20 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 200/7 | RR: 10.00

  • Harshal Patel6 (2b)
  • Tim Southee4-0-32-2
  • Dhawal Kulkarni4-0-36-1

9.47pm Sarfaraz gets a lot of punches as he walks back, Kohli greeted him first with a bow and folded his hands. Once RCB lost Gayle and Kohli early, they needed someone to stay till the end for a score close to 200. De Villiers started very well but could not carry the momentum on, he was run out and then Sarfaraz threw his bat at almost everything to make sure RCB got there. Off the edge or middle of the bat, he got runs however he could

Julious: "This will be a good contest - testing the in-form, strong & deep RR batting Line with Starc leading the lead attack from other side.. :)"

Minasco: "Considering the fact that Gayle+Kohli chipped in with only 11 runs and final score being 200 talks a lot about RCB middle order slowly getting back to form"

Piyush: "Days ahead, results might fade in memories but will remember this guy sarfaraz khan's performance for a long time. man you have earned a huge number of fans today!!"

Southee to Khan, 1 run, OUT, slow and full on the stumps, he drives it down the ground for one. Harshal comes back for the second but Sarfaraz doesn't move and they get 200

HV Patel run out (Rahane/†Samson) 6 (6m 2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300.00

Southee to Khan, 2 runs, some room on the off side and Sarfaraz smacks it on the off side past cover point, Binny puts it a great effort at deep point to save two
Southee to Khan, no run, in the block hole outside off, Sarfaraz swings and misses the ball

Rare achievement


The last time a team scored 200 against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL before RCB in this match.

Tambe's worst


Most runs conceded in a T20 match by Pravin Tambe before today. He has conceded 39 in three overs in this game.

AB's slowest


Number of balls AB de Villiers took for his fifty in this match - his slowest in the IPL.

Best Powerplay


Runs scored by RCB in the mandatory Powerplay - the most they have scored in seven games this IPL season.

Only twice?


No. of times before today AB de Villiers had batted at No. 3 for RCB in 67 games.

Sixes Gaylore


Number of sixes Gayle has hit in T20s - the most by any batsman. Kieron Pollard is a distant second with 348 sixes.