun Manhas (2011), Manish Pandey (2012) and Shikhar Dhawan (2020).
Rahul is the best vs RCB
Rahul played a sound knock of an unbeaten 91 tonight. Meanwhile, in an attractive observation, he now has the best average against RCB (92.4), considering the same for any batsman against a particular IPL side, having scored at least 400 runs. He is also the second on the list for 71.1 against Mumbai Indians.
Brar joins a remarkable list
Brar claimed his maiden IPL wicket tonight when he got rid of Virat Kohli. As a result:
- He has become the eighth batsman to dismiss Kohli for the same after Ashoke Dinda, Ashish Nehra, Albie Morkel, Chetanya Nanda, Doug Bracewell, Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah.
- He has become the second after Ravindra Jadeja to score 25-plus, claim a three-for and bowl a maiden in an IPL game.
- He is the seventh to dismiss Kohli and de Villiers in an IPL match after Shreyas Gopal (3), Harbhajan Singh, Krunal Pandya, Nitish Rana, Rashid Khan and Sunil Narine.
Electing to bowl, PBKS produced an intelligent display with the bat, thanks to Rahul's unbeaten 91, supported by Chris Gayle's crafty 41, as RCB was set a target of 180. In reply, PBKS bowled smart, while Brar's cunning spring was just too good for three of the top RCB batsmen. Also, the other batsmen could hardly contribute, as PBKS made the win look mighty easy.
Brief scores: PBKS 179/5 (Rahul- 91; Gayle- 46; Jamieson- 2/32) defeats RCB 145/8 (Kohli- 35, Patidar- 31, Harshal- 31, Brar- 3/19) by 34 runs.
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