IPL 2019: Today IPL Match Live Updates RR v RCB 14th Match Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur – Rajasthan won by 7 wkts.
Today IPL Match Live Updates RR v RCB 14th Match:
Rajasthan won by 7 wkts
Bangalore – 158/4 (20.0 Ovs)
Rajasthan – 164/3 (19.5 Ovs)
- Most consecutive losses from the start of a season:
6 Delhi Daredevils (2013)
5 Deccan Chargers (2012)
5 Mumbai Indians (2014)
4 Mumbai Indians (2008)
4 Mumbai Indians (2015)
4 Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019)
- Finally! At long last RCB finally pick up a catch after letting for off 4 easy ones in this match. Siraj gets a wicket with Yadav catching on the boundary to send Smith back to the pavilion for 38 runs. Hardly matters in the result though.
- 17: RR well on top and are not allowing RCB even the slightest of space to get their faces in the match. Siraj’s pathetic over ends with a six over the offside region by Smith and it’s all done and dusted. Shambolic stuff. 142/2
- 14: Umesh continues to be ineffective. Only RCB need to chase this game with 48 needed in 6 overs and Kohli would be well aware of this. Changes need to be on the money and everything needs to be perfect from here on if his side are to have any chance.
- Second Wicket : Out! Butler departs for 59 off 43 balls with 8 4s in his innings and Chahal showing why spin was such a prerequisite here. Caught by Stoinis and the set batsmen goes and RCB finally have an inroad.
Score after 10 overs – RR 80-1
- 80-1 at the end of 10 overs for the Royals. Well ahead of where RCB were at the same stage and they need 79 runs from the last 10. An extremely easy task, one that will comfortably be achieved by RCB can’t pick up wickets. The only thing that can keep them alive in this chase
- On a pitch that is clearly playing into the spinners hands with the first innings more than conclusive proof, why did Kohli opt to give so much time before bringing on his slower options. Buttler the wicket that his side need to get here
- First Wicket : Rahane lbw b Chahal 22(20) [4s-4] – Where did Rahane allow that ball to hit him? Sharp turn, coming into him and it’s trapped him on his pads. Sends Rahane for 22 and RCB have the first wicket. Fruition in the over which gave away 2 runs and got the wicket with it as well
Score after 7 overs – RR 59-0
- Time Out : Powerplay culminates and it’s safe to say Kohli has lost the plot. Persisting with bowlers who are being thwarted with such ease and 55-0 at the first time out gives Rajasthan the lead by a long distance in this chase
- Update till 5 over :- 46/0
- 5: Kohli’s decision to go with pace understandable with the ball deviating and stinging into the batsmen as it skids off this pitch but his pacers have failed to answer his call. Everything to get the ball to swing to your tunes available but all of RCB’s three bowlers have failed
- With the bowling changes not fruitful and empty spaces in the field, Kohli has once again been lackluster in the captaincy department. It’s taking a toll on his batting as well and is it time for him to step down?
- Four overs beyond us and Kohli has been completely wrong with everything’s he’s tried to do in the opening part of play here. Lapses in his captaincy yet again on display with poor field placements and the unwillingness to go with the spinner yet seeing Rajasthan come roaring out off the blocks
- 15 runs from Umesh’s third and that was a torrid over. He was all over the place, giving both Bairstow and Rahane more than ample room to work the ball around to the boundaries. Wayward and waning and given the treatment it deserves
Score after 3 overs – RR 33-0
- Dropped! Rahane goes chasing after the delivery with the ball slightly deviating away from him to induce a thick outside edge. Should have been a regulation catch for a fielder off Kohli’s calibre but he ends up spilling it. Injury added by Rahane with a four off the proceeding ball
- Outswing in the first over and this is a positive sign for RCB. If they can extract the maximum purchase with the new ball then the wickets will follow. Need to be ruthless and relentless if they are to keep their footing in the match
- 0.1: 112 matches, 113 wickets and it’s Umesh who opens for RCB. Single off the first ball itself with Rahane playing a cut to get off the strike. 1-0
- Second Inning Start – We welcome your presence with us once again for the second part of this innings. Buttler and Rahane have stepped out for Rajasthan who step out in pursuit of what should be an easy fix for them as they look to get their first win of the tournament
- 159 target for RR
Score after 20 overs – RCB 158-4
- 17 off the last over and Archer has been demolished today. Gone for 47 runs from his 4 overs with just the one wicket to his name and this has been the only bowler whose been taken apart. Takes RCB to 158 but this over came out way too late from their perspective.
