IPL: Devdutt Padikkal's century, Bangalore's glorious victory over Rajasthan - Newztezz Online


Friday, April 23, 2021

IPL: Devdutt Padikkal's century, Bangalore's glorious victory over Rajasthan

On the basis of Devdutt Padikkal's first IPL century and Virat Kohli's half-century, Royal Challengers Bangalore (R0yal Challengers Bangalore) beat Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets. 
RCB achieved the target of 178 runs in the 17th over only because of unilateral batting. Devdutt Padikkal 101 and Virat Kohli remained unbeaten after scoring 72 runs. Earlier, RCB bowlers stopped Rajasthan on the score of 177 runs for nine wickets. Shivam Dubey played the highest innings of 46 runs for him. For RCB, Mohammed Siraj took three wickets for 27 runs while Harshal Patel took a total of three wickets for 47 runs from two wickets in the last over. Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson and Washington Sundar each got one wicket each.

Chasing 178 runs, RCB got a strong start by Padikkal and Kohli. Kohli started the innings with a six. However, after this, both of them were more aggressive. He took an attacking stance, forgetting the failure of the last two matches. This young player did not spare any Rajasthan Royals bowler. The result was that the score was 50 runs on the first ball of the sixth over. Of these, 34 runs were from Padikkal and 16 runs by Kohli. Then Paddikal completed half-centuries in 27 balls with eight fours and two sixes. Further runs were scored in the same way and RCB touched the 100-run mark even before the completion of 10 overs.

Virat Kohli completed his half-century in 34 balls with four fours and two sixes and then completed 6000 runs in the IPL by hitting fours. He is the first batsman to reach this point. After this, Kohli also increased the pace of runs. Then Devdutt Padikkal completed a century in 51 balls. He hit his first IPL century with 11 fours and six sixes.

Rajasthan batsmen disappointed

Earlier, the Rajasthan Royals team managed to score 177 runs for nine wickets despite the failure of the top order. Winning three consecutive matches, the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers, confident, won the toss by skipper Virat Kohli, vindicating the decision to bowl at the beginning. The Rajasthan Royals batting remained a problem which continued in this match as well. Captain Sanju Samson's hopes of playing a big innings could not be fulfilled. But Shivam Dubey (46 runs, 32 balls, five fours, two sixes) and Ryan Parag (25 runs, 16 balls, four fours) added 66 runs in 39 balls for the fifth wicket to help the team reach a respectable score. In the end, Rahul Teotia contributed 40 runs in 23 balls, in which four fours and two sixes were hit.

After being invited to bat, the team lost one wicket in every over from the third to the fifth of the powerplay. Jos Buttler (08) was expected to give the team a good start but it did not happen and he was bowled in the second over in an attempt to hit Siraj's ball fast. In the next over, Jamieson gave Manan Vohra (07) a second blow to the team which caught Richardson at mid on. In the fifth over, Siraj appealed for a leg-up against David Miller at the crease and RCB captain Kohli decided to take a review which went against Rajasthan Royals. Miller also looked surprised by Siraj's yorker, thus the team's strategy to field him at number four did not work.

In the Powerplay, Rajasthan Royals lost three wickets for 32 runs. Samson (21) began to open his hands after the powerplay and in the eighth over, Washington Sundar's first ball was sent for a six over midwicket. But his desire to play a long innings ended in the next ball, in which he again picked up the ball towards midwicket but this shot was not so strong and he was out. The team lost four wickets for 43 runs. Dubey and Parag again played an important role in handling the innings. Harshal Patel broke the half-century partnership by polling out. Dubey played his best innings in the IPL but missed the half-century by four runs. He was dismissed by Richardson.

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