Rajasthan still in hunt for playoffs
May 20, 2018-
Rajasthan Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 30 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Saturday to stay alive for playoffs.
Chasing a target of 165 runs, RCB folded up for 134 runs in 19.2 overs. Leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal led the hosts’ charge taking 4-16. Rajasthan now have 14 points at the fourth spot after 14 matches and will wait for results from other matches to decide their fate. RCB were knocked out after the defeat.
After losing skipper Virat Kohli (four), AB de Villiers and Parthiv Patel (33) kept RCB in the hunt with a 55-run second wicket partnership. Their challenge effectively ended after De Villiers lost his wicket to Gopal after making 53 from 35 deliveries.
Earlier, Rahul Tripathi smashed an unbeaten 80 off 58 balls to take Rajasthan a respectable 164-5.
Rajasthan Royals 164-5 in 20 overs (R Tripathi 80 not out, A Rahane 33; U Yadav 3-25, M Siraj 1-33) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 134 all out in 19.2 overs (AB de Villiers 53, P Patel 33; S Gopal 4-16, B Laughlin 2-15) by 30 runs
Man-of-the-match: S Gopal
Published: 20-05-2018 08:27