• The 15th match of the 13th season of RCB vs RR Indian Premier League was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the ground in Abu Dhabi. In this match, Rajasthan captain Steve Smith has decided to bat first after winning the toss. Batting first, Rajasthan’s team scored 154 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Bangalore achieved the winning target by losing just 2 wickets in 19.1 overs on the basis of half-century innings of captain Virat Kohli and opener Devdutt Padikkal.
Rajasthan’s batting scattered, target of 155 runs
Batting first after winning the toss, Jos Buttler and Steve Smith tried to give the Rajasthan Royals a good start, but Smith bowled a 5 off Isuru Udana. After a while Navdeep Saini also walked Jos Buttler, who was dismissed by 22 runs in 12 balls. The third blow was Rajasthan as Sanju Samson, who scored 4 runs and became the victim of Chahal.
Rajasthan suffered a fourth setback as Robin Uthappa, who was dismissed for 12 runs off 22 balls. Chahal framed them. The fifth shock came in the form of Ryan Parag, who scored 16 runs and became the victim of Isuru Udana. RCB made their sixth victim Mahipal Lomror who was out for 47 off Chahal.
There has been a change in the Rajasthan Royals team in this match. Captain Steve Smith has told during the toss that Mahipal Lomror has been included in the playing eleven today in place of Ankit Rajput. At the same time, RCB will take the field without any change.
Kohli returns to form, Padikkal’s third half-century
Bangalore got a good start in response to the 155 runs. Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal got off to a good start, but Aaron Finch was the victim of Shreyas Gopal scoring 8 runs. For RCB, Devdutt Padikkal completed his half-century in 34 balls. This is Padikkal’s third half-century in IPL 2020. However, he was clean bowled by Joffra Archer after scoring 63 runs.
Virat Kohli’s bat also brought a half-century in this match. He completed his IPL 2020 first fifty in 41 balls. Captain Virat Kohli’s bat spoke fiercely against Rajasthan. Kohli, who was waiting for a big innings, played an unbeaten 72 off 53 balls and led the team to victory. He was supported by young opener Devdutt and scored 63 off 45 balls. This was the third half-century in his last four matches with his bat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore playing XI
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dubey, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa.
Rajasthan Royals playing XI
Jot Butler (wicketkeeper), Steve Smith (captain), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Ryan Parag, Tom Curran, Joffra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal and Jaydev Unadkat.