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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, 48th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, 48th Match 27 Wednesday October 2021 045418000000 Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 27 Wednesday October 2021 045418000000 RCB - 164/7 (20) PBKS - 158/6 (20) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 27 Wednesday October 2021 045418000000 CRR:  7.90 Player of the Match Glenn Maxwell Scorecard Refresh Commentary So CSK, DC and RCB are the three teams through to the playoffs. Who is that fourth team going to be? Punjab after today's loss have hurt their chances, like I said before. So Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals are fighting for that spot. You can switch tabs and follow the action between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad where SRH have lost an early wicket in the form of Saha. Can SRH spoil KKR's party? We shall find that out later tonight. For now, it's a goodbye from our side.. Virat Kohli | RCB captain - It feels amazing (qualification). I don't think after 2011, we haven't done it with games to spare, but it's a great position to be in. Eight wins out of 12 games is a great campaign for the team. Now we have two more opportunities to finish in the top two and that gives the added motivation to play even more fearlessly. The first huddle for any team is qualification. We still have areas to improve so that we work on those areas and get into the top 2. It wasn't an easy wicket. When you don't have any wickets on the scoreboard, you can take more risks. Which myself and Paddikal have to. 15-20 runs on this ground can be crucial, we have to plug in those areas. There's a qualifier and eliminator to be played here. As a side we have had an endeavour to improve, in losses as well as wins. We knew the wicket would get slower and slower, it's not going to be easy to hit. KL and Mayank batted really well, but we knew we were just two wickets from coming back into the game. Our bowlers came back brilliantly and held their composure brilliantly. Look, the resurgence of Siraj ever since he has succeeded in Test cricket, his body language has been diffierent, that's what I keep telling guys. You can bowl in any format. Harshal's inclusion has been outstanding. Yuzi has bowled well and Shahbaz has been great. Garton has come in and made an immediate impact. An IPL campaign is as good as the team plays the way they do. If the players don't step up, the campaign can move away quickly. This year the guys have taken the ownership and responsibility. Glenn Maxwell | Player of the Match - Not much has been different, came at a nice time out to bat, took a bit of time to assess the conditions, got away with the first couple of risks that I took and then started off. A bit of clarity, I think I have been clear in my mind over the last couple of seasons in the IPL as well as professional cricket. I have found a nice bit of rhythm. Batting at 4, sometimes it's not the easiest position to bat - but the openers gave us an ideal set-up, took a bit of time to understand the wicket. This is something I have had with Australia for a long period of time (a clarity in the role), this is perhaps why I have had success over there. Coming into RCB, they wanted me to do the same type of role. Really enjoyable to come into the dressing room and not make too many changes. This (Sharjah) wicket is the toughest to adjust, the ball skidded through, unlike at the other venues where the ball held up and gave you some time to go onto the back-foot. Once you get used to it, the more time you spend, the easier it gets. Yuzvendra Chahal - I backed myself and bowled according to my strength, just that I varied my length. On this wicket 160 was a good score. Virat (Kohli) told me not to go for wickets in the middle overs, he told me to bowl dot balls. Agarwal is a great batsman, I love to bowl against him, it's challenging. My focus was not to bowl any loose balls. We had good momentum in the first half. The way we have bounced back after first couple of games in the UAE, it is all because of unity in our team. KL Rahul | PBKS captain - Anyday (when asked if he would have wanted to swap the orange cap for a win) , it's been on my head for a while in the last couple of years, but I would have enjoyed it a lot more if we had got the points and qualified. Can't put my finger on it, the score they got was par, maybe 10-15 runs extra, but when Maxwell comes in and bat with freedom, the form he is, you have got to give it to