Bangalore vs Rajasthan: In IPL 2021, the 43rd match of the tournament was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday. RCB had a target of 150 runs in the match, which the team won by 7 wickets with 17 balls to spare. With the win, RCB have reached 14 points and the team is very close to the playoffs. At the same time, with the defeat, Rajasthan’s challenge to make the last four has become very weak.
Maxwell’s Second Consecutive Fifty
Chasing the target, Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 50 off 30 balls. This was his second consecutive fifty in the current tournament. Along with scoring 25 runs in the match, Maxwell also completed his 7000 runs in T20 cricket.
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RR’s Innings Falter After a Good Start
Mohammad Siraj got the first success for RCB by dismissing Yashasvi Jaiswal (31). Jaiswal and Evin Lewis added 77 runs in 50 balls for the first wicket. George Garten, making his IPL debut, got the second blow to RR by dismissing Evin Lewis (58), who was batting brilliantly. This was Lewis’ third in the IPL and the first fifty for RR.
3 Wickets in 7 Balls
Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Mahipal Lomror (3) to give RCB their fourth breakthrough. The team had not yet recovered from this setback that after 3 balls, Shahbaz Ahmed first broke the back of RR by sending Sanju Samson (19) and then Rahul Teotia (2) to the pavilion. The Royals took these three big wickets in just 7 balls. Apart from these, Liam Livingstone (6) and Riyan Parag (9) returned to the pavilion. Bangalore vs Rajasthan.
Harshal’s Magic Again
The magic of Harshal Patel, who took a hat-trick against Mumbai, was once again seen. He took 3 wickets in the last over of RR’s innings. Patel dismissed Riyan Parag (9) and Chris Morris (14) in two successive deliveries. It looked like he would be able to take a hat-trick once again, but it did not happen. Harshal may not have completed the hat-trick, but on the last ball of the over, he also showed the way to the dressing room by dismissing Chetan Sakaria (2).
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Both Team Playing XI
RR- Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Karthik Tyagi, Chetan Sakaria, Mustafizur Rahman
RCB – Virat Kohli (Captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (W), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garten, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.