The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) looked extremely dangerous at the beginning of the game. Some few spells form their bowlers have pushed the Rajasthan Royals (RR) to the backfoot. But it was Sanju Samson who wanted to grab the Orange Cap. He punished each and every RCB bowlers and RR put 217 runs on the board. Despite a furious batting from Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Washington Sundar and Mandeep Singh towards the end, the home team fell short by 19 runs and lost another game in this tournament at their own backyard.
Some extraordinary performances were witnessed by the fans this evening and it was good to see that the RR has finally made a comeback in this tournament.
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19:30 IST It’s done and dusted by the Rajasthan Royals. Two victories in a row. Beaten RCB by 19 runs.
19:25 IST He came and fought like a warrior. Unluckily he couldn’t finish the game for his team but he gained massive respect among the fans. 35 runs from 19 balls, that’s Washington Sundar for you!
Washington Sundar is a perfect Sunil Narine material in batting..
Can very well open the innings..
Power play ல பொளந்து கட்டுவான்..
Unfortunately got trapped into RCB.. #RCBvRR
— Krish Siva (@iamkrishsiva) April 15, 2018
19:10 IST The fans have given their verdict. What do y0u think, Will RCB pull an amazing victory from here?
— Akash Borkar (@AAkash_Borkar) April 15, 2018
19:02 IST No hopes left for the RCB fans. After Virat, ABD returns to the dressing room too. Now, who will save the game? For some viewers, the game is over now!
Nd now ABD departs…
For me this is the end of the match…
Noone in RCB can make them win from here…
RCB just dont have a good batsmen aoart from their Top 4…
— ADITYA (@ItsABhere) April 15, 2018
18:47 IST An awkward silence at the Chinnaswamy. RCB fans can’t believe their eyes. Virat Kohli is out after smashing a magnificent half-century and now all hopes on ABD
Virat’s dismissal might just AB that much more focused. He was like a mad man 5 mins ago. #RCBvRR
— Saurav Jha (@iamsauravjha) April 15, 2018
18:40 Oh Jos Buttler, do you have butter coated in your hands? Fans ask after he missed two chances to get rid of ABD. Did he just miss the game?
— Somu (@SomuG_) April 15, 2018
18:35 IST RCB lost the second wicket and this time it was De Kock. However, the crowd is not sad because they know who’s the next man in. It’s AB de Villiers. The crowd at Chinnaswamy is chanting ABD ABD!
— Priyank Gupta (@PriyankIND) April 15, 2018
18:22 IST Virat has taken the charge and playing fearlessly. He is leading from the front while De Kock is playing the role of a perfect partner.
— Bruce Lawley (@brucelawley) April 15, 2018
18:02 IST RCB’s chase begins and they start with losing Brendon McCullum in the very first over. The rod to victory for Kohli & Co looks very tough. Meanwhile, the fans can’t forget the spells by RCB bowlers. Especially, by Umesh Yadav!
— TER-MIN-ATOR (@amsujin) April 15, 2018
17:45 IST Innings Break. Sanju Samson suddenly caused a typhoon at the Chinnaswamy as just dealt with boundaries. With his magnificent 45-ball 92 and 10 sixes, he ruled the game in the first half. His fan following increased just like his six counts. RR – 217/4, RCB need 218 to win
Officially … i am a fan of SANJU SAMSON #RCBvRR
— abhishek dwivedi (@abhishek_srkfan) April 15, 2018
17:30 IST After two successful games, Kulwant Khejroliya is facing a bat treatment from RR batsmen. Sanju Samson hit him for two consecutive sixes while the fans are left confused!
— Sanskari Uday @imuday02) April 15, 2018
17:20 IST The game is taking a turn now. In the first half, the RCB dominated over RR and now the things look different. It’s Sanju Samson charging from the middle of the ground and the bowlers are left with no clue.
— Choda Writes (@ImoRoflme) April 15, 2018
17:11 IST Yuzvendra Chahal is bowling some amazing deliveries. he removed the big man, Ben Stokes, and now the RCB fans are just loving his bowling. Even they are showering their love on social media
— Troll Hub (@tejasarcasm) April 15, 2018
16:50 IST The RR fans are puzzled once again. On one hand, they are figuring out the reason why Heinrich Klaasen is not getting a chance in the playing XI and on the other, they are still waiting to witness a class innings from D’Arcy Short.
— M S Krishna Prateek (@mskp_29) April 15, 2018
16:42 IST Anybody noticed Umesh Yadav today. First match – Headband, second match – Pony Tail and today, the headband is back. Style changes but class remains!
— GirijaPrasad Mohanty (@GPM1012) April 15, 2018
16:37 IST The RCB are off to a very good start. The RR batsmen are struggling again. Two wickets in 7 overs while the fans are expecting more such insanity from Virat Kohli & Co in that green jersey.
Today @RCBTweets is Playing in Green Jersey,
— Virat Kohli #IPL2018 (@officialKohliFC) April 15, 2018
16:30 IST The home team is dominating over the ‘Royal’ guests. Same story for the RR in this game – a struggling batting line-up.
— Riya pareek (@ShahidzCrzyGirl) April 15, 2018
16:20 IST It seems like the fans haven’t come out of RCB previous clash against the KXIP. The crowd at Chinnaswamy roaring ‘AAAR CEEE BEEE’ while fans on social media are like…
— Ntr Fan (@NtrFan999917) April 15, 2018
16:13 IST Washington Sundar brought the first over and bowled amazingly. He conceded just one run and the fans eventually how ‘Sundar’ Washington is!
— Hunट₹₹ (@nickhunterr) April 15, 2018
15:45 IST Meanwhile, the RR players sweating hard on the ground ahead of their next clash. The kind of batting line-up they have, the Bangalore crowd and the viewers across the world would expect a good encounter this afternoon.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2018
15:30 IST Virat Kohli has won the toss again and invited RR to bat first. As always, Virat’s first choice is to chase.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2018
Here’s the playing XI of both the teams:
RCB: Quinton de Kock(w), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
15:20 IST The fans are excited to watch their favourite team in that amazing green jersey. Who are you supporting today?
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 14, 2018
15:10 IST Like every season, the RCB will don the green jersey during today’s game against the Rajasthan Royals. It’s an initiative to promote awareness to protect the environment and a message to the for – ‘Go Green’