him. Can't fault the bowlers a lot. Honestly, our batting has been a bit of a let-down. I would be lying if I say it doesn't play on my mind (on having to bat long and with care), I play a role that the team demands, I don't enjoy it, but this is a team game and that's what the team expects from you, you'll have to do it. In T20s, the openers get the bulk of the runs, you don't get middle-order players scoring 500-600 runs in a season. But we do need players to make those 25-30 runs at a quick rate, the power game which Shahrukh has started to do for us, the youngsters have done really well - Bishnoi, Arshdeep and Harpreet have come through in the last 4-5 games and have matured a lot. They have shown a lot of heart which is great to see, hopefully, we can build on it and see how we can score more runs. 17:48 Local Time, 13:48 GMT, 19:18 IST: Where do I start this? The same old story once again! Punjab had this in their bag till the 10th over when Rahul and Mayank were going all guns blazing, but Royal Challengers managed to do it again. Mayank should have carried on once Rahul departed, but he couldn't handle the pressure. It was Chahal who helped the Challengers bounce back in the match and by the end of his spell, RCB were right on top. Shahrukh Khan looked promising, but Harshal Patel played a crucial role in running him out. Earlier in the day it was the brilliance of Glenn Maxwell that allowed RCB to post a challenging total on a rather tricky Sharjah wicket. There were contributions from Paddikal and AB too, but Maxwell stole the show once again. And with the ball, barring Chahal, Garton bowled quite an impressive spell too. Punjab have hurt their chances to make it through to the playoffs given their poor net run rate. They have only one game to go, whereas, Mumbai, KKR and the Royals have two matches each.. PBKS: 158-6 after 20 overs 19.6 Harshal Patel to Henriques, 1 run, Royal Challengers Bangalore become the third team to qualify for the play-offs! It's a full toss by Harshal Patel and Henriques has heaved this away to deep mid-wicket. Yet another fantastic comeback by RCB, yet another suicide by Punjab.. 19.5 Harshal Patel to Henriques, SIX , what was the need to take that single, if he could do this? Right into the slot around middle and leg, Henriques clubs it over deep mid-wicket for a massive, massive six! 19.4 Harshal Patel to Henriques, 2 runs, yorker on middle and leg, Henriques squeezes this down to long-on for a couple of runs. Virat gives Harshal a high-five because RCB are almost through. If they don't bowl a no-ball or wide, that is! 19.3 Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, widish one and it has been steered through point by Harpreet Brar Short third man a backward point in place 19.2 Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, 2 runs, pitched up by Harshal Patel and Harpreet Brar has drilled this to long-on where it has been stopped with a slide Harpreet Brar, left handed bat, comes to the crease 19 needed off the final 5 balls.. 19.1 Harshal Patel to Henriques, out Shahrukh Khan Run Out!! Oh no! Shahrukh Khan wanted to get back on strike, but he has challenged the wrong man there. Harshal Patel can do no wrong this season. Henriques taps the slower delivery right onto the pitch and they set off for a single. Harshal is quick to charge towards the ball as he gathers it and has an underarm throw at the keeper's end, with Shahrukh way outside the crease. Pressure, pressure! Shahrukh Khan run out (Harshal Patel) 16(11) [4s-1 6s-1] Harshal Patel to Henriques, THATS OUT!! Run Out!! PBKS: 146-5 after 19 overs 18.6 Siraj to Henriques, 1 run, 140.6kph, full in length and Henriques throws the kitchen sink at it. Gets a thick outside edge that flies over short third man, but the fielder in the deep is quick to sprint across and stop it with a slide 18.5 Siraj to Shahrukh Khan, 1 run, quality ball that. Right into the blockhole on off and Shahrukh Khan has squeezed it down to long-off, only a single and Henriques is back on strike 18.5 Siraj to Shahrukh Khan, wide , a full toss by Siraj, that has missed the tramline though, and the umpire signals a wide. Right call that! 18.4 Siraj to Shahrukh Khan, no run, appeal for a caught behind, but the umpire has turned it down. RCB review! The fielding team is not confident though, probably a tactical review. Was a full length delivery by Siraj outside off and Shahrukh Khan swings and misses. Nothing on UltraEdge, so that's nothing more than a dot ball. RCB have lost their review. Punjab need 22 off the final 8 balls Load More Commentary

