IPL 2021: LIVE RCB VS RR | BALL BY BALL COMMENTARY

Glenn Maxwell: We played really well, they got off to a flier but to bring it back in the last 10 was outstanding. I felt good from the moment I’ve come here, got into a nice routine at training, it’s clicking for me nicely as well. I suppose, don’t think RCB is different to any other franchise. Nice to be able to have a bunch of guys doing different things, instead of aligning with just one particular player. KS Bharat is a genuine top-class batter, won’t call him batting at No. 3 as an experiment. It’s working beautifully for us at the moment.

Sanju Samson: We got a great start, couldn’t capitalise. Middle order needs some confidence. We went in with intent, the wicket was two-paced and our batters kept mistiming it. To be honest, it’s been a hard one week for us, we need to put in a fight as a franchise. Happy with the effort and intent with the bowling. We don’t have anything to lose. That kind of mindset brings a lot of freedom, have seen some funny things happen. Need to keep on believing and fighting till the last match.

KS BHARAT AND MAXWELL SMASH RAJASTHAN ROYALS!!! Bharat scored 44 and Maxwell was 50 not out!!

RCB HAVE WON THE MATCH BY 7 WICKETS!!!!

17.1 Parag to De villiers, FOUR!!!

Royal Challengers Bangalore need 1 run in 18 balls.

RCB ARE 149/3 AFTER 17 OVERS!!!
16.6
Chris Morris to Maxwell, FOUR!!
16.5
Chris Morris to Maxwell, FOUR
16.4
Chris Morris to Maxwell, 2 runs
16.3
Chris Morris to Maxwell, FOUR
16.2
Chris Morris to Maxwell, 2 runs
16.1
Chris Morris to Maxwell, SIX

Royal Challengers Bangalore need 23 runs in 24 balls.

RCB ARE 127/3 AFTER 16 OVERS.

15.6
Mustafizur to Srikar Bharat, CAUGHT!!!! by Anuj Rawat.
15.5
Mustafizur to Maxwell, 1 run
15.4
Mustafizur to Maxwell, dot ball.
15.3
Mustafizur to Srikar Bharat, 1 run,
15.2
Mustafizur to Maxwell, 1 run, 114.1kph, off-speed, middle-stump line, Maxwell hangs back and turns it to square leg
15.1
Mustafizur to Srikar Bharat, 1 run

RCB ARE 123/2 AFTER 15 OVERS.

14.6
Chetan Sakariya to Srikar Bharat, 1 runs
14.5
Chetan Sakariya to Srikar Bharat, 2 runs
14.4
Chetan Sakariya to Srikar Bharat, no run
14.3
Chetan Sakariya to Maxwell, 1 run
14.2
Chetan Sakariya to Maxwell, no run
14.1
Chetan Sakariya to Maxwell, FOUR

RCB ARE 115/2 AFTER 14 OVERS.

13.6
Rahul Tewatia to Maxwell, 1 run
13.5
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, to long-on
13.4
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, FOUR, very full, Bharat presses forward
13.3
Rahul Tewatia to Maxwell, 1 run, Maxwell takes the aerial route having cleared his front leg. Not timed well and it falls short of long-on
13.2
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, 1 run
13.1
Rahul Tewatia to Maxwell, 1 run

Royal Challengers Bangalore need 44 runs in 42 balls.

STRATEGIC TIME OUT ANNOUNCED!!!

RCB ARE 106/2 AFTER 13 OVERS.

12.6
Chris Morris to Maxwell, 1 run
12.5
Chris Morris to Maxwell, no run,
12.4
Chris Morris to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, 118.9kph,
12.3
Chris Morris to Srikar Bharat, SIX, he’s timed this tremendously! Full and in the slot marginally outside off, Bharat walks across, gets down on one leg and nails the slog sweep dispatching it over deep square leg. Biggie!
12.2
Chris Morris to Srikar Bharat, 2 runs, moves across, crouches low and gets enough wood to clear extra cover. Off the bottom part of the bat and fortunately for Bharat, the fielder wasn’t at the edge of the 30-yard circle
12.1
Chris Morris to Maxwell, 1 run, 136.2kph, in-angler, fuller than good length, Maxwell is happy to just tap it down towards long-on for a single

RCB ARE 95/2 AFTER 12 OVERS.

