Abu Dhabi: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the 15th IPL 2020 match on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday clinched victory from Rajasthan Royals (RR) with a strong partnership of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. Beating RR by eight wickets, RCB moved to the highest of the factors desk.
RCB skipper Kohli remained unbeaten on 72 off 53 balls with seven fours and two sixes, whereas Padikkal hit 63 off 45 deliveries.
Jofra Archer dismissed Devdutt Padikkal for 63 after Virat Kohli hit his first fifty of the season to place RCB in command of chase. Each batsmen have placed on an important fifty-plus stand for the second wicket.
Rajasthan Royals obtained an early breakthrough as Shreyas Gopal eliminated Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Aaron Finch for eight of their chase of 155.
RR’s middle-order batsman Mahipal Lomror’s invaluable 47 helped Rajasthan Royals set a 155-run goal.
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Electing to bat, Royals didn’t have a fantastic begin as they misplaced skipper Steve Smith (5), Jos Buttler (22) and Sanju Samson (4) inside the primary 5 overs with simply 31 runs on the board.
Lomror — who was enjoying his first match on this IPL season — then took management of the innings and together with Robin Uthappa, took the staff’s rating to 70. Uthappa discovering his type earlier than his 17-run knock got here to an finish within the 11th over.
Uthappa’s dismissal, nevertheless, didn’t have an effect on Lomror as he held one finish and stitched one other 35-run partnership with Riyan Parag. Parag was dismissed after contributing with 16 whereas Lomror felt wanting scoring a well-deserved fifty as he misplaced his wicket whereas going for a most and was caught at lengthy off after scoring 47.
Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer then added 40 runs within the final 20 balls to take the staff’s rating previous 150 mark. Whereas Tewatia remained not out on 24 (12 balls), Archer contributed with unbeaten 16 from 10 deliveries as Rajasthan managed 154/6 of their allotted 20 overs.
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For Bangalore, Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball as he returned with figures of three/24 from his 4 overs. Isuru Udana additionally picked up two wickets however he was costly, giving freely 41 runs in his full quota of overs. Navdeep Saini additionally chipped in with a wicket.
Transient scores: Rajasthan Royals 154/6 (Mahipal Lomror 47, Rahul Tewatia 24*; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/24)
(With Company Inputs)