Punjab Kings have defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 Cricket.
Punjab beats Bangalore by 34 runs in a match played in Ahmedabad on Friday night.
Batting in reply to Punjab’s target of 180, Bangalore lost 8 wickets in 20 overs and managed to score only 145 runs.
Captain Virat Kohli was the top scorer for Bangalore with 35 runs. Rajat Patidar scored 31 runs.
Hershal Patel scored 31 runs while Kyle Jamieson remained unbeaten on 16 runs.
Harpreet Brar of Punjab took 3 wickets to wrap up Bangalore cheaply. Rabbi Boshnai took 2 wickets and Riley Meredith, Mohammad Shami and Chris Jordan took one wicket each.
Earlier, losing the toss and batting first, Punjab lost 5 wickets in 20 overs and scored 179 runs.
Captain K.L. Rahul played a half-century innings for Punjab. Unbeaten, Rahul scored 91 off 57 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes.
Similarly, Chris Gayle added 46 runs while Harpreet remained unbeaten on 25 runs.
Kyle Jamieson of Bangalore took 2 wickets. Daniel Sams, Yujbhendra Chahal and Sahabaj Ahmed took 1/1 wickets each.
With this, Punjab has won the league for the third time.
Punjab has added 6 points in 7 games. Punjab has risen to the fifth position.
With this defeat, Bangalore has lost its chance to climb to the top spot.
Bangalore has added 10 points in 7 games. Bangalore, which has suffered its second defeat this season, is in third place.