In the 33rd match of the 13th season of IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 7 wickets. In the match played in Dubai, Rajasthan won the toss and opted to bat first, giving a target of 178 runs. Bengaluru won the match thanks to AB de Villiers who scored 55 runs off the last 22 balls. AB de Villiers has completed his fifty off 22 balls.
AB de Villiers Won The Match For RCB by Hitting Six
Bengaluru won the match by scoring 179 runs for 3 wickets in 19.4 overs. de Villiers made his team win the match by hitting a six. Gurkeerat Singh Mann also remained unbeaten at the score of 19 runs. Rajasthan’s Karthik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia got 1-1 wicket.
AB de Villiers Tops The List
IPL, AB de Villiers has reached the top of the list of 50 batsmen who scored fifty with 25 or fewer balls. AB made has his fifty on 25 balls or fewer for 12 times. Apart from him, Warner has also made 12 fifties on less than 25 balls. At number two is Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard with 7 fifties and Virender Sehwag are at number three with 6 fifties.
Kohli-Padikkal Handled RCB Innings
RCB skipper Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal handled the innings after the early dismissal of Aaron Finch (14 runs). Both made a partnership of 79 runs for the second wicket to get the team out of trouble. Padikkal scored 35 and Kohli 43 runs in the match.
Rajasthan Scored 177 For 6 Wickets
Earlier, Rajasthan scored 177 for 6 wickets. Steve Smith scored the highest for RR 57 runs with his 11th fifty in the IPL. Apart from Smith, Robin Uthappa scored 41 runs. Rahul Tewatia remained unbeaten after scoring 19 runs. Bengaluru’s Chris Morris got 4 and Yuzvendra Chahal got 2 wickets.
Rajasthan’s 50-Run Opening Partnership For The First Time in IPL 2020
Robin Uthappa, who started the innings in place of Jos Butler, struck a 50-run opening partnership with Ben Stokes. Stokes scored 15 runs and dismissed by Chris Morris. Earlier in the season, there was a 37-run opening partnership for Rajasthan against Delhi.
Rajasthan’s Innings Faltered After a Good Start
Uthappa and Stokes laid a good foundation for the innings, but the team could not take advantage of it. After Stokes, Robin Uthappa scored 41 runs and was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal. On the next ball, Chahal showed Sanju Samson (9 runs) the path back to the pavilion.
Smith-Butler Managed The Innings
After losing three wickets in the first 10 overs Smith and Butler took control over the innings and made a 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Morris broke the partnership by dismissing Butler (24 runs).
Rahul Tewatia – Most Sixes in Death Over
This season, Rahul Tewatia of Rajasthan Royals has scored the most 14 sixes in Death Overs. At the same time, AB de Villiers of Bangalore and Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians are second in this list with 12-12 sixes. Kolkata’s Eoin Morgan (9 sixes) is third and Jofra Archer (8 sixes) of Rajasthan is at number four.
Man of The Match
AB de Villiers is adjudged the Man of the Match for his match-winning knock of 55* off 22 deliveries with the help of 1 fours and 6 sixes at a strike rate of 250.
RR & RCB Playing 11
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
B Stokes, J Buttler (WK), S Smith (C), S Samson, R Uthappa, R Parag, R Tewatia, J Archer, S Gopal, J Unadkat, K Tyagi
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
A Finch, D Padikkal, V Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), GM Singh, W Sundar, C Morris, S Ahmed, I Udana, N Saini, Y Chahal