RCB Beats RR By 8 Wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and shoot up to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 points table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal, and a three-wicket haul from Yuzvendra Chahal, makes this win so comfortable for the team.
Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 72 off 53 deliveries, while the young Padikkal carried on his purple patch with a 45-ball 63. While Chahal picked three wickets while Isuru Udana took down two for RCB.
Winning the toss and choosing to bat, Rajasthan Royals did not get off to the best start as their top three of Steve Smith, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson all fell within the first five overs.
Robin Uthappa and Mahipal Lomror, who was playing his first match of the season in place of Ankit Rajpoot, then got together to rebuild for the Royals, putting on a 39-run stand before Uthappa became Chahal’s second victim of the afternoon.
Lomror carried on, with Riyan Parag for support, before the latter holed out off Isuru Udana’s bowling.
Chahal came back to outfox Lomror just before the youngster could get to his half-century. He made 47. Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer gave RR a good finish, as they managed to put 154 on the board.
But RCB captain Virat Kohli and Padikkal make it easy for the team so they comfortably completed the chase, with the two putting on a 99-run partnership for the second wicket.
Kohli scored his first half-century of the season, after a few poor scores in the first three matches.