RR beat RCB to advance to Qualifier 2

Rajasthan Royals (RR) finally got the taste of victory after losing 4 matches back to back and this win came at the right time after beating Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) by 4 wickets. 

Royals scored 172/8 in 20 overs and in reply Royal Challengers posted 174/6 in 19 overs. With this win, Rajasthan moved to the Qualifier 2 where they will meet SRH and the winner of that match will play against KKR in the finals.  

These two teams met once in this season, where both the teams were seen registering centuries in which Kohli’s century was demolished by Butler’s century in the run chase

After winning the toss, Sanju Samson chooses to bowl first. 

Not a single half-century was seen by the Bengaluru boys in this match. Rajat Patidar (34 runs) scored the most runs for his team. He played 22 balls and hit 2 fours and 2 sixes. Virat Kohli scored 32 runs at the start in 24 balls. 

Then it was Mahipal Lomror whose destructive knock of 32 runs in 17 balls guided the team beyond 160. 

Avesh Khan got 3 wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin got 2 wickets in his 4 overs by giving away only 19 runs. Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal got 1 wicket each. 

In the chase, Yashasvi Jaiswal got the team a destructive start as he scored 45 runs in just 30 balls in which he hit 8 boundaries. But suddenly the score went 112/4 and looked a little tough for them. 

Then Riyan Parag (36 runs) and Shimron Hetmyer (26 runs) stabilized the team’s momentum. Rovman Powell (16 runs not out) with a six named the victory to his team.   

Mohammad Siraj got 2 wickets while Lockie Ferguson, Karn Sharma and Cameron Green got 1 wicket each. 

Avesh Khan, RR, Player of the Match

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