RR vs RCB: After the brilliant innings of Riyan Parag, the royal win of Rajasthan Royals on the strength of the bowlers. Rajasthan Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 29 runs in the IPL 15 match on Tuesday, defending an average score of 144 runs on the back of their bowlers’ brilliant performance. It is the sixth win for the Royals this season. With 6-wins in 8 matches, the Royals team has again reached the top of the points table.
However, RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted for the fielding first. Their bowlers restricted the Royals to 144 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. In response, the bowlers of the Royals retaliated and did not give any chance to the RCB players to play freely. And the whole team was bundled out for 115 runs in 19.3 overs.
Hero of the match: Kuldeep sen
The hero of this match was Kuldeep Sen. He took back to back two important wickets in the seventh and sent Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell back to the dugout. He took total four wickets for 20 runs in 3.3 overs. Kuldeep, playing the third match in this season of IPL, contributed significantly to his team’s victory.
Apart from him, spinner R Ashwin took three wickets for 17 runs. Prasidh Krishna took two wickets for 23 runs. He took wicket of the out of form Virat Kohli.
Virat also flopped in the opening
The team management of RCB had put former captain Virat Kohli as the opener in this match. But he couldn’t play well here too. He became the victim of Prasidh Krishna and scored only 9-runs in 10 balls.
Riyan Parag scored his first half-century
Riyan Parag scored the first half-century of the season to help Rajasthan Royals take the innings to 144 runs. Riyan played an unbeaten 56 off 31 balls with three fours and four sixes. Parag stood till the end. During the match, there was also a clash between Riyan and RCB bowler Harshal Patel. In Patel’s last over, Riyan looted 18 runs with two sixes and a four. When Riyan was going to the dugout at the end of the innings, Patel said something and there was a ruckus between the two.
Today’s match: Gujarat Titans will take revenge from Hyderabad
When the team Gujarat Titans, playing in the IPL for the first time, will take the field against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday, it will try to avenge the first loss. In which Hyderabad team won by 8-wickets. Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya is running in excellent form. He would like to play a big inning against Hyderabad as well. Hardik has scored 295 runs in 6 matches with Three half-centuries till now.
Champion Chennai is also on the verge of being knocked out of the playoffs
After losing the match to Punjab Kings, now the defending champion team Chennai Super Kings has also reached the verge of being out of the playoff race. Chennai has lost six out of eight matches. If the team wants to make it to the playoffs, then it has to win all its remaining matches.