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RCB vs PBKS Live Score, IPL 2024: Punjab Kings’ Captaincy and Batting Strength on Display

In the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the IPL 2024, captain Shikhar Dhawan’s pragmatic approach laid the foundation for PBKS’s total of 176 for six. Opting to bowl first, RCB faced a resilient batting display by PBKS on a Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch offering bounce.

Dhawan (45, 37b), Jitesh Sharma (27, 20b), and Prabhsimran Singh (25, 17b) led PBKS’s charge, exploiting the pitch’s characteristics. Mohammed Siraj and Glenn Maxwell managed to grab a wicket each for RCB.

Despite a shaky start with Jonny Bairstow’s early dismissal, PBKS found momentum through Dhawan and Prabhsimran, who negotiated the RCB bowlers effectively. Dhawan capitalized on loose deliveries, including a lofted six off Mayank Dagar’s off-stump delivery. However, RCB’s bowlers, particularly Yash Dayal (1/23), kept the pressure on.

Prabhsimran showcased his aggression with a powerful six off Cameron Green. Yet, his innings was cut short by Maxwell, caught behind by Anuj Rawat. Rawat continued his brilliance with another catch off Liam Livingstone’s shot, while Dhawan fell attempting a big hit off Maxwell.

PBKS found stability through Jitesh and Sam Curran’s partnership, pushing their total past 150. Shashank Singh’s late flurry added crucial runs. However, PBKS would have aimed for a higher score to challenge RCB effectively.

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