RR vs RCB: Glenn Maxwell and KS Bharat added 69 runs for the third wicket.© BCCI/IPL
All-round performance from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) guided them to their seventh victory of the season as they defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 7 wickets in Match 43 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. In the chase of 150 runs Bangalore openers Virat Kohli (25) and Devdutt Padikkal (22) added 48 runs for the first wicket, then KS Bharat and Glenn Maxwell continued the momemtum provided by the openers and added 69 runs together for the third wicket. Maxwell remained not out and got to his half century in just 30 balls. Earlier Rajasthan Royals put up 149 runs on the board in their 20 overs and at one stage they were looking in a great touch after their openers gave a 78-run stand but RCB bowlers brought their team back in the game with consecutive wickets in the middle overs. Purple cap holder Harshal Patel was the pick of the bowlers for RCB, finishing with figures of three for 34. Yuzvendra Chahal gave away 18 runs in his four overs and took two crucial wickets. While Shahbaz Ahmed also got two wickets. With this win RCB now have 14 points in their hand and still at the third spot in the points table whereas RR are at the seventh spot with 8 points. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Highlights Between Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Straight From Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Convincing Win For RCB!
A convincing win for Royal Challengers Bangalore, first the bowlers performed and later the batters have done the job. Glenn Maxwell scoring back to back fifties would definitely boost RCB’s middle-order confidence in the coming games. The 69-run stand between Maxwell and KS Bharat was the most crucial part of RCB win over RR. With the ball Harshal Patel starred yet again with his three wickets while Yuzvendra Chahal and Shabhaz Ahmed also got two wickets but leg-spinner bowled with best economy. Chahal was also the player of the match.
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And we march on!
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RCB Win By 7 Wickets!
Boundary from AB de Villiers and here RCB won their seventh match of the season. RCB moved to 14 points now and they are two wins away to confirm their playoff qualifications.
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50 Up For Maxwell!
Morris to Maxwell, FOUR, fifty for Maxwell and RCB need just 1 run to win now. Two boundaries in two balls. 22 runs from the over.
FOUR!! Excellent shot from Glenn Maxwell to fine leg this time.
Morris to Maxwell, SIX on the first ball of the over. RCB need just 17 runs from here to win.
22:55 (IST)Mustafizur to Srikar Bharat, Out caught by Lomror
KS Bharat c Rawat b Mustafizur 44(35) (4s-3 6s-1)
RCB 127/3, need 23 off 24 to win
Sakariya to Maxwell, FOUR to extra covers. RCB need less than runner ball now.
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, FOUR, to third man.
Huge SIX!!!! Not from Maxwell but KS Bharat is the man for RCB. Length ball from Morris and Bharat placed it over the fence for another maximum.
RCB 104/2, need 47 off 46
RCB Back On Track!
FOUR!! Straight down the ground this time from KS Bharat. RCB are back on track after losing two wickets.
Rahul Tewatia to Maxwell, FOUR, to deep backward point. Finishes the over with a boundary. RCB going strong in the chase again.
RCB 86/2 in 11 overs, need 64 runs to win in 54 balls.
Kartik Tyagi to Maxwell, Brilliantly saved by Mustafizur Rahman. It was going all over for a six but the Bangladesh pacer has saved 5 runs for Rajasthan Royals this time.
Kartik Tyagi to Maxwell, FOUR, to deep square leg. Excellent shot from Maxwell!
RCB 74/2, need 76 off 68
Googly from Tewatia and Bharat has shown the direction of boundary. Much needed boundary, RCB need to get their momentum back.
Virat Kohli Run Out!
OUT!!!! Virat Kohli is RUN OUT!!!! Excellent through from Riyan Parag and the skipper has to depart after getting a good start.Kohli run out (Riyan Parag) 25(20) (4s-4)
Good Start For RCB!
Here the equation stands after the powerplay overs, RCB are at 54/1 with skipper Virat Kohli going strong in chase of 150 runs.
RCB need 96 runs from 14 overs to win
Mustafizur to Padikkal, OUT! BOWLED!! First wicket falls for RCB.
