IPL-2022, Match 1, PBKS vs RCB Highlights: Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets in their Indian Premier League match on Sunday. The Punjab side chased down a huge target of 206 with six balls to spare in the high-scoring match. Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 43 each in the top order giving a solid start to Punjab Kings, while in the middle order, Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith remained not out on 24 and 25 respectively to finish the remaining job as Punjab reached 208/5 in 19 overs. For RCB, Mohammed Siraj was the most successful bowler and the most expensive bowler in terms of leaking runs with figures of 2/59.
Earlier in the match, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored a mammoth total of 205/2 thanks to their new captain Faf du Plessis who top-scored with a 57-ball 88 while Virat Kohli made 41* as the duo shared a partnership of 118 runs for the 2nd wicket. Dinesh Kartik played a cameo 32 not out off 14 balls. For Punjab Kings, Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh took a wicket apiece.
Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore: 205 for 2 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 88, Virat Kohli 41 not out, Dinesh Karthik 32 not out; Rahul Chahar 1/22, Arshdeep Singh 1/31).
Punjab Kings: 208 for 5 in 19 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 43, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 43; Mohammed Siraj 2/59).