IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Highlights: Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal guide RR to comfortable win
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IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Highlights: Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal guide RR to comfortable win

Get highlights of the IPL 2018 clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here. RR beat RCB by 19 runs for their second win in IPL 2018.

cricket Updated: Apr 15, 2018 19:53 IST
Sidharth Gulati
Sidharth Gulati
Hindustan Times
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Ben Stokes celebrates with teammates the wicket of Brendon McCullam during the IPL 2018 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Get highlights of the IPL 2018 clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) here (PTI)

Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 19 runs in an IPL 2018 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. After being asked to bat, RR rode on Sanju Samson’s unbeaten 92 to post 217/4. In reply, Virat Kohli’s half-century kept RCB in the hunt but Shreyas Gopal’s double strike (Kohli and AB de Villiers) shifted the momentum in the visitors’ favour and they went on to register their second win of the tournament. Get highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018, here. (Scorecard) | (Streaming Info) | (IPL 2018 full coverage)

19:50 hrs IST: That’s it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye. Cheers!

Sanju Samson (Man of the Match): “I’m grateful to play this tournament every two months of the year. I’m feeling good, hitting the ball well, but the tournament has just started. I want to win as many matches as I can on the field. I love doing what my team wants me to do, whether it’s on the field or as a keeper.”

Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan Royals captain): “Feels good, we know how dangerous they are against RCB. We were looking to score 160-170, but the way Sanju and Jos batted was incredible. We’ve been trying without left-right combination upfront. All of them have experience, it was about one big partnership. K Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal bowled really well. When you score 200 plus, the opponents will come hard at you. They held their own really well.”

19:31 hrs IST: That’s it. Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs for their second win in IPL 2018.

19:26 hrs IST: Stokes removes Sundar after giving away 10 runs off the first two balls. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 36 off 6. Ben Laughlin to bowl the final over.

19:21 hrs IST: Laughlin concedes 13 runs. In context of the game, it is a very good over. RCB need a big one here. Ben Stokes to bowl the penultimate over. They are 170/5 after 18 overs, need 48 off 12.

19:17 hrs IST: Like Umesh, Unadkat is also having a bad day. 35 runs off his three overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 157/5 after 17 overs, need 61 off 18.

19:12 hrs IST: Just six runs off Stokes’ second over. Rajasthan Royals won’t mind singles or doubles. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 140/5 after 16 overs, need 78 off 24.

19:08 hrs IST: Good over from Laughlin, eight runs off it. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 134/5 after 15 overs, need 84 off 30.

19:02 hrs IST: WICKET - RCB stumble. Full ball on off stump and it is the off-cutter, Pawan Negi is squared up and the edge is taken by Buttler. Pawan Negi c Buttler b Laughlin 3 (4). Strategic time-out.

19:00 hrs IST: Mandeep hits a six but then can manage only 10 runs in the 14th over. The asking rate is over 15. Tough task this for RCB, especially with Kohli and AB de Villiers back in the hunt.

18:57 hrs IST: In the air but safe. Mandeep does not go through with the pull shot but it lands safely. Ends a brilliant spell from Shreyas Gopal. Potentially match-winning. 4-0-22-2

18:54 hrs IST: WICKET - That is probably the game for RCB. AB de Villiers goes. Shreyas Gopal has got both the big wickets of Kohli and ABD. Short ball on leg stump, De Villiers pulls it straight to deep backward square leg where Unadkat takes a tumbling catch. AB de Villiers c Unadkat b Gopal 20 (18).

18:51 hrs IST: Good over from Unadkat in context of the game, nine runs off it. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 114/3 after 12 overs, need 104 off 48.

18:45 hrs IST: OUT! Big wicket for Rajasthan Royals. Gopal gets Kohli 57(30). Mandeep Singh comes to the crease. RCB in desperate need of a partnership.

18:42 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for de Villiers. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 100/2 after 19 overs, need 118 off 60.

18:39 hrs IST: Two runs and that’s fifty for Virat Kohli. This is his fastest in IPL history. Needs to make it count. With AB de Villiers at the other end, RCB should fancy their chances. Ben Laughlin comes into the attack.

18:36 hrs IST: OUT! Too short form SHORT, de Kock looks to clear deep backward square leg but doesn’t get the power and Unadkat does the rest.

