183dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Bengaluru boys knock out RCB, Royals stay alive

Shreyas Gopal's 4 for 16 and K Gowtham's all-round display sent RCB tumbling out of the tournament with a 30-run defeat in Jaipur

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RA Tripathi
80(58) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 6 7 7 12 29 14
AB de Villiers
53(35) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
3 0 6 4 14 1 10 15

Best performances - Bowlers

S Gopal
O4
M0
R16
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
UT Yadav
O4
M1
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Rajasthan Royals , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50- 19.20

Match days

19 May 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Rajasthan Royals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Shreyas Gopal is the Player of the Match for his magical figures. Over to the second game in Hyderabad, where KKR square off against Sunrisers.

Virat Kohli says: It was a strange one, great position at one stage but the way we fumbled it wasn't ideal. AB was batting beautifully, the decision-making of the others was poor. It shouldn't have been repeated by five-six guys in a row. We wanted to strengthen our middle order that hasn't been our strength for the last few years, something we need to look forward to over the next year and beyond. Scoring and stress in the middle order can't always be on a guy like AB. Here, others around him just didn't show enough composure. Quite a few positives: Umesh was outstanding, Chahal was good, Siraj took his opportunities, Moeen grabbed his chances and gave us the balance. Disappointed to not finish this off after we were cruising, just to see the way it unfolded after that hurts.

7.30pm Rajasthan Royals move to 14 points and are alive in the competition. This has been a superb defence of a total RCB would've gleefully accepted to chase nine times out of ten. What this does is it leaves Royals hoping a slew of results going their way. For starters, they'll want Sunrisers to beat KKR. Then have favours from Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils tomorrow, so that Mumbai Indians don't go ahead on points.

19.2
W
Unadkat to Mohammed Siraj, OUT, swung away, but this is a steepler towards deep midwicket. Sanju Samson is running IN, K Gowtham is running back from the ingield, the ball curves in the air and as it comes down, Samson oses balance and fumbles, but Gowtham has the presence of mind to take this on the rebound. Stunning win for the Royals. Bangalore boys Gowtham and Gopal have booted RCB out of IPL 2018.

Mohammed Siraj c Gowtham b Unadkat 14 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

19.1
4
Unadkat to Mohammed Siraj, FOUR runs, reverse paddled past short third man. Lost his balance, was made to look ungainly but somehow connected. If he missed, would've been plumb in front of middle.

END OF OVER:
19 | 2 Runs | RCB: 130/9 (35 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.84, RRR: 35.00)

  • YS Chahal0 (4b)
  • Mohammed Siraj10 (10b)
  • JC Archer4-0-37-0
  • JD Unadkat3-0-23-1
18.6
0
Archer to Chahal, no run, looks to back away and loft, can only get the bottom of the bat, rolls back to the bowler.
18.5
0
Archer to Chahal, no run, looks to muscle this short ball, toe-ends it and it rolls wide of the pitch
18.4
0
Archer to Chahal, no run, superb yorker angled in towards the base of leg stump, Chahal somehow manages to keep that out
18.3
1
Archer to Mohammed Siraj, 1 run, hit back hard but Archer stops it with his boot, they'll scamper a run nonetheless

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20PA PatelV Kohli
2nd55PA PatelAB de Villiers
3rd2AB de VilliersMM Ali
4th8AB de VilliersMandeep Singh
5th11AB de VilliersC de Grandhomme
6th2AB de VilliersSN Khan
7th10TG SoutheeSN Khan
8th0TG SoutheeUT Yadav
9th20TG SoutheeMohammed Siraj
10th6YS ChahalMohammed Siraj