RCB vs RR match highlights:
- Starting after 3 hours of widespread rainfall, the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals clash was reduced to a 5 over encounter per side
- Chasing RCB’s 62-7, the Royals were at 41-1 in 3.2 overs before the rain made a return to bring with it the first no result of this season
- With the match being washed away, both sides ended the encounter with 0 points, meaning the Kohli lead franchisee have now officially been knocked out of the tournament
RCB vs RR match highlights
When things just aren’t going your way, your hardest efforts will not pay off. This has been the story of the Royal Challengers Bangalore season, one which saw the outfit have the slightest glimmer of chances to make it to the top 4. It was an equation that was a precarious one, requiring RCB to win both their matches with others swinging massively in their favour as well.
However, the story didn’t last even that long for the Virat Kohli lead franchisee. As the toss went against Kohli for the 10th time in 13 matches this season, so did the weather gods. Right after the toss, inclement rain made a foray, lashing at the ground for a period of 3 hours. Just as all chances of a match being conducted were being washed away, the rain stopped just in time, allowing for a 5 over the encounter.
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With just the 2 overs of the powerplay and each bowler being given the one over to bowl, RCB’s two mainstays in Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers stepped out to the crease to give their side an emphatic start. With two batsmen with a penchant for opening their arms and taking on any bowler in the world, Kohli started off his innings in a profound manner. In just 9 balls, Kohli had played 7 of them, scoring a colossal 25 runs courtesy of some absolutely delectable shots all over the park.
It was with the introduction of spin though that the match shifted away from RCB’s grasps. In what was an outstanding move by the Royals, Shreyas was brought on in the second over itself, with both the batsmen’s travesties against the slower stuff fully known of. He ended up picking Kohli for the third time this season as the RCB captain tried to go over the long on boundary and as AB de Villiers fell for 10 off the subsequent ball, things started falling apart from RCB.
In what was just the second hattrick of the season, Shreyas picked up Stoinis off the ensuing ball, a wicket that started an incredible collapse for RCB. They tumbled from there onwards, managing to score just 27 runs in 21 balls, an ordeal that saw them lose 7 wickets in the progress.
RCB vs RR match highlights
Needing a mere 63 to get off their 5 overs, Liam Livingstone and Sanju Samson came out for the Royals, knowing that intelligent and disciplined innings would see them past the line with ease. As each over of the pacer went for over 10 runs, Kohli missed yet another trick as a captain, waiting till the fourth over to get Chahal on.
Just as Chahal picked up Samson for 28, the rain returned, putting an end for once and all to all speculations of an extremely unlikely RCB progression.