Continuing from where he left from the last match, Yuzvendra Chahal bowled another exceptional spell against Punjab Kings. The RCB spinner took three wickets and played a major role in his team’s 6-run victory, which led them to playoffs. With 16 points from 12 matches, RCB became the third team after Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) to book their place in the last four.
While Chahal bowled many unplayable deliveries during the course of a match, his well-guided leg-break to dismiss Sarfaraz Khan was the best delivery of the match.
In the 16th over of the second innings, Sarfaraz was facing his first ball of the innings when Chahal bowled a delivery that pitched on the leg stump and turned sharply, hitting the top of the off-stump.
While the PBKS batter was surprised, RCB fielders celebrated in delight.
It was a major blow for the PBKS who could only score 158/6 in 20 overs, losing the match by six runs.
Chahal has been among wickets since he was not considered for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Chahal has taken as many as 10 wickets in the last five games.
Apart from Chahal, Glenn Maxwell also contributed with another half-century of the season.