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PBKS vs RCB - 9 May 2024 - RCB Won By 60 Runs at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.

IPL 2024: PBKS vs RCB – Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won By 60 Runs

In the picturesque setting of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, the 58th match of the IPL 2024 season unfolded between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (PBKS vs RCB).

The match commenced at 7:30 PM IST on 9th May 2024, where PBKS won the toss and opted to field first.

Let check out PBKS vs RCB head to head in the IPL.

PBKS vs RCB: Head-To-Head in IPL

32 matches played between the PBKS vs RCB. Punjab Kings has won 17 matches while Royal Challengers Bengaluru has won 15 matches.

PBKS vs RCB: Toss Moment

PBKS vs RCB - 9 May 2024 - Sam Curran and Faf du Plessis at Toss Moment.
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Punjab Kings won the toss and opted to field first.

“We’re bowling first. There seems to be something in the pitch for the bowlers, and we’ll try to capitalize on that to put RCB under pressure. Despite losing our last chase, we’re not dwelling on it. Our approach is simple—win every game and hope other results favor us.
It’s tough losing, but morale is high. We’re at a beautiful venue, and we’re hoping some new players make a significant impact. Liam Livingstone replaces Kagiso Rabada, and we’re also making a strategic change with an impact player, leveraging our batting strength.”

Sam Curran, PBKS Skipper

“We would have opted to bowl first too. It’s been a solid turnaround for us, and our focus is on improving each day. We’re not concerned with the points table, just concentrating on what we need to do to succeed. There’s one change in our lineup: Glenn Maxwell is out, and Lockie Ferguson is in.”

Faf du Plessis, RCB Skipper

PBKS vs RCB: First Innings

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Batting

PBKS vs RCB - 9 May 2024 - Virat Kohli scored 92 (47) with seven 4s and six 6s.
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RCB’s innings was a display of sheer dominance, particularly from Virat Kohli, who scored a magnificent 92 runs off 47 balls, including seven 4s and six 6s.

Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green also contributed significantly with scores of 55 (23) and 46 (27) respectively.
The team’s collective effort led to a formidable total of 241 runs for 7 wickets.

Punjab Kings Bowling

PBKS vs RCB - 9 May 2024 - Harshal Patel 3/38 (4). He took Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror's wickets.
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The PBKS bowlers had a challenging day, with Harshal Patel taking 3 wickets for 38 runs and Vidwath Kaverappa claiming 2 for 36.

Arshdeep Singh and Sam Curran each took a wicket, but they couldn’t prevent RCB from setting a high target.

PBKS vs RCB: Second Innings

Punjab Kings Batting

PBKS vs RCB - 9 May 2024 - Rilee Rossouw scored 61 (27) with nine 4s and three 6s.
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In response, PBKS started their chase with determination.
Rilee Rossouw top-scored with 61 runs off 27 balls, and Shashank Singh added a quick 37 runs.

However, the rest of the batting lineup couldn’t keep up with the required run rate, and the team was all out for 181 runs in 17 overs.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Bowling

PBKS vs RCB - 9 May 2024 - Mohammed Siraj 3/43 (4). He took Ashutosh Sharma, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh's wickets.
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RCB’s bowlers were on target, with Mohammed Siraj leading the pack with 3 wickets for 43 runs.

Swapnil Singh and Lockie Ferguson both took 2 wickets each, and Karn Sharma also chipped in with 2 wickets, ensuring a comfortable win for RCB by 60 runs.

Man of the Match

The victory was largely attributed to Kohli’s exceptional batting performance, earning him the Man of the Match title.

His innings not only provided a solid foundation but also showcased his ability to accelerate the scoring rate when needed.

PBKS vs RCB - 9 May 2024 - Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match.
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“For me, at 36, it’s about quality over quantity. I focus on practising less but improving specific skills. I introduced the slog sweep without much practice because I aim to find gaps and maintain a strong strike rate in the middle overs. Honesty is key. We were not up to mark in the first half of the tournament.
A crucial team discussion in Kolkata turned things around. We’ve improved, especially in bowling, and the momentum has carried us since. We strive to make our fans proud and elevate our game. Although we’re on a roll, we still depend on other outcomes, which is disappointing. We’d rather not rely on other results, but that’s the current situation. Thank you.”

Virat Kohli, RCB

RCB’s comprehensive win over PBKS was a testament to their balanced team performance and strategic execution.