11.6
Lomror to Maxwell, 1 run
11.5
Lomror to Srikar Bharat, one run
11.4
Lomror to Maxwell, 1 run, to sweeper cover
11.4
Lomror to Maxwell, wide,
11.3
Lomror to Maxwell, no run
11.2
Lomror to Srikar Bharat, one run
11.1
Lomror to Srikar Bharat, FOUR

RCB ARE 86/2 AFTER 11 OVERS.

10.6
Rahul Tewatia to Maxwell, FOUR!!
10.5
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, to long-off
10.4
Rahul Tewatia to Maxwell, 1 run, 91.5kph, darted in full and on the stumps, Maxwell is happy to bunt it towards long-on for a single
10.3
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, 91.5kph, jogs down the track, isn’t to the pitch of the ball and knocks this length ball to long-on
10.2
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, no run, 88.5kph, in-drifter, Bharat gets down to sweep and misses. Brushes the batter’s thigh pad before settling into the keeper’s gloves
10.1
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, no run, shortish ball and Bharat punches it straight to extra cover

RCB ARE 79/2 AFTER 10 OVERS.

9.6
Lomror to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, loopy delivery on middle and leg, Srikar Bharat flicks this through mid-wicket for a run
9.5
Lomror to Srikar Bharat, no run
9.4
Lomror to Maxwell, 1 run, a full toss on the batsman’s pads and it has been flicked away through mid-wicket by Maxwell
9.3
Lomror to Maxwell, no run, fired on middle and leg, the ball skids along the deck and beats Maxwell to hit him on the pads
9.2
Lomror to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, punched to cover by Srikar Bharat as they take a single
9.1
Lomror to Maxwell, 1 run, flicks the full toss to mid-wicket

RCB ARE 75/2 AFTER 9 OVERS.

8.6
Kartik Tyagi to Srikar Bharat, NO run
8.5
Kartik Tyagi to Maxwell, 1 run. EXCELLENT EFFORT BY MUSTAFIZUR SAVES 4 RUNS.
8.4
Kartik Tyagi to Maxwell, FOUR!!
8.3
Kartik Tyagi to Srikar Bharat, 1 run
8.2
Kartik Tyagi to Maxwell, one run.
8.2
Kartik Tyagi to Maxwell, wide
8.1
Kartik Tyagi to Srikar Bharat, 1 run

RCB ARE 66/2 AFTER 8 OVERS

7.6
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, 1 run,
7.5
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, dot ball.
7.4
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, dot ball.
7.3
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, FOUR!!!
7.2
Rahul Tewatia to Maxwell, 1 run,
7.1
Rahul Tewatia to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, knocked to cover by Srikar Bharat
Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

RCB ARE 59/2 AFTER 7 OVERS!!

6.6
Morris to Bharat, 1 run.
6.5
Chris Morris to Kohli, out Kohli Run Out!!
KOHLI RUN OUT!!!!
6.4
Chris Morris to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, to mid-wicket
6.3
Chris Morris to Kohli, 1 run, was that a dropped catch? Yes, Parag has put down a difficult catch behind square. Kohli had sliced it uppishly and the fielder dived to his left to get his hands to it, couldn’t hold onto it
6.2
Chris Morris to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, short ball at the hips and Srikar Bharat has flicked it uppishly to backward square leg where Jaiswal puts in a dive to stop it
6.1
Chris Morris to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length around off, slower off-cutter by Chris Morris and Kohli has tapped this in front of gully for a quick run

STRATEGIC TIME OUT ANNOUNCED!!

END OF THE POWERPLAY!!

RCB ARE 54/1 AFTER 6 OVERS.

5.6
Mustafizur to Kohli, 3 runs.
5.5
Mustafizur to Kohli, no run
5.4
Mustafizur to Srikar Bharat, 1 run, to third man
5.3
Mustafizur to Srikar Bharat, 2 runs, really full ball around off,
Srikar Bharat, right handed bat, comes to the crease
5.2
Mustafizur to Padikkal, BOWLED!!!
5.1
Mustafizur to Padikkal, no run.

