The Man of the Match award has been given to Sanju Samson for his blazing knock. Action though is not over for today. You can now switch tabs and go to the other game between Punjab and Chennai where the latter have elected to field first. Cheers!
he introduction of Shreyas Gopal, however, changed the complexion of the game. He first got Kohli and then also took the wicket of AB de Villiers. He finished with figures of 4-0-22-2 and ensured Rajasthan had their noses way ahead in the game. Mandeep Singh and Washington Sundar did try to put up a fight towards the end but their effort was never going to be enough.
Chasing a massive total, Bangalore got off the worst possible start as they lost McCullum early. But Kohli and de Kock then joined forces. The former looked to be in sublime touch and the two added a quickfire 77-run stand before the wicket-keeper batsman departed. Kohli then stitched another association with AB de Villiers and at one stage they were on track to overhaul the target with the skipper bringing up his half-century.
So a convincing victory in the end for Rajasthan as they win their second game in a row. Chasing the target has been the norm in this tournament so far but not for Rajasthan. They have won both their games batting first and their batsmen set up this game for them beautifully.
Ben Laughlin to Mandeep Singh
No, he can't! A dot to finish! Full and outside off, Singh swings but misses. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 19 RUNS!
Full and wide outside off, driven through covers for a couple. Mandeep is now on 47, he has one ball to go, can he get to his fifty?
FOUR! Three in a row! This is just spoiling Laughlin's figures. Full and on middle, Singh bludgeons it past the bowler for a boundary.
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries but it still won't be enough. Full and outside off, Singh tries to guide it down towards third man but it goes off the bottom and it goes very fine in that region for a boundary.
FOUR! Slower ball on the body of the batsman. Singh walks across and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary.
That is it! They needed six maximums but only get a brace from the first one as Mandeep hits it hard down towards long off.
Ben Stokes to Chris Woakes
A full toss outside off, Woakes misses out. 36 from 6 now. Is there a Yuvraj Singh in their ranks?
Ben Stokes to Washington Sundar
OUT! Stokes has the last laugh! But a good innings by Sundar comes to an end. He did fight but the task was always going to be an uphill one. A full toss outside off, Sundar goes for the paddle but only manages to hit it onto his stumps. Chris Woakes is the next man in.
Fuller on off, Sundar drives it down towards long off for a run.
Over the wicket now and angles it away from the batsman. Sundar makes room but makes a little too much and fails to put bat on ball.
SIX! 10 from two! What a shot from Sundar! Full and wide outside off, Sundar lofts it over covers and the ball goes all the way. 38 needed now in 10.
FOUR! Perfect start to the over! Full and wide outside off, Sundar opens the face of the bat and slashes it past cover-point for a boundary.
Ben Laughlin to Washington Sundar
Another pull shot attempted by Sundar but this time he gets deceived by the slower one. Top edges it and it falls safely towards square leg. A single taken.
Drills a full ball towards sweeper cover where Stokes misfields and concedes the second run.
SIX! They won't go down without a fight! Laughlin with a slower short ball around off, Sundar stands tall and muscles it over long on for a biggie. The fielder tries taking the catch over his head but fails to catch it. Maybe, he was standing a bit up.
The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.