Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – IPL 2021
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 43rd IPL match will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 29th September 2021 at Dubai International Stadium, UAE.
Thanks to our Global Logistics Partner @DP_World and all RCB support staff working behind the scenes, our players can go out and shine on the field. Together, we've got your back! #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/YWS7qbVkre— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 28, 2021
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Pre-match Updates
Head to Head comparison of Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore shows that out of 24 matches played between them, RCB won 11 times and RR managed to win on 10 occasions, Strikingly, 3 matched remained with no result.
The comparison clearly demonstrates that both teams are capable of beating each other on a given day.
RR vs RCB Match Details
Virat Kohli, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore ( RCB) won the toss and decided to bowl first. RCB has made 1 change into the side, George Garton makes his IPL debut in place of Kyle Jamieson.
The RR has made 1 change into the side, Kartik Tyagi comes in playing XI in place of Jaydev Unadkat.
Below are the RR and RCB teams that were declared.
|Rajasthan Royals (RR)||Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal|
After being put to bat first, RR finished 149-9 after 20 overs. They started well but lost the ground in the middle.
On the other hand, RCB seems to be in hurry to finish off the things, Kohli and Padikkal gave a start, and later on, Maxwell and Bharat finished off the things in style. RCB scored 153-3 in 17.1 overs and won the match by 7 wickets in 17.1 overs.
The fast scoring in the end by RCB batsmen surely has helped them to improve on the NRR from -0.359 to -0.200.
Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant spell, he took 2 wickets in his 4 overs for 18 runs.
After losing the toss, RR was put on to bat first against RCB. Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal opened the innings for RR.
They had a watchful and RR was 3-0 after 1 over. In the second over Jaiswal opened up and hit a four to Mohammed Siraj, RR was 8-0 after 2 overs.
The 3rd over was bowled by Maxwell and both Evin and Jaiswal hit him hard, RR was 21-0 after 3 overs.
The fourth over was bowled by debutant Garton, he too was dispatched all around the ground, RR was 39-0 after 4 overs.
Both the openers were settled and were playing freely, Evin especially was in an attacking frame of mind. They completed the 50 runs partnership for the first wicket and RR was 56-0 after power play (6 overs).
By the end of the 8th over RR was 71-0, Evin was at 46, and Jaiswal at 25.
However, they had a blow in the 9th over when Daniel Christian dismissed Jaiswal at 31, RR was 81-1 after 9 overs.
Sanju Samson replaced Jaiswal, Evin finished his half-century in the 10th over, RR was 91-1 after 10 overs.
Maiden fifty as a Royal. ? pic.twitter.com/Ysl9rGEY0r— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 29, 2021
From here it was looking that RR would comfortably score 170 runs. RCB got another breakthrough in the 12th over by Garton, he dismissed Lewis at 58, RR was 109-2 after 12 overs.
RR lost Mahipal Lomror in the 13th over to Chahal. In the 14th over Shahbaz dismissed both Sanju and Rahul Tewatia at 19 and 2, RR was 117-5 after 15 overs.
A very disappointing performance by the RR middle order. Chahal once again struck and dismissed Liam Livingstone at 6, RR was 129-6 after 17 overs.
Harshal Patel after taking a hattrick in the last match almost repeated the same, he took 3 wickets in the last over of the innings and RR finished 149-9 after 20 overs.
|Evin Lewis |
c Bharat b George Garton
|Yashasvi Jaiswal |
c Siraj b Christian
|Sanju Samson |
c Padikkal b Shahbaz Ahmed
|Mahipal Lomror |
st Bharat b Chahal
c de Villiers b Chahal
|Rahul Tewatia |
c Padikkal b Shahbaz Ahmed
c Kohli b Harshal Patel
|Chris Morris |
c Padikkal b Harshal Patel
|Chetan Sakariya |
c de Villiers b Harshal Patel
|Kartik Tyagi |
|Total: 149-9 in 20 Overs|
RCB needed 150 runs to win at the rate of 7.5 runs per over. Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal opened the innings for RCB, all that was needed is a big partnership, in the beginning.
Kohli was in no mood to spare even the first over, he hit Morris for 3 boundaries in the very first over of the innings, RCB was 12-0 after 1 over.
The 2nd over was no different, both Kohli and Padikkal hit boundaries and RCB was 26-0 after 2 overs.
Both continued scoring aggressively and after the 5th over RCB was 48-0.
In the 6th over, Mustafizur gave a breakthrough to RR, he dismissed Padikkal at 22 runs and RCB was 51-1 after powerplay (6 overs)
In the very next over Virat was run out and RCB was 59-2 after 7 overs.
In the remaining 13 overs, RCB needed 91 runs with a required run rate of just 9 runs per over.
Glenn Maxwell and Srikar Bharat were in the middle and both demonstrated ultimate T20 cricket and scored 50 runs partnership, RCB was 106-2 after 13 overs.
Mustafizur once again came out with a wicket-taking delivery and dismissed Srikar Bharat at 44, RCB was 127-3 after 16 overs.
The 17th over was bowled by Chris Morris and Glenn Maxwell hammered 22 runs, Maxwell completed his half-century in 30 balls. RCB was 149-3 after 17 overs.
The winning shot was played by AB de Villers and RCB was 153-3, RCB won the match by 7 wickets in 17.1 overs.
|Virat Kohli |
Run out (Parag)
|Devdutt Padikkal |
|Srikar Bharat |
c (sub) b Mustafizur
|Glenn Maxwell Not out||50||30||6||1|
|AB de Villiers||4||1||1||0|
|Total: 153-3 in 17.1 Overs|