When Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 205/2 in 20 overs against Punjab Kings, it looked a defendable total. However, Punjab completed the chase with five wickets in hand.
With the top three scoring for the franchise, the finishing task was left to Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith, which they completed efficiently.
While Shikhar Dhawan (43 off 29 balls) and Mayank Agarwal (32 off 24 balls) set the tone, it was Bhanuka Rajapaksa (43 off 22 balls) who kept the Kings in the hunt.
Shahrukh scored an unbeaten 24 off 20 balls, while Smith accumulated 25 not out off 8 balls to complete the chase.
Earlier, Faf du Plessis (88 off 57 balls), Virat Kohli (41 not out), and Dinesh Karthik (32 off 14 balls) were the main contributors.