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PBKS vs RCB Match Highlights: IPL 2024

IPL  •  10 May, 2024  •  62,215 Views  •  ⭐ 4.3

Written by Anand Swami

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In a high-octane encounter at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) showcased their prowess against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in a crucial IPL 2024 match. Led by Virat Kohli's historic innings of 92 runs off just 47 balls, RCB set a formidable target, as Kohli became the first player to surpass 1000 IPL runs against three different teams. The match was not only a display of batting finesse but also strategic acumen, which was instrumental in RCB securing a much-needed victory to keep their playoff aspirations alive.


Kohli's Historic Knock

Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli spectacularly led from the front, scoring a remarkable 92 runs off just 47 balls. His innings were not merely a display of batting prowess but also a milestone achievement as he surpassed 1000 IPL runs against PBKS. This feat marked him as the first-ever batter in IPL history to achieve this against three different teams, having previously done so against Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings.

Supported by significant contributions from Rajat Patidar, who scored a rapid 55 off 23 balls, and Cameron Green with a brisk 46 off 27, RCB posted an intimidating total of 241/7. Kohli's innings was a masterclass in balancing aggression with finesse, which set a towering challenge for the opposition.



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Patidar and Green Propel RCB

Rajat Patidar
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Following the formidable foundation laid by Kohli, Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green took the reins to further boost RCB's total. Patidar's explosive innings included 55 runs off just 23 balls, blending power with precision, while Green contributed a swift 46 off 27 balls. Their robust partnership not only stabilized RCB's innings after Kohli's dismissal but also ensured that the team's scoring momentum did not falter. Their efforts were crucial in setting a daunting target for PBKS, thus maintaining pressure throughout the innings and setting the stage for a challenging chase.

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