In the 48th match of IPL 2021, the team of Punjab Kings had to face defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chasing a target of 165 runs, the Punjab team was looking in a very strong position at one point of time, but due to continuous loss of wickets in the last overs, the team could not reach the victory. For the team, Mayank Agarwal played a brilliant innings of 57 runs, while captain KL Rahul scored 39 runs. During this innings, Rahul again captured the Orange Cap and hit some strong shots. On one of the shots, he got a six off the delivery of Mohammad Siraj. Rahul hit a 101 meter long six on this ball of Siraj and sent the ball out of the stadium. It was also the second longest six of this season.
Rahul read the slower bowled by Siraj on the fourth ball of the third over of Punjab’s innings and hit it hard. This shot played by Rahul crossed the stadium and the ball fell 101 meters away. Bowler Siraj was also surprised to see this shot of Rahul. The Punjab captain faced 35 balls in his innings of 39 runs and hit one four and two sixes. Rahul, along with Mayank, also added 91 runs for the first wicket and gave the team a stormy start, but Chahal turned the match in the 16th over by running Mayank and Sarfaraz Khan in the same over.
Earlier, after winning the toss, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team scored 158 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs while batting. Captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal gave the team a bang and added 55 runs in six overs. Moises Henriques runs to Kohli and Dane Christian in the same over. Padikkal also became the victim of this Punjab all-rounder after scoring 40 runs. Glenn Maxwell once again played a strong innings for Bangalore and scored 57 runs in 33 balls. During this, the Kangaroo all-rounder hit 3 fours and four long sixes. With the win over Punjab, RCB have also confirmed their place in the playoffs.