RCB ARE 48/0 AFTER 5 OVERS!!

4.6
Chetan Sakariya to Kohli, dot ball.
4.5
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, one run
4.4
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, FOUR!!!
4.3
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, no run
4.3
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, wide,
4.2
Chetan Sakariya to Kohli, 1 run
4.1
Chetan Sakariya to Kohli, no run

RCB ARE 41/0 AFTER 4 OVERS.

3.6
Mustafizur to Padikkal, leg byes, 2 runs, to fine leg
3.5
Mustafizur to Padikkal, FOUR, lovely shot! “That’s the shot of the night,” reckons Simon Doull on air.
3.4
Mustafizur to Padikkal, no run, yorker length delivery by Mustafizur and Padikkal has squeezed it back to the left-arm pacer
3.3
Mustafizur to Padikkal, FOUR, short and punished! Rocks back in the crease and pulls this short ball over mid-on. Manages to clear the infield comfortably and also manages to beat the fielder who was chasing it. This is a good start for RCB


3.2
Mustafizur to Padikkal, no run
3.1
Mustafizur to Padikkal, 2 runs,

RCB ARE 29/0 AFTER 3 OVERS.

2.6
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, 1 run, glides the last ball of the over to short third man and gets a single
2.5
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, no run, dropped by Samson! Was an inswinger by Chetan Sakariya on a shorter length and was too close to play the cut. A thick outside edge is induced due to the movement and Samson has disappointed the bowler. A regulation chance that was
2.4
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, no run
2.3
Chetan Sakariya to Kohli, 1 run,
2.2
Chetan Sakariya to Kohli, no run
2.1
Chetan Sakariya to Padikkal, 1 run, to cover

RCB ARE 26/2 AFTER 2 OVERS.

1.6
Kartik Tyagi to Kohli, 2 runs, drifting on the batsman’s pads and it has been clipped through square leg by Kohli as Lewis stops it with a dive in the deep, keeps them down to two
1.5
Kartik Tyagi to Kohli, FOUR, all about timing, was this shot! On a length around off, Kohli plays it on the up and lofts it over the fielder at mid-off. Superb connection and Morris’ sprint won’t be enough to stop it. Shows how good a wicket this is to bat on
1.4
Kartik Tyagi to Kohli, no run, really full ball by Kartik Tyagi, Kohli covers the line and times his on-drive, can’t get it past the infield though, straight to mid-on
1.3
Kartik Tyagi to Kohli, no run, short and quick outside off, good amount of bounce and Kohli flashes away from his body and gets beaten due to the carry
1.2
Kartik Tyagi to Padikkal, 1 run, to backward point
1.1
Kartik Tyagi to Padikkal, FOUR, off the mark with a boundary just like Kohli was. This was pitched up by Kartik Tyagi and Padikkal creams his drive past the fielder at wide cover.
1.1
Kartik Tyagi to Padikkal, 3 wides, fired down the leg-side and it beats the keeper’s dive. They get three wides for the same

RCB ARE 12/0 AFTER 1 OVERS.

0.6
Chris Morris to Kohli, FOUR!!
0.5
Chris Morris to Kohli, no run
0.4
Chris Morris to Kohli, FOUR
0.3
Chris Morris to Kohli, no run, short and quick around off,
0.2
Chris Morris to Kohli, FOUR, not a shot Kohli will be proud of! Looks guilty. Shuffles across in the crease and looks to whip this length ball away, but ends up getting an outside edge that flies over the cordon and races away to the boundary
0.1
Chris Morris to Kohli, no run, pitched up by Chris Morris, around the off-stump line and Kohli mistimes his drive back to the bowler


Kohli and Padikkal are at the crease. Kohli is on strike. Chris Morris will open the attack.

EVIN LEWIS, THE STAR OF THE RR INNINGS!!!

RAJASTHAN ROYALS FINISH WITH 149/9 AFTER 20 OVERS!!!

LAST OVER OF THE INNINGS!!!

RR ARE 146/6 AFTER 19 OVERS.

