Twitter reactions: Faf du Plessis’ knock goes in vain as PBKS beat RCB in a high-scoring thriller at IPL 2022

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  • Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thrilling contest on Sunday.

  • Odean Smith's quickfire 8-ball unbeaten 25 helped PBKS chase down the total with 6 balls to spare.

Twitter reactions: Faf du Plessis’ knock goes in vain as PBKS beat RCB in a high-scoring thriller at IPL 2022
PBKS beat RCB in a thriller (Image Source: Twitter)
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Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a thrilling contest at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Sunday.

Chasing a massive target of 206, the Kings had a magnificent start, with Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan adding 71 runs for the opening wicket in seven overs. The partnership was broken by Wanindu Hasaranga when the Sri Lankan spinner got rid of Agarwal for 32.

Then, Dhawan (43) and Bhanuka Rajapaksha added 47 runs for the second wicket, but Harshal Patel ruined the plans by removing Dhawan. Soon, Mohammed Siraj joined the party and picked up two wickets in the 14th over to further derail Punjab’s chase. Siraj got rid of Rajapaksha (43) and Raj Bawa (0) in back-to-back deliveries.

However, little did RCB know, a game-changing knock was played by Shahrukh Khan (24 no off 20) and Odean Smith (25 no off 8). Shahrukh smashed a couple of sixes while Smith slammed three maximums to help Punjab secure a thriller.

Highest successful 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 game for RCB. The newly-appointed RCB captain led from the front and smashed a tremendous half-century. The right-handed batter scored 88 off 57 deliveries, with the help of 10 boundaries, including seven sixes.

Du Plessis fell only 12 runs short of what could be his maiden century in the cash-rich league but did his job pretty well. The Pretoria-based cricketer formed a 50-run opening stand with Anuj Rawat (21) before 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 just 13 deliveries. While Kohli remained unbeaten at 41 off 29 balls, Karthik scored 32 not out from 14 deliveries to take RCB to a massive 205/2 in 20 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

https://twitter.com/ChloeAmandaB/status/1508100644057456640

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