IPL 2018, RR vs RCB: Rajasthan Royals managed to steal the match from their contender Royal Challengers Bangalore today at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. In a nail biting fixture, Rajasthan won by 30 runs, killing RCB’ hope for the playoffs.
Invited by the home team to bowl first, RCB restricted Rajasthan at 164/5. In the absence of their main man Jos Buttler, R. Tripathi and his 80 off 58 balls worked magic for the team.
RCB started off well and the match looked well in their hands. But Shreyas Gopal (4/16) claimed crucial wickets of AB de Villiers (53) and Parthiv Patel (33). After that RCB tumbled from 75/1 to 134 all-out.
RR are are now fourth in the standings on 14 points, but could still miss out on Play-offs with Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab still to play their final group games.
IPL 2018 Live Cricket Score Streaming, RR vs RCB
Rajasthan Royals win by 30 runs
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat
RR – 164/5, RCB – 134 all out
Over 19.2:134 all out, Siraj starts the over with four and is Caught by Gowtham on the next ball.
Over 19: 130/9, 2 runs from the over as Jofra Archer returns to the attack. Yuzvendra Chahal comes to the crease. Chahal 0(4), Siraj 10(10)
Over 18: 128/9, And another one bites the dust, Southee is Caught by Gowtham. 7 runs from the over as Jaydev Unadkat returns to the attack.Tim Southee 14(17), Mohammed Siraj 9(8)
Over 17: 121/8, Southee smacks a four on the last ball of the over disturbing an otherwise tidy over by Jofra Archer. Tim Southee 9(13), Mohammed Siraj 7(6)
Over 16: 108/8, RCB lands into more trouble as Ben Laughlin strikes twice. Sarfaraz Khan is Caught by Klaasen and U Yadav is Bowled on a Golden duck. Mohammed Siraj comes to the crease and manages a boundary. 5 runs from the over as now they need 52 runs in 24 balls. Tim Southee 4(9), Mohammed Siraj 5(4)
Over 15: 108/6, Royal Challengers Bangalore need 57 runs in 30 balls. Sarfaraz manages a boundary as 6 runs come from the over. Tim Southee 4(9), Sarfaraz Khan 7(7)
Over 14: 102/6, Just 4 runs from the over as Ish Sodhi returns with another spell. Tim Southee 3(6), Sarfaraz Khan 2(4)
Over 11: 87/4, Shreyas Gopal strikes again as Mandeep, is Stumped and just 3 runs come from the over. Colin de Grandhomme comes to the crease. AB de Villiers 44(29), Colin de Grandhomme 1(1)
Over 10: 84/3, 7 runs from the over as Ish Sodhi returns to the attack. AB de Villiers 42(26), Mandeep Singh 3(2)
Over 9: 77/3, Shreyas Gopal hurts RCB twice as Parthiv Patel is Stumped, Moeen Ali is Caught Bowled. Just 3 runs from the over. AB de Villiers 36(19)
Over 8: 74/1, de Villiers welcomes Ish Sodhi with two consecutive four’s. 11 runs from the over. Parthiv Patel 33(20), AB de Villiers 36(19)
Over 7: 63/1, 8 runs from the over as Shreyas Gopal comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 32(18), AB de Villiers 26(15)
Over 6: 55/1, Parthiv smacks two boundaries as 10 runs come from. Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 29(15), AB de Villiers 21(12)
Over 5: 45/1, 10 runs come from the over including a boundary each by both men at the crease. Ben Laughlin comes into the attack. Parthiv Patel 20(11), AB de Villiers 20(10)
Over 4: 35/1, de Villiers smacks three boundaries as 14 runs come from it. Jofra Archer returns to the attack. Parthiv Patel 15(8), AB de Villiers 15(7)
Over 3: 21/1, Oh-oh! Kohli 4(9) is bowled by Krishnappa Gowtham. 5 runs from the over. AB de Villiers comes to the crease Parthiv Patel 15(8), AB de Villiers 1(1)
Over 2: 16/0, Parthiv welcomes Jofra Archer with a six and ends with a six. 14 runs from the over. Virat Kohli 2(6), Parthiv Patel 14(6)
Over 1: 2/0, Kohli and Parthiv Patel are at the crease. Gowtham opens the attack. Virat Kohli 1(5), Parthiv Patel 1(1)
