Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 53 T20 Match Summary

Indian Premier League 2018

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Scorecard
Match Ended   
164/5 (20.0/20)
Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 30 runs
  • Man of the match
    Shreyas Gopal
RR 164/5
Bat Top batsman
80 (58)
  • 5x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 137.93SR
33 (31)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 106.45SR
Bowl Top Bowler
ECON 6.25
ECON 8.25
RCB 134/10
Bat Top batsman
53 (35)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 151.42SR
33 (21)
  • 3x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 157.14SR
Bowl Top Bowler
ECON 7.5
That's all from this game. Bangalore became the second team this season after Delhi to get knocked out. Now, the action shifts to the second game of the evening where Kolkata are facing Hyderabad. See you there!
Man of the Match, Shreyas Gopal says that he is feeling great. Mentions that he wouldn't have felt half as good if they had lost the game. States that there is no set plan in place for a batsman like ABD. Admits there was a little help from the wicket. Adds that he needed to keep varying and relied on his googlies and flippers. Praises his bowling partner, Gowtham for his brilliance. Feels that he is a great cricketing brain and he wants to pick as much as he can from him.
Victorious Rajasthan skipper, Ajinkya Rahane says that it was a much-needed victory for them. Mentions that they thought 160 would be tough to chase on this wicket. Credits his leggies for their amazing bowling and adds that it is not easy to bowl in the middle overs. States that the intention was to send Archer up the order and get the momentum. Adds that it allowed them to bat deeper. Feels it is important to play good cricket. Credits Klaasen for his good knock and is short of words for Tripathi's innings at the top of the order. Ends by saying that they will pray for the other results to go their way.
Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli says that it was a strange game for them. Adds that they were in a great position at one stage, 75/1, and the way they got bundled out wasn't ideal. Mentions that they needed to be smart regarding their decision-making and knock the ball around but 5-6 guys repeated the same mistakes. Admits that their middle order has not been their strength. Adds that they need to be wise about their team selection going ahead. Informs that AB de Villiers scored runs but the other guys didn't show enough composure. Credits Yadav, Chahal and Siraj for their good bowling. Feels that there are a lot of positives to take into the next season. Is disappointed that they couldn't finish the game. Stresses the fact that they were 75/1 at 8 overs and after that, they just lost their way which they shouldn't have. Ends by wishing the other teams best of luck for the final stage.
With the pitch assisting the spinners, Gopal didn't take long to strike the right chord. His lines and lengths along with clever variations were too hot to handle for Bangalore. He hunted down Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh and AB de Villiers in quick succession to make a complete mockery of the visiting side's middle order. Shreyas was ably assisted by Ish Sodhi, who also received ample support from the deck and created pressure from one end. The other bowlers were also very impressive and altogether it was a good show by Rajasthan, although they were a bit clumsy in the field.
A neat performance by Rajasthan to deliver the knockout punch to Bangalore! Chasing a target of 164 was always going to be a tricky task on this pitch and once Bangalore lost Kohli cheaply, it became trickier. However, Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers stitched in a 55-run stand to keep the chase on track for the visiting team, the introduction of Shreyas Gopal changed things big time for the home team.
Jaydev Unadkat To Mohammed Siraj OUT!
OUT! BANGALORE ARE KNOCKED OUT! Unadkat angles in a slower length ball around off, Siraj tries to heave it over mid-wicket but gets more height than distance. Samson from deep square leg and Gowtham from deep mid-wicket rush towards the chance. The former goes for the catch but it pops out from his hands at the last moment. However, the latter has it covered. He takes it on the rebound to put a full stop to Bangalore's campaign. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 30 RUNS! Amazing victory!
Jaydev Unadkat To Mohammed Siraj
FOUR! Unadkat angles in a length ball around off, Siraj reverse sweeps it past the short third man fielder for a boundary.
over 19 : 130/9
2 runs
Y. Chahal
0 (4)
M. Siraj
10 (10)
J. Archer
Jofra Archer To Yuzvendra Chahal
Full and angling down, following the batsman, Chahal drives it back. 35 needed off 6 balls. Hmm...
Jofra Archer To Yuzvendra Chahal
Short and outside off, Chahal bottom edges his attempted shot.
Jofra Archer To Yuzvendra Chahal
A yorker at 145.3 kph, Chahal digs it out on the leg side.
Jofra Archer To Mohammed Siraj
Forces a full ball back to the bowler, Archer tries to stop it with his boot but ends up deflecting it towards mid on, they cross.
Jofra Archer To Mohammed Siraj
Angling down around leg, Siraj tries his best to put bat on ball but misses.
Jofra Archer To Yuzvendra Chahal
Run out opportunity, missed! Archer fires in a fuller length ball on leg, Chahal fails to flick and it goes off his pads towards the off side. Siraj comes running in looking for a run and Chahal is late in taking off. Klaasen runs to the ball, has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. A direct hit would have been curtains to this game and Bangalore's season.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the last batsman for Bangalore, batting for the first time this season.
Match Detail
  • Series Indian Premier League 2018
  • Venue Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 30 runs
  • Man of the match Shreyas Gopal
  • Umpire Virender Sharma (IND), Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 45/1
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 45/1 in 6.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 50/1 in 7.0 overs
  • R Tripathi T20 fifty: 50 runs in 38 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • Rajasthan 101/1 in 13.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (13.1 ovs): A Rahane against BLR (LBW) Unsuccessful (BLR: 1,RAJ: 1) (Retained)
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 104/3 in 14.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 150/4 in 19.1 overs
  • Bangalore 50/1 in 5.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 55/1
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 55/1 in 6.0 overs
  • de Villiers T20 fifty: 50 runs in 31 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 98/6 in 13.0 overs
  • Bangalore 101/6 in 13.3 overs
Match Poll

Who will win the match?

Player Teams Runs Avg.
Kane Williamson SRH 735 52.50
Rishabh Pant DEL 684 52.61
Lokesh Rahul KXIP 659 54.91
Ambati Rayudu CHE 602 43.00
Shane Watson CHE 555 39.64
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Andrew Tye KXIP 24 8.00
Rashid Khan SRH 21 6.73
Siddarth Kaul SRH 21 8.28
Umesh Yadav BLR 20 7.86
Hardik Pandya MUM 18 8.92

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