PBKS won the toss and elected to field first. The visitors had a great start to the innings as their skipper, Virat Kohli (59) and Faf du Plessis (84), once again continued their fine form in this match. From one end Kohli smashed five fours and one six, while du Plessis also hammered five fours and five sixes. Both the batters added massive 137 runs for the first wicket partnership. This one partnership was enough to build a massive target for the home side. RCB ended their innings with 174 runs in 20 overs.
In the chase, Prabhsimran Singh (46) was the only batter who was impressed with his performance. The batter tried his best but due to a lack of help from the other end, even he couldn’t convert his good knock into an amazing one. Along with him, Jitesh Sharma (41) was the other batter to score a few runs but it was just too late for PBKS.
Mohammad Siraj, while defending in the second innings, picked up four wickets in his quota of four overs. Wanindu Hasaranga also grabbed two wickets while one wicket each was also taken by Wayne Parnell and Harshal Patel.
Mohammad Siraj was adjudged Player of the Match for his brilliant bowling. Following this win, RCB have won their third win of the season and are now placed fifth on the points table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 174/4, Overs 20, Faf du Plessis 84, Harpreet Brar 2/31
Punjab Kings: 150/10, Overs 18.2, Prabhsimran Singh 46, Mohammad Siraj 4/21