RCB vs PBKS: Punjab Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bowl first. Punjab got off to a good start in the first innings. Shikhar Dhawan and Johnny Bairstow shared a 60-run stand for the first wicket. Dhawan was dismissed for 21 in the 5th over. As soon as Gabbar was out, Johnny Bairstow stepped up and hit a brilliant half-century.
7 sixes, 4 fours
Bairstow completed his half-century off 21 balls. This is the fastest half-century of his IPL career. Earlier in 2019, he also hit a half-century off 28 balls against RCB. In the same year, he also hit a half-century off 28 balls against KKR. In IPL 2022 too, Bairstow had scored a half-century off 28 balls against the Punjab Kings. Bairstow was dismissed for 66 off 29 balls. He hit 7 sixes and 4 fours in the match.
Bairstow’s fastest half century in IPL
- 21 Ball vs RCB, Today
- 28 Ball vs RCB, 2019
- 28 Ball vs KKR, 2019
- 28 Ball vs PBKS, 2020
Would love to be in the race for the playoffs
Bangalore have not made any changes in the squad for this match. Punjab have replaced Sandeep Sharma with Harpreet Brar in the match. Winning this match is crucial for Punjab to maintain its position in the playoffs. Apart from this, Bangalore also wants to win this match and move closer to securing their place in the playoffs.
Both teams are playing 11
- Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (captain), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Vanindu Hasaranga, Hershal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
- Punjab Kings Playing XI: Johnny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Mayank Agarwal (captain), Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Hardeep Brar.
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