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KL Rahul and Chris Gayle Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

PBKS posted a decent total of 179/5 at the end of 20 overs with the help of KL Rahul's authoritative innings of 91 from 57 balls. Chris Gayle played a vital role in increasing team's run-rate by smashing 20 runs off the sixth over and Harpreet Brar's 25 run contribution in the end also proved to be vital for team's cause. In the 2nd innings, RCB batsman struggled while batting and Harpreet Brar was fantastic with the ball as well by picking three crucial wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers. His brilliant all-round performance earned him the player of the match award.

Let us have a look at some of the numbers from the game:

5 - Nicholas Pooran has registered 4 ducks in this IPL season already with scores of 0(0), 0(1), 0(2) & 0(3). He became 5th player to register 4 ducks in a single IPL season.

Most ducks in a single IPL season

Herschelle Gibbs - 4 (2009)
Mithun Manhas - 4 (2011)
Manish Pandey - 4 (2012)
Shikhar Dhawan - 4 (2020)
Nicholas Pooran - 4 (2021)*

10 - Chris Gayle became 10th player to smash 400 boundaries in IPL overall. Also, he smashed five fours off the over bowled by Kyle Jamieson during the 1st innings in the 6th over.

15 - PBKS have won 15 matches against RCB and that is the  joint-most for them against an opponent in IPL.

Most wins for PBKS against an opponent in IPL

vs RCB - 15*
vs DC - 15
vs MI - 13
vs RR - 10

156.08 - KL Rahul who has scored 462 runs from 9 innings against RCB in IPL, has smashed it at a batting average of 92.40 and he also has a good Strike rate of 156.08.

Highest Strike rate vs RCB in IPL (Minimum 400 runs scored)

Kieron Pollard - 164.84
David Warner - 160.42
KL Rahul - 156.08*

716 - Virat Kohli despite just scoring 35 of 34 balls, has achieved the milestone of scoring 716 runs for RCB in IPL against PBKS, which is the most against Punjab by any player (for a single franchise).

Most runs vs PBKS in IPL for a single franchise

Virat Kohli - 716 for RCB*
Suresh Raina - 713 for CSK
David Warner - 698 for SRH
AB de Villiers - 695 for RCB
Chris Gayle - 634 for RCB