On Thursday, April 20, at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali, Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced off in Match 27 of the current IPL 2023. Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Punjab Kings by 24 runs.
Faf du Plessis' outstanding 84-run performance and Virat Kohli's 59-run effort helped RCB reach 174 runs in 20 overs. In response, PBKS received strikes on a frequent basis that ultimately cost them the game despite some resistance from Jitesh Sharma.
Prabhsimran Singh scored 46 runs off 30 balls as PBKS was bowled out for 150 runs in 18.2 overs while attempting to chase a 175-run total. In the meantime, Wanindu Hasaranga claimed two dismissals for RCB, while Mohammed Siraj took four wickets.
Virat Kohli scored 59 runs off 47 balls as RCB reached 174/4 in 20 overs. Faf du Plessis smashed 84 off 56 balls in the meanwhile. Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, and Harpreet Brar all recorded one wicket each for PBKS' bowling unit.
Brief scores: 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