Riyan Parag scored an unbeaten half-century between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowling, but despite this, Rajasthan Royals could only manage 144 for eight due to the failure of their legendary batsmen. Parag scored an unbeaten 56 off 31 balls which included three fours and four sixes.
By how many runs Rajasthan Royals defeated Bangalore Royal Challengers in a low scoring match due to the patient innings of Riyan Parag and later the superb bowling of the bowlers. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals team scored 144 runs in response to which Bangalore team could score only 115 runs. Bangalore’s top order proved to be a flop even today. Virat Kohli fell victim to the famous Krishna by scoring 9 runs while captain Faf du Plessis scored 23 runs. Glenn Maxwell was out for zero. In today’s match, Shahbaz Ahmed and Dinesh Karthik also could not play the role of troubleshooters for Royal Challengers Bangalore. R Ashwin took three wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs for Rajasthan Royals. At the same time, three wickets were also taken in Kuldeep Sen’s account. Famous Krishna also bowled lethally and sent 2 batsmen to the pavilion. With this win, Rajasthan Royals have 12 points.
Earlier, Riyan Parag scored an unbeaten half-century between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowling, but despite this, Rajasthan Royals could only manage 144 runs for eight wickets due to the failure of their legendary batsmen. Parag scored an unbeaten 56 off 31 balls which included three fours and four sixes. Captain Sanju Samson scored 27 runs off 21 balls but it was his irresponsible shot that put his team on the back foot. There were no fours or sixes in the middle of 44 balls but Parag’s efforts made 30 runs in the last two overs. Josh Hazlewood (2 for 19), Wanindu Hasaranga (2 for 23) and Mohammad Siraj (2 for 30) were the most successful bowlers for RCB but their fielding was not good. Hasaranga gave life to Parag on his personal total of 32 runs. Initially nothing was favorable for Rajasthan. First he lost the toss and later lost three wickets in the powerplay including in-form Jos Buttler who could only manage eight runs. Devdutt Padikkal (7) was the first batsman to be dismissed as Siraj greeted Siraj with a beautiful six. However, this fast bowler got him out leg before immediately.
Ravichandran Ashwin (17 off nine balls), who came out as a ‘pinch hitter’, tried to prove his role by hitting four fours on Siraj but he returned to the pavilion by giving a catch to the same bowler in the air. Hazlewood got RCB the precious wicket of Butler, who gave a simple catch to Siraj at mid-on in an attempt to pull the short pitch ball. Rajasthan scored 43 for three in the powerplay. Samson adopted a strategy to spoil the momentum of the spinners of RCB. He started with a six off leg-spinner Hasranga and then hit left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed (35 runs in three overs) for two consecutive sixes. Samson, however, could not maintain his momentum and he soon dislocated his off-stump in an attempt to reverse sweep Hasranga in a careless manner. Daryl Mitchell (16) faced 24 balls but he could not get the ball to the boundary line even once. Under this pressure, he rewarded Hazlewood with his wicket. Shimron Hetmyer also tried to end the ‘drought of the boundary’ as Hasranga’s ball waved in the air and caught the path of the pavilion, which disturbed Rajasthan’s death overs strategy. Parag, however, hit a six and a four off Hazlewood in the 19th over and four and two sixes in the last over of Harshal Patel to take Rajasthan to a respectable score.