PBKS winning the toss invited RCB to bat first on a DY Patil track and they posted a huge total on board with the help of Faf du Plessis stunning innings and Dinesh Karthik’s sensational finish at the end. Initially RCB started too slow as they were at 70/1 after first 10 overs of the game, but later Faf du Plessis started accelerating the scorecard and ended up posting an unimaginable total of 205 runs on board.
Punjab in reply had a solid opening partnership from Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan along with Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s blistering knock kept them in hunt during the chase. In the 14th over of the match, Siraj took two wickets in two balls and it looked like Bengalore are getting back into the game but Odean Smith’s sensational cameo along with useful runs from Liam Livingstone helped PBKS to chase 206 runs with an over to spare.
Numbers and stats from PBKS vs RCB match:
4 – Punjab Kings have chased down a target of 200 (or) more for 4th time in IPL history.
Teams to chase 200 (or) more most times in IPL:
PBKS – 4 times
CSK – 3 times
RR / KKR – 2 times
Teams to lose most times despite setting a target of 200 (or) more for opposition in an IPL match :
RCB – 4 times
PBKS – 3 times
CSK / KKR – 2 times
4 – Faf du Plessis smashed 88 runs vs PBKS which is 4th highest score for a captain on his IPL debut.
Highest score on IPL captaincy debut:
Sanju Samson – 119 vs PBKS, 2021
Mayank Agarwal – 99 vs DC, 2021
Shreyas Iyer – 93 vs KKR, 2018
Faf du Plessis – 88 vs PBKS, 2022
Kieron Pollard – 83 vs PBKS, 2019
10 – Faf du Plessis became 10th overseas player to smash 100 sixes in IPL.
16 – Punjab Kings have won 16 matches against RCB in IPL.
Most matches won by Punjab Kings in IPL (by opposition team):
16 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
15 vs Delhi Capitals
13 vs Mumbai Indians
Most matches won against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL:
Chennai Super Kings – 18
Mumbai Indians – 17
Punjab Kings / Kolkata Knight Riders – 16
45 – 45 extras were bowled in this match which is highest for any IPL game. Previous highest was 38 extras in Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2008 & Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 2010 match.
94 – Faf du Plessis completed scoring 3000 runs in IPL from just 94 innings which is 3rd joint-fastest with David Warner.
Fastest to smash 3000 runs in IPL:
Chris Gayle – 75 innings
KL Rahul – 80 innings
Faf du Plessis / David Warner – 94 innings
Suresh Raina – 103 innings
AB de Villiers / Ajinkya Rahane – 104 innings
206 – PBKS recorded their joint-highest successful chase in the IPL history.
Highest score chased down by PBKS in IPL:
206 vs CSK in Abu Dhabi, 2014
206 vs SRH in Hyderabad, 2014
206 vs RCB in Mumbai (DY Patil), 2022
Highest successful chase vs RCB in IPL:
CSK – 206 in Chennai, 2012
CSK – 206 in Bengaluru, 2018
KKR – 206 in Bengaluru, 2019
PBKS – 206 in Mumbai (DY Patil), 2022