The runs were flowing off Kohli’s bat on Friday very smoothly and quickly he was on 20 off 14 balls with two fours and 1 six.
The runs were flowing off his bat smoothly and quickly he was on 20 off 14 balls with two fours and 1 six.
But then came that wretched ball again cutting his innings short one more time.
Kohli was backing away as Kagiso Rabada bowled a short length delivery. That cramped him for room but Kohli went on to play the one-legged pull, the ball however brushed the glove and then went to Chahar after rubbing his thigh pad, at short fine. Chahar completed the catch and ended the innings for Kohli.
While going back, Kohli was an angry man. But this anger was directed towards his own luck. He looked up to the heavens and yelled. And it appeared as if he said “What else do you want me to do?”
— Hemanth Teju (@HemanthTeju17) May 13, 2022
Punjab King rode on Jonny Bairstow (66 off 29 balls) and Liam Livingstone’s (70 off 42 balls) pyrotechnics to defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs and keep their play-off hopes alive.
Invited to bat, Bairstow smashed four boundaries and seven sixes in his knock to start the Punjab Kings innings on an explosive note. His compatriot Livingstone then hammered five fours and four maximums at the back end to take Punjab Kings to 209 for 9.
The Kings bowlers then rallied to limit RCB to 155 for nine to stay alive in the competition. Kagiso Rabada (3/21) snared three wickets, while Rahul Chahar (2/37) and Rishi Dhawan (2/36) accounted for two RCB batters each. For RCB, death over specialist Harshal Patel (4/34) and spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (2/15) were the top bowlers.
With PTI inputs