Indian Premier League, 2020

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 15

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 03 October 2020

Royal Challengers Bangalore 158/2

RR: 8.24 | Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Devdutt Padikkal bowled Jofra Archer bowled Jofra Archer 634561
Aaron Finch lbw Shreyas Gopal lbw Shreyas Gopal 8720
Virat Kohli not out not out 725372
AB de Villiers not out not out 121010
Shivam Dube
Gurkeerat Singh Mann
Washington Sundar
Isuru Udana
Navdeep Saini
Adam Zampa
Yuzvendra Chahal
Extras 3 (b 1, lb 0, w 2, nb 0)
Total 158 (2 Wkts, 19.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
25-1 (Aaron Finch,2.3), 124-2 (Devdutt Padikkal,15.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Jofra Archer4 0 18 1 4.50
Jaydev Unadkat3 0 31 0 10.33
Shreyas Gopal4 0 27 1 6.75
Tom Curran3.1 0 40 0 12.90
Rahul Tewatia4 0 28 0 7.00
Riyan Parag1 0 13 0 13.00
Jos Buttler 0 0 0 0 0
Steven Smith 0 0 0 0 0
Sanju Samson 0 0 0 0 0
Robin Uthappa 0 0 0 0 0
Mahipal Lomror 0 0 0 0 0

Yuzvendra Chahal is named the Man of the Match for his 3/24 from 4 overs. 

So that is all from this game! However, it is not end of the cricketing action tonight. There is another game coming your way and it is a clash between Kolkata and Delhi. Do join us for that in a bit as there is not a lot of time to go for the game to begin. Till then, take care and goodbye! 

Rajasthan did not have enough on the board! They were at least 20 runs short. Their bowlers to be honest can't be blamed. Archer and Gopal were really good. Tewatia too did decently. Curran and Unadkat were not at their best. Defending moderate totals you need a combined effort from the bowlers but that was not to be. Also, the fielding was not upto the mark. They did not look sharp. Overall it is a performance Rajasthan will not be pleased with.

How good was that chase from Bangalore! Yes, the total was not a huge one but we have seen totals around the 160-run mark be tricky in this edition but this was done with ease. They did lose Finch early but then Padikkal and Kohli showed their class, they played aggressively in the Powerplay and then cleverly nudged it around, never let the pressure build and always got a boundary or two when needed. The two added a 99-run stand with both scoring half tons. Padikkal did not stay there till the end but he did his job along with the skipper. De Villiers then came in and ensured there were no more wickets as Bangalore win their second game in a row.

19.1
4
Tom Curran to AB de Villiers, FOUR! De Villiers finishes it off in style! A full toss on middle, this is hit wide of mid on and it races away to the fence. BANGALORE WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
18.6
1
Jaydev Unadkat to AB de Villiers, SCORES LEVEL! Length and on middle, it is pushed down to long on for one. So just the single needed in the last over.
18.5
1
Jaydev Unadkat to Virat Kohli, Shorter and around middle, this is pulled towards mid-wicket for one.
18.4
1
Jaydev Unadkat to AB de Villiers, Overthrow! Length and around off, it is hit to the left of Smith at covers. Virat wants a run but is sent back. Smith has a shy at the bowler's end. The fielder backing up misfields and a single is taken.
18.3
0
Jaydev Unadkat to AB de Villiers, On middle, it is pushed back to the bowler.
18.1
3
Jaydev Unadkat to AB de Villiers, Just short and they have taken three! What stamina shown by Virat here. Lovely from the Bangalore skipper. He comes down the track and it is a length ball. It is chipped towards long off who runs in but the ball lands short. He manages to push it away from him. They take two. Smith from covers goes after the ball and it ends up in three runs.
18.1
1
Jaydev Unadkat to AB de Villiers, Shorter and on the body, de Villiers works it through square leg for one.
17.6
4
Tom Curran to Virat Kohli, FOUR! In the gap and it is another boundary! Runs needed in single digits now. Shorter and on the body, Kohli whips it behind square on the leg side and it goes away for another boundary. Third in the over and that is probably the stroke which seals the deal for the batting side.
17.5
4
Tom Curran to Virat Kohli, Four! Up and over! 12 needed now in 13 balls. Shorter and outside off, it is the slower one but not a good ball with third man up. Kohli plays the upper cut. It goes over that fielder and for a boundary.
17.4
2
Tom Curran to Virat Kohli, Two now! On middle, Kohli works it with soft hands towards mid-wicket and takes two.
17.3
1
Tom Curran to AB de Villiers, Spliced but for one! Fuller and outside off, it is the slower one. De Villiers looks to go big but mistimes it towards cover for one.
17.2
1
Tom Curran to Virat Kohli, Comes down the track again and works it through mid-wicket for one.