18:33 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Short, Kohli gets down on one knee and smashes it into long-on stands for a maximum.

18:31 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Shreyas Gopal, only six runs off it (one was a bye). Royal Challengers Bangalore are 71/1 after 7 overs. D’Arcy Short comes into the attack.

18:25 hrs IST: Two runs off the last ball for Kohli. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 64/1 after 6 overs. Strategic time-out.

18:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Stokes and Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for his fifth boundary.

18:20 hrs IST: Expensive over from Gowtham, 11 runs off it. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 49/1 after 5 overs. Kohli 23*, de Kock 22*. Ben Stokes comes into the attack.

18:18 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from K Gowtham, de Kock makes room and hits it inside out over cover. Looks in great form.

18:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Full delivery from Unadkat and Quinton de Kock drives it past the fielder at mid-on. RCB need more of these.

18:09 hrs IST: Kohli has been splendid so far. As always, he holds the key for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The hosts need two solid partnerships to secure their second win of the tournament.

18:02 hrs IST: Stupendous start from Gowtham. Gets rid of McCullum. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 5/1 after the first over. Dhawal Kulkarni comes into the attack.

17:59 hrs IST: Time for RCB’s innings. Brendon McCullum to take strike. K Gowtham to bowl the first over.

17:50 hrs IST: Sanju Samson smacked 39 runs off his last eight balls.

17:44 hrs IST: Single and Rajasthan Royals finish on 217/4. Samson remains unbeaten on 92. This will take some chasing. RCB have their task cut out. We will back in a few minutes time.

17:42 hrs IST: SIX! Another slower delivery from Umesh and Samson hits it over the fielder at long-off for his ninth maximum. Amazing!

17:40 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Umesh and Tripathi hammers into long-on stands for a maximum.

17:38 hrs IST: 4,4,6 -- Sanju Samson, you beauty! Woakes finishes with figures of 2/47. Rajasthan Royals are 190/4 after 19 overs. Samson 79*, Tripathi 1*. Umesh Yadav to bowl the final over.

17:33 hrs IST: Consecutive sixes from Samson. The decision to go with Khejroliya hasn’t worked for Virat Kohli. Time to bring in Navdeep Saini? Rajasthan Royals are 173/3 after 18 overs.

17:29 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Sanju Samson, eighth in IPL. What a player and what an innings! Needs to stay till the end. Rajasthan Royals are 157/3 after 17 overs. Kulwant Khejroliya is back into the attack

17:26 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Woakes and Samson smashes it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. This has been a sensational innings from the RR number four.

17:23 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav has been expensive today. Thirteen runs off his third over. Can he finish well? Rajasthan Royals are 142/3 after 16 overs.

17:19 hrs IST: SIX! Juicy full-toss from Umesh and Samson deposits it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Moves into 40s.

17:15 hrs IST: Magnificent spell from Chahal, ends with figures of 2/22. Rajasthan Royals are 129/3 after 15 overs. Samson 34*, Buttler 10*. Second strategic time-out.

17:12 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Weightlifter Punam Yadav, who won India a gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast was attacked with bricks and stones by unidentified assailants on Saturday when she was visiting a relative, police said.

When her father, uncle and cousin tried to intervene they too were thrashed. Amid heavy stone pelting and ruckus, the police team escorting her managed to save her and bring her out of the melee.

17:09 hrs IST: SIX! Touch short from Negi, Samson rocks back and smashes it into deep mid-wicket stands for a maximum.

17:07 hrs IST: Good over from Chahal (except the four byes), seven runs and a wicket. Rajasthan Royals are 112/3 after 13 overs. Pawan Negi comes into the attack.

17:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Stokes looks to hit it over mid-wicket but gets a thick inside edge onto the stumps. Second scalp for Chahal. Jos Buttler comes to the crease.

17:01 hrs IST: Two runs off the last ball for Stokes. Rajasthan Royals are 101/2 after 12 overs. Stokes 27*, Samson 21*. Chahal again.

16:59 hrs IST: SIX! Too short from Khejroliya and Stokes creams it over deep fine leg for a maximum. Incredible!

16:58 hrs IST: FOUR! Stokes opens the bat face and hits it in the gap between short third man and point. Too much width on offer from Khejroliya.

