IPL Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals: Samson Shines As Rajasthan Register 19-Run Win vs Bangalore

Updated: 15 April 2018 20:52 IST

IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights: The Virat Kohli-led team lost the match by 19 runs.

IPL Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals: Samson Shines As Rajasthan Register 19-Run Win vs Bangalore
RCB vs RR IPL 2018: The match was played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. © BCCI

Sanju Samson's breathtaking strokeplay formed the cornerstone of Rajasthan Royals' 19-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-scoring IPL encounter on Sunday. Riding on Samson's 45-ball-92, Rajasthan Royals posted a competitive 217 for 4 on a batting belter and then managed to restrict the home team to 198 for 6, earning their second victory in three games. RCB, on the otherhand, slumped to their second defeat in three games despite skipper Virat Kohli (57 off 30 balls)'s first half-century of this edition. It was 'local boy ' Shreyas Gopal who removed a rampaging Kohli in the 11th over to turn the match decisively in his team's favour. Kohli's pull shot was taken at deep mid-wicket by Darcy Short, who timed his jump to perfection. (Scorecard)

Earlier, Rajasthan Royals rode on a magnificent Sanju Samson innings to post a mammoth 217/4 in the 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli, winning the toss, put Rajasthan into bat. Ajinkya Rahane and D Arcy Short started steadily and upped the ante as they hit boundaries comfortably. However, Chris Woakes provided the breakthrough and sent a dangerous looking Rahane back in the hut for 37. After Rahane's departure, Short followed suit and returned back to the dressing room. Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes, the two new batsmen at the crease, steadied the innings and scored occasional boundaries to keep the score board ticking. Samson took it on himself and changed gears soon as he sent the RCB bowlers on a leather hunt in the last few overs leaving Virat Kohli unimpressed.

Samson's 92 off 45 balls included 10 sixes and four boundaries, leaving the opposition bowling department in tatters. For Bangalore, Yuzvendra Chahal finished with the figures of 2/22 and on the other hand, Umesh Yadav leaked 59 runs in his four overs. RCB will have to go deep and find their form in order to overhaul a record-chase. However, on the other hand, Rajasthan Royals bowlers will try their hard and stop the RCB top four - Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers -- from going full-throttle. 

When and Where to Watch: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.

Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.

RCB vs RR Highlights

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Ben Laughlin to Mandeep Singh

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?

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Ben Laughlin to Mandeep Singh

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.

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Ben Laughlin to Mandeep Singh

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.

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Ben Laughlin to Mandeep Singh

FOUR! Slower ball on the body of the batsman. Singh walks across and pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary.

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Ben Laughlin to Mandeep Singh

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.

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