HomeCricketIPLMatch – 14 RCB VS RR : Winless RCB & RR lock horns against each other for opening account in this year’s IPL!
Match – 14 RCB VS RR : Winless RCB & RR lock horns against each other for opening account in this year’s IPL!
April 13, 2019
Rajasthan Royals opt to bowl first
Virat Kohli will be leading RCB for the 100th time. Among the eight captains to
lead in 50+ matches in IPL, Kohli’s win % of 45.45 is the poorest.
Jofra Archer has an ER of 6.33 in the first three games while the rest of RR
pacers cumulatively concede at 11.26 per over.
Virat Kohli & Parthiv Patel comes to the crease
Is it a
Safe start? – RCB 20/0 in 3 overs
PowerPlay – RCB 48/0 in 6 overs
are playing quite nice here as compared to the collapse in the last game.
Gopal shatters RCB skippers’ stumps
bowls back-to-back googlies and Virat fail to pick them both, he gets away with
the first one but second one rattles the middle and leg stump. Virat goes. ABD
4 1 4 2 1
4 – welcome back to the IPL 2019
away runs off Varun Aaron
Gopal’s googly does the trick again! ABD departs!
playing so well here, but tries to do something extraordinary and gets struck
bat to bowler where Gopal takes a low catch.
Gopal vs AB de Villiers:
on a roll here!
Hetmyer has also gone to the googly. He was staying back and trying to probably
read the turn off the pitch. He ended up feathering the ball to the keeper. Not
the best situation for Marcus Stoinis to make his RCB debut in, but what choice
does he have? RCB are down to 74/3 in 10.1 overs.
just 29-ball for Parthiv Patel
the first time, the left-hander is trying to do it all by himself. The
top-order stalwarts have been sent packing but Parthiv has been unaffected.
Gets his 12th IPL half-century.
comes to an end, at a 41-ball 67. He’s done so well in a game where no other
RCB batsman has managed even half the amount of control. He goes trying to
score another boundary, caught in the deep off Jofra Archer.
Gopal finishes off with figures of 4-16-12-3
for Shreyas Gopal. In a match that featured Virat ABD Butler Stokes Archer,
Gopal walks away with the player of the match award. Superb confidence boost
for the young man. And what a spell it was. Could have got 4.
– Apr 2, 2019
in 18 overs
spell improvement for Royals
gone from conceding 24 and 8 in the 18th and 19th overs in the previous game to
8 and 9 in this one.
best outing for the Jofra Archer, as he finishes with none 1 for 47 – 17 of
which came in the final over of the innings. Moeen Ali’s 9-ball 18 cameo and
Marcus Stoinis’s steadying-the-ship 31 off 28 has actually pushed RCB closer to
a competitive total. Since the dew has already started to set it, RCB are
probably still about 15-20 runs short.
start RCB wanted. Rahane nicks Navdeep Saini but Virat Kohli’s jump is not very
well timed while trying take it. He ends up spilling the catch.
spinner in but Mohammad Siraj gives away just a single in his over. Yet,
Rajasthan Royals have 46 for 0 in 5 overs.
off the blocks…
the powerplay – RR 55/0 after 6 overs
v MI 52-0
v RR 55-0
comes on and there’s a wicket straightaway. Kohli and RCB could’ve been better
served getting this before the partnership blossomed. Anyway, they’ve got the
wicket now as Rahane didn’t pick the googly. He rocked back inside the crease
in the hope to cut a length-ish ball away but Chahal had unfurled a googly that
turned in and struck the pad in line. Rahane considered reviewing it but
decided against – and wisely so. RR 60/1
cruising towards victory
are up and RR already have more than half of their target in their kitty
(80/1). It’s only just about more than half, but that’s enough for now as a
Buttler gets another half-century…
Englishman is on fire at the moment. You know what this means, don’t you?
Bowlers need to start observing his movements….at the non-striker’s end.
taken a teasing delivery tossed up outside the off-stump to get the Englishman
to miscue a big him. He goes back for a 43-ball 59. Can RCB do a KXIP and sneak
back in very late in dramatic fashion?
in 16 overs – Need 34 off 24 balls
four overs are done with figures of 2 for 17. He’s conceded just two runs in
his final over RCB’s headaches begin now. Who bowls the last four overs with
only 34 to get. Siraj has the ball for the 17th over…can he spark a late,
in 17 overs – Need 18 off 18 balls
Smith falls off the last ball of the 19th over, for a 31-ball 38. And now the
Stokes-Tripathi combo needs to get five off the last six balls. Surely this
game is already done?
says RR Need 5 off 6 balls
four losses in a raw for the Bangalore franchise as Rahul Tripathi quashes any
hopes of a Super Over when RR needed 1 off the last two balls with a pull shot
that soared for a six. RR have picked their first two points and RCB are left
pinged to the bottom of the table. Next up for them? A home game against the
Andre Russell-fuelled RCB – good luck to that bowling attack! Two days later,
Rajasthan Royals will host KKR.