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RCB vs RR, Eliminator at Ahmedabad, IPL, May 22 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
Eliminator (N), Ahmedabad, May 22, 2024, Indian Premier League

RR won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
2/19
ravichandran-ashwin
Cricinfo's MVP
94.25 ptsImpact List
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Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 172/8(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals 174/6(19 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
RR94.25--02/192.8694.25
RR76.37--01/161.5576.37
RCB69.7227(21)24.5219.481/281.6850.24
RR59.9945(30)49.6859.99--0
RR58.64--03/443.4358.64
end of over 1914 runs
RR: 174/6CRR: 9.15 
Rovman Powell16 (8b 2x4 1x6)
Ravichandran Ashwin0 (0b)
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-37-1
Mohammed Siraj 4-0-33-2

A first win for RR since April 27 and a first loss for RCB since April 21. And that means RCB's wait for an IPL title extends while RR face SRH in the second qualifier day after tomorrow in Chennai. That's all we have from here tonight. KK's report should be up soon, keep an eye out for Alagappan's reaction stories from Ahmedabad. On behalf of Thilak and Abhimanyu, this is Sudarshanan bidding you goodbye! Ciao!

11:42pm Time for the presentations

Sanju Samson, RR captain: "We will have some great days, we will have some really bad days. Important to bounce back. The way we batted, bowled and fielded, I am really happy. All the credit has to go to the players. We look at the fieldset and planning, the credit has to go to Sanga and the team of support staff for discussing tactics. Ashwin and Avesh bowled tremendously well. If you look at our batting unit, there is a lot of youngsters. They are 22 years old, they are less experienced but they played well. A few of us are not 100%. We have the momentum now, so the dressing room is confident."

R Ashwin, Player of the Match: "OUr batting found it tough to put par-plus scores. We lost Buttler, Shimron was injured. I thought we were rusty chasing 170-plus. The confidence will come back. First half of the tournament, my body couldn't move. Had an abdomen injury. Wanted to put my body on the line. When you come from Test match, your body needs to get used to. I bowled a lot off game time also. Needed the bowling time under my belt. We hit really good lengths. When Boult bowled, there was seam and swing. There was no dew when RCB were bowling. We played exceptional shots and some errors as well. Exuberance of youth and experience also."

11:24pm What a way to end a five-match losing streak for RR. They end RCB's dream comeback to set a date with SRH in Qualifier 2. It was not a smooth finish, though, for RR. Throughout the chase, their nerves showed - none more so than during the Samson stumping and the Jurel run-out. But Parag, like he has done all season, held one end up and never let the asking rate get out of hand. RCB's faint hopes rose when Siraj struck twice but it was not to be. The Orange Cap is firmly on Kohli's head, but his team will not have another shot at the title this season. Vagaries of our sport.

Faf du Plessis, RCB captain: "With the dew coming in, we thought we were short with the bat. Needed a few more runs to make it more competitive. Credit to the boys for fighting it out. If you look at naturally assessing the pitch, it looked like a 180-pitch. But we found out this season, with the one extra batter and long line-ups, it can be challenging. We knew we had to score more to challenge them. A lot of teams would have, their wheels would have fallen off after 1 from 9. But we made sure to gave our best and to come back like that - six games in a row - takes a lot of heart. We weren't special tonight in terms of pushing the extra runs."

Rovman Powell: "It wasn't that difficult a situation. It was a situation to get bat to ball. [Discussion with Hetmyer] I was telling him to be positive. It was unfortunate he got out. If it was up to me, I would like to come in earlier and have 10-15 balls under my belt. But we have quality batters in front of me. My first catch was crucial. If we put down that in a crunch game like this, we say it was a tough chance. When you have good players like Faf and Virat, you want those half chances to come to you. If you drop that, they would say very good effort. I think we have been playing good cricket through the IPL, save for the last few games. Looking forward to a good game."

gautham menon : "The greatest batter of all formats need to wait for the coveted IPL title...hope this does not happen in the upcoming T20 world cup..."

PS: "The extra runs gained from the Patidar reprieve was neutralized by DKs run a ball innings. Sad way for DK to exit but he's been magnificent over the years and especially the last few. Potentially the second Indian keeper to exit without a fairytale in a matter of days "

Mustafa Moudi : "RR lost 4 consecutive matches while RCB came into this match winning 6 matches. Law of Averages got better of RCB tonight. Nevertheless, History will never forget how they qualified for the playoffs !!"

18.6
6
Ferguson to Powell, SIX runs

Goes the distance! Slower one on a fullish length, Powell lofts it back over Ashwin's head and fist-pumps to celebrate. Rajasthan Royals end RCB's journey in IPL 2024!

