Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 19 runs here on Sunday to register their second win in three matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament.
Rajasthan put up a huge score of 217 for 4 wickets, riding on Sanju Samson's blistering 92 not out off 45 deliveries. RCB managed to score 198/6 as the southern outfit suffered its second loss in three games.
Samson shared crucial partnerships with Ben Stokes (27 off 21), Jos Buttler (23 off 14) and Rahul Tripaathi (14 not out off five), as Rajasthan capitalised on a strong start provided by captain Ajinkya Rahane (36 off 20).
Right-hander Rahane hit six fours and a six to provide the early fireworks for the visitors as they raced to 49 off 5.4 overs till the dismissal of the Indian international. Rahane hit a slower delivery from English medium pacer Chris Woakes into the hands of Umesh Yadav at mid-on.
In the following over, the other opening batsman D'Arcy Short (11 off 17) under-edged a delivery from leg-spinner Yuzvender Chahal and was caught by wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock.
These two quick wickets boosted RCB's confidence -- only to be destroyed by Samson and Stokes later. Both milked runs, despite good bowling from Chahal and Washington Sundar.
Samson moved to score 50 off 34 balls as he shared an important partnership of 49 runs with Stokes, who was bowled by Chahal in the second delivery of the 13th over, with Rajasthan at 102/3.
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Kolkata Knight Riders rode on Nitish Rana and Andre Russell's heroics to snap a two-game losing streak and register a 71-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.
Put in by their celebrated former captain Gautam Gambhir, KKR piled up 200/9 as in-form Rana smashed a 35-ball 59 with Russell clobbering a 12-ball 44, that included six sixes off Mohammed Shami.
In reply, Glenn Maxwell's 22-ball 47 and Rishabh Pant's 26-ball 43 went in vain, as Delhi were bundled out for 129 with mystery spinner Sunil Narine (3/18) and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (3/32) plotting most of the damage.
Delhi were reduced to 24/3 inside the first three overs with opener Jason Roy (1), Shreyas Iyer (4) and skipper Gambhir (8) back in the hut.
Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (1/16) got Roy's back in the last ball of the innings' first over with a slider down the leg side which the England batsman missed and went down the wicket for skipper Dinesh Karthik to effect a stumping.
In the next over, Rana caught Iyer at first slip off Russell's bowling while the big wicket of Gambhir -- who is KKR's most successful captain winning two IPLs with them -- fell to U-19 World Cup winner Shivam Mavi (1/14).
Pant and Maxwell then came together for a 62-run stand for the fourth wicket before the former holed out to Chawla at deep midwicket off Yadav.
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Match-Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
Date-Monday, April 09, 2018
Toss-Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opt to bowl
Venue-Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad– Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kau.
Rajasthan Royals Squad– Ajinkya Rahane (c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
Analysis of First Inning
Rajasthan Royals Batting-Rajasthan got off to a poor start as opener D Arcy Short (4) was departed on the last ball of the the first over. But after that wicket, new batsman Sanju Samson (49) and opener Ajinkya Rahane (13) forged a crucial 46-run partnership to steady their team’s ship. Just when things seemed good in the middle, Rahane was dismissed in the seventh over by Sidharth Kaul.Rahane got out in a wrong time as he was caught by Rashid at deep off the bowling of Kaul. A miserly over from Rashid was followed by Ben Stokes’ (5) dismissal off Stanlake as the Royals reached 71/3 at the halfway mark. Samson, meanwhile, was going steady for some time but wickets fell at the other end. Rahul Tripathi (17) gave him some company but did not last long as he became Shakib’s first victim.
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What are the chances?
Head to head: Total Played – 23 MI – 15 RCB – 8
Mumbai Indians have beaten Bangalore 4 times in 7 matches at Wankhede.
Mumbai has beaten Bangalore 4 times in last 5 matches – LWWWW
Chances of win:
Mumbai Indians have higher chance of winning.
Last match at Wankhede was a high scoring game; the pitch will be the same for this game as well.
Under lights the ball will come onto the bat nicely with a little breeze coming in from Arabian Sea which
might help bowlers with new ball. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first with dew coming in
No injury concerns for Mumbai apart from one concern about how to finish off games. When asked
about the mood in the dressing room Kieron Pollard said “We’re not down right now. If we’re down
now, we should go home. We’ve had conversations about how to finish off games.”
Hardik Pandya who has recovered from the injury will be key player with both bowl as well as bat.
Watch out for the young Mayank Markande who has been bowling exceptionally well with an economy
They have lost all the three matches they have played with some great last over finish by their
opponents. All the players in XI have clicked except Captain Rohit Sharma. His form will be crucial on
how far Mumbai Indians go in this tournament.
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