IPL Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Updates: Odean Smith stole the show with his brilliant hitting and won the game for Punjab with his 25* off 8 balls. Rajapaksa and Mayank played well.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa (43 off 22) and Odean Smith (25* off 8) played sensational knocks in a chase of 206 as Punjab Kings thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets to register their first win of the season. Check PBKS vs RCB IPL live score updates, scorecard, ball by ball commentary, live streaming, and highlights on Times of India.

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Match Review:

The match no. 3 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 features the clash between two revamped teams, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS). PBKS won the toss and opted to field first, and ended up conceding 205 runs after taking two wickets in 20 overs. However, RCB failed to defend the score and ended up on the losing side.

Odean Smith was awarded the player of the match award for his match-winning knock of 25* runs in eight balls.

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Following the loss by five wickets on his captaincy debut for RCB, Faf du Plessis said, “We probably dropped Odean on 10, and he’s a really powerful hitter. You need to hold on to your chances. Cliche: catches win matches. Dew out there, small margins. Punjab had a really good powerplay. The ball skidded more in the second innings. I know what Odean Smith can do to you so you need to hold on to your chances. (on his own batting) I thought it was quite tough in the beginning. The ball was swinging. Pleasing to get through”.

Allrounder Odean Smith made the most out of his dropped catch. It is in the 17th over by starting off the 18th over by Siraj with a six. While the second delivery was wide, Smith dislodged the next two balls for a four and six. The over finished with Smith hitting another six and PBKS on 195/5, requiring 11 runs to win from 12 balls.

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