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IPL 2022 PBKS vs RCB Highlights: Smith, Bhanuka, Shahrukh win it for Punjab

IPL Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Updates: Odean Smith stole the show with his brilliant hitting and won the game for Punjab with his 25* off 8 balls. Rajapaksa and Mayank played well

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RCB captain Faf du Plessis with PBKS captain Mayank Agarwal posing with the IPL 2022  trophy. Photo:@RCBTweets

RCB captain Faf du Plessis with PBKS captain Mayank Agarwal posing with the IPL 2022 trophy. Photo:@RCBTweets

IPL 2022 Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Highlights: The Punjab Kings opened their account with a bang as they chased down 206 with an over remaining against Royal Challengers Banglore at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Odean Smith was the hero of the game as he smoked 25 off just 8 balls and took the game away from RCB when 36 was required of the last three overs. 

The chase was started well by Punjab as the openers added 71 for the first wicket and made sure that the required run rate was kept under control. Then Bhanuka Rajapaksa's onslaught against Waanindiu Harsanarga in which he scored 43 off just 22 balls, also helped ease the pressure on other Punjab batters. In the end, the total was chased down with an over to spare. 

Earlier in the evening, courtesy of Faf du Plessis' 57 ball 88 and 14 ball 32 from Dinesh Karthik helped RCB post 205 on the board in their 20 overs. 

IPL 2022 PBKS vs RCB Player of the Match: Odean Smith

Though Odean Smith was taken for 52 runs in his four overs, it was his timely 25 that was the game-changer and for this knock of his, the West Indian was chosen as Player of the Match 

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11

Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj

Punjab Kings Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(w), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar

Catch all the Highlights from the PBKS vs RCB match in IPL 2022 here
1:23 AM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS Win -The winning selfie

1:22 AM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS Win - Match Summary

 
The Punjab Kings opened their account with a bang as they chased down 206 with an over remaining against Royal Challengers Banglore at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Odean Smith was the hero of the game as he smoked 25 off just 8 balls and took the game away from RCB when 36 was required of the last three overs. 
 
The chase was started well by Punjab as the openers added 71 for the first wicket and made sure that the required run rate was kept under control. Then Bhanuka Rajapaksa's onslaught against Waanindiu Harsanarga in which he scored 43 off just 22 balls, also helped ease the pressure on other Punjab batters. In the end, the total was chased down with an over to spare. 
 
Earlier in the evening, courtesy of Faf du Plessis' 57 ball 88 and 14 ball 32 from Dinesh Karthik helped RCB post 205 on the board in their 20 overs. 
1:22 AM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS Win | Player of the Match: Odean Smith

 
Though Odean Smith was taken for 52 runs in his four overs, it was his timely 25 that was the game-changer and for this knock of his, the West Indian was chosen as Player of the Match 
11:29 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS Win by 5 wickets

11:22 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 208-5 | Over 19- Odean Smith and Shahrukh led Punjab to win

 
Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith have delivered here as now Punjab are just nine away from a famous win. Shahrukh is 14 of 16, but it is Smith who has tonked 25 off just 8 balls. Shahrukh seems to have heard me as he hits this down the ground for a great six and now it is only 2 needed off 8 balls. 
 
And two dot balls in a row here as Shahrukh is unable to get the yorker out of the block hole here. But not anymore as this time around, Shahrukh comes down the ground and hit it straight past the flying hands of Hrshal Patel and that would be the victory for Punjab Kings. What a win this is to kick off the season. 
11:15 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 195-5 | Over 18- Just 11 needed of 12 now

11:14 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 188-5 | Over 17.4-Odean Smith takes the game away

 
Odean Smith says Hellow to the IPL with this Bazooka of a shot of the first ball and forces Sirajh to bowl wide outside off now 
 
Goes good length this time Siraj and Odean is equal to the task as he gets the ball down the fine leg for four runs and now only 25 are needed off 16 balls. 
 
Boom!! Now we are getting the worth of our money, aren't we? On the off stump and Smith plays a Tennis forehand and hits it for a six and it's just 19 off 15 now. It must now be easy peasy for Punjab from here on but we know cricket is a funny game. 18 required from 14 now 
11:08 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 170-5 | Over 17-Tough over from Harshal

 
The two big-money players for Punjab Kings- Odean Smith and Shahrukh Khan are in the middle and they need to deliver here as another big-money player or rather the man with the most money in Punjab Kings this Auction- Liam Livinsgtione has already failed 
 
Two from the first two balls from Harshal. Shahrukh must strike and most importantly, must not get out. Three from three and it's Odean Smith on strike now and he has been dropped.
 
Well, well, the cameras followed the ball for a long time before discovering that it was with Anuj Rawat and the man who took the brilliant catch of Livingstone juggled a lot and then dropped the catch 
 
Just six of the first five balls which include three wides and only two more runs from the last ball mean that Kings now need 36 off the last three overs 
11:01 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 162-5 | Over 16- Great over from Hasaranga

 
The trump card, Waniniduy Hasaranga is back for the last throw of the dice here from, Faf du Plessis and what an over this has been from Hasaranga as he bowls three dot balls
 
But that's it as Shahrukh goes for his favourite slog sweep and gets a six down the ground. And it will remain just six runs from the over and now Punjab need 44 from 24 balls 
10:57 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 156-5 | Over 15- Akash Deep gets Livingstone

 
Wide outside off and Livingstone takes double here and why did he do that, because on the very next ball, it was full and Livngtsone went at it like a lion at the prey and hit straight for a six
 
And that's a great effort by Anuj Rawat to save two runs and wait a minute it is just not a two-run save, the Delhi wicket-keeper has also pulled off a brilliant catch to get rid of the dangerman Liam Livingstone and Punjab are now five down and still need 50 off 30 balls 
10:50 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 145-4 | Over 14- Time Out taken

 
This has been a game-changing over from Mohd Siraj as he has taken two wickets and gone for just four runs in his first four balls and now the required run rate has moved to 10 once again and there are two new men at the crease. But two men who hold the reputation for big-hitting, for winning games in tough situations and this is tough situation alright. Strategic time out has been taken here as Punjab need 61 off the last 36 balls. 
 
Remember that Delhi Capitals earlier today evening were in an even grimmer situation and they managed to win it from there and hence Punbjab Kings could still believe. 
10:44 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 139-4 | Over 13.2- Raj Bwa goes for golden duck

 
Oh, what a misery as Raj Angad Bawa, who was sent in ahead of the likes of Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith, has fallen on a full-toss as he misses the quick one from Siraj and it hits him on the pads and the umpire doesn't hesitate in raising the finger
10:42 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 139-3 | Over 13.1- Siraj strikes

10:40 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 139-2 | Over 13- Bhanuka is unstoppable

 
Gigantic. That's all I will say for the huge six that Liam Livingstone has hit over the head of Wanindu Hasaranga. The players are not letting Hasarnga settle here
 
Another six. Wow, Bhanuka is playing a gem of an innings here as he hits a six by dancing down the ground and Hasaranga could do nothing more than just smile. 17 come from this over as Punjab now need only 67 off the 42 balls 
10:35 PM

Live | PBKS vs RCB | IPL 2022 | PBKS 122-2 | Over 12- Great over from Harshal

 
Misfield there by Mohammad Siraj allows Rajapaksa to take two runs and so far 6 runs have come off the first four balls of this over along with a wicket and it is becoming very difficult for Bhanuka to pick the mixtures of Harshal Patel. The change in pace is so subtle that it is hardly decipherable. Two dots to finish this amazing over 

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First Published: Mar 27 2022 | 8:21 PM IST

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