Kohli’s brilliance with the bat and the effective bowling attack were the key factors in their 60-run triumph, keeping their playoff hopes alive and ending PBKS’s contention in the tournament.

RCB vs GT - 4 May 2024 - RCB Won By 4 Wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

IPL 2024: RCB vs GT – Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won By 4 Wickets

In the electrifying atmosphere of M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, the 52nd match of the season unfolded between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Gujarat Titans (RCB vs GT).

The clash, which took place on the evening of May 4, 2024, saw RCB emerge victorious by 4 wickets in a gripping encounter.

Let check out RCB vs GT head to head in the IPL.

RCB vs GT: Head-To-Head in IPL

4 matches played between the RCB vs GT. Royal Challengers Bengaluru has won 2 matches while Gujarat Titans has won 2 matches.

Toss Moment

RCB vs GT - 4 May 2024 -  Shubman Gill and Faf Du Plessis at Toss moment.
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RCB, having won the toss, opted to field first, setting the stage for an intense first innings.

“We’ve opted to chase. Given the pitch conditions, which seem fairly balanced, and the possibility of rain, chasing seems like the better option. The team spirit and conversations have been positive.
We’ve been performing well, and the team is motivated. We’ve regained our batting form after initial struggles, and the boys are ready to deliver another good performance today.”

Faf du Plessis, RCB Skipper

“Our focus is on winning; it’s something we’ve achieved in the past, so it’s not new territory for us.
The key is to perform at our best on the given day. While our bowling and batting have been up to the mark, our fielding has faltered a few times. We’ve addressed this issue, and hopefully, we’ll see improvement today.”

Shubman Gill, GT Skipper

RCB vs GT: First Innings

Gujarat Titans Batting

RCB vs GT - 4 May 2024 - David Miller scored 30 (20) with three 4s and two 6s.
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GT’s innings was a mixed bag of performances. Shahrukh Khan led the charge with a brisk 37 off 24 balls, including five boundaries and a six.

David Miller contributed a quickfire 30 from 20 deliveries, while Rahul Tewatia added a valuable 35 off 21.

However, the rest of the batting lineup couldn’t capitalize on the start, with Rashid Khan (18), Vijay Shankar (10), and others falling short of expectations.
GT’s innings concluded at 147 all out in 19.3 overs.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Bowling

RCB vs GT - 4 May 2024 - Mohammed Siraj 2/29 (4). He took Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill's wickets.
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RCB’s bowlers were on point, with Mohammed Siraj taking 2 wickets for 29 runs and Yash Dayal matching the feat with 2 for 21.

Vyshak Vijaykumar also chipped in with 2 wickets, while Cameron Green and Karn Sharma took one each, restricting GT to a chaseable total.

RCB vs GT: Second Innings

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Batting

RCB vs GT - 4 May 2024 - Virat Kohli 42 (27) and Faf Du Plessis 64 (23).
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In response, RCB’s batting was headlined by Faf Du Plessis’s explosive 64 off 23 balls and Virat Kohli’s solid 42 off 27.

Dinesh Karthik and Swapnil Singh provided the finishing touches, remaining not out on 21 and 15 respectively.
Despite some hiccups, RCB chased down the target with 6 wickets in hand, scoring 152 in just 13.4 overs.

Gujarat Titans Bowling

RCB vs GT 2024 - Josh Little 4/45 (4). He took Faf Du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green's wicket.
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GT’s bowlers had moments of success, with Josh Little claiming 4 wickets and Noor Ahmad taking 2, but it wasn’t enough to defend their total.

RCB’s win was a result of a well-rounded performance, with both batsmen and bowlers contributing to the victory.

The decision to field first proved to be a masterstroke as it allowed their bowlers to exploit the conditions and set up a winnable chase.

Man of the Match

Mohammed Siraj’s economical spell and crucial early wickets earned him the ‘Man of the Match’ title, as he played a pivotal role in setting up the win for RCB.

RCB vs GT - 4 May 2024 - Mohammed Siraj is the Man of the Match.
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“Honestly, I didn’t expect to play today due to feeling unwell, but decided to push through. Bowling with the new ball reminded me of past successes. Manifesting Saha’s wicket and playing a pivotal role despite initial rhythm struggles felt gratifying. Continuous red-ball cricket has honed my skills, emphasizing the importance of precision in T20s.”

Mohammed Siraj, RCB

The match between RCB and GT was a testament to the unpredictable nature of cricket. RCB’s ability to bounce back from a precarious position to clinch the win showcased their resilience and teamwork.

