Indian Premier League, 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 16

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: 22 April 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore 181/0

RR: 10.97 | Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Virat Kohli not out not out 724763
Devdutt Padikkal not out not out 10152116
Glenn Maxwell
AB de Villiers
Shahbaz Ahmed
Washington Sundar
Kyle Jamieson
Harshal Patel
Mohammed Siraj
Kane Richardson
Yuzvendra Chahal
Extras 8 (b 1, lb 1, w 6, nb 0)
Total 181 (0 Wkts, 16.3 Ov)
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shreyas Gopal3 0 35 0 11.67
Chetan Sakariya4 0 35 0 8.75
Chris Morris3 0 38 0 12.67
Mustafizur Rahman3.3 0 34 0 10.30
Rahul Tewatia2 0 23 0 11.50
Riyan Parag1 0 14 0 14.00
Jos Buttler0 0 0 0 0
Manan Vohra0 0 0 0 0
Sanju Samson 0 0 0 0 0
Shivam Dube0 0 0 0 0
David Miller0 0 0 0 0

That is it from this game! A fantastic evening for Bangalore sees them regain their top spot at the top of the league. Rajasthan move to the foot of the table with this humiliating loss. The action in the league continues on Friday, 23rd April as Punjab takes on defending champions, Mumbai. That game begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Make sure you join us for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!

For his majestic ton, no prizes for guessing, Devdutt Padikkal is named the Man of the Match. Padikkal says that it has been special and all he could do was wait for his turn. Adds all he could think when he had Covid-19 was to come out here and make the most of the opportunity. Padikkal says that the ball was coming on well and when one gets into a partnership like that it is easier. Padikkal says that there was no pressure when he was approaching as he just wanted the team to win. Adds that if he did not get a ton he would not have been sad as the team won. Padikkal says that the conversation was clear. Adds that they click well and tells that rotation of strike is important and that is what they focused on.

Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli, says that it was an outstanding innings from Padikkal. Tells that there was talk about his acceleration but he has answered them. Tells he is a great talent and one to watch out for the future. Adds the wicket was great to bat but also says Padikkal played the right shots in the right areas. Kohli says T20 is a game of partnership and tells that when one gets the start the other should rotate strike and do the job and that is what he did. Tells his role was clear to hold from one end and rotate the strike. Kohli says Padikkal told him to finish it off but he told him he would give him the strike as he feels he deserved to get the ton as he played a flawless innings. Adds Padikkal told him he will get a lot more tons in the future but Kohli says he told him to say that after getting his first. Kohli says that they do not have many stand-out names in bowlers but they have effective bowlers. Adds they have depth in their bowling. Adds they have been one of the best bowling sides in the death this season and tells they take pride in that. Adds that they saved 30 runs more and feels they deserve a lot of credit. Kohli tells the fans not to get overexcited as they are being professionals and taking one game at a time as they know that this is a long tournament and the momentum can be lost.

Stay tuned as we hear from Kohli and hear from the Man of the Match, which we all know who it will be. 

Earlier in the evening, in a belter of a track, Rajasthan were put to bat. They struggled to get going and found themselves stuttering at 43/4. The 2008 champions did make a recovery from that slump as they managed to get to a respectable total of 177 on the back of valuable contributions from Dube and Tewatia. That total though was just not good enough on the batting paradise of Wankhede. Siraj was the star with the ball as he did the damage early on and finished with 3/27 from his 4. Harshal Patel added 3 more as he moved ahead in the race for the highest wicket-taker but he was expensive.

Happy and smiling Glenn Maxwell is caught for a chat. He says that he is happy with the team's performance. Adds that the opening stand between Kohli and Padikkal sealed the chase for them. Mentions that he has not taught Padikkal the reverse sweep as he has not had any word with him. Further says that the players are helping the senior guys with the leadership style.

Rajasthan skipper, Sanju Samson, admits they batted well. Tells they came back well with the bat after losing wickets but tells Bangalore played well. Samson says they need to do some homework and have some honest review and come back stronger. Samson says they need to review and ask some questions to themselves but he is hopeful to make a comeback. Samson says that it is about showing heart and character as that is what this sport is about.

A forgetful evening for Rajasthan bowlers. They just did not have any answer as Padikkal and Kohli went after them. They looked out of ideas. Nothing much to actually talk about their bowling. The bowlers got a real pasting as barring Chetan Sakariya every other bowler went for over 9.5 rpo. Just a horror evening for the Rajasthan bowlers, an evening they would like to forget as quickly as possible.

Chasing 178, Bangalore never looked in any doubt. The evening belonged to Devdutt Padikkal. The youngster looked majestic from ball one. He played a gem of a knock along with his skipper as the youngster scored a tremendous unbeaten 101. Kohli initially struggled for timing but with Padikkal taking the pressure off him, he slowly found his groove and got his first fifty of the season, finishing with an unbeaten 72!

