Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 runs

G Maxwell named Player of The Match for his 77 runs from 44 balls knock (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Glenn Maxwell (77 runs from 44 balls) , Faf du Plessis (62 runs from 39 balls) and Harshal Patel (3/32 in 4 overs) helps Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 runs. RCB restricts RR to 182/6 in 20 overs chasing 190.

Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis put together mammoth partnership of 127 runs from 66 balls for the third wicket after losing V Kohli 0(1) in the first ball of the innings and Shabaz Ahmed 2(4) cheaply. They lost the momentum of the innings after Y Jaiswal’s direct throw dismissed Faf du Plessis.

RCB were able to score only 33 runs in the final 5 overs for the loss of 5 wickets.

Faf du Plessis (Image Credit:- Twitter)

RR spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (1/28 in 4 overs) bowled economically and picked the wicket of Mahipal Lomror. Ravichandran Ashwin (1/36 in 4 overs) also bowled decently but pacers Trent Boult (2/41 in 4 overs) and Sandeep Sharma (2/49 in 4 overs) picked 2 wickets each but they were expensive in their spell.

Yashasvi Jaiswal (47 runs from 37 balls) and Devdutt Padikkal (52 runs from 34 balls) partnership of 98 runs from 66 balls set the platform for RR in the chase. RCB push them back by dismissing both of them in quick succession.

Sanju Samson (22 runs from 15 balls) got out at crucial juncture of the game and they lost S Hetmyer (3 runs from 9 balls) cheaply who failed to deliver in this match.

Dhruv Jurel (34* runs from 16 balls) batted well for RR but he didn’t got most of the strike in final over bowled by Harshal Patel when they need 20 more to win.

Harshal Patel (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Harshal Patel (3/32 in 4 overs) , David Willey (1/26 in 4 overs) and Mohammed Siraj (1/39 in 4 overs) overs are the wicket takers for RCB.

Impact Player (RCB):- Harshal Patel in for Faf du Plessis

Impact Player (RR):- Abdul Basith in for Devdutt Paddikal

Player of the Match:- Glenn Maxwell (77 runs from 44 balls)

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