Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: In the 43rd match of IPL 2021 played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets. With this, Bangalore took a step further towards the play-offs. This is his seventh win this season. Bangalore now has 14 points in 11 matches. Playing first, Rajasthan Royals scored 149 for 9 in 20 overs. In reply, Royal Challengers Bangalore easily won the match in just 17.1 overs. With this defeat, Rajasthan’s hopes of reaching the play-offs are also almost over. Glenn Maxwell scored the highest 50 runs for Bangalore. During this, his bat got six fours and a six. At the same time, young wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat played an innings of 44 runs.
Great start from RCB
Chasing the target of 150 runs from Rajasthan, Rajasthan had a good start. Devdutt Padikal and Virat Kohli shared 48 runs for the first wicket in 5.2 overs. Padikal was dismissed for 22 runs in 17 balls with the help of four fours. He was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman. After this Virat Kohli was run out. He scored 25 runs in 20 balls with the help of four fours.
After this, Glenn Maxwell and Shrikar Bharat carried forward the innings of RCB and both the batsmen batted vigorously and added 69 runs for the third wicket. However, Bharat could not complete the half-century and was caught in the circle of the boundary. Bharat scored 44 runs in 35 balls with the help of three fours and one six. After this, Maxwell made an explosive innings to win the team. In RCB’s innings, AB de Villiers remained unbeaten on four runs off a ball with the help of a four.
Earlier, openers Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal got Rajasthan off to a great start and both shared a 77-run partnership for the first wicket. However, Daniel Christian broke this partnership by dismissing Jaiswal. Jaiswal scored 31 runs in 22 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.
After this, captain Sanju Samson, who came to bat, supported Lewis and there was a partnership of 23 runs between the two. But George Garten, who was debuting for RCB, ended this growing partnership by dismissing Lewis. Lewis scored 58 runs in 37 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes.
After this, the wickets of Rajasthan continued to fall and Mahipal Lomror (3), Samson (19), Rahul Tewatia (2) and Riyan Parag (9) were dismissed after scoring runs. After this Chris Morris tried to handle Rajasthan’s innings, but he too got out after scoring 14 runs in 11 balls with the help of two fours. Chetan Sakaria was also dismissed for two runs soon after Morris’s dismissal, while Karthik Tyagi remained unbeaten on one run. For RCB, Harshal Patel took three and Yuzvendra Chahal and Shahbaz Ahmed took two wickets each, while George Garten and Christian got one wicket each.