IPL 2019, RR vs RCB Highlights: Rajasthan win by 7 wickets. RCB suffer their fourth successive loss. Earlier, Rajasthan Royals have lost to CSK by eight runs, to SRH by five wickets and to KXIP by 14 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, have lost to SRH by 118 runs, to MI by six runs and to CSK by seven wickets. With ties being impossible in the IPL, it is assured that one of these two sides will break the duck on Tuesday.
Both these sides have been part of some of the most eventful matches of the season thus far. Only that all these events have gone against them and that means that they find themselves winless coming into their fourth game of the season.
IPL match between Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD.
Indian Premier League, 2019Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 18 September 2019
Rajasthan Royals 164/3 (19.5)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 158/4 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 14 ) Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets
IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers: Highlights
Rajasthan win by 7 wickets
SIX of the last ball and Tripathi finishes the match in grand style! Rajasthan win by 7 wickets! This is their first win of the tournament. That was an encouraging performance from RR. Gopal is a weapon they haven’t used enough so far this season (one over v KXIP, three v CSK) hopefully that changes now. Although they didn’t boss the chase they were always in control. Tripathi looks in good touch. RCB suffer their fourth successive loss.
Shreyas Gopal bags the Man of the Match award for his brilliant bowling figures of 3/12 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/p05TW0kBtZ— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 2 April 2019
OUT! Smith is gone for 38. RCB finally latch on to a catch. RR- 154/3, Rajasthan need 5 runs in 6 balls
Smith wants to finish it quickly. Siraj's welcomed to his spell with a drive to the fence and the last ball of the over goes for a six! RR-141/2, 17 ovs
Chahal bowls out
RR 104/2 off 13
Smith survives a stumping attempt. A beauty of a delivery from Chahal that spins away from Smith as he comes down the track and makes room to go to the off side. Akshdeep Nath takes off the bails but replays show Smith had got his foot back in on time.
OUT! BUTTLER FALLS!
Yuzvendra Chahal has got what could turn out to be the biggest wicket of the match. Is this the start of a turnaround? Buttler tries to go big, can only get it to the toe end of the bat and Stoinis takes the catch at long on.
Another day, another 50 for Buttler. He treats his England team mate Moeen Ali with a four and a six in the 12th over. At the end of it, RR cross 100 and they now need 58 to win off 48 balls.
Halfway through the innings
RR are 80/1. 79 needed off 60 balls, Steve Smith and Jos Buttler are in the middle. Most teams would give everything they have got to have these two in the middle in such a situation and so it will be pretty shocking if RCB manage to win the match from here. But hey, if Delhi Capitals can lose the way they did yesterday, anything is possible.
OUT! And spin reaps dividends
Another wrong'un and another wicket! This time it is Ajinkya Rahane who misreads the googly and by the time he sees it and brings the bat down, the ball has hit his pads. He has a brief conversation with Buttler before deciding to walk.
7 overs gone
And finally RCB bring spin into play. Yuzvendra Chahal is the man, obviously, and one just gets the feeling that Kohli is expecting a wicket here,
Rajasthan race to 50
And RCB are just throwing pacers at them. This is looking too easy for Rajasthan at the moment. The fifth bowler by Mohammed Siraj was a good one though, with just one run coming off it but what RCB need right now are wickets, pronto.
Rajasthan off to a flyer
Three overs bowled and Rajasthan are 33/0. Rahane is in a free flow mode. RCB haven't their cause either as they dropped a chance of Rahane in the slips. Virat Kohli is the culprit.
Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler are out in the middle. Umesh Yadav has the new ball. Let's Play
17 runs off the last over
RCB end their innings on 158/4. This is hardly the kind of total that sends shives down the spine of a batting order that has got the likes of Jos Buttler and Steve Smith in it. But Moeen Ali has done his job here, and so has Marcus Stoinis. One gets the feeling that if RCB's top order can get their act together, they might just have a good batting lineup here.
OUT! Parthiv's innings ends
Joffra Archer with a slower delivery that Parthiv looks to put into the stands. He can't get the distance on it and is caught by Rahane at long on.
50-run stand between Stoinis and Parthiv
Stoinis and Parthiv have given a semblance of stability to the RCB innings and we are into the last three overs now. How far can they go from here?
50 for Parthiv
He ran a rather risky single to get there and there was direct hit. Umpire goes upstairs and Parthiv is safe. That was also a no ball and Marcus Stoinis launches the free hit delivery into orbit for what is only the second six of the RCB innings.
12 overs gone
Parthiv Patel and Marcus Stoinis are in the middle, trying to prop up the wounded RCB batting lineup. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you would remember how Danny's dragon smashes the Lannister army with that fire breath of his, rises up into the sky, comes back down to do it again, goes back up and repeats it until all that is left is ash and dust. That is what Shreyas Gopal has been so far for RCB's batting lineup. He has been taken off now and Stokes has the ball in his hands.
WICKET! HETMYER FALLS TO GOPAL
Stop him if you can 'coz Shreyas Gopal is spinning RCB's world apart. Another googly that turns away from Hetmyer, he pushes at it, gets a nick before the ball settles in Buttler's hands.
OUT! AND NOW GOPAL GETS DE VILLIERS
Two wickets in two overs, on of Kohli and the other of De Villiers. Shreyas Gopal is living a dream right now. Ball stops in front of ABD and keeps low, he jams the bat down to block it out and he ends up hitting it straight back to the bowler. Gopal cups his mouth in wonder as he runs in celebration.
Not the greatest of comebacks for him. 16 runs off his first over of the match. De Villiers and Parthiv both hit fours, the latter got two.
BOWLED HIM! KOHLI GOES!
Shreyas Gopal has got the prized scalp of Virat Kohli. Googly does him again and this one was as good as they come. Slower delivery, pitched on the off stump, Kohli leans in for a cover drive and leaves a big gap between bat and body. That is exactly the area through which the ball goes through after spinning back in and takes the stumps.
Five overs gone
This is a good start for RCB. Kohli and Parthiv have been rotating the strike and keeping the scoreboard ticking at a steady rate. RCB will be hoping that this is not a rare moment of stability but a foundation for bigger things.
Kohli and Parthiv
They have opened RCB's batting and have faced Krishnappa Gowtham and Dhawal Kulkarni thus far. RCB normally do manage a solid stand from the opening pair. The problem comes when one of these two are dismissed.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Virat Kohli (capt), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, K Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni
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Rajasthan Royals win the toss, choose to bowl first
Kohli says they would have batted first anyway so both captains are happy. Sanju Samson is injured, Stuart Binny comes in. Varun Aaron in for Jaydev Unadkat. For RCB, Akshdeep Nath, Navdeep Saini and Marcus Stoinis are in, Shivam Dube, Prayas Ray Barman and Colin de Grandhomme are out.
The captains walk out
Here they are, Kohli and Rahane, walking out with Danny Morrison. Javagal Srinath is the match referee.
Return of the Australians
The Australian all rounder Marcus Stoinis has received a new RCB cap and so we can expect him to make an appearance today. In fact both these sides are benefitting from the return of Australians who are returning from the ODI series against Pakistan. Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile for Bangalore and Ashton Turner for Royals. Fans here in India won't remember Turner too fondly.
Hello and welcome!
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane - India's Test captain and vice-captain. Both these players were part of a historic series win in Australia the last time they wore whites and Kohli tasted further success in the blue. With all that in the backdrop, it does seem a little strange for these two to be leading teams that just can't seem to get it right. Let's see who breaks the duck today.