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IPL 2020 Highlights, RR vs RCB Match Today: AB de Villiers hammers fifty as Bangalore beat Royals by 7 wickets

RR vs RCB, IPL 2020 Highlights, Match 33: Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai in the Indian Premier League. Follow Highlights of IPL Match Today.

By hindustantimes.com | Oct 17, 2020 19:28 IST
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IPL 2020 Highlights, Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): AB de Villiers hamered a 22-ball 55* as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. RCB were in trouble after Rahul Tewatia had taken a fantastic relay catch in the deep to get rid of RCB captain Virat Kohli. Devdutt Padikkal had holed out to Ben Stokes in Rahul Tewatia’s over. Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered first blow when Aaron Finch tried to go after Shreyas Gopal but holed out to Rahul Tewatia in Shreyas Gopal’s over. Rajasthan Royals posted 177/6 in Dubai. Chris Morris got rid of Steve Smith in the final over for 57. He had also dismissed Jos Buttler earlier as RR batsman holed out to Navdeep Saini in the deep. Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson in back-to-back deliveries. Ben Stokes tried to hammer a short one from Chris Morris but got a leading edge and he was caught behind by AB de Villiers behind the stumps. RR captain Steve Smith wins the toss and elected to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai.

Follow Highlights of RR vs RCB, IPL 2020:

19:15 hrs IST

Stats attack

Most 50s scored of 25 or fewer balls (IPL):

12 D Warner/ AB de Villiers

7 C Gayle/ K Pollard

6 V Sehwag

19:08 hrs IST

RCB beat RR by 7 wickets

AB de Villiers, you Super human - he has finished off the chase and won another match for his side. RCB beat RR by 7 wickets. AB de Villiers remains unbeaten on 55 in 22 balls as RCB completed the chase.

19:08 hrs IST

Jofra Archer to Gurkeerat - 2 runs

First ball, Gurkeerat runs a couple, and keep strikes. RCB need 8 to win off 5 balls, 7 for a Super Over.

19:06 hrs IST

Jaydev Unadkat’s over: 6 6 6 1 Wd 4 1

25 runs in Jaydev Unadkat’s over and now RCB need 10 to win in the final over. Gurkeerat will be in strike and it will be Jofra Archer bowling the final over.

19:03 hrs IST

AB de Villiers hits third SIX!

SIX! Jaydev Unadkat has hammered another six and this one goes to the midwicket. Straight hit, gorgeous pull. ABD is a Superman.

19:01 hrs IST

Unadkat to ABD - SIX! SIX!

SIX! A slow one from Jaydev Unadkat and it has absolutely been smashed miles into the stands over deep mid-wicket.

SIX! A fuller one from Unadkat and ABD goes straight this time to long-on for another maximum. RCB need 23 to win in 10 balls.

19:00 hrs IST

2 over left

AB de Villiers is batting on 28 in 16 balls. Gurkeerat is struggling, he just needs to run a single and give ABD the strike. RCB need 35 to win off 12 balls. Here comes Jaydev Unadkat.

18:57 hrs IST

Kartik Tyagi to AB de Villiers - FOUR!

FOUR! AB de Villiers has hit it hard over the fielder at point for another boundary. RCB need 40 to win off 16 and if there is one man who can do this, it is ABD.

18:55 hrs IST

CHANCE TO GET ABD OUT!

AB de Villiers skied a slow one from Jofra Archer and this has landed in no man’s land. ABD then tried to run a double, and then there was a run out chance, but it has not hit the stumps either.

18:54 hrs IST

Jaydev Unadkat to AB de Villiers - SIX!

SIX! He pitched it outside off stump and this has been hit clean for a maximum. Till AB de Villiers is here, any target can be chased down.

18:47 hrs IST

Jofra Archer to AB de Villiers - SIX!

SIX! A short one from Jofra Archer and Mr 360 degree has pulled it towards midwicket for a six. RCB need 54 off 24 to win.

18:44 hrs IST

Jofra Archer returns

Jofra Archer has come back into the attack. AB de Villiers is in the middle and this is a competition now. The Best vs The best. Pressure on De Villiers.

18:40 hrs IST

Good tight overs

These are the final few overs - Royal Challengers Bangalore need 64 off the final 5 overs. AB de Villiers has to go after the bowlers.