This victory not only gave them crucial points but also a significant boost in their run towards the playoffs.

GT vs RCB - 28 APR 2024 - RCB Won By 9 Wickets against GT at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

IPL 2024: GT vs RCB – Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won By 9 Wickets

In the heart of Ahmedabad, at the grand Narendra Modi Stadium, cricket fans witnessed a spectacular showdown in the 45th match of the IPL 2024 season. The clash between Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (GT vs RCB) was nothing short of a blockbuster.

Let check out GT vs RCB head to head in the IPL.

GT vs RCB Head-To-Head in IPL

3 matches played between the GT vs RCB. Gujarat Titans has won 2 matches while Royal Challengers Bengaluru has won 1 match.

Toss Moment

GT vs RCB - 28 APR 2024 - Faf du Plessis and Shubman Gill Toss Moment
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru, led by their astute captain, won the toss and opted to field first, a decision that set the stage for an exciting chase later in the day.

“The wicket will be better later to bat, so we will look to chase. Our bowlers have been exceptional in the last two matches. We have scored big with the bat too. Maxwell comes back in as it’s a day game and he plays spin well plus now we have some firepower in the middle-order.”

Faf du Plessis, RCB Skipper

“We Would have chased as well, looks like a really good wicket to bat second. Need to put a good score on the board. We have batted decently, we lost by a difference of just one ball in the last game. This is the right time to peak for us.”

Shubman Gill, GT Skipper

GT vs RCB: First Innings

Gujarat Titans Batting

GT vs RCB - 28 APR 2024 - Sai Sudharsan scored 84* (49) with eight 4s and four 6s.
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The first innings saw Gujarat Titans’ batsmen put up a formidable total.
Young Sai Sudharsan was the star performer, remaining unbeaten at 84 runs off 49 balls, including eight boundaries and four maximums.

Shahrukh Khan provided a fiery cameo with 58 runs in just 30 balls.

While David Miller’s steady 26* off 19 balls helped the Titans post a challenging score of 200 runs for the loss of three wickets.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Bowling

GT vs RCB - 28 APR 2024 - Glenn Maxwell 1/28 (3). He took Shubman Gill's wicket.
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RCB’s bowlers had a mixed outing with Swapnil Singh, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj each taking a wicket.

Despite their efforts, the Titans managed to set a target of 201 runs for the Challengers.

GT vs RCB: Second Innings

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Batting

GT vs RCB - 28 APR 2024 - Virat Kohli scored 70* (44) and Will Jacks scored 100* (41).
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The second innings was a masterclass in chasing as RCB’s batsmen made light work of the target.

Will Jacks was the hero of the day, smashing an unbeaten century with 100 runs off 41 balls. Virat Kohli played the perfect second fiddle with a stellar 70* off 44 balls.

The duo’s partnership ensured RCB overhauled the target with ease, finishing at 206 runs for the loss of just one wicket in 16 overs.

Gujarat Titans Bowling

GT vs RCB - 28 APR 2024 - Sai Kishore 1/30 (3). He took Faf Du Plessis's wicket.
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GT’s bowlers struggled to contain RCB’s onslaught, with only Sai Kishore managing to claim a wicket.

The rest of the bowling lineup failed to make significant inroads into the batting order.

The Decisive Victory

RCB’s comprehensive win by 9 wickets was a statement of intent from a team looking to dominate the league.

Their clinical performance with both bat and ball showcased their potential to be serious contenders for the title.

Man of the Match

Will Jacks Will Jacks’ explosive batting not only earned him the ‘Man of the Match’ title but also the admiration of fans and pundits alike.

His rapid century was a display of sheer power-hitting and match-winning ability.

GT vs RCB - 28 APR 2024 - Will Jacks is the Man of the Match.
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“Amazing feeling right now. Faf and Virat got us off to a very good start. I struggled early on, but Virat kept his intensity up and I had the chance to get my rhythm. Once we had the time-out, we said let’s get two really good overs and win the game. I just kept going and amazing feeling right now.”

Will Jacks, Royal Challengers Bengaluru

The GT vs RCB encounter ended with Royal Challengers Bengaluru stamping their authority with a dominant 9-wicket victory.

This match will be remembered for the exceptional batting display by RCB, particularly Will Jacks, whose innings turned the game on its head.

As the IPL season progresses, performances like these set the tone for what’s to come in this thrilling cricketing extravaganza.