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RESULT
13th Match (N), Wankhede, April 05, 2022, Indian Premier League
(19.1/20 ov, T:170) 173/6

RCB won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

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Rajasthan Royals 169/3(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 173/6(19.1 overs)

11.50pm: That's a wrap for another day at the IPL. Sreshth Shah has rattled up the report and there will be more video and analysis on the site shortly. Thanks for keeping us company, we'll do it all again tomorrow. Bye!

11.40pm: Time for the presentations. RCB captain Faf du Plessis: "That's one out of the hat. To pull it out of nowhere you need some good characters, and DK is as big a character as you can get. That calmness towards the end allows others to just come in. I think we bowled really well up until the 19th, then Jos got some shots in with the bowlers under pressure. Got them a score just above par. We didn't get the start we needed, Yuzi came in and bowled well. But the belief we have, guys can come in and win games from nowhere. [Shahbaz innings] He's a skinny guy but he hits a long way, and he's got a clear gameplan. I believe he'll play a big part with the ball, too."

Dinesh Karthik is Player of the Match: "I made a conscious effort to do justice to myself. Felt I could have done better in the last few years. The way I've trained has been different. I was telling myself I'm not done yet. I have a goal and I want to achieve something. We needed 12 runs an over, so you need to figure out what to do. Stay calm, know your game and who you can take on. Made an effort to play white-ball cricket, practice matches and scenarios. Those are the hours you put in when no one sees. The real work is done in the lead-up, which is what I'll give credit to. You have to premeditate in T20, but if it's not there, you have to have the ability to change the shot."

11.27pm: So DK drives Royal Challengers across the line, with solid support from Shahbaz Ahmed, handing Royals their first defeat of this year's IPL. RCB were seemingly in all sorts of strife at 88 for 5 after 13 overs, needing 82 from 42 - but Karthik took 19 off R Ashwin's fourth over, which cost 21 in all, and suddenly the momentum flipped. Sounds like the dew did properly take effect towards the end, and RR were unable to defend a middling total, underpinned by an unbeaten 70 off 47 balls from orange cap-wearer Jos Buttler

Here's Royals captain Sanju Samson: "I can't pinpoint a moment [when the game was lost], great effort to put in that total, after losing the toss. Think it was a respectable score, but when the dew is coming up... I think it's a great effort by my team. As a bowling unit you like to take your time and set your fields. Lot of positives to take, and we can learn a lot of things, too."

19.1
6
Jaiswal to Harshal, SIX runs

smashes a lollipop into the stands! Patel dumps Jaiswal's tentative legbreak over deep midwicket, sealing a four-wicket win for RCB

Samson tosses the ball to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Three runs needed

end of over 1912 runs
RCB: 167/6CRR: 8.78 RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
Dinesh Karthik44 (23)
Harshal Patel3 (3)
Prasidh Krishna 4-0-40-0
Trent Boult 4-0-34-2

RR take it down to the final over... but the fat lady is warming up her tonsils

18.6
Prasidh to Karthik, no run

beaten with a beauty! Length ball on fourth stump, 142kph and sliding past the outside edge

18.5
4
Prasidh to Karthik, FOUR runs

tonked! Slower ball, short and inviting Karthik to happy-slap it away over deep backward square leg. One-bounce four

18.4
4
Prasidh to Karthik, FOUR runs

dragged through midwicket, 140kph full-length ball outside off, DK gets enough on a meaty swing across the line. Brings the rate below a run a ball

18.4
1w
Prasidh to Karthik, 1 wide

slung down short and wide, just straying into the tramlines!

18.3
1
Prasidh to Harshal, 1 run

hard length, into the body and dabbed down in front of backward point. Gets Karthik back on strike

18.2
1
Prasidh to Karthik, 1 run

length ball wide of the stumps, 136kph and driven out to the cover sweeper

Fine leg comes up

"In the death overs, count out the side coached by Lasith Malinga at your peril," squeals Afeef

18.1
1
Prasidh to Harshal, 1 run

low full toss, swatted down to long-on

Krishna to bowl the 19th

end of over 1813 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 155/6CRR: 8.61 RRR: 7.50 • Need 15 from 12b
Harshal Patel1 (1)
Dinesh Karthik35 (19)
Trent Boult 4-0-34-2
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-15-2
17.6
1
Boult to Harshal, 1 run

leg-stump yorker, dug out calmly for one to mid-on

Harshal Patel trots out, 16 needed from 13

17.5
W
Boult to Shahbaz Ahmed, OUT

bowled 'im! Full and straight, tailing in as Shahbaz went across looking to scoop again. Actually deflected off the glove and then through his legs into the stumps. RR break the stand, but is it too late?

Shahbaz Ahmed b Boult 45 (50m 26b 4x4 3x6) SR: 173.07
17.4
2
Boult to Shahbaz Ahmed, 2 runs

slower ball, he's waiting for it and lifts a couple more over short fine leg

17.3
6
Boult to Shahbaz Ahmed, SIX runs

smeared, flat over midwicket! Boult goes short but it sits up nicely, Shahbaz connects with a full-blooded mow to cow!

17.2
4
Boult to Shahbaz Ahmed, FOUR runs

carted past long-on! Makes room and slaps a length ball into the boundary boards, fine of the man running around

17.1
Boult to Shahbaz Ahmed, no run

nearly bowled attempting to scoop! Just clears leg stump as Shahbaz goes a long way across and fails to connect

Boult for his last over

end of over 174 runs
RCB: 142/5CRR: 8.35 RRR: 9.33 • Need 28 from 18b
Shahbaz Ahmed33 (21)
Dinesh Karthik35 (19)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-15-2
Prasidh Krishna 3-0-28-0

RCB see off Chahal, leaves them needing 28 from 18. Win predictor at 75%

16.6
1
Chahal to Shahbaz Ahmed, 1 run

big-spinning legbreak angled across the left-hander, he steers it carefully down in front of backward point and takes the one

16.5
1
Chahal to Karthik, 1 run

floated up wide, Karthik reaches for a slap through to the covers to the sweeper

"How good has Shahbaz has been for RCB," whoops Abhinandan. "They were trolled for getting him back. He almost guarantees 20-30 runs with bat. Can give couple of good overs and a live wire in the field."

16.4
1
Chahal to Shahbaz Ahmed, 1 run

fizzed down at 90kph on leg stump, clipped out to deep square

16.3
1
Chahal to Karthik, 1 run

flighted, full on the stumps and swept firmly, straight to deep backward square leg

16.2
Chahal to Karthik, no run

pushed through flat, 87kph and DK jumps back to cut, can't get it past Jaiswal in the covers

16.1
Chahal to Karthik, no run

tosses up a legbreak on off, defended towards cover

Samson needs a wicket, turns back to Yuzi Chahal

Best performances - batters
JC Buttler
JC Buttler RR
70 runs (47)
0 four6 sixes
Control
67%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
0 four2 sixes
32324161327
Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed RCB
45 runs (26)
4 fours3 sixes
Control
68%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
2 fours1 six
12422111202
Best performances - bowlers
YS Chahal
YS Chahal RR
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
3.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
TA Boult
TA Boult RR
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
8.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
RCB
Dinesh Karthik
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days5 April 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Anil Chaudhary
India
Saiyed Khalid
TV Umpire
India
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
India
Nikhil Patwardhan
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
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