53rd match (D/N), Indian Premier League at Jaipur, May 19 2018
(19.2/20 ov, target 165)
Royals won by 30 runs
Player Of The Match
Rajasthan Royals
RCB Innings
Full commentary
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 134/10CRR: 6.93 • RRR: 46.50 • Need 31 runs from 4b
Yuzvendra Chahal0 (4)
Jaydev Unadkat3.2-0-27-2
Jofra Archer4-0-37-0

Shreyas Gopal is the Player of the Match for his magical figures. Over to the second game in Hyderabad, where KKR square off against Sunrisers.

Virat Kohli says: It was a strange one, great position at one stage but the way we fumbled it wasn't ideal. AB was batting beautifully, the decision-making of the others was poor. It shouldn't have been repeated by five-six guys in a row. We wanted to strengthen our middle order that hasn't been our strength for the last few years, something we need to look forward to over the next year and beyond. Scoring and stress in the middle order can't always be on a guy like AB. Here, others around him just didn't show enough composure. Quite a few positives: Umesh was outstanding, Chahal was good, Siraj took his opportunities, Moeen grabbed his chances and gave us the balance. Disappointed to not finish this off after we were cruising, just to see the way it unfolded after that hurts.

7.30pm Rajasthan Royals move to 14 points and are alive in the competition. This has been a superb defence of a total RCB would've gleefully accepted to chase nine times out of ten. What this does is it leaves Royals hoping a slew of results going their way. For starters, they'll want Sunrisers to beat KKR. Then have favours from Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils tomorrow, so that Mumbai Indians don't go ahead on points.

Unadkat to Mohammed Siraj, OUT
swung away, but this is a steepler towards deep midwicket. Sanju Samson is running IN, K Gowtham is running back from the ingield, the ball curves in the air and as it comes down, Samson oses balance and fumbles, but Gowtham has the presence of mind to take this on the rebound. Stunning win for the Royals. Bangalore boys Gowtham and Gopal have booted RCB out of IPL 2018.
Mohammed Siraj c Gowtham b Unadkat 14 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
Unadkat to Mohammed Siraj, FOUR runs
reverse paddled past short third man. Lost his balance, was made to look ungainly but somehow connected. If he missed, would've been plumb in front of middle.
end of over 192 runs
RCB: 130/9CRR: 6.84 • RRR: 35.00 • Need 35 runs from 6b
Yuzvendra Chahal0 (4)
Mohammed Siraj10 (10)
Jofra Archer4-0-37-0
Jaydev Unadkat3-0-23-1
Archer to Chahal, no run
looks to back away and loft, can only get the bottom of the bat, rolls back to the bowler.
Archer to Chahal, no run
looks to muscle this short ball, toe-ends it and it rolls wide of the pitch
Archer to Chahal, no run
superb yorker angled in towards the base of leg stump, Chahal somehow manages to keep that out
Archer to Mohammed Siraj, 1 run
hit back hard but Archer stops it with his boot, they'll scamper a run nonetheless
Archer to Mohammed Siraj, no run
walks across to ramp this over short fine leg, beaten as he had no pace to work with.
Archer to Chahal, 1 leg bye
full ball that tails in to beat his defence, there's an appeal for lbw. In the meanwhile, the non-striker hares across to force Chahal into the bye. Klaasen fires a throw at the bowler's end, a direct hit and Chahal would've been gone.
end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 128/9CRR: 7.11 • RRR: 18.50 • Need 37 runs from 12b
Mohammed Siraj9 (8)
Jaydev Unadkat3-0-23-1
Jofra Archer3-0-36-0
Unadkat to Southee, OUT
he's got more elevation than distance, would've been six at Chinnaswamy but the boundaries in Jaipur are huge. Swung away and Gowtham takes a simple catch off the toe end at wide long-on.
TG Southee c Gowtham b Unadkat 14 (17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.35
Unadkat to Southee, no run
slower length ball outside off, deviates away. Southee heaves but can't connect.
Unadkat to Mohammed Siraj, 1 run
lofted, but on the bounce to sweeper cover
Unadkat to Southee, 1 run
full toss, swung across to the leg side off the inside edge, down to deep square
Unadkat to Southee, FOUR runs
walks across the stumps, holds his shape and hoicks this slower ball into the gap at deep midwicket
Unadkat to Mohammed Siraj, 1 run
slower length ball from around the stumps, squeezed to point for a quick single

Unadkat is back

end of over 178 runs
RCB: 121/8CRR: 7.11 • RRR: 14.66 • Need 44 runs from 18b
Tim Southee9 (13)
Mohammed Siraj7 (6)
Jofra Archer3-0-36-0
Ben Laughlin2-0-15-2
Archer to Southee, FOUR runs
full toss and he steps out to wallop this over mid-off. Clean strike

Rudra Varma: "RCB should have learnt from how Tripathi played in the middle overs in first innings. On such a slow pitch and some wonderful bowling by RR, they should have just milked the spinners in middle for singles, especially since they already had such a good run rate when parthiv and Moeen fell. Absolutely mindless batting by RCB."

Archer to Mohammed Siraj, 1 run
flicked neatly down to deep square leg.
Archer to Mohammed Siraj, 1 wide
slower length ball but way outside off, Siraj looked to upper cut but let it go. Two bounces to the keeper.