IPL 2022 Punjab Kings beat RCB by 54 runs play off hopes still alive mhsd

Mumbai, May 13: In IPL 2022, Punjab Kings defeated RCB by 54 runs to retain their IPL play-off challenge. On the other hand, RCB’s tension has increased due to such a big defeat, as their net run rate has deteriorated due to this 54-run defeat. Chasing Punjab’s 210-run target, RCB could only manage 155/9 in 20 overs. Glenn Maxwell top-scored with 35 from RCB, followed by Rajat Patidar (26) and Virat Kohli (20). Kagiso Rabada top-scored for Punjab with 3 wickets, while Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Chahar took 2-2 wickets each. Harpreet Brar and Arshdeep Singh took 1-1 wickets. RCB captain Faf Duplessis won the toss and elected to bowl first, followed by Johnny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone attacking Punjab’s bowling. Bairstow hit 66 off 29 balls with a strike rate of 227.59, including 7 sixes and 4 fours. Liam Livingstone scored 70 off 42 balls. Livingstone hit 5 fours and 4 sixes. Hershal Patel was the top wicket taker for RCB with 4 wickets, followed by Hasaranga 2 and Maxwell and Shahbaz Ahmed 1-1 each. Due to this big defeat against Punjab, RCB’s net run rate is now -0.323. RCB has won 7 out of 13 matches and lost 6 matches. Now RCB will have to win the last match by a big margin, at the same time they will have to keep an eye on the performance of the other team, so reaching the play-offs of RCB now depends on the other team. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, have won 6 out of 12 matches and lost 6 matches, so they now have 12 points to their account.

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