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RCB overpowers PBKS with help from bowlers, Kohli and Karthik in IPL 2024, winning by four wickets

In a thrilling match, Royal Challengers Bangalore secured their first win in the IPL 2024 season by defeating Punjab Kings by four wickets at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Virat Kohli’s brilliant 77 and Dinesh Karthik’s quickfire 28 ensured RCB chased down the target of 177 with four balls to spare.

Kohli’s innings was the highlight of the match, as he entertained the crowd with a stunning knock that included 2 sixes and 11 fours. Even though RCB lost wickets at regular intervals, Karthik’s unbeaten 28 off 10 balls guided them to victory. The duo shared a crucial partnership to see their team through and continue the trend of home teams winning matches in the competition.

Punjab Kings, batting first, struggled to get going despite contributions from Shikhar Dhawan and Jitesh Sharma. RCB’s bowlers, led by Mohammed Siraj and Glenn Maxwell, restricted Punjab to 176/6. Following an impressive bowling performance, RCB’s batsmen showed resilience and composure to chase down the target and register their first win of the season.

The match witnessed some fine individual performances, with Kohli leading the charge for RCB with the bat, while Punjab Kings’ Shashank Singh played a late cameo to help his team post a competitive total. Overall, it was a thrilling encounter that kept the fans on the edge of their seats until the last over.


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