PBKS vs KKR: The second match of IPL 2023 is being played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders (PBKS vs KKR) at the Mohali Cricket Stadium in Punjab. In the match, Kolkata decided to bowl first after winning the toss, after which Punjab had to come to bat first. The first blow to Punjab came in the form of Prabhsimran Singh on the last ball of the second over when he was dismissed after scoring 23 runs. But what happened after that Kolkata’s experienced spinner Sunil Narine would never like to forget.
Rajapaksa ripped apart Naren:
After Prabhsimran’s dismissal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa took no time to set up for Punjab at number three and started from where Prabhsimran Singh had left off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa made Kolkata’s experienced spinner Sunil Narine his victim and hit 2 consecutive fours and 1 six in the fifth over of the innings. Rajapaksa (Bhanuka Rajapaksa) did this feat on the third, fourth and fifth balls of the fifth over.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa batted excellently and completed his first fifty of IPL career and put Punjab in a strong position. Bhanuka Rajapakse scored an inning of 50 runs in 32 balls hitting 5 fours and 2 sixes. The fan was expecting a bigger innings from Rajapaksa but while trying to get Umesh Yadav’s ball out of the boundary, he got caught by Rinku Singh.
Big Players of T20:
Bhanuka Rajapaksa is a big player of T20 format. He not only performs well in international matches for Sri Lanka, but he is also in great demand in T20 leagues and in every T20 league, he scores a lot of runs with his bat. If we talk about IPL, then Bhanuka Rajapaksa has played only 10 IPL matches so far in which he has scored 256 runs. During this, his strike rate has been close to 160. Bhanuka has hit 15 sixes and 21 fours in 10 matches.