KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal added 91 in 10.5 overs to put Punjab Kings in firm control during their run-chase of 165 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Sunday, October 3. However, RCB bowlers made a stirring comeback to seal a six-run win, and with it, a play-off spot.
Yuzvendra Chahal (3/29) got the key wickets of Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran and Sarfaraz Khan, while Harshal Patel, George Garton and Mohammed Siraj executed to perfection in closing overs, as RCB registered their eighth win at IPL 2021.
Earlier, Virat Kohli (25) and Devdutt Padikkal (40) gave RCB a steady start, before Moises Henriques (3/12) reduced them from 68/0 to 73/3. Glenn Maxwell though, maintained his impressive run with the bat, striking a 33-ball 57, and with AB de Villiers (23 off 18), guided his side to 164/7 at the end of 20 overs.
The win meant that the Virat Kohli led side qualified to the play-offs for the second straight time, and became the third team of the season after Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.
GOAT for a reason!
No one's gonna stop RCB now!
Literally Can't control My high for this moment again after 5yrs 🤞— 尺ㄗ匕🔔ˢᵃʳᵏᵃʳᵘⱽᵃᵃʳᶦᴾᵃᵃᵗᵃ|| $¶®€@d❣️ (@urstrulyrpt) October 3, 2021
Come on #RCB
My child hood is completely with u r moments ❤️
Remembering Those days Again Today by Playoffs Entry ✊
Bring The CUP Boys 👀 @RCBTweets
MANY MEMORIES WITH U 💖#RCBvPBKS pic.twitter.com/ZaFp9d4wx3
Can sleep peacefully today!
The only best part about today was RCB won the match!!— A (@arpithaaaaa) October 3, 2021
No RCBian should read this tweet!
But I don't think so RCB won ipl final— Shubham Tambekar (@ShubhamTambeka6) October 3, 2021
Rcb won thanks to mallya 🙏👍 pic.twitter.com/D2on2j6YXO— cricketaddict45 (@cricknut45) October 3, 2021
RCB... RCB... RCB....🔥
#RCBvPBKS— Varad (@Viratian_varad) October 3, 2021
Rcb won by 6 runs 🔥
And rcb qualified for playoffs ❤
This year rcb's performance is marvelous
I proud to be #rcbian #RCB #WeAreChallengers #VIVOIPL2021 #PBKSvsRCB#ipl2021
Ee saal cup namde 😎✌@RCBTweets ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/8la0ROVM3G
RCB won by 6 run as a tribute to MS dhoni six against srilanka in WC 2011 final.India lead sl 91-56 in odi.— Satoj515 (@satoj515) October 3, 2021
Lol, the whole world would know that RCB is a toddler comparing CSK😂😂— Indian team fan (@harihar70780686) October 3, 2021
And this is the sole reason why RCB hasn't won any title in the last 13 years🤣🤣 #FansKarma
You're just doing a replica of this one rn 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/9vM3aqblux
Going by the trend!