IPL Factors Desk: KL Rahul starred as Punjab Kings moved as much as fifth within the desk.© BCCI/IPL
Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore convincingly to register their third win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 91 to assist Punjab Kings rating 179/5 after which Harpreet Brar, enjoying his first recreation of the season, broke the again of RCB’s chase with the wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers to assist the workforce put up a 34-run victory. Chris Gayle, who smashed 46 off 24 deliveries, and Ravi Bishnoi, who picked two wickets for simply 17 runs additionally chipped in with key contributions.
IPL 2021 Factors Desk
RCB keep at third after the defeat, whereas Punjab Kings leapfrogged Kolkata Knight Riders to go fifth with six factors from a attainable 14. Chennai Tremendous Kings nonetheless lead the desk, with 10 factors from six video games, whereas Delhi Capitals are in behind at second with the identical variety of factors, however having performed one recreation extra. RCB even have 10 factors, however are third on Internet Run Fee. Mumbai Indians full the highest 4, whereas SunRisers Hyderabad keep backside of charts with only a single win in six video games.
Orange Cap Race
KL Rahul’s 91 not out off 57 deliveries noticed him take the Orange Cap from Shikhar Dhawan. Rahul now has 331 runs this season. Dhawan is behind him with 311 runs. Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers couldn’t enhance on their standings as the previous was out for a Golden Duck and the latter may solely muster three runs.
Purple Cap Race
Main wicket-taker Harshal Patel couldn’t add to his tally as Punjab Kings hit him for 53 runs. Kyle Jamieson, with 9 wickets now, moved to seventh within the Purple Cap race, whereas Mohammed Shami is shut behind with eight scalps.