IPL 2021 RCB vs RR Highlights: Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore creates a unique record in this IPL season by winning their three league matches of the IPL 2021.
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Toss Details: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opt to bowl
Virat Kohli | Royal Challengers Bangalore
Going to bowl. Have seen results here whether there’s dew or not. Still continues to be a high scoring ground. Last night we saw even if you lose early wickets, just one partnership and you’re never far in the game. Been batting well as a group.
Confident we can chase anything down. At the same time we’re bowling well as well. Just want to get into this pitch and conditions with the new ball and try and exploit whatever we can. Very exciting for me as a batsman but the bowlers will have to adjust.
Good thing is we have bowlers with height who can swing the new ball. Will look to make the most of that new ball. Very exciting for us. Have experienced conditions totally opposite in Chennai.
This game and this venue allows us to play even more expressive and positive cricket. Just one change. Richardson replaces Patidar. Experienced guy. Has been bowling well in the BBL last one year or so.
Sanju Samson | Rajasthan Royals
Will be a good experience for the batsmen to bat first. Saw the last game it can get tight in the end. It’s evenly balanced, we just need to play some good cricket. It’s all about playing with the heart.
Ups and downs are going to happen in IPL. Important to trust yourself and trust your teammates. There’s nothing much to think about. Just back yourself. One change, Gopal replaces Unadkat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
IPL 2021 RCB vs RR Highlights
Rajasthan Royals(RR) Batting
Jos Buttler and Vohra gets into the crease to lead the RR while Siraj opens the bowling attack for the RCB.
Buttler starts the innings with a couple of boundaries of the very first over. But Siraj in his second over of the innings draws the first blood for RR by dismissing Buttler for 8 runs. In the followed over Jamieson dismissed Vohra for 7 runs nd starts to add pressure for RR batting side.
Siraj in the followed over dismissed Miller for a duck where RR loses their top three wickets for 22 runs at the end of the 5 overs. Samson and Dube joins hands and tries to make a partnership which then breaks by Washington Sundar. Where he dismissed Samson for 21 runs.
With Dube’s 46 and Tewatia’s 40 runs RR scored 177 runs for 9 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Batting
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal gets into chase the descent target of 178 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
For a team like RCB with a strong batting order chasing 178 runs won’t be a matter but on considering the RR’s bowling unit RCB needs to look to build a perfect partnership at the beginning.
Things were totally went down when Virat and Padikkal made a massive partnership for the opening wicket. The duo starts to hit massive boundaries from the very first ball. Soon with Padikkals maiden IPL century RCB won the game like a piece of cake by defeating RR by 10 wickets.
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Man of the Match
- Name: Devdutt Padikkal
- Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Role: Batsman
- Stats: 101* runs from 52 deliveries
It’s been special. I could only wait my turn. When I was down with COVID, all I was thinking of was to come here and play the first match here. I couldn’t do that but was keen to contribute to the team’s win.
The wicket was coming on really well and we got a good start. When you get into a partnership like that, it helps as runs come from both ends. (Whether he was worried about the 100) Not really, that’s what I was telling Virat to go for it.
For me it’s not about getting to a hundred, I wouldn’t mind missing out on hundreds as long as I contribute to team’s wins. Throughout the innings there were times when he was going better and then I was going better. Rotation of strike is important. We just clicked well.