Padikkal b Mustafizur 22(17) (4s-4)
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, FOUR, cuts it to deep backward point.
Back To Back FOURS!
FOUR!! driven nicely. Padikkal is looking in a great touch tonight.
Mustafizur to Padikkal, FOUR, to mid-on. Sixth boundary of this chase.
Good Over From Sakariya!
Finally a good over for RR, just three runs. The last time when the two sides met, RCB chased down 178 runs with 10 wickets in hand and the way these two are playing tonight, it completely reminded of that special victory. Devdutt Padikkal scored a century in that match while Virat Kohli got a half-century.
RCB 29/0 in 3 overs
Another Boundary for Virat Kohli, this time to long off.
On the pads from Morris and Virat Kohli flicks it fine to pick up another boundary.
Short ball from Chris Morris and Virat Kohli pulls it away in front of square for a boundary.
Lucky boundary for Virat Kohli. Chris Morris managed to found the outside edge of Kohli’s bat but the ball went over the slips.
Brilliant Comeback For RCB As They Need 150 To Win!
Wicket on the final ball and Harshal Patel added one more wicket in his purple cap list. RCB need 150 runs to win.
Chetan Sakariya c de Villiers b Harshal Patel 2(2)
Two Wickets In Two Balls!
Another wicket for Harshal Patel. It was also an excellent catch from Devdutt Padikkal. He is on a hat-trick once again. Two wickets in two balls again.
Chris Morris c Padikkal b Harshal Patel 14(11) (4s-2)
Another wicket in Harshal Patel’s Purple cap list as he sent across Riyan Parag for just 9 runs. Easy catch for Virat Kohli
Riyan Parag c Kohli b Harshal Patel 9(16)
RR 146/7 in 19.2 overs
Boundary this time from Chris Morris to the leg side. RR need much more from him in the remaining balls to get to a fighting total.
Excellent Effort In Field From Kohli!
Siraj to Morris, hits very hard to the covers and a brilliant save by RCB skipper Virat Kohli. Captain saved four runs.
Much Needed Boundary!
Harshal Patel to Chris Morris, edged and FOUR. Keeper missed it and resulted in a boundary for Rajasthan Royals.
Chahal Takes Another Wicket!
Ohh!! Aother wicket falls for Rajasthan Royals, Chahal is the man for RCB yet again. Two wickets for him in this game and Liam Livingstone has to depart after failing yet again with the bat.Livingstone c de Villiers b Chahal 6(9)
Another one for @yuzi_chahal
Livingstone tries to go for the big launch down the ground, but can only find AB at long on.
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Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, OUT!! Another wicket for Shahbaz and again a good catch by Padikkal at the same position. Brilliant comeback from RCB. Two wickets in this over.
Rahul Tewatia c Padikkal b Shahbaz Ahmed 2(3)
RR 117/5 in 14 overs
Shahbaz to Samson, OUT, caught by Devdutt Padikkal. Fourth wicket down for RR and RCB have made a good comeback.Samson c Padikkal b Shahbaz Ahmed 19(15) (6s-2)
Chahal to Lomror, OUT Stumped!. Wrong one from Yuzi and batter failed to pick. Third wicket goes down for Rajasthan.Lomror st Srikar Bharat b Chahal 3(4)
George Garton to Samson, SIX, over deep square leg. Not a good debut for Garton.
RR 109/2 in 12 overs
Garton to Lewis, OUT, caught by wicket keeper KS Bharat. Garton gets his maiden IPL wicket.
Evin Lewis c Srikar Bharat b George Garton 58(37) (4s-5 6s-3)
100 Up Comes Up For RR!
Chahal to Samson, SIX, just over the boundary. 100 comes up for Rajasthan Royals.
RR 100/1 in 11 overs.
Harshal to Lewis, FOUR!! He completed his fifty on the previous ball and now once again he put the ball over the boundary line.
Fifty Up For Lewis!
Another good shot from Lewis and FOUR. He brings up his fifty with that. This is his first fifty for Rajasthan Royals.
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