16:55 hrs IST: Single for Stokes, Sundar finishes with figures of 0/30. Rajasthan Royals are 86/2 after 11 overs. Anything around 180-190 should be a good score. Khejroliya again.

16:52 hrs IST: SIX! Pitched up from Sundar and Samson smacks it over the long-on boundary for a maximum. Stand and deliver!

16:46 hrs IST: Only five runs in the ninth over bowled by Washington Sundar. Royal Challengers Bangalore are drying up the runs after the good start provided by Ajinkya Rahane. Strategic time-out.

16:42 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Stokes. Rajasthan Royals are 63/2 after 8 overs. Samson 9*, Stokes 2*

16:41 hrs IST: SIX! Short and wide from Khejroliya, Samson comes into position early and clobbers it over fine leg for a maximum.

16:37 hrs IST: Great over from Chahal, two runs and a wicket. Rajasthan Royals are 54/2 after 7 overs. Kulwant Khejroliya comes into the attack.

16:35 hrs IST: OUT! Short looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge and Quinton de Kock does the rest. First wicket for Chahal. Ben Stokes comes to the crease.

16:32 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull won Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix to claim the sixth victory of his Formula One (F1) career.

Ricciardo of Australia started from the third row, but took advantage when the safety car came out on the 31st lap to allow him to get fresh tires. He took the lead on the 45th lap, overtaking Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes.

16:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Much-needed breakthrough for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chris Woakes removes the danger-man Ajinkya Rahane. Sanju Samson comes to the crease.

16:25 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Chahal and Short plays it straight down the ground for his first boundary. Rajasthan Royals are 43/0 after 5 overs.

16:22 hrs IST: Two more boundaries for Rahane. Looks in top form. Umesh Yadav struggling with his length. Rajasthan Royals are 33/0 after 4 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack.

16:19 hrs IST: Meanwhile, FC Barcelona responded to the shock of being eliminated from the Champions League by AS Roma by beating Valencia 2-1 on Saturday at the Nou Camp, setting a Liga record run of 39 games unbeaten and taking them ever closer to another title.

16:17 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Rahane. Expensive over from Sundar, 14 runs off it. Rajasthan Royals are 22/0 after 3 overs. Umesh Yadav comes into the attack.

16:15 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Sundar, Rahane makes room and strikes it over the long-on boundary for a maximum.

16:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Quicker delivery from Sundar, Rahane gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep backward square leg boundary.

16:12 hrs IST: Looks like Rahane is struggling with cramps. The physio is out to attend to him. We will keep you posted.

16:09 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Woakes. Rajasthan Royals are 8/0 after 2 overs. Rahane 5*, Short 1*. Sundar to continue.

16:07 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Woakes, Rahane comes forward and smacks it over mid-wicket for his first boundary of the evening.

16:05 hrs IST: Saina Nehwal’s aggression and intensity quite literally brought top seed PV Sindhu to her knees as she ensnared the women’s singles Commonwealth Games gold but K Srikanth and the debutant men’s doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty settled for silver medals on the final day of the event on Sunday. Read full story here

16:04 hrs IST: Magnificent start from Sundar. No margin for error. Short cautious, for now. Rajasthan Royals are 1/0 after the first over. Chris Woakes comes into the attack.

16:02 hrs IST: Length delivery from Sundar to start off, Rahane plays the reverse sweep but no runs. The RR captain making his intentions clear.

16:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Rahane and Short to open. Washington Sundar to start the proceedings.

15:45 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals, the IPL 2008 champions, did not impress with the bat in their first two matches, and having retained the same eleven, it remains to be seen whether they shuffle the batting order.

15:41 hrs IST: RCB had won only one game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in IPL 2017. Their campaign last year was hurt by a shoulder injury to Virat Kohli, that sidelined him until the final stages of the tournament.

15:36 hrs IST: Playing XIs -

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane(c), D’ Arcy Short, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler(wk), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Quinton de Kock(wk), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

15:32 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to field.

15:30 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

AB de Villiers took RCB side home in the last match but the team will be looking at their other big names to fire against the Royals. Skipper Virat Kohli will be itching to get going as he has so far only score 52 runs in the first two matches.

Royals, despite winning their last match, would be disappointed by how their batting has fared so far in the competition. They too would be looking at their expensive imports to deliver on a surface that has historically been a batting paradise.

First Published: Apr 15, 2018 14:33 IST