18:35 hrs IST

Rahul Tewatia takes a stunner!

GONE! Rahul Tewatia takes a blinder relay catch near the boundary ropes to get rid of Virat Kohli. This is a terrific effort. He caught it, was going over the ropes, throws it in air, comes back and takes it clean. BIG BLOW. RCB 102/3

18:30 hrs IST

IPL 2020, RR vs RCB Live Score: Padikkal departs

GONE! Padikkal tried to hit a big shot, but mistimed and it was caught by Ben Stokes. This might lead to AB de Villiers coming down to the middle.

18:28 hrs IST

Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli - SIX!

SIX! Virat Kohli hits a straight six and that’s a much-needed maximum for RCB. Kohli hit it miles into the air, and Jofra Archer came underneath it, but he could only see the ball sailing him over the boundar ropes.

18:25 hrs IST

Two tight overs

Only 15 runs in the last two overs and now pressure will be on Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal to hit at least one or two boundaries in this over. Let the fun begin. RCB 92/1 after 12 overs.

18:22 hrs IST

Good over from Tewatia

Tewatia just gave away 7 runs in his over, and now Tewatia is keeping Padikkal and Kohli hunt for runs. The players are starting to get tired. RCB 89/1

18:16 hrs IST

Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli - SIX!

A slow delivery from Gopal and Kohli played it late, waited till the last moment and then launched it over mid wicket for a six. RCB 77/1 after 10 overs. Exactly 100 runs to win in the final 10 overs

18:15 hrs IST

Required run rate climbing

It was Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli who took RCB to the win in the previous meeting between the two teams. But required run rate is climbing here. It is nearly 11 now.

18:09 hrs IST

CHANCE!

Devdutt Padikkal skies it in the air, but Robin Uthappa was just short. Falls in no man’s land. How many lives does Padikkal have?

18:06 hrs IST

Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli - FREE HIT!

FREE HIT! Virat Kohli gets a full toss and he could not get a full hold on it. This one goes straight to the fielder. And this has been called as a NO BALL for height. No, the umpire has changed his mind.

18:06 hrs IST

Stats attack

Virat Kohli in middle overs (7-15) this IPL:

165 runs

Two dismissals

Avg 82.50

SR 109.27

Balls/Bou 18.9

18:05 hrs IST

8 overs gone

Rahul Tewatia has come into the attack. Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are building a partnership and the longer these two stay in the middle, RR will feel the pressure.

17:57 hrs IST

End of powerplay

Royal Challengers Bangalore post 47/1 in 6 overs at the end of the powerplay. Partnership between Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal is 26 runs.

17:53 hrs IST

Unadkat to Kohli - FOUR!

FOUR! Jaydev Unadkat steps forward on a slow one from Jaydev Unadkat, and he has flicked it over the fielders inside the circle, and this one races to a boundary. RCB 45/1

17:49 hrs IST

RR vs RCB Live Score, IPL 2020: Tyagi to Padikkal - FOUR! FOUR!

FOUR! FOUR! Karthik Tyagi missed his line, this was going away from the wicket, and it has been hit between the keeper at fielder at backward square. He picked a gap beautifully on the next ball to get away with another boundary.

17:49 hrs IST

Stats attack

Kohli vs Shreyas Gopal in IPL:

23 balls

35 runs

Three dismissals

SR 152.17

17:47 hrs IST

Change in bowling attack

There is a change in bowling attack. Kartik Tyagi has replaced Jofra Archer in the middle. RCB 29/1.

17:43 hrs IST

Aaron Finch caught!

Aaron Finch takes the bait from Shreyas Gopal - tries to go for a big one, but he has holed out straight to Rahul Tewatia. Big wicket. RCB 23/1

17:41 hrs IST

Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch - SIX!

SIX! Aaron Finch opens the face of the bat for an inside out six - 2nd one in the over, and this has been hit beautifully towards long-off.

17:39 hrs IST

Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch - SIX!

SIX! A fantastic powerful shot from Aaron Finch, he has just pulled it over deep mid wicket for the maximum. Powerful shot, and this is what Finch needs to do more.

17:38 hrs IST

Quick over from Gopal

Shreyas Gopal just gives away 5 runs in his over. Quickly got through all the balls, no time for RCB openers to settle in. Good stuff from RR, this is.

