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IPL 2021, RCB vs RR Highlights: Padikkal, Kohli help Bangalore win by 10 wickets

IPL 2021, RCB vs RR Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore extended their perfect start to the campaign with a ten-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Thursday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 22, 2021 11:04:40 pm
IPL 2021, RCB vs RR Highlights: The match was held in Mumbai.

IPL 2021, RCB vs RR Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) continued their fine streak of form against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Thursday as they won by 10 wickets in the ongoing IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Sent out to bat first, RR crumbled under pressure in the opening overs and were reduced to 43/4. Owing to Shivam Dube’s 46 and Rahul Tewatia’s 40, the men in pink managed to post 177/9 at the end of their 20 overs. Both Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel scalped three wickets. Chasing, Devdutt Padikkal (101*) and Virat Kohli (72*) took charge right from the start. They forged an unbeaten 181-run opening stand and helped make it four wins out of four matches.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 16

Royal Challengers Bangalore

181/0 (16.3)

Rajasthan Royals

177/9 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 16 )
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets

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IPL 2021, RCB vs RR Highlights:

22:55 (IST)22 Apr 2021

Bangalore make it four out of four on the back of Padikkal's maiden IPL century. With a four off Mustafizur's bowling, the uncapped Indian brought up his ton. Five wides later, Bangalore wrap up the contest and make it four out of four. RCB: 181/0 (16.3 overs)

22:45 (IST)22 Apr 2021
RCB need 16 runs in final five overs!

Kohli takes on Gopal next and hammers him for a six and a clever four... Padikkal gets his ninth boundary as well and moves into his nineties. Against Mustafizur, the pair slow down a bit and get just three singles. The equation? 16 off 30. RCB: 162/0 (15 overs)

22:37 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Kohli reaches another IPL milestone!

Another day, another milestone! After bringing up his fifty with a six and single in the opening two balls, Kohli (55*) becomes the first player to reach 6,000 IPL runs. He takes on Morris again and hits a confident four down the leg-side. RCB: 142/0 (13 overs)

22:32 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Kohli ups the ante with two boundaries

Rajasthan look out of options now. Even after using five different bowlers in the last five, they have been unable to break the stand between Padikkal (84*) and Kohli (43*). Sakariya is the latest one to fail, concedes 12 runs in his over. RCB: 129/0 (12 overs)

22:22 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Padikkal races to his 80s, Kohli on 26

Tewatia put to the sword in the 9th over, Padikkal crashes consecutives sixes off him. Mustafizur also gets similar treatment from Padikkal in the 10th, who is putting on an exhibition of sixes. RCB cross 100 in the 10th over.

RCB 107/0 after 10

22:12 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Padikkal on fire - Gets to his 50; RCB cruising towards target

Rajasthan bowl Tewatia as the Powerplay ends. Padikkal still manages to pierce the off side field for a four. Kohli, doffing the helmet and donning the cap, comfortable giving the strike over to Padikkal. Riyan Parag bowls after a TimeOut, with RCB cruising at this stage. Parag goes Kedar Jadhav again, but Padikkal is ready for the sidearm ball, crashes a four through the covers. That's the 50 for Padikkal. He ends the 8th over with another six. Padikkal on fire!

RCB 75/0 after 8

22:03 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Padikkal dominates Powerplay

Sakariya bowls the 6th. Kohli misses a bouncer and expresses surprise as the leg umpire does not signal it as a no ball. Padikkal slams the last ball of this over for a six too, this time over cow corner. Ends the Powerplay on 41, Kohli, on 17, playing second fiddle by a distance.

RCB 59/0 after 6

21:58 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Chance for Mustafizur

Mustafizur Rahman bowls the 5th over. There's a return catch chance for him off Padikkal, the ball glances his fingers and flies past just past the stumps, luckily for Kohli, who was way out of the non-striker's crease. The last ball is slammed for a six over long off. 

