A fine effort by KL Rahul and rookie all-rounder Harpreet Brar powered Punjab Kings to a 34-run win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Leading the side from the front, Rahul scored a fine 91* off 57 deliveries and guided Punjab to a stiff 179/5 in their 20 overs.
Brar, who hit a six in the final delivery of the Punjab innings, then wrecked havoc with the ball and finished his four-over quota with impressive figures. The 25-year-old conceded just 19 runs and picked three wickets, removing RCB’s top-rated trio – Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and AB de Villiers – from the middle.
In response to Punjab’s 179, RCB could only manage 145/8 in their 20 overs.