Result
11th match (D/N), Bengaluru, Apr 15 2018, Indian Premier League
217/4
(20 ov, target 218)
198/6
Royals won by 19 runs
Player Of The Match
Rajasthan Royals
5:21
1y
• The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Sanju Samson outguns RCB's batting might

The batsman hit 10 sixes and launched Rajasthan Royals to 217 for 4, a score that proved too much for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match centre 
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals217/4(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore198/6(20 overs)
end of over 2016 runs
RCB: 198/6CRR: 9.9 
Mandeep Singh47 (25)
Chris Woakes0 (1)
Ben Laughlin4-0-46-1
Ben Stokes3-0-32-1

Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane: "Feels good, we know how dangerous they are against RCB. We were looking to score 160-170, but the way Sanju and Jos batted was incredible. We've been trying without left-right combination upfront. All of them have experience, it was about one big partnership. K Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal bowled really well. When you score 200 plus, the opponents will come hard at you. They held their own really well. Sanju and I have played together, he's the future for India and we all back him.

"I'm grateful to play this tournament every two months of the year," says Man of the Match Sanju Samson. "I'm feeling good, hitting the ball well, but the tournament has just started. I want to win as many matches as I can on the field. I love doing what my team wants me to do, whether it's on the field or as a keeper.

7.32pm This is an emphatic victory for Rajasthan Royals, who now have two wins in three matches. This is the first time this season that a captain who has lost the toss has won the game. Ajinkya Rahane too wanted to bowl first, but as it turns out, he'll take the result gleefully. Sanju Samson's magnificent 92 the difference as RCB's bowling floundered.

As it turned out, with the ball, it was a local boy Shreyas Gopal who struck to remove Kohli and de Villiers to make the difference. Up until then, RCB were right in it, only to fall apart following those two blows.

Towards the end, Mandeep and Washington gave RCB a glimpse of what their batting order could look like going forward. Is it too early to make wholesome changes? What do they do with the opening combination? Do they strengthen their lower order by including Colin de Grandhomme? Who sits out? Plenty of questions as they have one win in three games. They have a tough next game, against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai.

19.6
Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, no run
swing and a miss. Beaten by this slower delivery that drifted away. Rajasthan have defended a score for a second time this season.
19.5
2
Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs
makes room and drives inside out to deep extra cover, Mandeep scampers back. Can Mandeep get to his half-century? He's played beautifully.
19.4
4
Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs
stunning straight drive. Too full, he backed away and hammered this. Straight as an arrow. Long-on and long-off came around but had no chance.
19.3
4
Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs
thick outside edge that beats short third man. Looks to slice this behind point but the ball dips and takes the edge.
19.2
4
Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs
walks across the stumps and simply helps this slower bouncer over short fine leg. Easily done
19.1
2
Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs
drilled down the ground, Gowtham comes around to stop that at long-off.
end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 182/6CRR: 9.57 • RRR: 36.00
Chris Woakes0 (1)
Mandeep Singh31 (19)
Ben Stokes3-0-32-1
Ben Laughlin3-0-30-1
18.6
Stokes to Woakes, no run
plays and misses a full toss outside off.

Mohan: "I can not believe the number of comments about changes to be made to RCB batting. Its never easy to chase 200+. What it lacks is a good bowling line-up and it is a "Elephant in the room" situation i guess. PS: This is coming from a SRH fan."

18.5
w
Stokes to Washington Sundar, OUT
paddles this full toss onto the middle stump. Went far too across and deflected it back. Wanted to go over the keeper's head. He's played a lovely innings though.
Washington Sundar b Stokes 35 (19b 1x4 3x6) SR: 184.21
18.4
2
Stokes to Washington Sundar, 2 runs
full and straight on middle, he backs away and drills this between long-on and long-off
18.3
Stokes to Washington Sundar, no run
angles this short of length delivery across, Washington looks to back away and slash but is beaten

back to over the wicket

18.2
6
Stokes to Washington Sundar, SIX runs
lofted cleanly over extra cover. Slower and fuller outside off, he backed away and belted this without a trace of worry.
18.1
4
Stokes to Washington Sundar, FOUR runs
carved away over backward point. Lovely from Washington, making a case as a batsman too. Amidst his new ball ability, it's conveniently forgotten that he plays in the top order for his state side Tamil Nadu
end of over 1813 runs
RCB: 170/5CRR: 9.44 • RRR: 24.00
Washington Sundar23 (14)
Mandeep Singh31 (19)
Ben Laughlin3-0-30-1
Jaydev Unadkat3-0-35-0

Ahmed: "RCB should open with Vohra in place of McCullum and play CDG or Moeen Ali at no 6 instead of Negi in the next match. "

17.6
1
Laughlin to Washington Sundar, 1 run
slower bouncer, pulled over square leg, lands short of the man coming in from the deep.
17.5
2
Laughlin to Washington Sundar, 2 runs
backs away and belts this full delivery to Stokes at wide long-off. A misfield gives them an opportunity to take the second
17.4
6
Laughlin to Washington Sundar, SIX runs
tipped over the long-on boundary by Gowtham. This was a short-arm jab and the ball flew off the blade. Had he been right at the ropes, this could've been an easier catch
17.3
1
Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, 1 run
right into the blockhole, squeezed to point. Superb from Laughlin
17.2
2
Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs
goes over cover, gets this into the gap. Wide long-off and deep cover converge to cut that off
17.1
1
Laughlin to Washington Sundar, 1 run
slower and fuller outside off, squeezed to deep cover
Best performances - batsmen
SV Samson
92 runs (45)
2 fours
10 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
off drive
22 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
517415211623
V Kohli
57 runs (30)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
YS Chahal
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
S Gopal
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2018
Player Of The Match
Sanju Samson
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50- 19.20
Match days15 April 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Abhijit Deshmukh
Reserve Umpire
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
Manu Nayyar
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0