RCB 49/0 after 5

21:53 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Padikkal steps on gas

Gopal continues, Padikkal gets a sweep away past short fine leg to get a boundary to win this inter-Karnataka duel for the moment. Two balls later, another boundary fired in the same area - four more! Morris bowls the 4th over. Padikkal milks the field - the first ball is a 4 to third man, the fielder is moved from deep point to third man, the second ball is a 4 to deep point. Padikkal is off! Kohli also gets a boundary off the last ball of Morris's over - 15 runs off the 4th over.

RCB 39/0 after 4

21:45 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Watchful start

Gopal keeps Kohli guessing, till Kohli ballets forward and conks a six back over the bowler's head off the 4th ball. 8 runs off the first over. Padikkal faces for the first time in the 2nd over, Chetan Sakariya bowls. Off the mark with a single glanced to gully. ABD appeals for LBW, but Sakariya is uninterested. 

RCB 14/0 after 2

21:38 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Gopal bowls first over

Sanju Samson has an animated discussion on the sidelines before the players step back on. Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal stride out to the middle for RCB. Shreyas Gopal, brought into the XI for Unadkat tonight, bowls the first over. Kohli swings and misses at the first delivery.

21:23 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Bangalore need 178 runs to win!

Harshal comes in for the final over and off the first two balls... he claims two wickets! He sends Morris (10) and Sakariya (0) back to the dressing room but afterwards, he gets punished with a six by Gopal. A single ends the first innings. RR: 177/9 (20 overs)

21:16 (IST)22 Apr 2021

He came in with a bang... and he left with a bang too! Tewatia (40) fails to reach his half-century as his late surge is finally stopped by Siraj. The batsman hits a six and a four before finding Shahbaz at deep mid-wicket. Up next, Gopal. RR: 170/7 (19 overs)

21:11 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Tewatia, Morris helps Rajasthan cross 150

Tewatia is the man to dismiss right now as he leads the charge in the final overs. He ups the ante with a clever boundary against Harshal... straight through point. Tewatia (28*) and Morris (10*) manage to get 12 runs in the next over. RR: 157/6 (18 overs)

20:57 (IST)22 Apr 2021

Bangalore bite back again and removes the settled Dube from the middle. The batsman tries a blind slog, mistimes it and Maxwell takes a good catch diving forward at long-on. Dube (46) throws his head back and is livid with himself. RR: 133/6 (15.3 overs)

20:54 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Dube, Tewatia guide Rajasthan into the death overs

Tewatia, right after coming on, changes his gears and hits Harshal for a massive six and a four on his second and third deliveries. Tewatia (16*) maintains his bold streak and hits Washington for a boundary in the next over. Dube's on 42*. RR: 128/5 (15 overs)

20:45 (IST)22 Apr 2021

And RCB finally get their breakthrough! Harshal breaks the 66-run stand between Dube and Parag as he scalps the wicket of the latter. Parag (25) tries to scoop the ball over fine leg but the ball finds itself into the safe hands of Chahal. RR: 109/5 (13.3 overs)

20:36 (IST)22 Apr 2021

After Dube's onslaught against Richardson which consisted of two fours, Kohli sends Harshal Patel into the attack. The rookie Parag (16*) gets lucky and punishes him with two outside-edge boundaries to third man. Siraj made a mess of the second shot in the field and failed to stop it. Then, Dube (37*) finishes the over with yet another four. 15 runs off the over. RR: 96/4 (12 overs)

20:25 (IST)22 Apr 2021
Dube gets into his groove!

The men in pink finally have an over to cherish. Dube (22*) finds his confidence and takes on Chahal on the spinner's second over. He smacks him for two huge maximums and gets 17 runs off the over. Just six singles in the next over. RR: 70/4 (10 overs)

20:10 (IST)22 Apr 2021

Just when things started to take a turn for the better, Samson (21) falls. Washington comes into the attack and he gets hit by the Rajasthan skipper for a huge six, but the spinner has his revenge on the very next ball. Caught by Maxwell! RR: 43/4 (7.2 overs)

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Kyle Jamieson, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Daniel Christian, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Adam Zampa, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh

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