Royal Challengers Bangalore played their 3rd match of the TATA IPL 2022 season as they take on Rajasthan Royals who won the first 2 IPL matches of the season and looked like a force. RCB won the toss and elected to ball first. It was a thriller between two Royals and lets see how they line up for the fixture.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rajasthan Royals Innings batting Spell
Jos Buttler was the driving force for Rajasthan Royals once again, scoring an unbeaten 70 off 47 balls to help them reach 169/3 in 20 overs. Buttler struggled to score for much of the innings but teed off in the final two overs to help RR get close to 170 on what appeared to be a slow pitch. Meanwhile, Shimron Hetmyer finished the innings with a run and finished with a score of 42 off 31 balls. For the fourth wicket, the pair scored an unbeaten 83 off 51 balls. Buttler was dropped twice and ended up playing the entire game.
Royal Challengers Banglore batting Spell
Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat got the RCB off to a good start, but they were undone by losing four wickets in two overs. Dinesh Karthik then came in and grabbed the chase by the scruff of the neck. Karthik and Shabaz Ahmed, who joined his senior partner in sending the RR bowlers to all corners of the park, put on 67 runs off 33 balls for the sixth wicket. The duo took the game away from them, and RCB eventually crossed the line with five balls in hand.
3 fantastic knocks in 3 games
— Troll Cinema ( TC ) (@Troll_Cinema) April 5, 2022
Here’s What RR Skipper said after the after.
“I can’t point out one moment where we lost the game. I thought it was a great effort to put up that total on such a slow wicket after losing the toss. Jos and Hetmyer batted brilliantly at the death. Taking the match to the last over with the dew coming in was a great effort as well. (On whether he asked the umpires to change the ball because of dew) No, I didn’t, I was confident about my bowlers. DK is someone with a lot of experience. We just need to take our time to set the field. Lots of positives to take out of this loss, and we can learn a lot of things as well. “
How Netizens reacted as RCB beats Rajasthan Royals.
Dinesh Kartik Winning hearts as he took the game from RR into RCB’s favor.
— CRICKETNMORE (@cricketnmore) April 5, 2022
This man’s got amazing skill so effortless wen it comes to finding the gaps and clean striking. Just made a game which was goner look like nothing with his flawless batting 🙇♂️🙇♂️🙏🔥#DineshKarthik #RCB #RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/uns69iH9CJ
— .M9 🔔 (@SwagKhiladi) April 5, 2022
Broken Hearts when Yuzi Chahal dismissed Virat Kohli
When @imVkohli got out look at her reaction 😭
“I don’t think India at this moment have a better prospect than Dinesh Karthik as a finisher for upcoming T20 world cup. It’s one thing to hit sixes at will but picking gaps for fun is a rare skill and Dinesh Karthik is the master of it.” 😍👌#RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/wn3SXyHdg0
— Keerthi 🕊️😍♥️ (@keerthi199509) April 5, 2022
— Akash (@Raju_SSMB) April 5, 2022
Dinesh Karthik has played so well in every match for #RCB
32* (14) vs PBKS
14* (07) vs KKR
44* (23) vs RR
— Royal Hindustani (@Rudra2812) April 5, 2022
Mohammad Kaif was full of praise for Dinesh Kartik
Death over bowlers please remember – Never bowl without mid wicket when DK is in form. Gaanth baandh lo. #RCBvRR
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 5, 2022
— LinCan (@LingeshHK) April 5, 2022
— Jatink27 (@Jatink271) April 5, 2022
— Utkarsh Srivastava (@UtkSrvstv) April 5, 2022
— Deepak Kumar (@Deepakjarvis) April 5, 2022