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Patna : Royal Challengers Bangalore ( RCB) beat Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 6 runs in the 48th match of IPL at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE, on October 3, 2021, night, as spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took 3/29 in 4 overs. Chasing a 165 runs target, PBKS could score only 158/6 in 20 overs with opener Mayank Agarwal scoring 57 in 42 balls hitting 6 fours and 2 sixes and captain K L Rahul (opener) scoring 39 runs in 35 balls with 1 four and 2 sixes. RCB had won the toss and opted to bat.

RCB have now 16 points from 12 games and have qualified for the play-offs while PBKS have 10 points from 13 games. Glenn Maxwell was named Player Of The Match.

PBKS openers K L Rahul and Agarlwal provided a very good start adding 91 runs in 10.5 overs. Rahul fell to Shahbaz Ahmed for 39 making it 91/1. Nicholas Pooran fell to Yuzvendra Chahal for 3 and it was 99/2 after 12.5 overs. Mayank Agarwal also to Chahal for 57 making it 114/3 in 15.2 over. Sarfaraz Khan fell to Chahal for a duck and it was 121/4. South African Aiden Markram fell to fast bowler George Garton for 20 in 14 balls with 2 fours and 1 six and it was 127/5. Shahrukh Khan was run out for 16 in 11 balls making it 146/6. All-rounder Moises Henriques remained unbeaten 12 runs with 1 six.

Baatting first, RCB had scored 164/7 in 20 overs with all-rounder Glenn Maxwell scoring 57 in 33 balls hitting 3 fours and 4 sixes including 2 off spinner Ravi Bishnoi and 2 off spinner Harpreet Brar. His opening partner Devdutt Padikkal scored 40 in 38 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. Captin Virat Kohli ( opener) fell to Moises Henriques for 25 in 24 blls hitting 2 fours and 1 six. Kohli and padikkal added 68 runs for the 1st wicket.

For PBKS, Mohd Shami took 3/39 in 4 overs while Henriues took 3/12 in 4 overs including the wickets of Kohli and Daniel Christian in 10th over. Shami took 2 wickets in last over. A B de Villiers hit Shami for a six and a four in 17th over.