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Jofra Archer will open the attack for RR. Here we go…!!!
Aaron Finch and Devudutt Paddikal are making their way to the middle. Royals are in a huddle.
Welcome back! RCB need 155 runs to win.
Yuzvendra Chahal gets the purple cap
It is very humid. Playing after six months in this humidity. We thought they would get 170 but restricting them to 155 is good. I’m very happy with the way the ball has been coming out from my hand. When I came to bowl in the third over, I realized that it’s a slow wicket and didn’t go to my googlies a lot. I realised that I’m dropping a few in international cricket, so I’m working on it (catching). Not worried about the Purple Cap, the whole team is just focused on winning the trophy for RCB. One boundary is a bit shorter at one end, so bowling from that side will be tougher. We need a good partnership at the beginning.
End of RR innings: Rajasthan Royals 154/6
Fighting chance created. 💪Time for the bowlers to shine. 💥#RCBvRR | #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily https://t.co/sAa9jKUAEx
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1601726467000
This is it. This will put us at the top of the table. 🔝 #PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvRR https://t.co/a0CA6D9UDk
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601726321000
OVERS 19.3: SIX! Tewatia sends Saini over deep mid wicket. Tewatia is dealing in sixes right now. RR 153/6
OVERS 19.2: FREE HIT! SIX! Tewatia smashes Saini over deep square leg. RR 147/6
OVERS 19.2: Saini to Tewatia. NO BALL. High full toss from Saini. Tewatia tries to play a scoop but the ball hits his shoulder. He is down in pain. Physio is out in the middle. Tewatia is fine and ready to bat.
OVERS 19.1: Low full toss from Saini. Jofra will get just 1 run.
Saini to bowl the last over.
End of OVER 19: 10 runs off Udana’s over. RR 139/6
OVERS 18.3: SIX! Archer smashes Udana over deep mid wicket fence. RR 136/6
Udana starts his fourth and last over.
OVERS 18: FOUR! Saini to Archer. Archer finds an edge and the ball races towards fine leg boundary. That’s French Cut by Jofra. RR 129/6
OVERS 17.1: SIX! Tewatia welcomes Saini with a huge one over deep square leg fence. What a confident shot from the youngster. RR 122/6
Navdeep Saini starts his third over.
End of OVER 17: 10 runs off Chahal’s over. RR 116/6
Cold and calculated. Dial C for Wickets. 😎#PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvRR https://t.co/GPvImh2oFK
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601724978000
Jofra Archer comes to the crease. Are you ready for some fireworks?
OVERS 16.4: WICKET! Chahal ends Lomror’s stay at 47. Third wicket for Chahal. Wide and outside off by Chahal. Lomror tries to go over the top but fails to connect it well. Paddikal takes an easy catch at long off. RR 114/6
OVERS 16.1: SIX! Lomror goes down to his knee and whacks Chahal over deep mid wicket for a hug six. RR 112/5
Chahal starts his fourth and final over.
End of OVER 16: 7 runs off Udana’s over. RR 106/5
Isuru = ನಮ್ಮ ಉಸಿರು. 😍#PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvRR https://t.co/1jhfomMi9z
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601724773000
Rahul Tewatia comes to the crease
OVERS 15.5: WICKET! Udana removes Riyan Parag for 16 runs. Short from Udana. Riyan tries to pull but fails to get the distance. Finch takes an easy catch. RR 105/5.
100 comes up for Rajasthan Royals
Current Mood. #RCBvRR | #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily https://t.co/8KdOwQooAa
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1601723855000
Udana is back into the attack for his third over.
End of OVER 15: 10 runs off Chahal’s over. RR 99/4
OVERS 14.5: SIX! Lomror dances down the track and smashes Chahal over mid-over fence. What a shot by the left-hander. RR 98/4
Chahal is back into the attack. This is his third over.
Sundar completes his quota of 4 overs. His bowling figures: 4-0-20-0
Current temperature: 3️⃣8️⃣ degrees, feels like at least 5️⃣0️⃣. ☀️ Thanks for turning up the heat, Washi. 🔥… https://t.co/1h849K6XuU
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601723741000
End of OVER 13: 8 runs off Zampa’s over. RR 85/4
OVERS 12.4: FOUR! Riyan Parag hits this with brute power. The ball races like a rocket straight down the ground. RR 83/4
Adam Zampa is back into the attack. It’s his third over.
End of OVER 12: 4 runs off Dube’s over. RR 77/4
Shivam Dube comes into the attack.
End of OVER 11: 3 runs off Chahal’s over. RR 73/4
And that’s the end of Robbie, courtesy of Yuzi & Izy. 🔥#PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvRR https://t.co/wQiagHXm2O
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601722853000
Riyan Parag comes to the crease now
OVERS 10.1: WICKET! Chahal removes Uthappa for 17. Royals lost their fourth wicket. Uthappa tries to go over the top against Chahal but fails to connect and finds Udana at long off.
Another wicket for Chahal. Robin Uthappa departs after scoring 17 runs.#RR 70/4 after 10.1 overs#Dream11IPL… https://t.co/MYJZdWqUHB
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1601722653000
Yuzvendra Chahal is back into the attack
10 overs gone! 9 runs off Saini’s over. RR 70/3
Alright we’re reading your comments. How many do you think we will be chasing today? #PlayBold #IPL2020… https://t.co/8QQiZh7V4G
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601722607000
OVERS 9.3: FOUR! Lomror smashes Saini towards mid off for a boundary. RR 66/3
Navdeep Saini is back into the attack. This is his second over.