17:34 hrs IST

Archer - Good first over

This has been a good first over from Rajasthan Royals pacer Jofra Archer. Just gives away 4 runs. RCB 4/0 after 1st over. Shreyas Gopal on the other end.

17:30 hrs IST

RR vs RCB Live, IPL 2020: Chase begins!

Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal are out to begin Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 178-run chase. Jofra Archer starts the attack with the ball. Sanju Samson is keeping the gloves, by the way, first time this season. HERE WE GO!

17:20 hrs IST

Robin Uthappa speaks

RR batsman Robin Uthappa: “It’s been a while, I really enjoyed it (opening the innings) , wanted to give a good start to the team. Going hard at the top was important, the pitch became slower and slower as the innings progressed. We were losing a lot of wickets at the top of the order, couldn’t get a start, we needed to plug that, get partnerships going. If we were told we would get 177, we would have taken it. Glad that I got the opportunity to open - the wickets are slowing down, and I think it will further slow down as the tournament progresses. We are confident about defending this - have a decent bowling attack, but they have a good batting line-up as well.”

17:14 hrs IST

End of innings

Chris Morris trapped Jofra Archer on the final ball. The DRS did not help either. Rajasthan Royals post 177/6 in Dubai. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 178 to win.

17:09 hrs IST

Morris to Steve Smith - GONE!

GONE! Steve Smith hits it towards the big part of the ground. Shahbaz Ahmed jumped to take a fantastic catch in the deep, judging the flight. Smith departs for 157. RR 173/5

17:07 hrs IST

Udana to Tewatia - FOUR

Udana bowls exactly where tewatia wanted him to. He hits it straight for a boundary. Fantastic shot, and 15 runs i in the over. RR 173/4r

17:05 hrs IST

Stats attack

Rahul Tewatia vs left arm pace this IPL

20 balls

51 runs

Six sixes

SR 255

17:04 hrs IST

Udana to Tewatia - SIX!

SIX! Rahul Tewatia has hammered a low full toss for a maximum. What a fantastic shot this one, much-needed for RR. Pressure on RCB.

17:02 hrs IST

STATS

Half century for S Smith

11th half century in IPL

1st against RCB in IPL

3rd of IPL 2020

17:00 hrs IST

FIFTY!

Steve Smith holed out to fielder in the deep on the Free Hit - just a single, but gets to his half century. He is not pleased though. RR 150/4

16:58 hrs IST

Chahal to Smith - FOUR!

FOUR! Nice shot, This is Steve Smith at his inventive best. Just establishing his presence for a boundary. Welcome boundary for the skipper.

16:55 hrs IST

Good over from Saini

Navdeep Saini gives away ust 6 runs in teh over. This is good stuff from the RCB seamer. Three overs left.

16:52 hrs IST

Good running between the wickets

Rahul Tewatia has come back quickly for a double. This is good running between the wickets. The whole purpose is to keep Smith on strike as much as possible.

16:48 hrs IST

Morris to Smith - FOUR!

Just a little bit outside off stump, and Steve Smith has hit it for a boundary. This one races to the ropes. RR 132/4

16:44 hrs IST

Morris to Buttler - GONE!

GONE! Chris Morris has got rid of Jos Buttler. He has holed out to Navdeep Saini in the deep. RR 127/2

16:42 hrs IST

Chris Morris to Steve Smith - SIX!

SIX! Steve Smith hammers a length delivery for the maximum. That one travelled miles into the stands. What a powerful hit from Smith! 

16:38 hrs IST

Udana to Smith - FOUR! FOUR!

FOUR! A welcome boundary for Rajasthan Royals as Steve Smith chased after a short and wide one from Isuru Udana for a boundary over point. Next ball, same length, same shot, same result. Back to back boundaries for Smith.

16:36 hrs IST

RR vs RCB, IPL 2020 Live: Good comeback for Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini bowls a good over, giving just 5 runs in it. RR are just 108/3 after 14 overs. Buttler and Smith have spent a lot of time in the middle to settle down but they need to go all guns blazing soon.