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, 48th Match

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Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 27 Wednesday October 2021 045418000000

RCB - 164/7 (20)
PBKS - 158/6 (20)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 27 Wednesday October 2021 045418000000
CRR:  7.90

Player of the Match

Commentary

So CSK, DC and RCB are the three teams through to the playoffs. Who is that fourth team going to be? Punjab after today's loss have hurt their chances, like I said before. So Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals are fighting for that spot. You can switch tabs and follow the action between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad where SRH have lost an early wicket in the form of Saha. Can SRH spoil KKR's party? We shall find that out later tonight. For now, it's a goodbye from our side..

Virat Kohli | RCB captain - It feels amazing (qualification). I don't think after 2011, we haven't done it with games to spare, but it's a great position to be in. Eight wins out of 12 games is a great campaign for the team. Now we have two more opportunities to finish in the top two and that gives the added motivation to play even more fearlessly. The first huddle for any team is qualification. We still have areas to improve so that we work on those areas and get into the top 2. It wasn't an easy wicket. When you don't have any wickets on the scoreboard, you can take more risks. Which myself and Paddikal have to. 15-20 runs on this ground can be crucial, we have to plug in those areas. There's a qualifier and eliminator to be played here. As a side we have had an endeavour to improve, in losses as well as wins. We knew the wicket would get slower and slower, it's not going to be easy to hit. KL and Mayank batted really well, but we knew we were just two wickets from coming back into the game. Our bowlers came back brilliantly and held their composure brilliantly. Look, the resurgence of Siraj ever since he has succeeded in Test cricket, his body language has been diffierent, that's what I keep telling guys. You can bowl in any format. Harshal's inclusion has been outstanding. Yuzi has bowled well and Shahbaz has been great. Garton has come in and made an immediate impact. An IPL campaign is as good as the team plays the way they do. If the players don't step up, the campaign can move away quickly. This year the guys have taken the ownership and responsibility.

Glenn Maxwell | Player of the Match - Not much has been different, came at a nice time out to bat, took a bit of time to assess the conditions, got away with the first couple of risks that I took and then started off. A bit of clarity, I think I have been clear in my mind over the last couple of seasons in the IPL as well as professional cricket. I have found a nice bit of rhythm. Batting at 4, sometimes it's not the easiest position to bat - but the openers gave us an ideal set-up, took a bit of time to understand the wicket. This is something I have had with Australia for a long period of time (a clarity in the role), this is perhaps why I have had success over there. Coming into RCB, they wanted me to do the same type of role. Really enjoyable to come into the dressing room and not make too many changes. This (Sharjah) wicket is the toughest to adjust, the ball skidded through, unlike at the other venues where the ball held up and gave you some time to go onto the back-foot. Once you get used to it, the more time you spend, the easier it gets.

Yuzvendra Chahal - I backed myself and bowled according to my strength, just that I varied my length. On this wicket 160 was a good score. Virat (Kohli) told me not to go for wickets in the middle overs, he told me to bowl dot balls. Agarwal is a great batsman, I love to bowl against him, it's challenging. My focus was not to bowl any loose balls. We had good momentum in the first half. The way we have bounced back after first couple of games in the UAE, it is all because of unity in our team.

KL Rahul | PBKS captain - Anyday (when asked if he would have wanted to swap the orange cap for a win) , it's been on my head for a while in the last couple of years, but I would have enjoyed it a lot more if we had got the points and qualified. Can't put my finger on it, the score they got was par, maybe 10-15 runs extra, but when Maxwell comes in and bat with freedom, the form he is, you have got to give it to him. Can't fault the bowlers a lot. Honestly, our batting has been a bit of a let-down. I would be lying if I say it doesn't play on my mind (on having to bat long and with care), I play a role that the team demands, I don't enjoy it, but this is a team game and that's what the team expects from you, you'll have to do it. In T20s, the openers get the bulk of the runs, you don't get middle-order players scoring 500-600 runs in a season. But we do need players to make those 25-30 runs at a quick rate, the power game which Shahrukh has started to do for us, the youngsters have done really well - Bishnoi, Arshdeep and Harpreet have come through in the last 4-5 games and have matured a lot. They have shown a lot of heart which is great to see, hopefully, we can build on it and see how we can score more runs.

