IPL 2021, RR Vs RCB: Devdutt Padikkal’s century and Virat Kohli’s 72 helped Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets. Padikkal was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant innings. Kohli and Padikkal’s partnership of 181 is the highest opening partnership for RCB. Bengaluru retained the number 1 spot in IPL 2021 points table after losing it to Chennai for a day.
The opening partnership of 181 runs overshadowed all the other performances. Earlier in the evening, Mohammed Siraj bowled brilliantly in the opening spell to pick up three wickets. Harshal Patel also picked three wickets but gave away 47 runs.
These are troubling times for Rajasthan Royals. Their top-order batsmen, especially, Buttler and Miller must score more runs. The bowling needs to show some promise. Plenty to work on for the injury-stricken RR side, as the IPL moves in the middle stages.
Let’s see what the Captain say after the match:
Sanju Samson (RR): “We need to be honest with ourselves and come back better. Need time to look into what went wrong and understand, I am sure we will come back well. This game… It puts you down but you need to find a way and come out better.”
Virat Kohli: “T20 cricket is always about partnership cricket. You can’t always go big from the word go. When one guy is going well, it’s important for me to ensure that I don’t lose my wicket.
“Dev’s innings was a great one but I’d also like to credit the bowlers for setting it up. (to the fans) I’d say don’