18.6
Siraj to Riyan Parag, 1 run
18.5
Siraj to Chris Morris, 1 run
18.5
Siraj to Chris Morris, wide
18.4
Siraj to Chris Morris, FOUR,
18.3
Siraj to Chris Morris, no run! Kohli almost pulls off a blinder.
18.2
Siraj to Riyan Parag, 1 run
18.1 Siraj to Chris Morris, 1 run,

RR ARE 137/6 AFTER 18 OVERS!!!

17.6
Harshal Patel to Chris Morris, 1 run,
17.5
Harshal Patel to Chris Morris, 2 runs.
17.4
Harshal Patel to Chris Morris, no run, swing and miss.
17.3
Harshal Patel to Chris Morris, FOUR, edged and four. Just out of Srikar Bharat’s reach.
17.2
Harshal Patel to Chris Morris, no run, nailed into the blockhole and Morris can only jam it to cover
17.1
Harshal Patel to Riyan Parag, 1 run, starts with a slower delivery outside off, chopped towards extra cover

RR ARE 129/6 AFTER 17 OVERS.

16.6
Chahal to Riyan Parag, 1 run, slider attacking the stumps, Parag ekes out an inside edge towards square leg and Bharat ensures it is only a single. An superb outing for Chahal.
16.5
Chahal to Riyan Parag, no run, floaty delivery way outside off, Parag lets it pass and it is inside the marker
16.4
Chahal to Riyan Parag, no run, appeal for LBW from Chahal. Quicker delivery that skids on, Parag is rooted to the crease and is beaten on the inside edge, struck on the pad but around leg-stump. That was missing..
16.3
Chahal to Chris Morris, 1 run, flighted outside off, Morris eases down to long-off
16.2
Chahal to Livingstone, out Caught by de Villiers!!
16.1
Chahal to Riyan Parag, 1 run, fraction short and Parag pulls to deep mid-wicket,

RR ARE 126/5 AFTER 16 OVERS.

15.6
Shahbaz Ahmed to Riyan Parag, 1 run, six singles from the over. Slowed it up but the line was outside off, Parag dabs it towards short third man and Livingstone responds to the single
15.5
Shahbaz Ahmed to Livingstone, 1 run, straighter line and Livingstone picks it off the pad through mid-wicket
15.4
Shahbaz Ahmed to Riyan Parag, 1 run, once more no flight from Shahbaz, fast and outside off, Parag cuts to sweeper cover
15.3
Shahbaz Ahmed to Livingstone, 1 run, quicker, fraction short and outside off, Livingstone chops the cut to sweeper cover
15.2
Shahbaz Ahmed to Riyan Parag, 1 run, drifting into the right hander, Parag nudges it into the mid-wicket pocket and wants a second, but it is not there
15.1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Livingstone, 1 run, spotted Livingstone stepping out and pushed it outside off, the Englishman reaches and slaps it to sweeper cover

RR ARE 120/5 AFTER 15 OVERS.

14.6
Chahal to Livingstone, 1 run, skidding on from a shortish length, Livingstone works it to deep mid-wicket
14.5
Chahal to Riyan Parag, 1 run, attacks the off-stump, Parag drives to long-off
14.4
Chahal to Riyan Parag, no run, flatter in trajectory, Parag sits back and knocks it to cover
14.3
Chahal to Riyan Parag, no run, tossed up on off, Parag closes the bat face a bit and the leading edge rolls back to Chahal
14.2
Chahal to Riyan Parag, no run, wrong ‘un around off, Parag defends to backward point
14.1
Chahal to Livingstone, leg byes, 1 run, sliding on with the angle, Livingstone misses the flick and the ball deflects off the pad

RR ARE 117/5 AFTER 14 OVERS.

13.6
Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, out Caught by Padikkal!!
13.5
Shahbaz Ahmed to Livingstone, 1 run, quicker, fuller and around off, Livingstone eases to long-off
13.4
Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run, fired down leg and Tewatia nurdles it backward of square leg
13.3
Shahbaz Ahmed to Livingstone, 1 run, drifting into Livingstone and he works it down to long-on
13.2
Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run,
13.1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Samson, out Caught by Padikkal!! Shahbaz, you beauty! First ball and he’s picked the huge wicket of Samson. Kohli is the first to run to his bowler and embrace him.