16:31 hrs IST

Good stuff from RCB spinners

Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal are keeping Steve Smith and Jos Buttler shackled. This is good stuff from RCB spinners. 13 overs gone, RR 103/3

16:27 hrs IST

Chahal continues - into his 3rd over

Yuzvendra Chahal continues here in Dubai. He is into his 3rd over. This is a good decision from Kohli - no point saving Chahal till the 20th over.

16:23 hrs IST

Shahbaz to Buttler - SIX!

SIX! Shahbaz Ahmed bowls it fuller to Jos Buttler and he hammers it for a straight six. I think Buttler and Smith can do a lot of damage in the middle over.

16:20 hrs IST

Another good over from Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal just gives away 5 runs in his 2nd over. This is fantastic spell from the RCB leggie. RR 80/3 after 10 overs.

16:15 hrs IST

End of Shahbaz Ahmed’s over

Good start for Shahbaz Ahmed in his RCB career. Just 7 runs in it. RR are 76/3 after 9 overs with Steve Smith and Jos Buttler in the middle. Time for Strategic time-out.

16:10 hrs IST

Chahal to Samson - GONE!

GONE! Yuzvendra Chahal gets rid of Sanju Samson in the next ball. Samson tired to go for a six at long-off, but he gets caught by Chris Morris. RR 69/3

16:08 hrs IST

RR vs RCB, IPL 2020 Live Score: Chahal to Uthappa - OUT!

GONE! Robin Uthappa tries to hit another slog sweep, gets the top edge, does not cover too much distance. Easy catch for Aaron Finch. RR 69/2

16:06 hrs IST

Chahal to Samson - SIX!

Welcome to the show Yuzvendra Chahal! Sanju Samson got hold of the fuller one from Chahal, and he slogs it over midwicket for the maximum. BANG! RR 68/1

16:02 hrs IST

Saini to Uthappa - FOUR!

Slower delivery from Saini, and Uthappa hammers it over midwicket for another boundary. Longest part of the ground, or else it would be a six. Uthappa at his best.

16:00 hrs IST

Navdeep Saini into the attack, and gets punished

FOUR! Robin Uthappa steps forward on the short and wide delivery fromm Navdeep Saini, and hammers it over point for a four.

15:57 hrs IST

GONE! Morris does it again for RCB!

GONE! Ben Stokes tried to pull a short one from Chris Morris, but got a leading edge and an easy catch for AB de Villiers behind the stumps. RR 50/1

15:55 hrs IST

RR vs RCB, IPL 2020 - LIVE!

Run out appeal - Robin Uthappa was a little late to return to the non-striker’s end. But the bails were clipped late. NOT OUT.

15:52 hrs IST

Saini to Uthappa - CHANCE!

Robin Uthappa tries to go long but mistimed it. Will a fielder get under it? Virat Kohli was close, but the ball landed in no man’s land. A lifeline. 5 overs gone, RR 47/0.

15:50 hrs IST

Change in attack: Navdeep Saini tgo Ben Stokes - FOUR!

FOUR! A short and wide from Navdeep Saini, Ben Stokes picked it beautifully, pulls it for another boundary towards midwicket. RR 42/0

15:47 hrs IST

Udana to Uthappa - FOUR! SIX!

Isuru Udana bowls it slower, slightly outside off stump, and Robin Uthappa goes over the fielder at inner circle for another boundary. Follows it up with another six in the same region. Uthappa at his best.

15:44 hrs IST

Change in attack: Isuru Udana to Ben Stokes - FOUR!

Isuru Udana bowls it outside off stump to Ben Stokes who steps forward and tries to hit it over the bolwer’s head for a four. Missed the timings, gets an edge, but it somehow still goes to the ropes. It’s the boundary that counts.

15:43 hrs IST

Washington Sundary 2nd over: 4 4 0 4 0 4

FOUR! Final ball of the over, and Robin Uthapp plays another slog sweep, this time a lot squarer, but the same result. 20 runs in the over.

15:41 hrs IST

IPL 2020, RR vs RCB Live: Uthappa on fire!

FOUR! Washington Sundar bowls it slightly short, Uthappa plays a late slog sweep over the midwicket for the third boundary in the over. This is good batting.

15:40 hrs IST

Washington Sundar to Robin Uthappa - FOUR! FOUR!

FOUR! A fuller one from Sudnar to UItahppa, and he just plays it inside out for a boundary. Plays it between the two fielders at mid-off, and it races for a four. Next one was a slow, and Uthappa plays it square for another boundary. Breaking shakckles.

