Rajasthan Royals register their first victory of IPL 2019 as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets. Jos Buttler's half-century and Shreyas Gopal's three wicket-haul proves to a crucial part.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first. Rajasthan’s bowling attack did a really good job to restrict Royal Challengers Bangalore at 158-4 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli opened the batting along with Parthiv Patel and he was looking good before he was dismissed by Shreyas Gopal for 25-ball 23.
AB de Villiers came in and scored 9-ball 13 before he was sent back by Shreyas Gopal. Shimron Hetmyer continued his poor streak of performances as he was dismissed by Shreyas Gopal. Parthiv Patel scored a beautiful half-century before he was dismissed by Jofra Archer for 41-ball 67.
Marcus Stoinis and Moeen Ali finished it for RCB as they made 31 and 18 runs respectively. Both of them hit 2 fours and 1 six each in their innings to take Bangalore to 158 runs.
Shreyas Gopal took three wickets for Rajasthan, while Jofra Archer took one to his name. Gopal also had the best economy rate in the lot as he went for just 12 runs in his four overs.
Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler started the second innings for Rajasthan and they notched up a 60 run partnership for the men in pink. Ajinkya Rahane was the first batsman to depart as he was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal for 20-ball 22. Jos Buttler scored an amazing half-century before he was dismissed by Chahal for 59 off 43.
Steve Smith scored 38 off 31 before he was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj. RCB dropped a lot of catch but at the end Umesh Yadav was able to get hold of Smith.
Rahul Tripathi and Ben Stokes helped Rajasthan finished the game as Tripathi scored 34 off 23. Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets for Bangalore, while Mohammed Siraj took one.