Royal Challengers Bangalore is only unbeaten side in this season so far. They will face Rajasthan Royals tonight for their fourth match.
Recent form :
Rajasthan Royals : L W L
Royal Challengers Bangalore : W W W
Battle to watch out for : Shreyas Gopal is only bowler who struggled Ab de Villiers. He dismissed ABD for 5 times and strike rate is below hundred. Shreyas Gopal also struggled RCB’s captain Virat Kohli.
“Going to bowl here. Have seen results here whether there is dew or not. We are Confident we can chase anything down. Try and exploit whatever we can with the new ball. Very exciting for me as a batsman but the bowlers will have to adjust. Have experienced conditions totally opposite in Chennai. Just one change. Richardson replaces Patidar. He Has been bowling well in the BBL.” Virat Kohli after winning the toss.
“We Will be a good experience for the batsmen to bat first. It’s evenly balanced, we just need to play some good criclet. It’s all about playing with the heart. Ups and downs are going to happen in IPL. Important to trust yourself and back your teammates. One change, Shreyas Gopal replaces Unadkat.” Sanju Samson added
Mohammad Siraj took two wickets in powerplay overs and put Rajasthan Royals on backfoot. Jos Buttler and Manan Vohra were two wickets of Siraj. Kyle Jamieson also joined him as he removed out of form Manan Vohra on 7 runs.
Shivam Dube played an important cameo with 46 runs. Rajasthan Royals was struggling on 43-4. Riyan Parag and Shivam Dube managed the Inning very well. Shivam Dube scored 46 runs in 32 balls alongwith 5 fours two sixes.
Rahul Tewtia smashed 40 runs in just 23 balls. He dispatched 2 sixes alongwith four fours. Rajasthan Royals managed to score 177 runs first inning, this will be a first chase for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season.
Devdutt Padikkal dispatched Rajasthan’s bowlers all over the park. Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 59 runs in powerplay overs. Devdutt Padikkal contributed 41 runs out of 59.
Devdutt Padikkal smashed his maiden IPL hundred in just 52 balls. Rajasthan Royals were clueless in this match. Devdutt hit 11 fours alongwith 6 sixes. He defined 181 runs partnership with Virat Kohli who is playing the second fiddle role.
Virat Kohli were unbeaten on 72 runs. He played 42 balls and smashed 6 fours with 3 sixes. Royal challengers Bangalore completed the given target in just 16.3 overs. RCB now won their four match and still unbeaten in this season.