After this, in the 18th over, Smith turned the dice of the match. Punjab needed 36 runs and he hit a four in addition to three sixes against Mohammad Siraj. In this over, Punjab got a total of 25 runs including two extras. Smith hit a six off the first, third and sixth balls of the over. After this, Punjab needed only 11 runs in the last two overs, which Shahrukh Khan made in one over.
Earlier, RCB scored a big total on the basis of 88 runs from new captain Faf du Plessis and a 118-run partnership for the second wicket with former captain Virat Kohli. Du Plessis, who started his innings with a 30-ball 17, hit seven sixes and four fours in his 57-ball knock. Kohli scored 41 runs in an unbeaten innings of 29 balls with one four and two sixes. Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten 32 off 14 balls in the last over. He hit three fours and as many sixes.
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