RCB, who already won their first three matches, was looking to get another win under their belt and move to the top of the points table. RR was looking for their second win. RCB skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl first.
RCB’s new-ball bowlers gave them a perfect start. Siraj dismissed boh Miller and Butler, and Kane Richarson dismissed Vohra. After the powerplay, RR was 32/3. Skipper Samson too, didn’t stay in the crease for too long as he was dismissed by Sundar in the 8th over.
Parag(25), Tewatia(40), and Dube(46) played well. Even though the Royals were losing wickets continuously from one end, they kept the scoreboard moving and reached 177/9 at the end of their 20 overs, which was more of a par score considering how flat the Mumbai wicket is.
A master class chase
Virak Kohli, who we know is a chase master, just showed us his class. Devdutt Padikkal and Kohli gave them a dream start. Padikkal was more aggressive at the start, and he made 80 runs of the first 107 runs RCB scored, and from here on, Kohli too picked up the pace.
At one point, it looked like they would finish off the match in the first 15 overs and, in the end, played a few more extra balls to bring up the maiden IPL century of Devdutt Padikkal. Devdutt Padikkal ended with a score of 101*(52), and Kohli scored 72*(47). RCB won the match by ten wickets and with 21 balls to spare.
This opening partnership of 181 is the highest ever for RCB. in the process, Padikkal also became only the third uncapped player to score an IPL century after Paul Valthaty and Manish Pandey.
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