15:38 hrs IST

Stats attack

Last time Robin Uthappa opened the batting for a IPL team was for KKR against SRH at Eden Gardens in 2018

15:36 hrs IST

Morris to Uthappa - CHANCE!

Chris Morris bowls it short and wide, and Robin Uthappa thought about getting his bat on it, but it just went past his willow. Boy, that was close. Just a touch and it would have been an easy catch for AB de Villiers behind stumps. l

15:33 hrs IST

End of first over

Good start from Washington Sundar. He gives away just two runs in the first over. It is Chris Morris who comes down from the other end for RCB to bowl. He hasa been in sensational form.

15:30 hrs IST

IPL 2020, RR vs RCB Live Score: HERE WE GO!

BREAKING! Jos Buttler has been pushed down the batting order. Robin Uthappa opens up with Ben Stokes. Navdeep Saini into the attack for Royal Challengers Bangalore. HERE WE GO!

15:25 hrs IST

Jos Buttler needs to fire tonight!

Jos Buttler will be the key for Rajasthan Royals tonight. The deck looks like a good one for the openers and they need to fire. Hopefully, it is Robin Uthappa who comes out with Buttler.

15:20 hrs IST

Virat Kohli makes two changes

This could be worrying signs that the team management continue to fiddle with the playing XI, so close to the playoffs. The hammering given by Universal Boss Chris Gayle has certainly hampered RCB’s confidence in their bowling. Two big changes today... ooh, hopefully they work out for RCB.

15:15 hrs IST

RR vs RCB, IPL 2020: Stats attack

A few nuggets for the match:

· 3: Sixes required by Virat Kohli to reach the 200 sixes mark in the IPL, will be the 5th player to do so

o This will also be his 200 six for RCB and he will be the 3rd player to hit 200 six for RCB in the IPL

· 6: Runs required by Robin Uthappa to reach the 4500-run mark in the IPL

· 46: Runs required by AB de Villiers to score 4000 runs for RCB in the IPL, will be the 2nd player overall and the first overseas player to do so

· 5: Dismissals required by AB de Villiers to surpass Parthiv Patel for most dismissals for RCB in the IPL

· 3: Catches required by Yuzvendra Chahal to climb to 3rd on the list of most catches taken for RCB in the IPL

· 17: Runs required by AB de Villiers to become the top scorer against RR in the IPL

· 42.35: AB de Villiers average against RR in the IPL, 3rd highest against RR

· 7: Fifties by AB de Villiers against RR in the IPL, most by a player in the IPL

· 78: Runs needed by Steven Smith to reach the 1000 run mark for RR in the IPL

o Will be the 7th player overall and 3rd overseas player to reach the mark

· 5: Sixes needed by Jos Buttler to reach 50 sixes for RR in the IPL

15:10 hrs IST

Royal Challengers Bangalore make two changes

RCB make two changes in their playing XI. It will be Shahbaz Ahmed and Gurkeerat Singh Mann playing in for Shivam Dube and Mohammed Siraj.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

15:08 hrs IST

Virat Kohli speaks at toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli: “This pitch looks a lot better, the surface looks a lot better than what we had in Sharjah. We would have batted first as well. Couple of changes for us - Mann is back for us, he replaces Siraj. Dube misses out, Shahbaz Ahmed gets his first game today. That helps us get the balance back. We have learnt from our losses, that shows the character in the team. It’s been a hectic schedule this week, it’s all about executing our plans.”

15:06 hrs IST

Steve Smith speaks at the toss

Rajasthan Royals captain, Steve Smith: We are batting. Day game, better to bat first. Same team for us. We have got a good mix with Stokes back, we did a lot of things right in the last game. The wickets are slowing up, one reason for batting first

15:03 hrs IST

Rajasthan Royals playing XI

Rajasthan Royals are playing the same team as their previous game.

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

17:00 hrs IST

IPL 2020, RR vs RCB Live Score: TOSS!

TOSS! RR win toss, elect to bat against RCB in Dubai.

16:55 hrs IST

Steve Smith should bat lower order: Brian Lara

West Indies legend Brian Lara thinks that Steve Smith should bat lower down the order. He says that Smith needs to support the team in the middle-order. Do you agree?

