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RCB clinch IPL play-off berth with six-run win over PBKS

Batting first, RCB posted 164 for 7 and restricted Punjab to 158 for 6

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Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Punjab Kings by six runs to qualify for the IPL play-offs in Sharjah on Sunday.

Batting first, RCB posted 164 for 7 and then restricted Punjab to 158 for 6 in 20 overs.

Yuzvendra Chahal was again the star with figures of 3/29 in 4 overs. RCB now have 16 points and have officially become the third team after CSK and DC to have made it to last four stage.

Glenn Maxwell scored 57 off 33 balls while Devdutt Padikkal contributed 40 in RCB's 164 for 7.

Skipper Virat Kohli scored 25 while Mohammed Shami (3/39) and Moises Henriques (3/12) were the chief wicket takers for Punjab.

This is the highest total this season in Sharjah.

Brief Scores:

RCB: 164/7 in 20 overs (Glenn Maxwell 57 off 33 balls, Devdutt Padikkal 40 off 38 balls, Moises Henriques 3/12, Mohammed Shami 3/39).

PBKS: 158 for 6 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 39 off 35 balls, Mayank Agarwal 57). PTI KHS KHS SSC SSC 10031921

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