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In the first game of the season, Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Two teams, RCB and PKBS, will have a face-off in Brabourne Stadium. This is the 60 match of TATA IPL in which these teams will play together for the second time. The ground pitch will help both the bowler and the batter, but dew can also play a role in making the team win or lose. Moreover, short boundaries will thrill the batsmen. 

 

Bangalore is placed at four while Punjab is at eight positions. RCB is still in a better position on winning terms. RCB has played 12 matches and won seven matches. On the other hand, Punjab played 11 matches and managed to win only five matches. Hence the points in the bucket of the teams differ as RCB has 14 points and 10 points in the pocket of PKBS. Observing their previous matches, RCB lost the match against Punjab.

 

Bangalore batted first and scored a total of 205-2 on the board. RCB led by Faf Du Plessis knocked 88 runs for his team, Virat Kohli also did well by making 41 runs, and Dinesh Karthik scored 32 runs off just 14 balls. From Punjab’s team, opener Mayank Agarwal got out for 32 after the partnership of Dhawan and Rajapaksha smashed 42 runs each. Liam Livingstone, the most exceptional player, scored just 19 runs. The partnership of Shahrukh Khan won Punjab in the last over, and Odean Smith slammed 24 and 25 and made the winning shot.

 

The top performers from both the teams can be :

 

Glenn Maxwell: In the last match with Punjab, he couldn’t play, but if you observe his previous performance in the matches, he can indeed make a decent scorer for the team.

 

Shikhar Dhawan– In the last matches, he has scored 2 half-centuries, so he will try to earn a century in the match. In the 11 matches, he has scored 381 runs and is one of the highest run-scorers on the Punjab team.

 

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