- End of RCB’s innings and they are well away from the ideal total on this beautiful batting surface. Needed to touch atleast 170 with the ball coming on so finely on the bat and Rajasthan will be the marginally happier side at the break. Continous wickets and a well rounded bowling effort keeping RCB well away from a challenging target.
- 19: RCB failing to capitalise on what was an otherwise abmysal over by Stokes. Offered full room and length to open your arms and taken on the bowler but this partnership has just not been able to get under the ball
- 19: DRS taken by Rajasthan for a nick off Stokes’ delivery by Stoinis. Not the loudest of appeals by the bowler and fielders and replays showing way. Ball well away from the bat and Stoinis survives
Bangalore – 127/4 (17.4 Ovs)
- Fourth Wicket : Out! Slower ball, pace taken off it by Archer and Parthiv holes out to Rahane in the mid-on region. He’s been the only batsmen today whose shown any sort of incentive to restore parity in RCB’s order but it’s time for his innings to end at 61 as well.
- Time Out 117-3 at the strategic timeout and RCB were yearning to take this. Good news for them is that this partnership has flourished for some time and it is capable of powering their total to a big one. Message from the management has to be to try and hit everything out of the ground now.
- 15: End of Shreyas’ spell and he’s ended with all the three wickets to have fallen till now. 107-3 for RCB ahead of the death overs and they’re massively struggling to find the fence. Need another 60 runs to make a meal off this match.
- RCB: 103-3 after 14 overs
- 13: Stokes comes on and Patel has finally been allowed to play the shots he’s wanted. A six and a four resume some run making for his and the visiting unit will need him to bat for atleast another 2 overs here
- 12: 80/3 There are 19 instances of a bowler dismissing Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers in the same innings in IPL – Shreyas Gopal only the second bowler to do so twice after RCB’s current bowling coach Ashish Nehra.
- Third Wicket : He’s gone! Hetmyer was looking to be a wicket that would fall soon and it’s come about with spin doing him again yet again. Gopal has his third off the day with a delivery that stayed low finding Buttler’s gloves. He’s gone for 1 off 5 balls and RCB are in trouble here.73/3
- All spin for Rajasthan at the moment and it’s completely pegged back the visiting side. Just the 2 runs from the over with Hetmyer completely failing to understand how to swat away the slower bowler. End of 10 and RCB have only managed 73-2. Need to start taking hold on things.
- 9 overs done and dusted and RCB’s entire good start has been wiped out here. They’ve lost the big guns and all the onus lies on a middle-order which is far from perfect. Not one to bank on and this match is wide open at 71-2.
- Second Wicket : OUT! Another big wicket collapses for RCB and it’s AB de Villiers who has been sent back this time. Hands the ball straight back to the Gopal whose picked up the second wicket of the night. Out for 13 and this is a big blow. 71/2
- First Wicket : Bowled! It’s been the bat and pad and Shreyas has picked up the big wicket of Kohli here. His problems against spin continue with the offstump pitched delivery rattling through his wickets as he tried to drive it. Wrong shot and he loses his wicket for 23
- 48-0 in the fielding restrictions and this is RCB’s highest partnership this season as well. For the first time they’ve not lost a wicket in the powerplay and they’ll be pleased with the way they’ve constructed their innings today.
- Fine work by Patel in Archer’s first over with an uppercut followed by a swivel of his feet to hit it for another four. Completes with a full fledged drive and 3 different shots all ending in the same result. Three fours in the over with pace on the bat being loved here. 43-0 after 5 overs
- 4 overs: Kohli hitting Kulkarni’s first ball of the second over for a four following which things were kept quite in the over before Parthiv threw his bat at a widish delivery to end the over with another 4. 29-0
- 17-2 for RCB at the end of the first two overs. Nothing untoward or risky opted for from both the batsmen with Kohli taking the incentive to do the bulk of the scoring here.
- First Inning Starts : Will be an interesting proposition to see who steps out to open today for RCB. Kohli had reinstated his position in number three the previous time and all eyes will be on if he continues to stick with that role.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
- Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron
- The Royals win the toss and they’ve elected to bowl first. It’s traditionally a good surface for scoring runs with the average first innings score being 169 and Kohli and AB de Villiers need to massively come good for their side today.
Today IPL match live updates RCB v RR – Preview Highlights:
- The two sides will clash against each other on April 2 at 8:00 pm with the toss scheduled for 7:30 pm
Team Squads :
Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee.
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Liam Livingstone, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi