Indian Premier League, 2019

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 49

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Date & Time: 30 April 2019

Rajasthan Royals 41/1

RR: 12.3 | Match Abandoned


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Sanju Samson c Pawan Negi & b Yuzvendra Chahal c Pawan Negi & b Yuzvendra Chahal 281323
Liam Livingstone not out not out 11711
Ajinkya Rahane
Steven Smith
Riyan Parag
Stuart Binny
Mahipal Lomror
Shreyas Gopal
Jaydev Unadkat
Varun Aaron
Oshane Thomas
Extras 2 (b 1, lb 1, w 0, nb 0)
Total 41 (1 Wkts, 3.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
41-1 (Sanju Samson,3.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Umesh Yadav1 0 10 0 10.00
Navdeep Saini1 0 12 0 12.00
Kulwant Khejroliya1 0 17 0 17.00
Yuzvendra Chahal0.2 0 0 1 0

So that's it from this one. We move on though, as on Wednesday, the two qualified teams face off against each other. Chennai host Delhi at 2000 local (1430 GMT), so do join in for all the action. Goodbye and take care!

In response, Rajasthan paced the chase well with Samson and Livingstone finding the fence comfortably without taking much risk. When 23 runs were needed in 12 balls, Chahal came on and got rid of Samson. And just when we thought things could get interesting, the rain decided to make an appearance again and the game had to be called off, as we had no more time left for any more breaks. Quite a tame finish, to this game and Bangalore's chances in this tournament. They needed a win but having no result here has officially ended their run in this campaign. This hurts Rajasthan's chances of qualifying for the playoffs. They'd have backed themselves to chase this down but now have to win their last game and rely on other results to go their way.

What an anti-climatic finish to this rain-marred affair. We waited... and waited... and waited... and waited... and finally, after several gruelling hours passed by, the rain, which came after the toss, subsided and we had a 5-over game. Bangalore went ballistic at the start when Kohli and de Villiers opened and scored 23 runs off the first over, but post that, it all went downhill. Gopal's hat-trick really derailed them and eventually, the home side only finished with 62 on the board.

Steven Smith walks out to bat now but wait... the rain has turned up once more and that means the game is over! It's been called off.

Y Chahal to S Samson, OUT! Samson is gone. Chahal provides the breakthrough for his side, like he does so often. Slows this up and lands it on a driving length outside off, it turns away as Samson looks to go big down the ground. It goes off the outside edge and skies towards point, where Negi comes under the ball and catches it safely.
Y Chahal to L Livingstone, Spinning away from outside off, Livingstone goes a step across and kneels down to play the big slog sweep. It goes under his bat and past the keeper. The batsmen steal a bye.

Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl now. Bangalore will want him to bowl a really good over with just 23 needed off 12 balls now, so that the bowler to bowl the final over has something substantial to defend.

K Khejroliya to S Samson, FOUR! We've seen enough of this in this game, the edges will fly and most likely go away. 18 runs off the over, massive for Rajasthan. Length ball outside off, Samson goes after it without any foot movement and gets a thick edge. It goes through the vacant slip cordon and away to the third man boundary.
K Khejroliya to S Samson, SIX! One of the sweetest timers of the ball. Incredible hit. Khejroliya makes the mistake of providing pace on the ball, bowls it full and around off, Samson's eyes light up as he comes forward and bangs it straight back over the long on fence. Maximum.
K Khejroliya to S Samson, No wide called. Just on the line according to the umpire. Kulwant angles across this length ball outside off, Samson goes after it but doesn't put bat on ball.
K Khejroliya to L Livingstone, Tries to be cheeky, maybe too cheeky. Livingstone goes across to this full ball well outside off, attempts to scoop it but misses and wears it on the pads. The ball rolls on the off side and the batsmen manage to steal a leg bye.
K Khejroliya to S Samson, Plays this on the up. Goes after it with hard hands and hits it down to long off for a single.
K Khejroliya to S Samson, SIX! Khejroliya is welcomed in fine style by Samson. A length ball on middle and off, Sanju plants his front foot forward and gives this the full swing of his bat. It's right off the meat and away she goes over the cow corner.

Kulwant Khejroliya will bowl the third over of the innings.

N Saini to L Livingstone, Excellent delivery. Excellent. Every dot ball is like gold dust. The wide yorker from Saini, Livingstone tries to reach out to it but it's too good for him. Can't make any sort of connection. 12 runs off this one.
N Saini to L Livingstone, Slower length ball outside the line of off stump, Livingstone swings hard and gets an inside edge behind to the keeper. It missed the off stump by a fair margin.
N Saini to S Samson, This back of a length ball is pulled behind square leg for a run.
N Saini to L Livingstone, Dropped! But what an effort from Heinrich Klaasen. He's done exceptionally well to even get his hand to it. Full toss outside off, Livingstone tries to loft it over covers but doesn't get enough elevation. Klaasen there moves to his right, dives full stretch with a leap and gets his right hand to it. The ball just doesn't stick. He doesn't catch it, but saves a sureshot boundary. The batsmen only manage a single.
N Saini to L Livingstone, SIX! He's mistimed that but such is the pace on the ball and the power of the batsman that it's cleared the rope. Wow. Short ball in line of the stumps, Livingstone throws his front leg out of the way and hammers it over long on for half a dozen. 10 runs off the first 2 balls. 43 runs to win now off 22 balls.
N Saini to L Livingstone, FOUR! That's clubbed away. Almost a tennis-like shot. Back of a length into the body, Livingstone adjusts slightly inside the crease and muscles it over mid-wicket. Nobody out there in the deep, so it will run away to the boundary line.

Navdeep Saini will share the new ball.

U Yadav to S Samson, Straight to the fielder. 10 off the over, a decent over for both sides. Extremely full wide outside off, Samson opens the bat face, gets low and tries to squeeze it past point, but can't get it wide of the fielder.
U Yadav to S Samson, Dot ball. Sanju clubs this as it skids off the surface, towards mid on. Livingstone takes off but is met with a loud NO from his partner. He gets back in his crease in time.
U Yadav to S Samson, A play and a miss! A lot of width offer outside off, much like the first delivery, Samson once again tries to hammer it through the off side but the away movement takes it away from his bat.
U Yadav to S Samson, FOUR! Incredible placement. Finds the gap well here. Samson uses the angle into him, it's on a length, and brings those strong wrists of his into play. Whips it through backward square leg for a boundary.
U Yadav to S Samson, SIX! That's not such a bad delivery, but what a shot from Sanju Samson. He's an amazing talent. Length ball on middle, Samson just swings hard across the line from inside the crease. Times the ball perfectly as he sends it sailing deep into the mid-wicket stands.
U Yadav to S Samson, Appeal for a caught behind from Virat Kohli, but he gets no assurance from either his bowler or keeper. Back of a length outside off with room on offer, Samson frees his arms and looks to crash it through the off side, but misses.

We are back for the chase. The target is 63 and Rajasthan will want to get off to a similar start like Bangalore's. Umesh Yadav will take the ball first for the hosts, while Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone open the innings for the visitors.