Today, Royal Challengers Bangalore not just lost a match but also their chance to play in the playoffs and their hopes to win the trophy as well. Yes, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s journey in this season of the league ended today.
The match was the last chance for the players of Royal Challengers Bangalore, however, the players of Rajasthan Royals outplayed others today and won the match by 30 runs at their home ground, Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
Before the match started, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bat first.
The players of Rajasthan Royals started the first innings with their power-packed performances. Rahul Tripathi, the opener of the team gave a thrilling performance and scored 80 off the 56 balls.With the strike rate of 137, he smashed 5 fours and 3 sixes.
The skipper of Rajasthan Royals, Ajinkya Rahane (333), K.Gowtham (14) and Heinrich Klaasen (32) stretched the total scores to 164 runs.
Umesh Yadav, the talented bowler of RCB gave a great performance, he took three big wickets. Thw bowlers did a great job at not letting the players of RR score a huge total.
However, in the second innings, RCB failed to chase this total as well. The skipper of the team, Virat Kohli went back to pavilion at the score of 4.
The other opener of the team scored 33 runs of 21 balls. AB de Villiers, the star player of the team scored 53 off 35 balls. Rest other players couldn’t contribute much to the total and lost the match by 30 runs.
The bowlers of Rajasthan Royals were on fire today. They bundled up all the players of RCB at the score of 134 runs only and won the match by 30 runs.
Here’s how twitterati reacted after the match, have a look:
Had been that kind of tournament for RCB. 59/9 after the 8 th over. Shreyas Gopal was outstanding and I really feel @rajasthanroyals would be delighted with Tripathi coming good at the top. In this line up, he has to open #RRvRCB
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 19, 2018
Kohli was dismissed by spinners only twice in last two seasons of the #IPL This #IPL, spinners have dismissed him 8 times…bowled 5 times. Very unlike him… #RRvRCB
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 19, 2018
And… that’s the end of @RCBTweets for 2018. #RRvRCB
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 19, 2018
RCB have NEVER won chasing in IPL when Kohli, AB (and Gayle) got out before the 13th over.
It will be a history if RCB wins from here!#RRvRCB
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 19, 2018
When BJP came to power, Royal Challengers won the match by 34 runs and today when BJP step down, Royal Challengers lost the match by 30 runs… ??#RCB#RRvRCB#KarnatakaFloortest
— Ruchitaa Maheshwari (@Ruchi_Mahi) May 19, 2018
Heinrich Klaasen is a champion with the gloves. That Parthiv dismissal was a sublime proof of that.#RRvRCB
— Jaanvi? (@ThatCric8Girl) May 19, 2018
?️Kohli: We were in a great position. 75/1, and the way we were bundled out wasn’t ideal. Someone like AB who can hit fours and sixes was knocking it around so the others didn’t support him and apply themselves. We needed more smart decision-making. #PlayBold #RRvRCB #RCB
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 19, 2018
Bowling apart – Heinrich Klaasen has had a brilliant day at work. Valuable runs and excellent glovework behind the stumps.. Turning track, ball keeping low by didn’t miss a thing. #RRvRCB @rajasthanroyals
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) May 19, 2018
Being a RCB fan this is disheartening. More disappointing is to c them play too casual for a game like play-off qualifier ? #RRvRCB
— Shreya (@ShreyaOberoii) May 19, 2018
Our middle order hasn’t been our strength over the last few years.
– Virat Kohli
TRUTH HAS BEEN SPOKEN #RRvRCB
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) May 19, 2018
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