STRATEGIC TIME OUT ANNOUNCED!!

12.6
Chahal to Livingstone, no run, 
12.5
Chahal to Lomror, out Stumped!! Chahal picks up his first wicket. RR sent in Lomror ahead of Livingstone to keep the right-left combination going but Chahal has ensured it won’t last long.
Chahal to Lomror, THATS OUT!! Stumped!!
12.4
Chahal to Samson, 1 run, straighter line – on middle and leg, Samson works it through vacant mid-wicket
12.3
Chahal to Lomror, 1 run, shorter, quicker and outside off, Lomror slaps it to deep extra cover
12.2
Chahal to Samson, 1 run, drifting into the right hander and Samson reverse swats it to sweeper cover
12.1
Chahal to Lomror

11.6
George Garton to Samson, SIX, to deep square leg
11.5
George Garton to Samson, no run, cramped for room and Samson can only guide it to backward point
FYI, Garton is bowling round the wicket to Samson
11.4
George Garton to Samson, no run, short of length around off, Samson rides the bounce and drops it with soft hands in front of backward point
11.3
George Garton to Lomror, 1 run, on a length and around off, Lomror dabs it to third man
50-plus scores by RR batsmen this season:
Sanju Samson – 3
Jos Buttler – 1
David Miller – 1
Evin Lewis – 1
11.3
George Garton to Lomror, wide, bouncer but very wayward, too high and too far outside off, could have been called for height or line, it is called for the former
11.2
George Garton to Samson, 1 run, angled across the right hander and Samson directs it behind square on the off-side, Chahal hurries to his right from third man and keeps it to a single
11.1
George Garton to Lewis, out Caught by Srikar Bharat!! Maiden IPL wicket for Garton. He was taken to the cleaners by Lewis in his second over but comes to have his revenge. Lewis c Srikar Bharat b George Garton

RR ARE 100/1 AFTER 11 OVERS.

10.6
Chahal to Samson, SIX
10.5
Chahal to Lewis, 1 run
10.4
Chahal to Samson, 1 run, sliding onto the pads and Samson glances to fine leg, just a single
10.3
Chahal to Samson, no run, drifting into Samson and he gently nudges it to mid-wicket
10.2
Chahal to Lewis, 1 run, taken on the half volley. Brilliant bit of athletism by Maxwell. Flatter, shorter and Lewis nailed the pull flat to deep mid-wicket, Maxwell ran in and dived forward to gather it on the bounce
10.1
Chahal to Lewis, no run, starts with a googly on off, Lewis prods forward and defends

RR ARE 91/1 AFTER 10 OVERS

9.6
Harshal Patel to Samson, no run
9.5
Harshal Patel to Samson, no run
9.4
Harshal Patel to Lewis, 1 run, slower ball pitched up around off, Lewis pushes to long-off
9.3
Harshal Patel to Lewis, FOUR, ordinary bowling. Short of length on leg with fine leg inside the ring. Lewis helps the pull over the fielder
9.2
Harshal Patel to Lewis, FOUR, short of length around off, Lewis mows it to the square leg boundary. Brings up fifty off just 31 balls

RR ARE 81/1 AFTER 9 OVERS

8.6
Christian to Lewis, 1 run, 
8.5
Christian to Samson, 1 run, short of length delivery around the chest, Samson pulls to deep square leg
8.4
Christian to Samson, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, Samson times it sweetly through extra cover
8.3
Christian to Samson, no run, length ball defended down the pitch
Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
8.2
Christian to Jaiswal, out Caught by Siraj!! Full at the stumps, Jaiswal looks to go over mid-off but fails to clear. End of a superb opening stand and a much needed breakthrough for RCB. Jaiswal c Siraj b Christian 31(22) [4s-3 6s-2]
Christian to Jaiswal, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
8.1
Christian to Jaiswal, SIX, slower ball floated up outside off, Jaiswal whacks it over extra cover. Waited on it nicely before unleashing

RR ARE 71/0 AFTER 8 OVERS.

