RR beat RCB by 30 runs | Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Cricket Score 53th T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2018

Date: May 19, 2018 Start Time: 16:00 IST | 10:30 GMT | 16:00 Local
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
RR
164/5 Overs: 20.0
RCB
134/10 Overs: 19.2
Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 30 runs

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Cricket Score - 53th T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 19.2 RCB: 134/10

That's all from this game. Bangalore became the second team this season after Delhi to get knocked out. Now, the action shifts to the second game of the evening where Kolkata are facing Hyderabad. See you there!

19.2 W

OUT! BANGALORE ARE KNOCKED OUT! Unadkat angles in a slower length ball around off, Siraj tries to heave it over mid-wicket but gets more height than distance. Samson from deep square leg and Gowtham from deep mid-wicket rush towards the chance. The former goes for the catch but it pops out from his hands at the last moment. However, the latter has it covered. He takes it on the rebound to put a full stop to Bangalore's campaign. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 30 RUNS! Amazing victory!

19.1 4

FOUR! Unadkat angles in a length ball around off, Siraj reverse sweeps it past the short third man fielder for a boundary.

End of Over : 19 2 Runs RCB: 130/9
18.6 0

Full and angling down, following the batsman, Chahal drives it back. 35 needed off 6 balls. Hmm...

18.5 0

Short and outside off, Chahal bottom edges his attempted shot.

18.4 0

A yorker at 145.3 kph, Chahal digs it out on the leg side.

18.3 1

Forces a full ball back to the bowler, Archer tries to stop it with his boot but ends up deflecting it towards mid on, they cross.

18.2 0

Angling down around leg, Siraj tries his best to put bat on ball but misses.

18.1 1

Run out opportunity, missed! Archer fires in a fuller length ball on leg, Chahal fails to flick and it goes off his pads towards the off side. Siraj comes running in looking for a run and Chahal is late in taking off. Klaasen runs to the ball, has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. A direct hit would have been curtains to this game and Bangalore's season.

End of Over : 18 7 Runs RCB: 128/9
17.6 W

OUT! Southee holes out! Unadkat delivers a slower one outside off, on a length, Southee fetches it from there and tries to clear the cow corner field. Fails to get enough power behind the shot and Gowtham takes the catch safely. End is nigh for Bangalore.

17.5 0

Swing and a miss by Southee as he attacks the length ball outside off.

17.4 1

Goes hard at a length ball outside off and lofts it over covers. It doesn't carry to the fielder in the deep and they cross.

17.3 1

Attempts a yorker but ends up delivering a low full toss, Southee gets it away off the inside edge and it squirts through square leg for a single.

17.2 4

FOUR! That's a lovely shot! A slower length ball around off, Southee picks it early, shuffles across a bit and heaves it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Summary

A rejuvenated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a do-or-die Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Fresh from a nail-biting win over Sunrisres Hyderabad on Thursday, the Virat Kohli-led side will be looking to continue the same performance to seal a playoff berth as they also carry a better net run-rate (NRR) than their opponents.

 

On the other hand, Rajasthan lost their last encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders and with their NRR at -0.403, the hosts need a win by a huge margin. Both the sides have 12 points from 13 games and Saturday's match will decide their fate in the ongoing season as a loss will be the end of the road for one of them.

 

The last time these two sides met, Rajasthan scored 217/4 batting first and later restricted Bangalore at 198/6 to win the match by 19 runs.

 

Bangalore carries a formidable batting line-up with the likes of Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Mandeep Singh and Moeen Ali, who came with an impressive show against Hyderabad.

 

Bangalore's batting, more or less, will once again rely on the shoulders of de Villers and Kohli, who have gathered 427 and 526 runs respectively so far. While Kohli failed against Hyderabad, de Villers blast 69 off 39 to help Bangalore post a massive total.

 

In the bowling, RCB's bowlers struggled to stop Kane Williamson (81 off 42) and Manish Pandey (62 off 38) before Mohammed Siraj held his nerve to bowl a fine last over, conceding just five runs beside packing off a well-settled Hyderabad skipper.

 

Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee will lead the pace attack while Siraj will be eyeing to continue with his last-match show. Yuzvendra Chahal will once again hand the variety to their spin attack.

 

Coming to Rajasthan, the hosts will miss the services of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, who will return to England for national duty.

 

Butler has been the key for Rajasthan's batting after smashing five consecutive fifties in his last six games and his absence will surely hurt the Ajinkya Rahane-led side.

 

Rahane has also not been in the best of form, managing to accumulate just 291 runs from 12 innings. Sanju Samson looks good with 391 runs from 13 games but has not fired in the last few games. Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, DJM Short and Jofra Archer have also not lived up to expectations with the bat.

 

The bowling unit lacks depth as only Archer has come with some impressive shows in the last few games but the absence of support from the others is a cause of concern for Rajasthan.

 

Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, and K Gowtham have been below par so far and needs to come out with their best to stop a star-studded Bangalore batting line up. Bangalore however, will be the favourites in Saturday's crucial clash, which could be seen as a virtual semi-final.

 

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