Twitter reactions: Faf du Plessis’ knock goes in vain as PBKS beat RCB in a high-scoring thriller at IPL 2022,
Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a thrilling contest at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Sunday.
Chasing a large goal of 206, the Kings had a magnificent begin, with Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan including 71 runs for the opening wicket in seven overs. The partnership was damaged by Wanindu Hasaranga when the Sri Lankan spinner removed Agarwal for 32.
Then, Dhawan (43) and Bhanuka Rajapaksha added 47 runs for the second wicket, however Harshal Patel ruined the plans by eradicating Dhawan. Soon, Mohammed Siraj joined the get together and picked up two wickets in the 14th over to additional derail Punjab’s chase. Siraj removed Rajapaksha (43) and Raj Bawa (0) in back-to-back deliveries.
However, little did RCB know, a game-changing knock was performed by Shahrukh Khan (24 no off 20) and Odean Smith (25 no off 8). Shahrukh smashed a couple of sixes whereas Smith slammed three maximums to assist Punjab safe a thriller.
Highest profitable chase by #PBKS in IPL:
- 206 vs SRH Hyderabad 2014
- 206 vs CSK Abu Dhabi 2014
- 206 vs RCB Mumbai DYP 2022 *
- 201 vs KKR Kolkata 2010
Earlier, Faf du Plessis displayed his class in his first sport for RCB. The newly-appointed RCB captain led from the entrance and smashed a super half-century. The right-handed batter scored 88 off 57 deliveries, with the assistance of 10 boundaries, together with seven sixes.
Du Plessis fell solely 12 runs in need of what could possibly be his maiden century in the cash-rich league however did his job fairly effectively. The Pretoria-based cricketer shaped a 50-run opening stand with Anuj Rawat (21) earlier than stitching a game-changing 118 runs partnership with former skipper Virat Kohli.
After Du Plessis’ dismissal, Kohli and Dinesh Karthik added a quickfire 37-run stand off simply 13 deliveries. While Kohli remained unbeaten at 41 off 29 balls, Karthik scored 32 not out from 14 deliveries to take RCB to a large 205/2 in 20 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) March 27, 2022
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 27, 2022
Shahrukh and Smith have all the time dominated the field workplace.
— cricBC (@cricBC) March 27, 2022
— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) March 27, 2022
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) March 27, 2022
Top notch chase by Punjab. Perfect T20 chase. Won’t all the time be on the profitable facet however Punjab’s method for the season is obvious. Everyone scores rapidly and hope to win 7-8 video games. 26 Boundaries to 22 by RCB. #RCBvsPBKS
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) March 27, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 27, 2022
Odean Smith is a T20 cricketer of staggering energy and potential: 25 off 8 balls on his IPL debut explains the hype. Could be the long-term inheritor to Andre Russell
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) March 27, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 27, 2022
That was some terrific batting by @faf1307 and @imVkohli , what a cameo by @DineshKarthik to get @RCBTweets to a large complete! Amazing batsmanship I do not see @PunjabKingsIPL chasing this down however by no means say by no means particularly in cricket! #PBKSvRCB #PBKS #RCBvsPBKS
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) March 27, 2022
How good was new captain of @RCBTweets 💪 @faf1307 what a knock .. adopted by @imVkohli and nice crowning glory by @DineshKarthik . Gr8 pitch to bat however 200 plus is a large goal for @PunjabKingsIPL can they chase ??? What say guys
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 27, 2022
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 27, 2022
❤️💥 DREAM START! Faf could not have dreamt of a higher begin to his tenure in crimson than this. A dominant efficiency with the bat.🔥
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) March 27, 2022
— Ajith Ramamurthy (@Ajith_tweets) March 27, 2022