Kohli's Bangalore have arrived in Mumbai in Bollywood style! They have bulldozed past Rajasthan with this thumping 10 wicket win and cruised their way back to the top of the table. If one was not believing in Bangalore's might this season, this win will surely make you believe. Rajasthan will now need to bounce back stronger from this demoralizing loss and they know they have been outplayed, outmuscled and outperformed in every facet of the game this evening.

16.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal, FIVE WIDES! Full toss down the leg side, Padikkal looks to flick but misses it. It goes past the keeper's dive towards fine leg for a boundary. BANGALORE WIN BY 10 WICKETS! 
16.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Full on off, Kohli pushes it towards covers for a single.

Review time! Looks like a hopeful review. 

16.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal, NOT OUT! Impact is outside leg! Full toss on leg, Padikkal looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Rajasthan review it. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that impact is outside leg and missing the stumps.
16.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal, FOUR! HUNDRED FOR PADIKKAL! What a knock this has been! A knock he will never forget ever in his life. He has been phenomenal from ball one and he has played  a gem of a knock here. He came into this tournament in sublime form. Did not start off this tournament well but now he has found his groove. Padikkal removes his helmet, raises his bat as all his teammates get on their feet and applaud this knock from this youngster. He then shares a big hug with his skipper. Kohli is as elated as Padikkal who is just soaking in all the applause. He becomes the second centurion of the season and he will look to carry this form for the rest of the season. Fullish ball around off, Padikkal creams his drive through covers to get his maiden ton in the league. 
15.6
0
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli, Good length delivery on middle, Kohli looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
15.5
1
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal, Low full toss on middle, Padikkal flicks it over mid-wicket for a run.
15.4
1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli, Back of a length on off, Kohli guides it towards short third man for a single.
15.3
1
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal, Yorker on middle, Padikkal digs it out towards long on for a run.
15.2
4
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal, FOUR! Full delivery on off, Padikkal looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It goes over third man for a boundary.
15.1
1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli, Short delivery outside off, Kohli punches it through covers for a single. 

Strategic Time-Out! This is just a mere formality now. Bangalore are well and truly on their way to regain the top spot and make it 4 wins in 4 games. Devdutt Padikkal will look to get to his ton as he is just 9 away. Bangalore are just 16 away from a thumping win. 

14.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal, Low full toss on off, Padikkal steers it to short third man.
14.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal, Rahman bowls a yorker on off, Padikkal does well to dig it out.
14.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Low full toss on middle, Kohli pushes it through mid on for a single.
14.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, BEATEN! Slower ball outside off, Kohli looks to drive but misses it.
14.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal, Short delivery on middle, Padikkal pulls it over mid on but does not get the timing on it. It lands safely towards long on. The batsmen cross ends.
14.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli, Yorker on off, Kohli comes forward and digs it towards covers for a single.

Mustafizur Rahman is back on.

13.6
1
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli, Kohli will keep the strike. Floated on the pads, Kohli tucks it to the on side and keeps the strike. 
13.5
4
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Crunched! Gopal's poor form in the league continues. Short around off, Kohli slaps his punch through covers and gets a boundary. There is a man at sweeper cover but he had no chance as that ball went like a tracer bullet. 
13.4
1
Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal, Now calmly flicks this to the leg side and gets a single to move to 90. 
13.3
4
Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal, FOUR! These two are toying with the bowlers and at the moment, they are staying in the bowler's mind. Flat and short on middle and leg. Padikkal premeditates the reverse sweep and hits it over short fine leg for a boundary.
13.2
1
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli, Flatter around off, Kohli punches it to long off for one. 

Shreyas Gopal is back on. 2-0-18-0 are his figures so far.

13.1
6
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli, SIX! The fireworks continue! Kohli has joined the party. He is going after his arch-nemesis too here. Short on middle, Kohli gets on his back foot and heaves it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 
12.6
0
Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal, Low full toss outside off, Padikkal pushes it to covers.
12.5
1
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli punches it through point for a single.
12.4
4
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Nicely played! Low full toss on leg, Kohli flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. 6000 runs for Virat Kohli in the Indian T20 League!
12.3
1
Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal, Back of a length on middle, Padikkal pushes it towards covers for a run.
12.2
1
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli, 50 for Virat Kohli! It has been a brilliant innings from him. Low full toss on middle, Kohli pushes it through mid on for a single.
12.1
6
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli, SIX! That is powered! Slower delivery on off, Kohli lofts it over long off for a maximum.
11.6
1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli, Short on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
11.5
4
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Lovely shot! Short delivery outside off, Kohli punches it through point for a boundary.
11.4
0
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal, Short delivery outside off, Padikkal looks to pull but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Samson fails to collect it and concedes a bye.
11.3
1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli comes down the track and pushes it towards point for a single.
11.2
4
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Excellent shot! Full on middle, Kohli flicks it through square leg for a boundary.

Chetan Sakariya is back on. 2-0-16-0 are his figures so far.

11.1
1
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal, Length delivery on middle, Padikkal flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
10.6
2
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli, Short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get a couple.