Sanju Samson won the toss and asked RCB to bat first. Despite the fact that Virat Kohli got out for a golden duck in the opening over. Shortly thereafter, Faf du Plessis (62) and Glenn Maxwell (77) went on a rampage at the Chinnaswamy stadium, scoring 127 runs for the fourth wicket partnership. While the South African batter hit eight fours and two sixes, Maxwell hit six fours and four sixes to lead RCB to a mammoth score. Even though the runs scored were enormous, RCB appeared to be more solid with the bat and had 200 or more runs in mind at one stage in the innings. However, a sudden loss of wickets in quick succession only allowed them to score 189/9.
While chasing, RR lost their inform batter Jos Buttler for a duck in the first over itself. Yashasvi Jaiswal (47) continued his fine form but couldn’t manage to bat deep in the innings. Hometown batter Devdutt Padikkal (52) scores a half century but soon lost his wicket. In the end, Dhruv Jurel (34*) tried his best with his amazing striking but the target remained just out of reach.
In the first innings with the ball, two wickets each grabbed by Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma. Along with them, spin twin Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal also managed to claim one wicket each.
Glenn Maxwell was adjudged Player of the Match for his impressive batting show. Following this win, RCB have secured their fourth win of the season and are positioned fifth on the table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 189/9, Overs 20, Glenn Maxwell 77, Trent Boult 2/41
Rajasthan Royals: 182/6, Overs 20, Devdutt Padikkal 52, Harshal Patel 3/32