17:48 Local Time, 13:48 GMT, 19:18 IST: Where do I start this? The same old story once again! Punjab had this in their bag till the 10th over when Rahul and Mayank were going all guns blazing, but Royal Challengers managed to do it again. Mayank should have carried on once Rahul departed, but he couldn't handle the pressure. It was Chahal who helped the Challengers bounce back in the match and by the end of his spell, RCB were right on top. Shahrukh Khan looked promising, but Harshal Patel played a crucial role in running him out. Earlier in the day it was the brilliance of Glenn Maxwell that allowed RCB to post a challenging total on a rather tricky Sharjah wicket. There were contributions from Paddikal and AB too, but Maxwell stole the show once again. And with the ball, barring Chahal, Garton bowled quite an impressive spell too. Punjab have hurt their chances to make it through to the playoffs given their poor net run rate. They have only one game to go, whereas, Mumbai, KKR and the Royals have two matches each..

PBKS: 158-6 after 20 overs

19.6Harshal Patel to Henriques, 1 run, Royal Challengers Bangalore become the third team to qualify for the play-offs! It's a full toss by Harshal Patel and Henriques has heaved this away to deep mid-wicket. Yet another fantastic comeback by RCB, yet another suicide by Punjab..

19.5 Harshal Patel to Henriques, SIX, what was the need to take that single, if he could do this? Right into the slot around middle and leg, Henriques clubs it over deep mid-wicket for a massive, massive six!

19.4Harshal Patel to Henriques, 2 runs, yorker on middle and leg, Henriques squeezes this down to long-on for a couple of runs. Virat gives Harshal a high-five because RCB are almost through. If they don't bowl a no-ball or wide, that is!

19.3 Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, widish one and it has been steered through point by Harpreet Brar

Short third man a backward point in place

19.2 Harshal Patel to Harpreet Brar, 2 runs, pitched up by Harshal Patel and Harpreet Brar has drilled this to long-on where it has been stopped with a slide

Harpreet Brar, left handed bat, comes to the crease

19 needed off the final 5 balls..

19.1Harshal Patel to Henriques, out Shahrukh Khan Run Out!! Oh no! Shahrukh Khan wanted to get back on strike, but he has challenged the wrong man there. Harshal Patel can do no wrong this season. Henriques taps the slower delivery right onto the pitch and they set off for a single. Harshal is quick to charge towards the ball as he gathers it and has an underarm throw at the keeper's end, with Shahrukh way outside the crease. Pressure, pressure! Shahrukh Khan run out (Harshal Patel) 16(11) [4s-1 6s-1]

Harshal Patel to Henriques, THATS OUT!! Run Out!!

PBKS: 146-5 after 19 overs

18.6 Siraj to Henriques, 1 run, 140.6kph, full in length and Henriques throws the kitchen sink at it. Gets a thick outside edge that flies over short third man, but the fielder in the deep is quick to sprint across and stop it with a slide

18.5 Siraj to Shahrukh Khan, 1 run, quality ball that. Right into the blockhole on off and Shahrukh Khan has squeezed it down to long-off, only a single and Henriques is back on strike

18.5 Siraj to Shahrukh Khan, wide, a full toss by Siraj, that has missed the tramline though, and the umpire signals a wide. Right call that!

18.4 Siraj to Shahrukh Khan, no run, appeal for a caught behind, but the umpire has turned it down. RCB review! The fielding team is not confident though, probably a tactical review. Was a full length delivery by Siraj outside off and Shahrukh Khan swings and misses. Nothing on UltraEdge, so that's nothing more than a dot ball. RCB have lost their review. Punjab need 22 off the final 8 balls