14:50 hrs IST

Ben Stokes vs AB de Villiers

These are the two most popular overseas players in India and they will face off against each other in the IPL today. This is going to be an awesome competition.

14:45 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live, RR vs RCB: Pitch Report

Danny Morrison and JP Duminy give pitch report on Star Sports: We aren’t playing on the centre pitch today and that means one side will be relatively short ( at 66m). The other side though will have huge boundaries (at 85m). The dimensions are very deceptive with the straight boundaries as well There is a stiff breeze blowing across, the pitch looks really good, this is only the second day game in Dubai, nothing much for the seamers, but with the ground dimensions, the spinners are going to be the key.

14:40 hrs IST

RCB needs to avoid big mistake

RCB captain Virat Kohli himself accepted that the experiment to hold back AB de Villiers did not work. The reason was that there were two leg spinners against KXIP. But RR also have two leg spinners, so will the experiment continue?

14:35 hrs IST

Can Jofra Archer repeat history?

Will Jofra Archer be able to repeat history and get a golden duck against RCB? He had dismissed Prithvi Shaw first ball in the previous game and he certainly can do the same here.

14:30 hrs IST

Jofra Archer’s hilarious response on Virat Kohli’s dance video

A video in Royal Challengers Bangalore’s previous match of Virat Kohli showcasing his dance moves during training went viral. And it was Jofra Archer who made a hilarious response to it.

 

14:25 hrs IST

Virat Kohli 3 sixes away from milestone

RCB captain Virat Kohli needs 3 sixes today to reach the 200-sixes in IPL landmark. Doing so, he will become the 3rd Indian in the list - only after MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharm,

14:20 hrs IST

Today is a double header

There is a double header today and it will be CSK vs DC in the evening tonight. You can follow live updates on HT Sports.

16:15 hrs IST

IPL 2020, RR vs RCB Live Score: Toss in 45 minutes

The toss will take place in 45 minutes, and in 30 minutes, we will give you the pitch report. Stay tuned for all the Live action and updates.

16:10 hrs IST

The Aaron Finch problem for RCB

It has not been the best of IPL for Aaron Finch - a player who had promised so much before the IPL started. The problem for RCB is that they might need to think if he continues to underperform, then who can they bring in his place in the playing XI. And should that player get a few games to get his head in the game before the playoffs? Questions, questions.

16:05 hrs IST

Yuzvendra Chahal vs Steve Smith

Yuvzvendra Chahal will surely get a lot of help from the surface in Dubai. Steve Smith has been struggling against spin in the IPL - and this will be a contest for him.

16:00 hrs IST

Toss in 1 hour!

Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith - RCB vs RR - toss upcoming in 1 hour. Stay tuned as we build up to the all-important clash between RR vs RCB, IPL 2020 match.

13:55 hrs IST

Jofra Archer vs Virat Kohli

The battle between Jofra Archer and Virat Kohli will be an interesting one to watch out for. These are two of the best in the world in this IPL, and in the world at the moment.

13:50 hrs IST

Key player for Rajasthan Royals

Ben Stokes has to do wonders with both bat and ball here for RR to win the match. RCB are in good form this season and if they are to be beaten, then it has to be Ben Stokes who has to showcase what he can do on the big stage.

13:45 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live, RR vs RCB: Stats attack

Nuggets

• 3: Sixes required by Virat Kohli to reach the 200 sixes mark in the IPL, will be the 5th player to do so

o This will also be his 200 six for RCB and he will be the 3rd player to hit 200 six for RCB in the IPL

• 6: Runs required by Robin Uthappa to reach the 4500 run mark in the IPL

• 46: Runs required by AB de Villiers to score 4000 runs for RCB in the IPL, will be the 2nd player overall and the

first overseas player to do so

• 5: Dismissals required by AB de Villiers to surpass Parthiv Patel for most dismissals for RCB in the IPL

• 3: Catches required by Yuzvendra Chahal to climb to 3

rd on the list of most catches taken for RCB in the IPL

• 17: Runs required by AB de Villiers to become the top scorer against RR in the IPL

• 42.35: AB de Villiers average against RR in the IPL, 3rd highest against RR

• 7: Fifties by AB de Villiers against RR in the IPL, most by a player in the IPL

• 78: Runs needed by Steven Smith to reach the 1000 run mark for RR in the IPL

o Will be the 7th player overall and 3rd overseas player to reach the mark

• 5: Sixes needed by Jos Buttler to reach 50 sixes for RR in the IPL

13:40 hrs IST

Pitch: What to expect

The Dubai pitch has considerably slowed down as compared to when the IPL started. The spinners will play a huge role in the match. The pitch will only slow down the more the game progresses, so win toss, and bat first it should be.

