IPL 2018, Highlights, RR vs RCB: Rajasthan win by 30 runs, ends Bangalore's hope of entering play-offs

19 May 2018, 07:50 PM
IPL 2018: RR vs RCB
IPL 2018: RR vs RCB

Rajasthan Royals host Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur in the Indian Premier League.

In a bid to grab the play-off spot, both RR and RCB are going neck to neck in what will be a fascinating tie for both teams and the supporters.

Head to Head: RR 8 - 8 RCB

Highlights: 

# Shreyas Gopal:  Obviously feels great. It feels even better that the team needed me and I performed. You can never have a set plan for someone like ABD. So, I was a bit shocked. There was a little bit of help from the wicket. I kept it at the wickets and relied on my googly and flipper. We are like brothers now. I keep picking his brains. There are a lot of things that I can learn from him.

# Ajinkya Rahane: Definitely much needed victory for us. We knew 160 would be very difficult on this wicket. Credit goes to our bowlers. getting wickets in the middle overs was never easy. We felt Jofra at the top of the order could give us a positive start and our batting order would have looked deeper. It was more on focus on the things that we could control. Rahul's innings at the top was magnificient. It is important to enjoy this win and stay calm.

# Virat Kohli, RCB captain: "Yeah, it was a strange one. We were in a great position. 75/1, and the way we were bundled out wasn't ideal. Someone like AB who can hit fours and sixes was knocking it around so the others didn't support him and apply themselves properly. We needed more smart decision-making there. These things should be repeated by 5-6 guys in a row. We wanted to strengthen the middle-order which hasn't happened, it hasn't been our strength and we need to do that going into the next few seasons. We need to be smarter with composing our team. The responsibility cannot be taken up only by AB all the time

# Rajasthan Royals have won by 30 runs, crushing RCB's hope of entering the play-offs.

# 19.2 Overs: OUT! Siraj c Gowtham b Unadkat 14(12)

# After 18 Overs, RCB are 128/9

# 17.6 Overs: OUT! Southee c Gowtham b Unadkat 14(17)

# After 17 Overs, RCB are 121/8

# After 13 Overs, RCB are 98/6

# After 7 Overs, RCB are 63/1

# 2.5 Overs: OUT!  Kohli b Gowtham 4(9)

# RR finish at 164/5, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 165 runs to win!

# After 18 Overs, RR are 136/3

# After 13 Overs, RR are 101/1

# After 8 Overs, RR are 54/1

# After 6 Overs, RR are 45/1

# After 4 Overs, RR are 25/1

# 1.4 Overs: Jofra Archer c Parthiv Patel b U Yadav 0(4)

# After 1 Overs, RR are 2/0

Jofra Archer, Tripathi open for Rajasthan Royals

# Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin

# Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

# Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to bat

First Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 03:49 PM
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