Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s brilliant half-century for Punjab Kings, reacts to Mohali’s pitch

The second match of IPL 2023 is being played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at Mohali. In this match, KKR won the toss and decided to pitch first. Punjab scored 191 runs for 5 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. The team’s middle order batsman, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, had a major contribution in helping the team reach this great score. He was the top scorer for his team in the match. During this, he also attacked the charismatic bowler Sunil Narine. He came out after scoring 50 runs off 32 balls. After the end of Punjab’s innings, he reacted to his batting.

Speaking during the innings break, he said: ‘I don’t think Mohali’s wicket is normal. The pitch here helped spinners and fast bowlers. Setting it up at first was not really easy. It is not easy to attack Sunil Narine’s balls. But I spoke to Captain Shikhar Dhawan and told him that he was going to attack. According to Rajapaksa, ‘This is a good total. We were thinking 180-185. Hopefully our bowlers do well and can lead us to victory.

In this match which was played against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Punjab team managed to score a solid score. The team has scored a mammoth score of 191 runs for 5 wickets. In this way, he gave KKR a goal of 192 runs to win the match. Bhanuka Rajapakse was the top scorer for Punjab Kings. She came out after scoring 50 runs. Apart from him, Shikhar Dhawan played a 40-run innings. If we look at the scorecard, apart from Bhanuka and Shikhar, Prabhsimran Singh 23, Jitesh Sharma 21, Sikandar Raza came out after scoring 13 runs. At the same time, Sam Karan, the most expensive player ever sold at the IPL auction, played an unbeaten innings of 26 runs off 17 balls. While Shah Rukh Khan was not left out either after scoring 11 runs.

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