13:35 hrs IST

Rajasthan Royals giving squad goals

What they say, team that plays football together, stay together?

 

13:30 hrs IST

Key player for RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore key player has to be AB de Villiers and RCB should not send him late down the order. Aaron Finch is struggling and Devdutt Padikkal has not been able to showcase his talent in last few games. It is the middle order which has to do the job and ABD has to be the key player today.

13:25 hrs IST

Question on RR’s batting order

I think it’s time Rajasthan Royals deliberate on getting a fixed batting order. Robin Uthappa and Jos Buttler are natural openers and should open for RR. Then comes in Sanju Samson at no. 3, who can fire big hits, followed by Steve Smith who can settled down the team at no. 4, followed by heavy hitters Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag. This seems like a natural batting order for RR, in my opinion.

13:20 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Points table and updated Orange Cap and Purple Cap list

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13:15 hrs IST

Ready to take the fitness challenge

Royal Challengers Bangalore players are known to be fit and they have presented a fitness challenge. Can you take this challenge?

 

13:10 hrs IST

RR vs RCB - Head to head stats and records

RR vs RCB Head to Head Records

Total number of matches played: 22

Matches won by RR: 10

Matches won by RCB: 9

Matched played in India: 18 (RR 8, RCB 7)

Matches played in UAE: 2 (RR 1, RCB 1)

RR average score against RCB: 137

RCB average score against RR: 142

Most runs for RR: 211 (Sanju Samson)

Most runs for RCB: 439 (Virat Kohli)

Most wickets for RR: 13 (Shreyas Gopal)

Most wickets for RCB: 14 (Yuzvendra Chahal)

Most catches for RR: 7 (Sanju Samson)

Most catches for RCB: 5 (AB de Villiers)

13:05 hrs IST

RCB Predicted XI vs RR

Despite the defeat, it is highly likely that RCB captain Virat Kohli will play the same team.

RCB Predicted XI vs RR: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

13:00 hrs IST

RR Predicted XI vs RCB

So what changes can we expect today in Rajasthan Royals’ line-up? Well, there could be change in the batting order, but RR will likely play the same team.

RR Predicted XI vs RCB: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

12:55 hrs IST

RR vs RCB Live Streaming: When and where to watch

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12:50 hrs IST

Jofra Archer before the match

“I think there are wins out there and we just as a team need to go out there and get those wins. We’ve had some good performances this year now we just need to get together and do well collectively in the coming games. We’ve been in this situation and before and have come back from this, so we’re not panicking about this, we know it can be done and I believe in this team to do it.” - RR fast bowler Jofra Archer

12:45 hrs IST

Squads of both RR vs RCB

Wondering what are the full squads of both the teams Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore to make your Dream XI Predictions? We got you sorted!

Squads:

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Mahipal Lomror, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, AB de Villiers(w), Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Dale Steyn, Gurkeerat Singh Mann

12:40 hrs IST

RR vs RCB: Stats attack

- Rajasthan Royals has lost the most wickets in Powerplay in IPL 2020 (16)

- None of Royals opening partnerships have lasted more than three overs

- Royal Challengers Bangalore are the only team this season to score less than seven in the middle overs

12:35 hrs IST

IPL 2020, RR vs RCB - Head to Head

Head to Head Match Stats

Matches: 20

RR Won: 10

RCB Won: 8

No Result: 2

12:30 hrs IST

IPL 2020, RR vs RCB Live Blog

Hello and welcome to our live blog on IPL 2020 match between Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both the teams lost their previous encounters and will be looking to bounce back and return to winning ways. For RCB captain Virat Kohli, this would be a chance to rectify the mistakes made in the previous game against Kings XI Punjab, while RR may also fix their batting order this time around. Lots to play for both the teams.

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