TATA IPL-2022: PBKS beat RCB by 4 wickets: Begin Mayank Era with Epic Win
RCB slip to new low after failing to defend 200-plus total for 4th time in history
Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Sunday, became the first team in the history of the tournament to fail to defend a 200-plus target for the fourth time. They also conceded the maximum number of wides in an IPL match as Punjab Kings gunned down 206 with an over to spare.RCB fail to defend 206 to slip to 4-wicket defeat to PBKS
RCB conceded the most number of wides in an IPL game on Sunday
Faf du Plessis’s first match as RCB captain ended in dissappointment
Royal Challengers Bangalore set an unwanted record on Sunday as they became the first team in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to fail to defend a total of 200-plus total on 4 occasions. RCB achieved a new low when Punjab Kings gunned down a 206-run target with an over to spare in their opening match of the 2022 season at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Punjab Kings set a new record for the most successful chases of targets more than 200 runs. Sunday’s stunning chase was the 4th time PBKS did so in the history of the IPL.
PBKS went ahead of 4-time champions Chennai Super Kings’ tally of 3 successful 200-plus chases in the IPL.
Meanwhile, RCB also set another unwanted record, conceding the most number of wides in an IPL match. The 2016 finalists conceded as many as 21 in their 4-wicket defeat to PBKS on Sunday in Mumbai.
Punjab Kings flaunted their power-hitting prowess as RCB bowlers, especially Mohammed Siraj (2/59) and Wanindu Hasarnga were taken to the cleaners.
Bhunuka Rajapaksa smashed a match-winning 43 off just 22 balls after Punjab’s new-look openers Mayank Agarwal (24-ball 32) and Shikhar Dhawan (29-ball 43) stitched a 71-run stand in just 43 balls.
While Liam Livingstone managed 2 sixes for his 10-ball 19, Odean Smith hit 3 sixes for his 8-ball 25 not out as the West Indies star made up for an expensive 4-over spell with the ball. Shahrukh Khan remained unbeaten, hitting the winning runs as Punjab picked up 2 points.
Big win for #PBKS. This is nothing really from Odean Smith. The guy smashes 120-130m sixes for fun.
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) March 27, 2022