Over 20: 164/5, RCB needs 165 runs to win. Tim Southee serves the over as Krishnappa Gowtham comes into the attack and smacks 2 consecutive six’s. Gowthan is run out on the last ball. 15 runs from the over. R Tripathi 80(58)
Over 19: 149/4, Mohammed Siraj serves the penultimate over and Klaasen minces a consecutive six and a four. Klaasen 32(21) is dismissed on the last ball of the over, Caught by Moeen Ali. 13 runs from the over. R Tripathi 79(57)
Over 18: 136/3, Tim Southee just gives 7 runs from the over. R Tripathi 78(56), Heinrich Klaasen 20(16)
Over 17: 129/3, Just 5 runs from the over as Yuzvendra Chahal returns to the attack. R Tripathi 74(52), Heinrich Klaasen 18(14)
Over 16: 124/3, 11 runs from the over as Klaasen sweeps two consecutive four’s.Mohammed Siraj returns to the attack. R Tripathi 72(49), Heinrich Klaasen 15(11)
Over 15: 113/3, Tripathi smacks a six as 9 runs come from the Moeen Ali over. R Tripathi 72(49), Heinrich Klaasen 4(5)
Over 14: 104/3, Oh -oh! Umesh Yadav strikes twice as Rahane is LBW and Samson is Caught by Moeen Ali. Heinrich Klaasen comes to the crease. Just 3 runs from the over. R Tripathi 64(44), Heinrich Klaasen 3(4)
Over 13: 101/1, Tripathi smacks a boundary as 9 runs come from the over. Yuzvendra Chahal returns to the attack. R Tripathi 64(44), Ajinkya Rahane 33(30)
Over 12: 92/1, 12 runs from the over as de Grandhomme returns to the attack. Tripati smacks a boundary on the last ball. R Tripathi 56(39), Ajinkya Rahane 32(29)
Over 11: 80/1, Mohammed Siraj returns to the attack and let loose 6 runs. R Tripathi 46(35), Ajinkya Rahane 30(27)
Over 10: 74/1, Colin de Grandhomme gives 11 runs including 3 wides in the over. R Tripathi 37(28), Ajinkya Rahane 26(22)
Over 9: 63/1, 4 runs from the over including a boundary by Tripathi. Umesh Yadav returns to the attack. R Tripathi 37(28), Ajinkya Rahane 26(22)
Over 8: 54/1,4 runs from the over as Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack. R Tripathi 30(24), Ajinkya Rahane 24(20)
Over 7: 50/1, 5 runs from the over as Tim Southee returns to the attack. R Tripathi 28(20), Ajinkya Rahane 22(18)
Over 6: 45/1, Tripathi starts the Yuzvendra Chahal over with two consecutive four’s. 10 runs from the over. R Tripathi 26(18), Ajinkya Rahane 19(14)
Over 5: 35/1, Rahane welcomes Tim Southee with a four as 10 runs come from the over. R Tripathi 17(14), Ajinkya Rahane 18(12)
Over 4: 25/1, Two boundaries by Rahane and Tripathi smacks one as 13 runs come from the over. Umesh Yadav returns to the attack. R Tripathi 13(11), Ajinkya Rahane 12(9)
Over 3: 12/1, 10 runs from the over as Moeen Ali comes into the attack. Tripathi smacks a maximum of the day. R Tripathi 9(10), Ajinkya Rahane 3(4)
Over 2: 2/1, Umesh Yadav comes into the attack with a maiden over and knocks Jofra Archer, Caught by Parthiv Patel. Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease. R Tripathi 2(6), Ajinkya Rahane 2(6)
Over 1: 2/0, R Tripathi and Jofra Archer are at the crease. Chahal opens the attack. R Tripathi 2(6), Jofra Archer 0(0)
The Match will commence at 4:00 PM IST. Star Sports Network the official broadcast partner of the tournament will telecast the match live. You can catch the live action at Hotstar.
RCB have managed good NRR of +0.264 and a victory by a margin of 40 runs or 24 balls should be enough for them in case of a tie in the points table with any other side.
On the other hand, Rajasthan’s NRR is -0.403, to survive they will need a win by a massive margin. But their trouble is that they will have to figure out a way to do so without their match-winner – Jos Buttler and all-rounder Ben Stokes, who are set to return to England for national duty.
While their last encounter was a run fest in Bengaluru, which resulted in Bangalore losing by 19 runs. Although today is a day for bowlers as Jaipur hasn’t been favorable to the batting side. batters due to its sticky nature.
RR Playing XI
Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen and Shreyas Gopal come in.
RCB Probable XI