Rajasthan Royals: 149/9 in 20 overs (Lewis 57, Joyswal 31, Hershal Patel 3/34, Chahal 2/16)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 153/3 in 16.1 overs (Maxwell 50 *, India 44, Mustafizur 2/20) Royal Challengers Bangalore won by seven wickets.
Rajasthan after Mumbai Indians. After losing to Rohit Sharma by a big margin, this time Virat Kohli’s RCB also won against Steve Smith-Sanju Samson. Royal Challengers Bangalore lost three wickets with 16 balls to spare in their 150-run target set by Rajasthan Royals. At the same time, Virat’s team did well in the play-off race.
RCB captain Virat Kohli decided to field first after winning the toss. But Rajasthan’s two openers Evin Lewis and Yashvi Jaiswal continued to bat in a bad mood. Rajasthan crossed the 60-run mark in just 6 overs. Dan Christian finally broke up the destructive pairing of Lewis and Jaiswal. The young Indian returned for 31 runs. Garton then dismissed Lewis for 100 in Rajasthan. By then, however, Lewis had made a lot of stage for the next batsmen. He played a devastating innings of 57 off just 36 balls. At that time, many hoped that Rajasthan would score big runs in the scoreboard.
But then the huge team returned to the match. Sanju Samson was able to add only 49 runs after losing seven wickets in front of the bowling of Hershal Patel and Yuzbendra Chahal. Hershel still took three wickets. On the other hand, Yuzbendra drinks two. Besides, Shahbaz Ahmed also got two wickets. In the end, Rajasthan managed to score 149 runs losing 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Bangalore got off to a good start with two openers Angel and Virat batting in reply. The duo added 48 runs in the opening over. After that, RCB lost the wickets of Devdut (22) and captain Kohli (25) by ten runs. But then Srikar India and Glenn Maxwell teamed up to lead the team’s run. In the end, India were bowled out for 44, but Maxwell left the field unbeaten after winning the match. He hinted at returning to form in the last match. And on this day he made 50 runs off 30 balls. The Aussie cricketer hit 6 fours and 1 six. As a result, RCB reached the target after losing three wickets with 16 balls to spare.
As a result of winning this match, Virat Kohli’s points stood at 14 after playing 11 matches. As a result, Bangalore will be ready for the play-off if they win another match. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals went far away from the play-off battle with 6 points in 11 matches.
Highlights: Rajasthan after Mumbai. After losing by a big margin to Rohit Sharma, this time Virat Kohli’s RCB also won against Steve Smith-Sanju Samson. Royal Challengers Bangalore lifted Rajasthan’s 150-run target with three balls to spare with 18 balls to spare.