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Harpreet Brar shines as PBKS use surprise weapon to tame RCB

That is how Harpreet Brar received the sport for Punjab Kings. Seven balls, no run, and the three massive wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers within the chase. A momentum-turning 25 with the bat that helped KL Rahul (91*) and Punjab end on a excessive with 179/5. Till Brar’s breezy knock, Royal Challengers Bangalore had been in management. Till Brar’s lethal spell, Kohli’s staff was alive, even when in a little bit of hassle at 62/1 in 10 overs. However the collapse he engineered resulted in a 34-run win for KL Rahul’s males. Not a foul outing for somebody who needed to wait seven years and slog via 4 trials earlier than an IPL staff picked him in 2018.

Bangalore fried

For some time, Kohli had been exposing his playing cards: attacking the primary ball of overs as Bangalore reached 62/1 after 10 overs. It wasn’t an excellent begin to the chase as each Kohli and Rajat Patidar, whose stance is cloned from his captain, struggled to search out boundaries however a minimum of that they had wickets intact with their enforcers to return.

Enter Brar. Kohli charged down the monitor, the primary ball once more, however Brar was prepared with a skidder from wanting a size that rushed previous the heave to interrupt the stumps.

Subsequent ball, Brar determined to indicate new batsman Maxwell that he might additionally flip the ball sharply, if he chooses. The Aussie’s bat-flow on center stump recommended he was taking part in for the straighter one, nevertheless it spun previous the waft to take the off-bail. Even de Villiers couldn’t cease that over from being a double-wicket maiden.

Brar wasn’t achieved but. He delivered a short-of-length skidder that caught within the pitch and de Villiers punched it straight to quick cowl. Three massive fish for no runs, and throw in that 25, it was a dreamy evening for Brar.

Brar sizzles

For six overs from 11.1, Punjab couldn’t get a boundary. And misplaced wickets in a clutch. Chris Gayle had fallen within the 11th over after a whirlwind 46 and Nicholas Pooran for a duck within the 12th – as Punjab started to stutter. They misplaced Deepak Hooda and enforcer Shahrukh Khan cheaply, getting into the 18th over with the rating studying 132 for five – that they had been 99 for 1 when Gayle fell.

Enter Brar. In opposition to him was Harshal Patel, who would go on to relive his Jadeja nightmare over again. Not fairly however nearly. Brar bashed him for a six and a 4 as he leaked 18 within the 18th over. Mohammed Siraj plugged issues with a seven-run over however KL Rahul and Brar looted 22 off Patel within the ultimate over. A below-par whole had jumped to 179.

A lot credit score, understandably, would go to Rahul for his 91 (off 57 balls) nevertheless it was Brar who had reignited Punjab’s spark. Rahul’s was a superb knock, particularly for the way in which he managed to cease and begin in varied phases. At first, it was Gayle who created havoc with 5 fours within the final Powerplay over off Kyle Jamieson. Rahul too joined within the mayhem when Gayle fell. However when three extra batsmen departed, Rahul retreated to a wait-and-watch recreation. Brar offered the kickstart and Rahul thumped a six and two fours within the ultimate over of the innings.

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