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RCB vs RR, 19th Match at Jaipur, IPL, Apr 06 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
19th Match (N), Jaipur, April 06, 2024, Indian Premier League
(19.1/20 ov, T:184) 189/4

RR won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
100* (58)
jos-buttler
Cricinfo's MVP
114.03 ptsImpact List
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Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 183/3(20 overs)
113* (72)
Rajasthan Royals 189/4(19.1 overs)
100* (58)
2/27 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
RR114.03100(58)107.41114.03--0
RCB96.02113(72)108.2496.02--0
RR83.3569(42)75.4183.35--0
RR70.35--02/342.6870.35
RR66.47--01/331.8366.47

11.32pm Superb performance from Royals who've begun this season with an absolute bang. Four games, four wins, but they know from recent memory that a good beginning is no guarantee of going deep into the IPL. As for RCB, well, lots of problems to dwell on and sort out. Before that, though, we have a tasty double-header coming up tomorrow: MI vs DC first up, and then LSG vs GT. Two potential crackers, so do be there to follow all the action on your favourite website. Until then, good night!

Jos Buttler, Player of the Match: "A little bit of luck to get it over the rope in the end, didn't time it that well, but delighted to get the win. However long you've played the game, you still have those anxieties and stresses. Sometimes you just have to tell yourself it'll be okay. Just keep digging in, working hard, at some point we will be okay. I actually did feel really good in the last game, even though I only scored 13 or something. We've started this season really well. We've been together for three seasons, everyone's comfortable with each other, we just need to keep this momentum going."

Sanju Samson: "I think anything below 190, with a little bit of dew coming in, with the batting order we have, I felt it was a good total to chase. Touchwood, few more games to go, we are bowling well. And we have got a break, which is helping us charge up and come in fresh. [Are RR a batting or bowling side?] I think bowling is 9, and batting is 8.7. It was just a matter of time with Jos. He just needed to get through the powerplay and middle a few balls."

Kumar Sangakkara: "I thought it was a good toss to win, we were pretty decisive in wanting to chase. RCB started well, but Nandre Burger brought us back with the spinners, and Jos and Sanju were clinical. Everyone requires a chat, but the chat doesn't have to be about cricket or technique or anything like that. Jos is the best white-ball opener in the world, and all he needed to do was sit back and ignore some of the noise. [On Jaiswal:] We know the quality that Jaiswal brings to the side, we just want him to relax and bat, and bat long. He just needs to calm down a little bit, rest up."

Faf du Plessis: "I think batting out there with Virat, we found the wicket really tricky and low. We did feel 190 would be a good score. I did feel we could have maximised 10 or 15 more towards the end. It was a good toss to win, you did see that it played much nicer with the dew. Virat was playing really well at the back end. Whether it was Virat or a Greeny or a DK coming in, we could have scored a few more. We tried, but it was quite tricky to hit. With the spinners, a lot of balls were hitting the bottom of the bat. I think the pitch definitely got better. That's what dew does, that's the nature of the wicket. I thought it was a good toss for them to win. We started well in the first four overs, then the one over from our spinners, 20 runs, it shifted the pressure back onto us. Maxwell, all the right-handers batting in the middle, that's why I went to the left-arm spinner, Mayank, who's been bowling well for us this season. And the legspinner [Himanshu], you want to use the attacking option. When we got the wicket of Jaiswal, with the two right-handers in the middle, it didn't feel like the right time to use the offspinner."

11.08pm Terrific win for the Royals. It seems like a long time ago, but RCB began brilliantly with the bat before the Royals spinners began turning things around to restrict them to 183. It didn't feel like enough then, despite what Virat Kohli said about the conditions, particularly with all the doubts over RCB's bowling quality. Royals did it easily in the end, with a brilliant century from a back-among-the-runs Jos Buttler, and a superb 69 from Sanju Samson.

19.1
6
Green to Buttler, SIX runs

and he ends it with a six!!!! Shortish, into the body, and it wasn't his most sweetly hit pull, but it was sweet enough, landing just outside the boundary to the left of the man at deep square leg. Utter delight for Butter, who David-Warneresque bat-stabbing leap after yanking his helmet off. Hetmyer celebrated just as hard too. Royals have begun the season with four wins in a row.

Buttler is on strike as Green comes on to bowl the last over. One to win, six to bring up the hundred.

end of over 198 runs
RR: 183/4CRR: 9.63 RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Jos Buttler94 (57b 9x4 3x6)
Shimron Hetmyer11 (6b 2x4)
Mohammed Siraj 4-0-35-1
Cameron Green 3-0-21-0
18.6
1
Siraj to Buttler, 1 run

Well, there's the single. Shortish outside off, bottom-edges the pull into his right heel, and it rolls away into the backward point region

Two to get. Single and six to get the century?