7.6
Maxwell to Lewis, no run
7.5
Maxwell to Lewis, 2 runs, to backward square leg
7.4
Maxwell to Jaiswal, 1 run, back of a length on off, keeps it flat from round the wicket, Jaiswal clips it through midwicket
7.3
Maxwell to Jaiswal, no run, almost! Length ball sliding in on middle, Jaiswal gets a thick inside edge looking to drive down the ground
7.2
Maxwell to Lewis, 1 run, darted in outside off, back of a length, Lewis dabs to backward point
7.1
Maxwell to Lewis, no run, 98kph, back of a length delivery sliding in on middle, Lewis is cramped looking to go through the off-side. Punches it to extra cover

RR ARE 67/0 AFTER 7 OVERS.

6.6
Christian to Jaiswal, FOUR, to fine leg
6.5
Christian to Lewis, 1 run, slices it up in the air but it falls short of long-on! Short of length, Lewis goes hard on the pull but it gets slightly big on him
6.4
Christian to Jaiswal, 1 run, Siraj misses at the non-striker’s end but Jaiswal was home with a dive. Had a nice headstart after giving the charge. Christian shortened the length nicely too, keeping him to a mistimed punch to extra cover
6.3
Christian to Jaiswal, FOUR, backs away, creates enough room to slap this through backward point. Slower off-cutter slanted in on middle, Jaiswal has manufactured the shot superbly
6.2
Christian to Lewis, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Lewis slaps it to deep point
6.1
Christian to Lewis, no run, Christian starts with a slower ball and beats Lewis as he tries a cute little dab. Back of a length outside off, 104kph, goes past the outside edge

STRATEGIC POWERPLAY ANNOUNCED!!!

RR ARE 56/6 AFTER 6 OVERS

5.6
Siraj to Jaiswal, no run, short outside off, Jaiswal fails to get the ramp away
5.5
Siraj to Jaiswal, no run, close to 144kph, pitched up just outside off. Jaiswal backs away and is on the move as he plays the shot, steering it to point. Anticipated a shorter length maybe
5.4
Siraj to Lewis, 1 run, nails the yorker on middle, nudging 142kph, and Lewis does well to keep it out. Manages to squeeze it towards mid-off for a single
5.3
Siraj to Jaiswal, 1 run, back of a length delivery across off, dabbed down to third
5.2
Siraj to Lewis, 1 run, speared in full just outside off, 143.6kph, Lewis is late on the drive and mistimes it in front of cover
5.1
Siraj to Jaiswal, 1 run, back of a length around leg, Jaiswal looks to pull but it’s not short enough. The ball skids through and he under-edges it onto the thigh

4.6
Harshal Patel to Lewis, no run, ducks underneath the slower bouncer
4.5
Harshal Patel to Lewis, SIX, Lewis on fire here. About time. Picks the slower ball, clears his front leg and clubs it over mid-on. Was right in the slot for him too
4.4
Harshal Patel to Jaiswal, 1 run, 115kph, back of a length on off, Jaiswal clips the slower ball away behind square
Switches to over the wicket
4.3
Harshal Patel to Lewis, 1 run, slower short ball close to 110kph, Lewis is early through it and drags the pull to deep backward square
4.2
Harshal Patel to Lewis, FOUR, short and wide, Lewis slashes hard and is slightly late on it. But it flies away off a thick top-edge over short third
4.1
Harshal Patel to Jaiswal, 1 run, slower ball dipping close to the blockhole on off, Jaiswal squeezes it in front of cover for a quick single


3.6
George Garton to Lewis, no run, Maxwell saves four. It’s a blistering drive by Lewis who goes after a full ball. It’s travelling quickly to Maxwell’s right at mid-off, and to make things more difficult it bounce just in front of him. But he makes a clean stop diving across
3.5
George Garton to Lewis, SIX, he’s taking Garton apart. Short and wide again, gentle pace, and Lewis forehands the pull over wide long-on
3.4
George Garton to Lewis, FOUR, short and wide, pace off from Garton and it’s once again asking to be hit. Lewis cuts late to split backward point and short third
3.3
George Garton to Lewis, 2 runs, goes short and gets it higher this time, but Lewis manages to get on top of the bounce as he pulls wide of midwicket. Should’ve been stopped in the ring by Chahal but it sneaks through him
Some footage coming in of Bharat looking to pull off a cheeky run-out in the last over when the ball was dead
3.2
George Garton to Lewis, no run, length ball outside off, left alone
3.1
George Garton to Lewis, SIX, hammers it into the top-tier. What an ordinary delivery. Short of length at the waist, just 131kph, and it’s asking for trouble. Lewis absolutely smokes the pull

