RCB vs RR: It was a comfortable win for Rajasthan Royals as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore with 29 runs in the just-concluded game at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Riyan Parag played a crucial knock for his side, just when the team needed him the most as he smashed a mighty fine half-century. On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Sen stole the show with the bowl as they gave stand-out performances to register RR’s 6th win of the season. Rajasthan Royals, after this Royals affair, are currently on top of the points table with 6 wins and 2 defeats.
Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore, though they made a few changes at the top-order and brought Virat Kohli to open the innings for them. However, that didn’t work for them. RCB lost 4 wickets in the first 10 overs itself for just 58 runs.
Our bowlers have done well to restrict the total on the board to 1️⃣4️⃣4️⃣. 🙌🏻
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 26, 2022
Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed played a few lusty blows and gave some hopes to the fans of the Bangalore-based franchise, however, they soon perished and couldn’t carry on till the end. RCB’s captain Faf du Plessis was the top-scorer from the Bangalore unit, having scored 23 runs off 21 balls, smashing 3 fours and 1 six.
RCB couldn’t really recover from the top-order collapse and they lost the game by 29 runs. After this defeat, RCB is now sitting at the 5th position on the points-table of IPL 2022.
Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with reactions from fans on RCB’s defeat. From cricketers to fans, everyone took to Twitter and reacted to the fourth defeat of Royal Challengers Bangalore. There were many who came up with epic memes and jokes while trolling the Faf du Plessis’ side.
Check out the Tweets:
He is got whipping hands while batting. Under pressure top knock #Riyanparag
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 26, 2022
RR won by 29 runs against RCB & move to the top of the table. An all round performance by Riyan Parag the game changer,56* off 31 and 4 fantastic catches. Special mention to that match winning run out by Yuzi Chahal. Congrats @rajasthanroyals 👏#RRVSRCB #RRvRCB #RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/bGkkKojP2e
— Ayesha (@JoeRoot66Fan) April 26, 2022
RCB won 5 out of first 7 matches in 2021, same in 2022.
Kohli welcoming Vintage RCB : pic.twitter.com/WkfDLsIGxw
— g0v!ñD $#@®mA (@rishu_1809) April 26, 2022
— Manmohan Singh (@manmohan7beats) April 26, 2022
— Suprvirat (@Ishantraj51) April 5, 2022
— Dr Khushboo 🇮🇳 (@khushbookadri) April 26, 2022
Riyan Parag becomes only the 3rd player in history to score a fifty and take 4 or more catches in an IPL match.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 26, 2022
Riyan parag should have done Bihu dance steps post his super innings. #RRVSRCB
— Arindam Bhattacharya 🇮🇳 (@arind_bhattac) April 26, 2022
Riyan Parag is 20 years old, and he will be a future Indian international. I would so love to see where you and your panel are going to bury your faces then for endlessly targeting him now. @muthupradeep
— Alagappan Vijayakumar (@IndianMourinho) April 26, 2022
— Vivek Randive (@Randive7Vivek) April 26, 2022
Riyan Parag is the Star of this match for Rajasthan Royals:-
•When came to bat RR 68/4, then he Scored 56*(31).
•And 4 catches he has taken in this match including the catch of Virat Kohli.
Outstanding Riyan Parag. pic.twitter.com/u2UcBLs6ot
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 26, 2022
Players with 50+ runs and 4+ catches in an IPL match:
Jacques Kallis (KKR) v Dec, 2011
Adam Gilchrist (PBKS) v CSK, 2012
Riyan Parag (RR) v RCB, today#IPL2022
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 26, 2022
Riyan Parag saved his spot for the rest of the tournament
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) April 26, 2022