IPL 2021 PBKS vs RCB Match Highlights in Photos: Harpreet Brar, KL Rahul Shine in Punjab Kings Win Over Royal Challengers Bangalore

eft-arm spinner Harpreet Brar had a dream first match in this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) as he picked up the wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers to help Punjab Kings (PBKS) romp to a 34-run win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday night.

Updated: 2021-04-30 18:55:33 | Edited By: CricketCountry Staff
Kohli Opts to Bowl
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Kohli Opts to Bowl

RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pacer Kyle Jamieson provided an early breakthrough to RCB by dismissing Prabhsimran Singh for just 7. (© PTI)

Glimpses of Gaylestorm
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Glimpses of Gaylestorm

After an early blow, Chris Gayle (46 off 24 balls) and Rahul took charge. Gayle's knock comprised six fours and two sixes and took the team score to 99 in the 11th over. (© PTI)

KLASS Rahul
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KLASS Rahul

Skipper KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 91 (57 balls, 7x4s, 5x6s). Rahul's onslaught helped PBKS realise 40 runs in the last two overs of Harshal Patel after they were struggling to reach a competitive total. (© PTI)

Hapreet's Special Cameo
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Hapreet's Special Cameo

Rahul and newcomer Harpreet Brar (25 not out in 17 deliveries) added unbeaten 61 for the sixth wicket that took PBKS to their eventual score. Brar hit two sixes off Patel as PBKS posted 179/5 in 20 overs (© PTI)

Magical Brar
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Magical Brar

Defending the target, Brar, who had played only three IPL matches before Friday, scalped 3/19 in his four overs to run through the power-packed RCB middle-order.

Brar Show in Ahemdabad
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Brar Show in Ahemdabad

Brar first removed Kohli, who looked to charge down the wicket but missed the line as the ball kept low. Then the tweaker from Moga spun one to beat Maxwell and hit the top of his off-stump. In the next over, he had de Villiers caught at cover.

PBKS Beat RCB
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PBKS Beat RCB

After putting up a challenging total of 179/5, PBKS managed to restrict RCB to 145/8 in their 20 overs to register third win of the season. (© PTI)

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