RCB have won their first three games in a row, marking the first time they have done so in a season. On the other hand, RR was struggling to get a win. They needed someone to step up and hold the innings. The probability of RR facing RCB is as challenging as it gets right now.
Let us take a look at the RCB VS RR match from yesterday.
RCB VS RR Match Highlights:
Head to Head: 22
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
RCB VS RR Team Squads:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI):
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI):
Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Full Match Review
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bowl.
Buttler and Vohra, who were RR two openers, started the innings. Siraj was the first to a bowl.
Siraj got the early breakthrough in the 3rd over for RCB by getting the wicket of the dangerous Buttler.
Vohra suffered yet another setback, whereas Siraj got Miller at the early stage. RR had lost their three wickets in the powerplay.
After six overs, RR scores 32/3.
The condition worsened when RR captain Sanju Samson was dismissed in a soft dismissal. Samson was having another season where he only performed in the early games.
Shivam Dube and Riyan Parag held the innings by making a 50 run partnership in the middle overs.
Before Harshal got lucky with Parag’s wicket, the duo added 66 runs. RR deserves praise for not lowering their heads.
Shivam Dube’s brilliant knock was ended. His 46 runs were extremely beneficial to RR’s recovery.
In the end, Rahul Tewatia played a fiery inning of 40 runs in just 23 balls which helped RR to make a respectable total.
After 20 overs, RR scored 177/9.
Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal, RCB’s two openers, started the innings. Shreyas Gopal was the first to a bowl.
Devdutt Padikkal was in a hurry to chase the total. He was striking the ball beautifully. Virat Kohli was slowly building his innings as it was required from him.
RCB’s powerplay was on fire. They were looking to improve their Net run rate, which will help them in the later stage of the season.
After six overs, RCB scores 59/0.
RR was in trouble, and they needed a couple of fast wickets to get back on track, as it looked like it was going to be a one-way match.
Padikkal was dominating RR bowling with his calming style of strokeplay, making it difficult to stop him.
The duo added 107 runs in the 10th over. This was the highest first-wicket partnership ever for RCB.
Both the openers made a half-century. RCB dominated yesterday’s match
In the end, it is just a formality for RCB to win this game.
Devdutt Padikkal made his maiden IPL Century. It was a good knock from him. He made 101 runs in just 52 balls.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by ten wickets.
Man of the Match: Devdutt Padikkal
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