18.5
Ferguson to Powell, no run

Slower one, full on off, Powell can only defend it back

18.4
Ferguson to Powell, no run

Length ball on middle, 140.8kph, pushed back towards the bowler

18.3
Ferguson to Powell, no run

Length ball outside off, cut to backward point

18.2
4
Ferguson to Powell, FOUR runs

Another edge and another four. All over for RCB? FUll on off, 142.4kph, squares Powell up. But he ends up getting a thick outside edge that beats short third

18.1
4
Ferguson to Powell, FOUR runs

Toe-ends it for four! It was full and wide outside off, Powell reaches out at that but then thinks of leaving it be. But the ball goes between short third and backward point

R Ashwin will wait at the other end. He was padded up since the powerplay. Ferguson for the penultimate over

end of over 186 runs • 2 wickets
RR: 160/6CRR: 8.88 RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Rovman Powell2 (2b)
Mohammed Siraj 4-0-33-2
Yash Dayal 3-0-37-0
17.6
W
Siraj to Hetmyer, OUT

Faf-tabulous catch! Motera roars! The RCB captain does it again. How? How does he do it repeatedly. Runs back from cover inside the circle, has his eyes on the ball ALL the time, settles under it and takes it with a tumble. Siraj had bowled it full, Hetmyer looked to flick it away but got a leading edge high in the air. RCB believe once more

Shimron Hetmyer c du Plessis b Mohammed Siraj 26 (14b 3x4 1x6 28m) SR: 185.71
Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj in death overs (in T20s)
BALLS
578
WKTS
41
4s/6s
81/51
ECON
10.29
AVE
24.19
17.5
1
Siraj to Powell, 1 run

Very full on off, knocked down to long-on

17.4
1
Siraj to Hetmyer, 1 run

Full toss on middle, flicked to midwicket on the bounce

17.3
1
Siraj to Powell, 1 run

Angling in on a fullish length, flicked to fine leg, 139.1kph

West Indies T20I captain Rovman Powell joins his team-mate Hetmyer in the middle. 16 off 16 is easy, should be easy

Karan: "Siraj should see the opponents as Srilanka. "

17.2
W
Siraj to Parag, OUT

Timberrr! Siraj breathes fire with a 139.6kph full one. Parag goes for the big shot but it sneaks through bat and pad. Siraj does his celebration, a forlorn Parag walks back without finishing the match

Riyan Parag b Mohammed Siraj 36 (26b 2x4 2x6 48m) SR: 138.46
17.2
1w
Siraj to Parag, 1 wide

DIgs it short but it flies well over the batter's head. Parag leaves it but belatedly thinks of playing a ramp. RCB review the wide but it was well over

17.2
1w
Siraj to Parag, 1 wide

Sprayed down leg, Parag misses the flick

17.1
1
Siraj to Hetmyer, 1 run

Very full on the leg, flicked through backward square leg

Siraj

end of over 1711 runs
RR: 154/4CRR: 9.05 RRR: 6.33 • Need 19 from 18b
Riyan Parag36 (25b 2x4 2x6)
Shimron Hetmyer24 (11b 3x4 1x6)
Yash Dayal 3-0-37-0
Cameron Green 4-0-28-1
16.6
Yash Dayal to Parag, no run

Slower one, angling away outside off, Parag swings and misses

16.5
1
Yash Dayal to Hetmyer, 1 run

Full on middle, slow again, flicked through midwicket

16.4
4
Yash Dayal to Hetmyer, FOUR runs

Slower one, but races away to the boundary. It was on a fullish length, Hetmyer goes hard at it and slices it over backward point. It was the back of the hand slower ball

16.3
4
Yash Dayal to Hetmyer, FOUR runs

Drilled back past the bowler. Dayal goes for the yorker, Hetmyer is deep in his crease. Clears his front leg and powers it down the ground

16.2
1
Yash Dayal to Parag, 1 run

Low full toss, 102.6kph, swung away to deep midwicket

16.1
1
Yash Dayal to Hetmyer, 1 run

Slower short ball outside off, pulled on the bounce to deep midwicket

That was the one big over RR needed in the chase. Now 30 off 24 is verrry gettable. Here's Dayal

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
YBK Jaiswal
45 runs (30)
8 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
10 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
77%
R Parag
36 runs (26)
2 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
10 runs
0 four1 six
Control
85%
Best performances - bowlers
Avesh Khan
O
4
M
0
R
44
W
3
ECO
11
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
R Ashwin
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Series resultRajasthan Royals advanced
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 days22 May 2024 - night (20-over match)
RR Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 13.1 ov)
RCB Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 18.2 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
RR 100%
RCBRR
100%50%100%RCB InningsRR Innings

Over 19 • RR 174/6

RR won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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CSK1477140.392
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LSG147714-0.667
GT145712-1.063
PBKS145910-0.353
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