End of OVER 9: 11 runs off Zampa’s over. RR 61/3
OVERS 8.2: SIX! Lomror leans forward and whacks the ball over deep mid wicket region. Superb shot from the left-hander. RR 57/3
Zampa starts his second over.
End of OVER 8: 4 runs off Sundar’s over. RR 50/3
50 comes up for Rajasthan Royals
Sundar starts his third over.
End of OVER 7: 8 runs off Zampa’s over. RR 46/3
OVERS 7: FOUR! Uthappa lofts this towards long on. Gurkeerat dives but fails to grab the ball. Risky shot from Uthappa. RR 46/3
Another bowling change for RCB: Adam Zampa comes into the attack.
And that’s a good start to the weekend….🔥Happy Saturday to everyone back home! 😁#PlayBold #IPL2020… https://t.co/Ij08SECQjw
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601721386000
End of OVER 6: 5 runs off Sundar’s over. RR 38/3
Washington Sundar is back into the attack. This is his second over.
5 overs gone! Just 2 runs off Chahal’s over. RR 33/3
Sanju Samson vs Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL
Mahipal Lomror comes to the crease
Bringing Chahal in the powerplay worked well for Virat Kohli’s men. Brilliant move from captain Kohli.
OVERS 4.1: WICKET! Brilliant caught and bowled from Chahal. Sanju has to depart. Chahal gets the big fish. He exults in celebration. Umpire are checking for a clean check. And, it’s OUT. Sanju departs for 4. RR 31/3
There is not stopping #RCB today. Another big blow for #RR as the in-form Samson departs.Chahal with his first wi… https://t.co/Cw5VjDjqW2
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1601720810000
Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack.
Robin Uthappa comes to the crease.
Wicket maiden from Navdeep.
W00000hooo! Saini serves Buttler. No pun intended. 🤲🏻😉#PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvRR https://t.co/eFISdYGwAd
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601720975000
OVERS 3.1: WICKET! Navdeep Saini strikes on his first delivery. Jos Buttler tries to play a drive, gets an outside edge and Devdutt Padikkal takes a brilliant catch at first slip. Big wicket for RCB. RR 31/2
Navdeep Saini comes into the attack
OVERS 2.5: FOUR! Sanju comes and opens his account with a superb drive towards mid off. RR 31/1
Sanju Samson comes to the crease
OVERS 2.4: WICKET! Udana castles Steve Smith for 5. Superb bowling from him. RR 27/1
OVERS 2.2: FOUR! Buttler is on fire. He stays back and pulls it away through mid-wicket region. RR 26/0
OVERS 2.1: SIX! Buttler stands tall, picks the length and lofts it over long on fence. What a shot from him.
Udana starts his second over.
End of OVER 2: 7 runs off Sundar’s over. RR 16/0
OVERS 1.2: FOUR! Buttler leans forward and guides Sundar towards fine leg. RR 13/0
Washington Sundar comes into the attack
OVER 0.6: FOUR! Poor delivery from Udana. Smith shuffles across and guides the pacer towards fine leg. RR 9/0
OVER 0.2: FOUR! Buttler uses the pace and flicks the ball towards fine leg for a boundary. RR 4/0
Here we go…!!!!
Steve Smith and Jos Buttler are at the crease. Isuru Udana will open the attack for RCB.
Battle of GOATS
Battle of the GOATS. 🤜🏻🤛🏻#PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvRR https://t.co/CJMNAsozHc
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601718704000
RR’s record at Abu Dhabi.
Just leaving it here for @RCBTweets. 😁#HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily | #RCBvRR | #IPL2020 https://t.co/p0xJPHNSlw
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1601718422000
A look at the Playing XI for #RCBvRR #Dream11IPL https://t.co/JVtf6CqNtK
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1601717864000
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal
RR have won the toss and elected to bat first. No changes to our winning XI. 👊🏻#PlayBold #IPL2020… https://t.co/ttzJNvfp4s
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601717669000
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat
12th man: Mr Nags? 😉#RCBvRR | #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily | #IPL2020 | @NagsMr https://t.co/9VIjHdRbXn
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1601717619000
Virat Kohli: It’s dry heat, but it’s not so bad. We are playing with the same XI. We wanted to bat first as it’s a day game, better to get into the game in the first six overs of the match. Getting a strong squad together, it’s good to see the youngsters doing the job for us, that’s what we have focused on. Dube contribution, Chahal’s always a banker and AB does what he is good at doing.
Steve Smith: We’ll bat first. It’s a day game, pretty warm out here, so we want to bat first and set a target. We got one change, Lomror comes in for Ankit (Rajpoot). It’s a long tournament, you are going to win games, lose games. Hopefully, we’ll put on a good show today. Ben (Stokes) is a quality player, adds to our squad once he’s arrives.
TEAM NEWS: For RR, Mahipal Lomroro replaces Ankit Rajpoot.
TOSS NEWS: Rajasthan have won the toss and Steve Smith decides to bat first.
Skipper keeping 𝒄𝒐𝒐𝒍 in the Abu Dhabi heat! 😎TOSS coming next! #HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily | #RCBvRR |… https://t.co/OjPGA32z2b
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 1601716807000
Good afternoon from a bright and sunny Abu Dhabi. 👋#PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvRR https://t.co/46hOkKTyhm
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1601716167000
Hello and welcome back to Timesofindia.com’s continued coverage of the 13th edition of the IPL that enters its 15th day, which will see the first double-header of the 2020 edition. The first game will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals and the late-evening fixtures will see Delhi Capitals taking on Kolkata Knight Riders.