RCB WON
T20
RCB beat RR by 4 wickets
Man of the Match - Dinesh Karthik
RR
169-3
20.0/20 Ovrs
 
173-6
19.1/20 Ovrs
RCB
Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 13 |4/5/2022
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Commentary
  • Right then! That is it from the coverage of this game! The action from the Indian T20 League continues on Wednesday, 6th April and it will be Mumbai taking on Kolkata at Pune. The first ball of this clash will be bowled at 7:30 pm IST (2:00 pm GMT). But the build-up will begin much earlier. Do join us for the same. Till then, cheers and goodbye!
  • Dinesh Karthik is the Player of the Match. He says he has made a conscious effort and did justice to himself. Adds that he has a goal and he knew he wasn't done yet. Tells he tries to figure out the situation and stays calm. He has practiced hard and many people have helped him leading to this tournament. Laughs by saying he loves this red and black costume to wear.
  • Faf du Plessis, the skipper of Bangalore says that to pull it out of nowhere, someone needs some great character and DK is a great character. He is really calm and such a great asset to them. Adds that they bowled really well, up to the 18th over, and then Jos Buttler got some good shots and put a score that was above-par. Mentions that they started quite well, but then Chahal bowled really well to get them back in. On Shahbaz Ahmed, he says that people think that since he is a skinny guy, he can't hit it long but he can smash it a long way. 
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  • Harshal Patel is also down for a chat. He says it was nice to help his team cross the line. Adds that he had his plans, he just hit the length hard and he thought it was a good batting pitch but it was completely different. Tells that he sets himself after looking at the field and what the batter is thinking.
  • Sanju Samson is down for a chat. He says that he can't point out where the game changed. Says the bowlers did well and even Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer gave a good finish but it was hard with dew coming up. Adds that Dinesh Karthik has a great experience but they should have taken some time in the field to tackle him. Adds there are many positives to take from the loss.
  • After getting to a blistering start, Bangalore lost their way out in the middle. Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat provided Bangalore with the perfect start, but once they perished, runs dried up and wickets started to fall. It was the partnership of Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed that guided them over the line. Dinesh Karthik started firing from the word go, while Shahbaz Ahmed put up a great show as well. The duo notched up 67 runs together and put Bangalore in the driver's seat and they never looked back thereafter. Though Shahbaz Ahmed perished, Dinesh Karthik made sure he gets his side over the line. With this victory, Bangalore have managed to grab two vital points. An emphatic win for Faf du Plessis and his men.
  • Rajasthan did not have the best start with the ball, they leaked 48 runs in the Powerplay. But they fought back well and grabbed five quick wickets, and put themselves ahead in the game. Rajasthan were all over Bangalore during the middle phase. However, once Dinesh Karthik walked in to bat, the bowlers had no answer to his brutal hitting. Yuzvendra Chahal was the leader of the pack, he grabbed two wickets and gave away just 15 runs in his spell. The first defeat for Rajasthan, however, they do have a few positives to take from this defeat.
  • From 48 for 0 in the Powerplay to 88 for 5 at the end of 13 overs, to sealing victory with 5 balls to spare. What a dramatic game this has been! But it is Bangalore that have managed to get over the line and they have handed Rajasthan their first defeat of the tournament. 
  • 19.1
    6
    Yashasvi Jaiswal to Harshal Patel, SIX! Harshal Patel hits the winning runs! Drops it short and on middle. Patel pulls it well over cow corner for a biggie. Bangalore win by 4 wickets.
  • END OF OVER 19 | 12 Runs & 0 Wkt | RCB 167/6
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal will bowl the final over of the match. 
  • 18.6
    0
    Prasidh Krishna to Dinesh Karthik, That was against the run of play! Length and outside off. Karthik tries to defend it but misses. 3 runs needed off the last over.
  • 18.5
    4
    Prasidh Krishna to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! What a gem of an innings this is from Dinesh Karthik! A slower delivery, on a length and around off. Karthik whacks it to deep square leg for a boundary. 
  • 18.4
    4
    Prasidh Krishna to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Superb shot! This is full and outside off. Karthik shuffles and drags it from outside off and wide of mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. Just 7 needed now.
  • 18.4
    1wd
    Prasidh Krishna to Dinesh Karthik, Wide! Way outside off, over the tramline and Karthik leaves it alone. Pressure on Krishna.
  • 18.3
    1
    Prasidh Krishna to Harshal Patel, Length and on middle. Patel drops it to point for a single.
  • 18.2
    1
    Prasidh Krishna to Dinesh Karthik, Length ball, outside off. Karthik works it to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 18.1
    1
    Prasidh Krishna to Harshal Patel, A full toss, on middle, pushed to long on and Patel will give back the strike to Karthik.
  • END OF OVER 18 | 13 Runs & 1 Wkt | RCB 155/6
  • Prasidh Krishna will bowl the penultimate over. 
  • 17.6
    1
    Trent Boult to Harshal Patel, A yorker, on middle, Patel digs it to mid on for a single. 15 needed in 12 balls.
  • Harshal Patel walks out to bat. 
  • 17.5
    W
    Trent Boult to Shahbaz Ahmed, OUT! TIMBER! This game is still on! A fuller ball, on middle. Ahmed shuffles and looks to paddle it but gets hit on the gloves. The ball ricochets and rolls back onto the stumps. Superb innings from Shahbaz Ahmed. Came at a very difficult period. 
  • 17.4
    2
    Trent Boult to Shahbaz Ahmed, This is on a length and on middle, was the slower ball. Ahmed gets low and looks to slog-sweep it but mistimes a bit and will only get a couple.