2.6
Maxwell to Jaiswal, no run, misses out on a short and wide delivery, cutting it straight to backward point
2.5
Maxwell to Lewis, 1 run, could’ve been trouble if there was a clean pick-up from Kohli at extra cover. The single looked risky after Lewis tapped it off the back foot. Kohli misfields
2.4
Maxwell to Lewis, FOUR, slightly short outside off, Lewis makes the most of the width on offer and nails the cut through backward point
2.3
Maxwell to Jaiswal, 1 run, punches wide of extra cover who slides to stop but can’t cut off the single
The ball has been replaced. They couldn’t find it I think
2.2
Maxwell to Jaiswal, SIX, Jaiswal has clobbered this into the stands! A 96-metre hit. Flighted up around off, Jaiswal plants his foot down and has a big swing at it
2.1
Maxwell to Lewis, 1 run, swept out to deep midwicket as Maxwell comes into the attack with two left-handers at the crease

1.6
Siraj to Jaiswal, FOUR, beautifully driven on the up. It’s only a touch fuller than a good length, shapes in a touch from outside off and Jaiswal laces it through the covers. Good way to get off the mark
1.5
Siraj to Jaiswal, no run, skids through from back of a length and Jaiswal is cramped on leg stump. Looks to clip it away but is late on it. Gets struck on the thigh
1.4
Siraj to Jaiswal, no run, looks to cut, more conviction in the way he went after it this time but he’s beaten all the same. The bounce again. Goes well over the top of the edge
1.3
Siraj to Jaiswal, no run, short of length delivery slanted away outside off, Jaiswal wafts at it but is beaten by the bounce
1.2
Siraj to Jaiswal, no run, left alone outside off
1.1
Siraj to Lewis, 1 run, pitched up outside off at 135kph, hint of inswing and it leads to a mistimed on-drive from Lewis. Went hard at it, only to drag it off the inside half to mid-on

0.6

George Garton to Jaiswal, no run, yorker length just outside off, Jaiswal squeezes it into the off-side ring

0.5

George Garton to Lewis, 1 run, 133kph, banged in short and Lewis pulls it in the air. Couldn’t get hold of it. There is a fielder at deep square leg but it falls well short

0.4

George Garton to Lewis, no run, 134.8kph, fuller than a length outside off, bit of swing away from Lewis who lets it go

0.3

George Garton to Lewis, no run, 138kph, back of a length on off, Lewis defends from the crease. That’s more like it from Garton

0.2

George Garton to Lewis, no run, first one was short and wide, this one’s a full toss on off stump at 129kph. Gets away with it as Lewis punches it to mid-off

0.1

George Garton to Lewis, 2 runs, the first ball from Garton is a loosener. Short of length delivery shaping away outside off, 122kph, Lewis punches it through point

Lewis and Jaiswal are at the crease. Lewis is on strike. George Garton will open the attack

Teams:

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Samson: Wicket is nice. Lot of people who have batted first and won the game at this venue. As a team we were a bit down. Had a long chat yesterday. Revisited the purpose of playing the game. Lots of supporters back home. Kartik Tyagi comes in place of Jaydev Unadkat.

Kohli: Going to bowl first. Feel like the pitch remained good in the last game. If you get off a decent start you can get runs consistently. Feel as a batting unit we’re doing a good job and want to continue that. Want to provide our bowlers with the conditions – it’s a new pitch. We asked for the guys to be brave in crunch moments and they showed that in the last game. I feel like I’m hitting the ball the best I have in a while. Just one change: Garton makes his IPL debut in place of Jamieson.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to field

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