Tom Curran is back on.

17.1
4
Tom Curran to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Just wide and a boundary! Kohli steps out and turns this into a half volley. It is on off and Kohli creams it past the stretched hand of Curran and down to the long off fence. Good start to the over. 20 needed in 17.
16.6
2
Shreyas Gopal to AB de Villiers, Brilliant running! The googly on middle, it is pushed towards long on with soft hands. They take one, Kohli turns for the second, de Villiers goes for it and completes it.
16.5
1
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli, Outside off, it is guided towards short third man for one.
16.4
1
Shreyas Gopal to AB de Villiers, On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
16.3
1
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli, Just over! This is shorter and on off, it sticks in the surface and then spins away. Kohli had to drag the pull and hence, it goes just over mid-wicket for one.
16.2
1
Shreyas Gopal to AB de Villiers, Outside off, this is driven through covers for one.
16.1
1
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli, Outside off, it is guided towards point for one.
15.6
0
Jofra Archer to AB de Villiers, Full ball on off, de Villiers drives it back towards the bowler where Archer does well to stop it.

DRINKS! Bangalore have lost the wicket of Padikkal just before the final break. They have done well throughout the chase and they would want Kohli to stay till the end. On the other hand, Rajasthan need more wickets to make a comeback in this match. AB de Villiers is the new batsman in.

15.5
0
Jofra Archer to Devdutt Padikkal, OUT! BOWLED! It has been an excellent knock from Padikkal. Full delivery on middle, Padikkal makes room and looks to steer towards point but misses it and gets bowled.
15.4
0
Jofra Archer to Virat Kohli, Full delivery outside off, Kohli looks to go big but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Buttler fails to collect the ball and concedes a bye.
15.3
0
Jofra Archer to Virat Kohli, Archer bowls a bouncer on off, Kohli sways away from it.
15.2
1
Jofra Archer to Devdutt Padikkal, Full ball on middle, Padikkal lofts it over mid on for a single.
15.1
4
Jofra Archer to Devdutt Padikkal, FOUR! This is good batting from Padikkal! Short and outside off, Padikkal cuts it over point for a boundary.
14.6
1
Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal, Shorter and around middle, it is hit down to long on for one.
14.5
1
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli, Fifty for Kohli! He has not had a good tournament so far but he would hope this is the start of good times for him. He gets there by working this full toss down to long on for one.
14.4
6
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli, SIX! All the way! Excellent use of the feet from Kohli. He gets to the pitch of the ball and smashes it over long on. 39 more needed.
14.3
0
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on off, it is pushed towards cover.
14.2
2
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli, DROPPED! That needed to be taken! Yes, it was tough but when your team is on the back foot, such efforts need to be taken. Kohli comes down the track and smashes it back towards the bowler. Tewatia looks to take it above his head but the ball bursts through and goes towards the long off fence. The fielder there runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. Two taken.

Rahul Tewatia is back on.

