Indian Premier League, RCB vs RR: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal RCB Thrash RR Dominate as 8 wickets
Half-centuries from Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal and three-wicket innings of Yuzvendra Chahal helped them comfortably beat the Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets at the Sheikh Zaira Stadium in Abu Dhabi and topped the Indian team. Premier League (IPL) 2020 points table. After an inspired bowling performance, he restricted Rajasthan Royals to 154/6 in their 20 overs, with Kohli and Paddikal chasing the target with five balls remaining.
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten innings of 72 off 53 balls, while the young Padikkal smashed 63 off 45 balls.
Chahal took three wickets, while Isuru Udana took two wickets for the franchise of Bengaluru.
Rajasthan Royals did not get off to a great start by winning the toss and batting, as Steve Smith, Jose Butler and Sanju Samson all three fell in the first five overs.
Robin Uthappa and Mahipal Lomror, who were playing their first match of the season in place of Ankit Rajput, then reunited for the Royals, scoring 39 runs as Uthappa became the second victim of the afternoon.
Lomlor performed with Ryan Parag for support, before Isuru Uddana was lbw to the ball.
Chahal came back to dismiss Lomror before scoring a young half-century. He made 47.
Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer gave RR a good finish, as they managed to put 154 on the board.
After RCB’s chase Devadatta Padikkal got off to a brisk start, Shreyas Gopal implicated Aaron Finch to give the Royals an early breakthrough.
But RCB captain Virat Kohli and Padikkal ensured they did not face any hiccups as they completed the chase comfortably, both sharing a 99-run partnership for the second wicket.
After some poor scores in the first three matches, Kohli scored his first half-century of the season.
Meanwhile, Podikkal continued his fine run as he scored his third half-century of the season before being dismissed by Jofra Archer.
However, AB de Villiers came to the crease and he and Kohli ensured that RCB got a comfortable win.
The win leads RCB to top the IPL 2020 points table with six points.