IPL-2023: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeat Punjab Kings by 24 runs at Mohali
In IPL Cricket, Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 24 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. Earlier put to bat first, Bangalore scored 174 for 4 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Fifties from Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, along with a career-best performance from Mohammad Siraj, propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 24-run win over Punjab Kings in Match 27 of the 2023 Indian Premier League on Thursday (April 20).
Having posted a competitive total of 174, largely on the basis of fifties from Faf and Kohli, Bangalore withstood a freakish run chase from Punjab to come out on top in Mohali.
Punjab’s surprises started from the flip of the coin as Virat Kohli came for the toss, standing-in for Faf du Plessis who had been marked to play this game as a batter alone, so that the South African could be substituted later on. Curran did win the toss and put RCB into bat – a decision that Kohli said his team didn’t mind as they were looking to bat anyway.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 174/4 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 84, Virat Kohli 59, Harpreet Brar 2-31) beat Punjab Kings in 18.4 overs (Prabhsimran Singh 46, Jitesh Sharma 41, Mohammed Siraj 4-21) by 24 runs