KL Rahul and Harpreet Brar shone bright as Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Ahmedabad on Friday. Put into bat, opener Rahul anchored the innings with a 57-ball knock, while Chris Gayle (46 off 24) and Harpreet Brar (25 off 17 balls) were the other contributors as Punjab posted a competitive 179 for five. Left-arm spinner Brar then produced an exceptional spell, capturing three top wickets, while leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi (2/17) snapped two as Punjab restricted RCB to 145 for 8. Riley Meredith (1/24) and Chris Jordon (1/31) were also among wickets. For RCB, Kyle Jamieson (2/32) recovered from a hammering from Gayle to scalp two batsmen while Daniel Sams (1/24), Yuzvendra Chahal (1/34) and Shahbaz Ahmed (1/11) took one wicket each. Brief Scores: Punjab Kings: 179 for 5 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 91 not out, C Gayle 46; Kyle Jamieson 2/32). Highlights of PBKS vs RCB here.
7:30 PM IST: KL Rahul and Prabhsimran Singh walk into the middle for Punjab Kings, Daniel Sams has the ball in hand for RCB. Scroll down for live commentary
7:10 PM IST: Teams:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith
7:03 PM IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore To bowl first. RCB have made one change:- Shahbaz Ahmed replaces Washington Sundar. Punjab Kings have made three changes. Moises Henriques, Arshdeep Singh and injured Mayank Agarwal have been replaced by Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar and Riley Meredith
6:55 PM IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage and updates of the Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore match from Ahmedabad. Stay tuned for the toss.