The first match of the exciting double header on Sunday certainly lived up to the expectations for fans as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings played out a very close contest in Sharjah. It was a roller coaster match with tides shifting throughout the course of the afternoon. But just when Punjab Kings found themselves within touching distance of winning, they choked once again and eventually fell 6 run shorts of the target in a must-win game.
After being asked to field first, they started off really well with the ball not allowing RCB to let loose. However, their former player in form of Glenn Maxwell smashed an explosive fifty to take their total to 164/7 in 20 overs. In reply, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal laid a solid platform once again but the PBKS middle-order failed to capitalize on it and succumbed under pressure.
RCB qualify for play-offs
While the loss for Punjab meant that their chances of going further have been more or less squandered until a miracle happens, things were absolutely contrasting in another camp as two points for RCB confirmed their play-off berth. The netizens came up with some funny tweets to reflect the situation of both the sides after this thrilling encounter in Sharjah on Sunday.
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