In the 12th season of the Indian Premier League, the bad phase of the Royal Challengers Banglore doesn’t seem to end as again in the 14th match of the IPL Rajasthan Royals defeated RCB by 7 wickets at the Sawai Man Singh stadium in Jaipur.
JOS BUTLER 2ND HALF CENTURY
RCB legend batsman Kohli failed miserably against right arm leg break bowler Shreyas Gopal’s. Opener Parthiv Patel’s led his side from the front scoring 67 runs of 41 balls and took the team to a total of 158.
With the help of Jos Buttler’s half-century (59 runs, 43 balls, eight fours, and one six) in reply, Rajasthan Royals achieved this target in 19.5 overs, losing just three wickets. With this half century, Jos Butler registered his second half-century in this season of IPL.
Apart from Jos Butler, Steve Smith scored 38 and Rahul Tripathi scored 34 not out and captain Ajinkya Rajane scored 22.
SHREYAS GOPAL’S AMAZING SPELL
The limited-overs leg-break bowler Shreyas Gopal played a key role in limiting the RCB to a score of 158 runs. He dismissed Virat Kohli (23), AB de Villiers (13) and Shimron Hetmyer (1). Shreyas took the wicket giving only 12 runs in his four overs. Shreyas Gopal was declared Player of the Match.
MISS FEILDING BY RCB
Since the RCB did not set a very high score. Rajasthan batsmen were pushing the scoreboard without taking unnecessary risks. Stoinis in the 11th over gave away 7 runs. In the 12th over, Butler completed a half-century hitting 8 fours and 1 six.
Good thing for RCB was that Butler (59 runs, 43 balls, eight fours, and one six) did not last long after completing the half-century With his dismissal, there was some excitement in the camp of Bangalore.
Instead of Butler, Rahul Tripathi took Rajasthan Royals to 121 for two in 15 overs after losing two wickets. In the remaining five overs Rajasthan needed 38 runs.
Smith got the lifeline in the 16th over when Umesh Yadav dropped his catch over onto the boundary on Chahal’s bowling. Chahal (2 for 17 in four overs) bowled well but RCB’s score was not so big that it could be a challenge for Rajasthan.
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