Bhanuka shines with bat on IPL debut for PK


Sri Lanka’s Bhanuka Rajapaksa shone with the bat on his IPL debut for Punjab Kings yesterday (28).

He made a 22-ball 43 with four sixes and two fours, an equal top score with Shikhar Dhawan, to help his team chase down a 205-run target against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Fellow Sri Lankan Wanindu Hasaranga played for the RCB, and managed one wicket for 40 in his four overs.

For RCB, Faf du Plessis smashed 88 in 57 deliveries and Virat Kohli 41 not out as they posted a challenging total.

However, PK reached 208 for five in 19 overs to win the game.