PBKS vs RCB: Watch – Faf du Plessis takes a shout to remove Jonny Bairstow

Faf du Plessis, Jonny Bairstow

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) captain Faf du Plessis produced a magnificent effort on the field in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Punjab Kings (PBKS). The match between the teams will be held at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

After putting up a massive score of 241 runs on the board, Royal Challengers Bengaluru are making sure they stay in the hunt. The Faf du Plessis-led team managed to take the first wickets and put pressure on the opponents at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala.

One of the main architects behind this has been skipper Faf du Plessis. He produced a magnificent fielding effort to send Jonny Bairstow packing. The Punjab Kings batsman seemed to have a sinister touch and needed something special to remove him and the RCB captain did exactly that.

During the last ball of the sixth over, Lockie Ferguson bowled a slower full toss outside off. Jonny Bairstow was lured towards him, mistimed the hurdle and ended up getting knocked off the toe. It looked like the ball would land safely, but Faf du Plessis oozed class on the field.

Faf du Plessis ran back as the ball rose into the air. He made a well-timed dive at the last moment to take a magnificent catch at mid-on.

Here is the video:

Jonny Bairstow played a vital hand for his team by opening the innings. The keeper-batsman played a quick innings of 27 runs off 16 balls. He batted at a strike rate of around 170 and also hit 4 fours and 1 six in his innings at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

Jonny Bairstow’s wicket saw the Punjab Kings lose their second wicket by just 72 runs. Earlier, Prabhsimran Singh died in the first over. The first batter scored 6 runs off 4 balls and put pressure on his team.

After Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw dies after fifty

After Jonny Bairstow got out, Rilee Rossouw played a magnificent innings for her team. He took the attack to the Punjab Kings bowlers and ensured that the Scores team ran at a fast pace. The batsman scored a vital half-century, which was his maiden this season.

However, after scoring a half-century, he got out. The batsman scored 61 runs off 27 balls and put pressure on the RCB bowlers. He batted with a strike rate of over 225 and also hit 9 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. After his departure, the locals came under pressure.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru contributed quick wickets and left Punjab Kings reeling at 126/4. Now they look like favorites to win the game.