RCB vs PBKS: Punjab washed RCB for the second time and beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs to keep the hopes alive for the playoffs. After winning the toss, RCB decided to bowl first. It is Punjab’s second win over RCB in the season.
Punjab scored 209 runs for nine wickets with the help of half-centuries from Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow. RCB’s team could only score 155 runs for 9-wickets. In the current season, the Punjab team had scored more than 200 runs for the second time. It is also the highest score for Punjab this season. Interestingly, Punjab had scored 208 for 5 in the match played against RCB on March 27.
Liam Livingstone’s fourth and Johnny Bairstow’s second half-centuries
Liam Livingstone scored 70 runs in 42 balls against RCB. During this, he hit 5-fours and 4-sixes. He scored his fourth fifty in this season of IPL. Earlier, opener Jonny Bairstow played stormy innings of 66 runs in just 29 balls. Jonny Bairstow scored his second-half century this season and hit 7-sixes with 4-fours. For RCB, the pacer Harshal Patel took the most four wickets.
Anger over poor umpiring
Former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar expressed displeasure over the continuous poor umpiring in IPL 15. Manjrekar, who is commentating in the IPL, was particularly upset with the level of umpiring in the match played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on Thursday night. Manjrekar said that because of Corona, we cannot bring the good umpires of the world, due to which the local umpires have to work. In this match, DRS was not there for only 10 minutes, and within that little time, things went wrong. In the past, the decisions were very bad in many cases of LBW.
Kohli made a record like a mountain by playing short innings of 20 runs
It rarely happens that Virat Kohli comes on the field and no record is made. Even though Kohli is struggling with his poor form, despite that, he has set a record that no player has been able to do.
In the match played between RCB and Punjab on Friday. Virat Kohli may not have been able to score big, but he has set a big record. On Friday, in the match against Punjab Kings (PBKS), Virat got out after scoring just 20 runs.
First batsman to score 6500 runs in the history of IPL
However, despite his small innings, he now has a big record attached to his name. Virat has now become the first batsman to score six and a half thousand (6500) runs in the history of IPL. Apart from Virat Kohli, only Shikhar Dhawan has scored more than 6000 runs in IPL. David Warner is third on the list with 5876 runs, while Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is at number four with 5829 runs. Former CSK cricketer Suresh Raina is at the fifth position in the list with 5528 runs.