14.1
1
Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal, Shortish and on off, it is slapped down to long off for one.
13.6
1
Jofra Archer to Devdutt Padikkal, Just short! Another short one, Padikkal takes on the challenge of pulling it but it gets big on him. It hits the splice and lands just short of mid-wicket who misfields and a run is taken. Good over  by Archer. Rajasthan need a couple more like this.
13.5
0
Jofra Archer to Devdutt Padikkal, One more short one! It is on middle, Padikkal is late on the pull. It goes towards mid off. DP wants a run but is sent back by VK.
13.4
0
Jofra Archer to Devdutt Padikkal, A short ball and on middle, it is ducked under.
13.3
1
Jofra Archer to Virat Kohli, A slower one and Kohli looks to whip it wide of mid on but fails to get the timing right. A single.
13.2
0
Jofra Archer to Virat Kohli, Shortish, Kohli looks to pull but mistimes it towards mid-wicket.
13.1
1
Jofra Archer to Devdutt Padikkal, Length and on off, it is pushed towards mid off for one.

Jofra Archer is back on. 2-0-10-0 are his figures so far.

12.6
0
Riyan Parag to Virat Kohli, Dot to end the over! The last ball is around off, Kohli pushes it towards the off side calmly. 51 needed in 42 balls.
12.6
0
Riyan Parag to Devdutt Padikkal, WIDE! Full ball down the leg side, Padikkal looks to sweep but doesn't connect. It goes towards short fine leg. They cross for an extra as well. Wided.
12.5
1
Riyan Parag to Virat Kohli, Short and on middle, pulled to long on for a run.
12.4
0
Riyan Parag to Virat Kohli, Quicker one on middle, pushed towards mid on.
12.3
6
Riyan Parag to Virat Kohli, SIX! Up and over! Kohli changing the gear now! Full and just around off, he skips down the track and lifts it over deep cover for a biggie.

The first double-header day of the 2020 edition of the Indian T20 League is here! It will be Rajasthan facing Bangalore in the first match of Super Saturday and we cannot wait to see how it unfolds. Bangalore are coming off a victory against Mumbai but it was not convincing at all. They should have won that game comfortably but they let Mumbai off the hook and the game went to the Super Over which they eventually won. Their batting was good with AB de Villiers leading the charge but they will be a tad worried about the form of their skipper, Virat Kohli and they will hope that he comes good sooner than later. The biggest concern for them would be their death over bowling as their problems keep on building and they would want to rectify that. Rajasthan, on the other hand, started their tournament so well, winning two out of two but they failed to adjust to the bigger ground in Dubai as they faced their first loss of the tournament against Kolkata. Their bowling was not bad and did extremely well but it is their batting which needs to step up. Jos Buttler has failed to get going so far while Smith and Samson had an off day against Kolkata. They will hope that their batting comes good and they get back to winning ways. Will Rajasthan get the better of Bangalore or will Bangalore get their third win of the tournament?

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Squad -Aaron Finch,AB de Villiers,Devdutt Padikkal,Gurkeerat Singh Mann,Virat Kohli,Chris Morris,Moeen Ali,Pavan Deshpande,Shivam Dube,Washington Sundar,Josh Philippe,Parthiv Patel,Adam Zampa,Dale Steyn,Isuru Udana,Mohammed Siraj,Navdeep Saini,Pawan Negi,Shahbaz Ahmed,Umesh Yadav,Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals Team Squad -David Miller,Manan Vohra,Riyan Parag,Robin Uthappa,Shashank Singh,Steven Smith,Yashasvi Jaiswal,Ben Stokes,Mahipal Lomror,Shreyas Gopal,Tom Curran,Anuj Rawat,Jos Buttler,Sanju Samson,Akash Singh,Andrew Tye,Aniruddha Joshi,Ankit Rajpoot,Jaydev Unadkat,Jofra Archer,Kartik Tyagi,Mayank Markande,Oshane Thomas,Rahul Tewatia,Varun Aaron