PBKS vs RCB Live Score: PBKS skipper KL Rahul scored a magnificent half-century.© BCCI/IPL
Punjab Kings (PBKS) batsmen KL Rahul abd Chris Gayle stitched a 50-run unbeaten partnership as they stabilised and pushed forward their team’s total with authority against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowlers. Till last reports came in, PBKS were batting at 90 runs for the loss of only one wicket, Prabhsimran Singh to Kyle Jamieson for seven runs only. However, Jamieson found himself to be at the receiving end of Gayle’s power-hitting when he gave away five fours in one over. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 26 Live Cricket Score Between Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
RCB bowlers have comeback strong here.
Last 5 Overs!
PBKS struggling with five wickets down.
But can KL Rahul help his team finish strongly in the last five overs?
Chahal dismisses Shahrukh Khan for a duck. Bowled.
PBKS 118/5 in 14.4 overs.
Deepak Hooda falls for five runs in 9 balls to Shahbaz Ahmed.
PBKS 116/4 in 14 overs.
PBKS 113/3 In 13!
PBKS rally behind their captain KL Rahul
Reach 113/3 in 13 overs.
Pooran goes for a duck against Jamieson.
PBKS 107/3 in 11.3 overs.
KL Rahul scores fifty in 35 balls.
What a knock by the captain. PBKS 107/2 in 11.2 overs.
KL Rahul hits a six off Jamieson on the off-side.
Brilliant from the captain. PBKS 106/2 in 11.1 overs.
Sams comes back strong.
Dismisses dangerous Gayle for 46 runs off 24 balls. PBKS 99/2 in 9.4 overs.
KL Rahul dismisses Daniel Sams over the long-off fence for a huge six .
PBKS on a roll here.
PBKS 87/1 after 9.2 overs as Gayle hits Patel for a boundary.
Gayle has arrived!
Four + Six!
KL Rahul takes Chahal to the cleaners with a four and a six off consecutive balls.
PBKS 83/1 after 9 overs.
PBKS 70/1 In 8!
Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel gives away six runs in his first over.
AS 50 partnership is completed between Gayle and Rahul.
PBKS 70/1 after 8 overs.
5 fours in one Jamieson over for Gayle
Gayle welcomes Chahal with a six straight over the bowler’s head.
Mesmerising stuff from the West Indian!
Only Five Fours!
Gayle misses out on hitting six fours, can only collect five in Jamieson’s over.
Powerplay ends. PBKS 49/1 in 6 overs.
Gayle-show is on. Fourth successive boundary.
Are we going to see a repeat of last night’s six fours?
PBKS 45/1 in 5.4 overs.
Two in a row as Gayle sits on the backfoot to dispatch a short ball for four off Jamieson.
PBKS 37/1 in 5.2 overs.
Gayle into the act as he dismisses the tall Jamieson over the mid-off region.
PBKS 33/1 in 5.1 overs.
KL Rahul takes on Siraj again. Hits a sweetly-timed boundary.
PBKS 27/1 in 4.4 overs.
PBKS 21/1 In 4!
RCB off to a tight start as bowlers find their mark against the batters.
PBKS 21/1 in 4 overs.
Prabhsimran ends his struggles as he gifts his wicket off Kyle Jamieson for seven runs off seven balls. Kohli takes a simple catch.
PBKS 19/1 in 3.3 overs.
Prabhsimran takes on Sams. Hits one straight over the bowler for a boundary.
PBKS 18/0 in 2.5 overs.
PBKS 13/0 After 2!
Siraj finishes an expensive first over, giving 10 runs to Rahul and Prabhsimran.
PBKS 13/0 after 2 overs.
KL Rahul hits a huge six off Mohammed Siraj over the mid-wicket region.
PBKS 10/0 after 1.3 overs.
PBKS 3/0 After 1!
Good start to the innings by both teams. Sams bowls a tight first over.
Steady start by Sams as he gives only one run in the first three delivers with two balls being yorkers.
PBKS 1/0 in 0.3 overs.
We Are Underway!
PBKS openers KL Rahul and Prabhsimran Singh in the middle to face RCB’s Daniel Sams.
RCB Playing XI!
RCB make one change from last game.
PBKS With 3 Changes!
PBKS make three changes to their playing XI from last game.
IN- Shahbaz Ahmed
OUT- Washington Sundar
IN- Riley Meredith, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar
OUT- Moises Henriques, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal
RCB Win Toss Opt To Bowl First!
RCB have won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Shami, Chahal and Maxwell seen in discussion before the match.
Kohli Eyeing Win!
Virat Kohli as seen in full focus before the game vs PBKS.
According to Kevin Pietersen and Simon Doull:
Since sandstorm, there hasn’t been any dew. Before that, dew was a huge factor during the toss.
Same pitch will be used that was used yesterday for DC vs KKR. New ball will be a batsman’s delight while there’s more than a hint of grass cover as well.
Explained best by Sunil Gavaskar in RCB’s thrilling one-run win over DC in the last game:
ABCDE – AB can do everything!
Chahal Will Be Key!
Yuzvendra Chahal might prove to be a key asset tonight. He fancies this opposition.
Remember KL Rahul vs RCB 2020?
KL Rahul stamped his authority in Match 6 of IPL 2020 last season against RCB with a fine unbeaten century. Will he go all-out again tonight?
Good Evening and Welcome Everyone!
Hello and welcome all to Match 26 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Today’s encounter will witness Punjab Kings (PBKS) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Ahmedabad.
RCB, under Virat Kohli have won five games in six matches this season while KL Rahul-led PBKS have given below-par performances in six matches so far, winning only two.
Stay tuned for further match updates as we bring to you an exciting evening of cricketing extravaganza from the IPL!
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