IPL 2021: Match 26, PBKS vs RCB – Punjab Kings Player Ratings

IPL 2021: Match 26, PBKS vs RCB – Punjab Kings Player Ratings

Harpreet Brar broke the backbone of RCB's batting, picking up three wickets.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCCI)

Punjab Kings (PBKS) put forth a strong show against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. On Friday, April 30, KL Rahul and Co won by 34 runs going to fifth in the points table of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).

After winning the toss and being put in to bat first, the Punjab-based team put on a competitive score of 179 for five in their 20 overs. In the run-chase, PBKS were never behind the eight-ball as they kept picking up wickets at regular intervals.

For the Challengers, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, and Harshal Patel got into the 30s, but none could carry on and convert. In the end, RCB ended with 145 for eight. In the meantime, Kohli and Co stayed at three in the table with their net run rate going to the negatives for the first time in the league.

Here are the PBKS Player Ratings for the PBKS vs RCB match:

KL Rahul- 9.5/10

KL Rahul played another useful knock with the bat in hand. He stayed unbeaten on 91 runs off 57 balls with the help of seven fours and five sixes. He made sure that PBKS didn’t end up with an under-par total.

Prabhsimran Singh-2/10

Prabhsimran Singh replaced Mayank Agarwal, who missed out due to an injury. He started his knock with a four but got out after scoring a run-a-ball seven. The right-hander perished to fast bowler Kyle Jamieson.

Chris Gayle- 9/10

Chris Gayle came out firing on all cylinders with the bat in hand. The left-hander managed 46 runs off 24 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. Daniel Sams nipped his wicket out in the 11th over.

Nicholas Pooran- 1.5/10

Nicholas Pooran notched his fourth duck in the ongoing edition of the tournament. He got out to Jamieson after trying to run the ball down to the third man.  In the outfield, he took the catch of Rajat Patidar.

Deepak Hooda- 2/10

Deepak Hooda had an off day, both with the bat and ball in hand. He fell prey to Shahbaz Ahmed after scoring only five runs off nine balls. In the only over he bowled, he was hit for a four and six by Patidar.

Shahrukh Khan- 0.5/10

Shahrukh Khan couldn’t open his account with the bat in hand after facing three balls. He came to bat at number six and got out to Yuzvendra Chahal. The latter bowled a googly and Khan couldn’t read it.

Harpreet Brar- 9.5/10

Harpreet Brar, without a doubt, bowled the spell of his life. In his four overs, he got the wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and AB de Villiers. He bowled with an economy of 4.75 and also churned out a double wicket-maiden.

Riley Meredith- 6.5/10

Riley Meredith made his way into the playing eleven and he was reasonable with the ball in hand. He got the wicket of Devdutt Padikkal, who had already hit a six. Moreover, he gave 29 runs in 3.2 overs at 8.69.

Ravi Bishnoi- 9.5/10

Ravi Bishnoi bowled his heart out and didn’t give the batters much to work with. In four overs, he gave away only 17 runs at an economy rate of 4.25. He also churned out the wickets of Shahbaz Ahmed and Daniel Sams.

Mohammed Shami- 7/10

Mohammed Shami had a reasonable day with the ball in hand. In 3.3 overs, he gave away 28 runs at an economy rate of 7.63. He also got the wicket of Harshal Patel, who scored 31 runs off 13 balls.

Chris Jordan- 7/10

Chris Jordan had a decent outing with the ball. In four overs, he gave away only 31 runs to go with nine dot balls. He also prized out the wicket of Rajat Patidar, who made a struggling 30-ball 31.