Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru IPL 2024 match report

6th Match (N), Bengaluru, March 25, 2024, Indian Premier League
ScoreResultPlayer of the match
Punjab Kings176/6RCB won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)Virat Kohli, RCB 77 (49) & 2 catches
Royal Challengers Bengaluru178/6

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) defeated the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 4 wickets in a close encounter played on 25th March 2024 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

RCB win toss and elect to bowl

RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to field first. This decision seemed wise as early dismissals by Mohammed Siraj restricted Punjab Kings to a modest total of 176/6 in their 20 overs. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored for Punjab Kings with a knock of 45 runs, while Shashank Singh provided a late flourish with a quickfire 21 off just 8 balls.

Kohli’s fifty steers RCB chase

In reply, RCB got off to a steady start thanks to a fifty from Virat Kohli (77 runs off 49 balls). However, they lost wickets at regular intervals and found themselves needing 47 runs from the last 4 overs. Dinesh Karthik (28* off 10 balls) and Mahipal Lomror (17* off 8 balls) then played some sensible cricket to take RCB home with four balls to spare.

Match Summary

  • Match: Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru
  • Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Date: 25th March 2024
  • Toss: RCB won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Result: RCB won by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match: Virat Kohli (RCB)

Key performers:

  • Virat Kohli (RCB) – 77 runs off 49 balls
  • Dinesh Karthik (RCB) – 28 runs off 10 balls (not out)
  • Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS) – 45 runs