The misery continued for RCB as they were crushed by the host (Rajasthan royals) last night at Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur. RCB were very pleased by the return of Australian All-Rounder Marcus Stoinis. He brings the stability in the middle order but couldn’t able to bring the first win for his team.
After winning the toss RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bowl first. The visitor started well as they put 48 run in the first 6 overs. This was the first time in this tournament that RCB Didn’t lost any wicket. But Shreyas Gopal produced a magical delivery to remove the Current best batsman, Virat Kohli. His expressions said it all that how crucial this wicket was for his team and his career.
He wasn’t over yet, After dismissing Kohli he got the big fish ABD in his 3rd over. RCB was trembling like a deck of cards as shimron hetmyer also departs with just 1 run. Playing his first match, Marcus Stoinis joins Parthiv Patel and played with some intent and build a crucial 53 run partnership with him. Patel was the only RCB batsman who looked comfortable at crease. He scored 67 of 41 balls. Somehow RCB were able to put 158 runs on the board. Stoinis played a handy knock 31 runs while Moeen Ali scored brisk 18 of just 9 balls.
The host started off in great fashion as Buttler and Rahane put 60 runs for the first wicket. After losing Rahane, Smith joined buttler. Both were looking great as buttler was playing as aggressor and smith was the anchor of their partnership. After buttler got dismissed smith and Tripathi had to take RR home. With just 39 needed from final 5 overs. It was Rajasthan’s game. Umesh Yadav made it easier as he dropped smith at deep covers. Chahal was furious, why wouldn’t he be as he was the only bowler who was threatening to RR batsman. Smith used the second chance really well and score a handy 38 of 31 deliveries.
RR comfortably won their first match while RCB still looking for their first victory of the season. It was Shreyas Gopal Who won the Man of the Match for his breath-taking spell of 3 for 12 in 4 overs.