18.5
1
Siraj to Hetmyer, 1 run

in the blockhole on middle and leg, clipped away to deep square leg

18.5
1w
Siraj to Hetmyer, 1 wide

short, angling away wide outside off, left alone. Wide given, and RCB review it... It's tight, but it's just outside the wide guideline. Was pretty high too

18.4
4
Siraj to Hetmyer, FOUR runs

they'll definitely need a miracle now. On the shorter side of a length, finishing around middle and off. Clears his front leg and pulls in the air, landing the ball in the gap between deep backward square leg and deep midwicket

Siraj stays over the wicket to Hetmyer.

Meera: "Be ready to witness a miracle and be sure to see a surprise, it's a RCB win here"

18.3
1
Siraj to Buttler, 1 run

full on off stump, driven to mid-off, where Faf stops it but stumbles slightly, turning a tricky single into a relatively straightforward one

18.2
Siraj to Buttler, no run

now he bowls a really good short ball that keeps coming into Buttler with the angle while he looks to lean back and ramp it fine. Can't connect

18.1
Siraj to Buttler, no run

makes room and he goes yorker, fifth-stump, and nails it. Reaches out to slash but can't connect

Siraj to bowl the 19th.

end of over 185 runs
RR: 175/4CRR: 9.72 RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 from 12b
Jos Buttler92 (53b 9x4 3x6)
Shimron Hetmyer6 (4b 1x4)
Cameron Green 3-0-21-0
Reece Topley 4-0-27-2
17.6
1
Green to Buttler, 1 run

again he looks to make room, and again Green follows, this time with the short ball at the body. Checked pull out to deep square leg

17.5
Green to Buttler, no run

shortish outside off, extra bounce to beat the angled-bat slash

17.4
2
Green to Buttler, 2 runs

sees Buttler making room and follows him with a ball at his pads. Clipped away neatly into the gap between long-on and deep midwicket for yet another double

Mustafa Moudi : "Wish Kohli had taken note of DL method, which takes Overs as well as Wickets as available RESOURCES. He forgot to consider the remaining wickets as a resource!!"

17.3
1
Green to Hetmyer, 1 run

back of a length on off stump, worked away to the left of mid-on

17.2
Green to Hetmyer, no run

fullish, angling into the stumps, clipped watchfully into the on side

Round the wicket to Hetmyer.

17.1
1
Green to Buttler, 1 run

fullish, angling into middle and leg and maybe straightening. Shapes to flick, ends up leading-edging into the covers

Green.

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 170/4CRR: 10.00 RRR: 4.66 • Need 14 from 18b
Shimron Hetmyer5 (2b 1x4)
Jos Buttler88 (49b 9x4 3x6)
Reece Topley 4-0-27-2
Yash Dayal 4-0-37-1
16.6
4
Topley to Hetmyer, FOUR runs

and that encapsulates RCB's night. For the second time, two fielders converge and leave the ball to each other. Deep midwicket and deep backward square leg. Short ball, gets up to shoulder height outside off, and Hetmyer did well to keep his pull down

Back over the wicket to Hetmyer.

16.5
1
Topley to Buttler, 1 run

slower bouncer outside off, uses his wrists nicely for an almost overhead flick out to deep midwicket

Back round the wicket to Buttler.

16.4
1
Topley to Hetmyer, 1 run

full, angling in towards off stump, plays a checked drive past the stumps, to the left of mid-off

Shimron Hetmyer comes out now. He's not had too much to do so far this season.

16.3
W
Topley to Jurel, OUT

given, and Jurel goes to the old strangle down the leg side. Length ball down the leg side, looks to flick it away, gets a nice, audible inside edge and DK does the rest

Dhruv Jurel c †Karthik b Topley 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 66.66

Over the wicket to Jurel.

16.2
3
Topley to Buttler, 3 runs

length ball on off stump, clipped into the vacant wide mid-on region. Both long-on and deep midwicket hare in and neither can prevent the second run

16.1
1
Topley to Jurel, 1 run

back of a length close to off stump, dabbed down to deep third

Left-arm around for Topley too.

Vinod: "Kohli can be more aggressive, but if we loose his wicket given the form of others will we even get to 160plus totals. Disappointed RCB fan :( " -- You can't tie your batting approach to the belief that your team-mates will fail. Patidar and Dinesh Karthik didn't even come out to bat for RCB.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
V Kohli
113 runs (72)
12 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
flick
25 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
76%
JC Buttler
100 runs (58)
9 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
pull
20 runs
1 four1 six
Control
76%
Best performances - bowlers
RJW Topley
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
YS Chahal
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
8.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
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 days6 April 2024 - night (20-over match)
RCB Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
RR Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 17.6 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Royal Challengers Bengaluru 0
Language
English
Win Probability
RR 100%
RCBRR
100%50%100%RCB InningsRR Innings

Over 20 • RR 189/4

RR won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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RR871140.698
KKR752101.206
SRH752100.914
CSK74380.529
LSG74380.123
GT8448-1.055
MI8356-0.227
DC8356-0.477
PBKS8264-0.292
RCB8172-1.046