**Match 53: Rajasthan Royals Vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore**

__Match Details: RR vs RCB__

**Toss:**Rajasthan Royals won the toss, Chose to bat**Venue:**Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur**Umpires:**Bruce Oxenford, Virender Sharma, Chettithody Shamsuddin**Referee:**Andy Pycroft

A virtual knock-out match between these two contenders. Rajasthan Royals lost their previous match and Royal Challengers Banglore are fresh from a sorted win. Whoever loses this match are out of the contention of the play-offs.

__Teams: RR vs RCB__

** 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

__1st innings: RR Vs. RCB__

**Powerplay (1-6 overs) – RR – 45/1**

Over 1 – Y Chahal bowls the first over. A very good over as 2 runs come from it. RR – 2/0

Over 2 – Umesh Yadav comes into the attack and bowls a magnificent over. A maiden over and also wicket of Jofra Archer. RR – 2/1

Over 3 – Rahul Tripathi smacks Moeen Ali for a huge six in the over. RR – 12/1

Over 4 – Captain Ajinkya Rahane smacks Umesh Yadav for boundaries in this over. 13 runs from the over. RR – 25/1

Over 5 – 10 runs from Tim Southee over. RR – 35/1

Over 6 – Y Chahal comes back into the attack. 10 runs conceded from it. RR – 45/1

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**Overs 7th-10th – RR – 74/1**

Over 7 – A sensible over by Tim Southee as 5 runs given from it. RR – 50/1

Over 8 – M Siraj comes for his spell and bowls a tidy over. RR – 54/1

Over 9 – Rahul Tripthai plays Umesh Yadav’s over well/ 9 runs from it. RR – 63/1

Over 10 – An over filled with extras by De Grandhomme. 11 runs come from it. RR – 74/1

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**Overs 11th- 15th – RR – 113/3**

Over 11 – 6 runs from M Siraj’s over. RR – 80/1

Over 12 – Rahul Tripthai brings up his half century as 12 runs conceded by De Grandhomme. RR – 92/1

Over 13 – Y Chahal comes back into the attack. 9 runs from his over. RR – 101/1

Over 14 – Umesh Yadav gets back to back wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. RR – 104/3

Over 15 – Rahul Tripthai dispatches Moeen Ali for a long six. RR – 113/3

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**Overs 16th – 20th – RR – 164/5**

Over 16 – H Klaasen hits boundaries in M Siraj’s over. 1 runs come from it. RR – 124/3

Over 17 – Y Chahal bowls a tight over as 5 runs conceded from it. RR – 129/3

Over 18 – 7 runs from Tim Southee’s over. RR – 136/3

Over 19 – M Siraj gets the wicket of H Klaasen after getting hit for some boundaries. RR – 149/4

Over 20 – K Gowtham smacks back to back sixes to endure a 160+ plus total for the Royals. Rajasthan Royals Final Score – 164/5

A settled batting performance by Rajasthan Royals as they pile up a challenging total for Royal Challengers. Rahul Tripthai remained unbeaten 80 not out.

__2nd Innings: RR Vs. RCB__

**Powerplay (1-6 overs): RCB –55/1**

Over 1 – K Gowtham opens the bowling of Rajasthan Royals. Goes for 2 runs in the very first over. RCB – 2/0

Over 2 – Parthiv Patel smashes a couple of sixes of Jofra Archer’s over. RCB – 16/0

Over 3 – K Gowtham gets the valuable wicket of Virat Kohli in this over. 5 runs and a wicket from this over. RCB – 21/1

Over 4 – AB de Villiers smacks three boundaries in Jofra Archer’s over, as 14 runs come in the over. RCB – 35/1

Over 5 – 10 runs from Ben Laughlin’s over. RCB – 45/1

Over 6 – Parthiv Patel hits a couple of fours in Jaidev Unadkat over. RCB –55/1

**Overs 7th – 10th – RCB – 84/3**

Over 7 – S Gopal comes into the attack and bowls a tidy over. RCB – 63/1

Over 8 – AB de Villiers hits 11 runs in Ish Sodhi’s over. RCB – 74/1

Over 9 – A game-changing over by S Gopal as he gets the wickets of Parthiv Patel and Moeen Ali in the over. RCB – 77/3

Over 10 – Ish Sodhi bowls a tight over, giving 7 runs only from it. RCB – 84/3

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**Overs 11th – 15th – RCB – 108/6**

Over 11 – S Gopal gets the wicket of Mandeep Singh in the very next over. RCB – 87/4

Over 12 – De Grandhomme departs as 9 runs come from this Ish Sodhi over. RCB – 96/5

Over 13 – S Gopal’s dream spell continues as he gets the prized wicket of AB de Villiers. RCB – 98/6

Over 14 – Ish Sodhi bowls a confident over. Only 4 runs from it. RCB – 102/6

Over 15 – S Khan gets 6 runs from Jaidev Unadkat’s over. RCB – 108/6

**Over 16th – 20th – RCB – 134/10**

Over 16 – Ben Laughlin dismisses S Khan and Umesh Yadav. RCB – 113/8

Over 17 – Jofra Archer goes 8 runs in the over. RCB – 121/8

Over 18 – Jaidev Unadkat gets the wicket of Tim Southee in the over. RCB – 128/9

Over 19 – 2 runs from Jofra Archer over. RCB – 130/9

Over 20 – Jaidev Undakat gets the last wicket of M Siraj as Royals wrap up Royal Challengers team comfortably. Rajasthan Royals won by 30 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore Final Score – 134/10

__PLAYER OF THE MATCH: S Gopal (4 wickets)__