Twitter reactions: Virat Kohli’s dazzling knock helps RCB pip PBKS and keep playoffs hopes alive | IPL 2024

May 9, 2024

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In a much-anticipated clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) emerged victorious against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 58 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium.

Virat Kohli powers RCB to a massive total

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Punjab Kings found themselves facing a formidable total set by RCB. Their innings was a masterclass in power-hitting, as they posted an imposing score of 241/7 in their allotted 20 overs. The highlight of their innings was a scintillating knock by former skipper Virat Kohli, who blazed his way to 92 runs off just 47 deliveries, including 7 fours and 6 sixes. Contributions from Rajat Patidar (55 off 23) and Cameron Green (46 off 27) further bolstered RCB’s total.

Punjab’s bowling attack struggled to contain the RCB batters, with notable performances coming from Harshal Patel (3/38) and Vidhwath Kaverappa (2/36).

Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson shine with the ball

Chasing a mammoth target of 242 runs for victory, Punjab Kings’ batting lineup showed glimpses of brilliance but ultimately fell short. Rilee Rossouw led the charge with a blistering 61 off 27 balls, supported by valuable contributions from Jonny Bairstow (27 off 16) and Shashank Singh (37 off 19). However, the required run rate proved too daunting, and Punjab Kings were bowled out for 181 runs in just 17 overs.

RCB’s bowlers displayed discipline and control, with Mohammed Siraj (3/43) and Lockie Ferguson (2/29) being the chief architects of Punjab Kings’ downfall. Swapnil Singh and Karn Sharma also chipped in with crucial wickets, restricting Punjab Kings’ batting onslaught. In the end, RCB emerged triumphant by a commanding margin of 60 runs, showcasing their dominance with both bat and ball in this crucial encounter.

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Here is how Twitter reacted:

4th win on the trot!! A very high mountain to climb, but there’s some hope alive for RCB #IPL2024

— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 9, 2024

Virat Kohli👏

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 9, 2024

Punjab Kings becomes the FIRST team not to qualify for IPL playoffs in 10 consecutive editions.

— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 9, 2024


— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) May 9, 2024

RCB knocks out PBKS from #ipl2024 with 4th consecutive win 🫡#cricket #PBKSvRCB
Scorecard: #CricketTwitter

— (@CricketTimesHQ) May 9, 2024

Wo ek Sawal tha mera logo se – #ViratKohli ka ye strike rate chalega kya ???
Love the way you play @imVkohli
Keep Going#RCBvsPBKS

— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) May 9, 2024

Hot form continues… 🥵

FOUR in FOUR! 🙏#PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB #IPL2024 #PBKSvRCB

— Royal Challengers Bengaluru (@RCBTweets) May 9, 2024


— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 9, 2024

3⃣rd wicket for @mdsirajofficial! 👌 👌

4⃣th win on the bounce for @RCBTweets as they pocket 2⃣ more points after beating #PBKS by 60 runs in Dharamsala! 👏 👏

Watch the recap on @StarSportsIndia and @JioCinema 💻📱#TATAIPL | #PBKSvRCB

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 2024

The perfect revenge ft. @imVkohli

— Pari (@BluntIndianGal) May 9, 2024

A terrible loss for Punjab Kings as they see themselves knocked out today! So many mistakes in the field,dropping catches that lost them the game & also silly mistakes such as these ; they dug their own grave !#PBKSvsRCB#PBKSvRCB

— ishaan (@ixxcric) May 9, 2024

Most 6s in 2024 IPL Middleovers

24 – Rajat Patidar*
18 – Riyan Parag
15 – Heinrich Klaasen
14 – Sunil Narine
12 – Sanju Samson
12 – Rishabh Pant #PBKSvsRCB

— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 9, 2024

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