Royal Challengers Bangalore team is facing Punjab Kings in the 48th match of IPL 2021. Batting first after winning the toss, RCB scored 164 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Glenn Maxwell batted for the team and scored 57 runs in just 33 balls. This Australian batsman made a fierce railroad of the bowlers of Punjab and hit four skyscraper sixes in his innings. Maxwell hit two sixes in the same over in the over of Harpreet Barr and in that he took a ball across the stadium.
Maxwell hit a six on the second ball of Harpreet Barr, who came to bowl the 13th over of the innings, after a ball, Maxwell put his front leg down and carried Harpreet’s ball across the stadium. AB de Villiers also liked this shot of Maxwell. Maxwell scored 57 runs while batting at a strike rate of 172.73. During this he hit three fours and four long sixes. Apart from him, Devdutt Padikkal scored 40 and AB de Villiers scored 23 runs for Bangalore. De Villiers remained unlucky and walked out on a direct throw from Sarfaraz Khan.
Earlier, Devdutt Padikkal and captain Virat Kohli gave the team a stormy start and added 55 runs in six overs of the powerplay. During this, in the same over of Ravi Bishnoi, Punjab captain KL Rahul also gave life to Kohli-Padikkal. Virat became the victim of Moises Henriques after scoring 25 runs. At the same time, Padikkal scored 40 runs in 38 balls and caught Rahul on the same ball of Henriques. In this match, the team of Punjab Kings has made three changes in their playing XI. The team has included Harpreet Barr in place of the injured Fabian Allen, while Deepak Hooda has been replaced by Sarfaraz Khan and Nathan Ellis has been replaced by Moises Henriques. Bangalore have not made any changes in their playing XI. If RCB wins this match, then the team will confirm its place in the playoffs. On the other hand, Punjab will have to win at any cost to stay in the race for the playoffs.