Match Over - Rajasthan Royals won by 19 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore, who chose to bat
  • Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Referee: M Nayyar
  • When: 15 Apr 2018, 12:30 SAST
  • Winner: Rajasthan Royals
  • Man of the Match: SV Samson


  • Umpire1: S Ravi
  • Umpire2: C Shamshuddin
  • Third Umpire: A Deshmukh



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Royal Challengers Bangalore



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Rajasthan Royals

Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane: "Feels good, we know how dangerous they are against RCB. We were looking to score 160-170, but the way Sanju and Jos batted was incredible. We've been trying without left-right combination upfront. All of them have experience, it was about one big partnership. K Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal bowled really well. When you score 200 plus, the opponents will come hard at you. They held their own really well. Sanju and I have played together, he's the future for India and we all back him.

"I'm grateful to play this tournament every two months of the year," says Man of the Match Sanju Samson. "I'm feeling good, hitting the ball well, but the tournament has just started. I want to win as many matches as I can on the field. I love doing what my team wants me to do, whether it's on the field or as a keeper.

7.32pm This is an emphatic victory for Rajasthan Royals, who now have two wins in three matches. This is the first time this season that a captain who has lost the toss has won the game. Ajinkya Rahane too wanted to bowl first, but as it turns out, he'll take the result gleefully. Sanju Samson's magnificent 92 the difference as RCB's bowling floundered.

As it turned out, with the ball, it was a local boy Shreyas Gopal who struck to remove Kohli and de Villiers to make the difference. Up until then, RCB were right in it, only to fall apart following those two blows.

Towards the end, Mandeep and Washington gave RCB a glimpse of what their batting order could look like going forward. Is it too early to make wholesome changes? What do they do with the opening combination? Do they strengthen their lower order by including Colin de Grandhomme? Who sits out? Plenty of questions as they have one win in three games. They have a tough next game, against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai.

19.6B Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, No run, swing and a miss. Beaten by this slower delivery that drifted away. Rajasthan have defended a score for a second time this season. .
19.5B Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, makes room and drives inside out to deep extra cover, Mandeep scampers back. Can Mandeep get to his half-century? He's played beautifully..
19.4B Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, stunning straight drive. Too full, he backed away and hammered this. Straight as an arrow. Long-on and long-off came around but had no chance..
19.3B Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, thick outside edge that beats short third man. Looks to slice this behind point but the ball dips and takes the edge..
19.2B Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, walks across the stumps and simply helps this slower bouncer over short fine leg. Easily done.
19.1B Laughlin to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, drilled down the ground, Gowtham comes around to stop that at long-off..
End of over 19. 12 runs this over. 182/6 after 114 balls.
CR Woakes 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 3-0-32-1
Mandeep Singh 31 (19b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 18. 13 runs this over. 170/5 after 108 balls.
Washington Sundar 23 (14b 0x4 2x6 ) B Laughlin 3-0-30-1
Mandeep Singh 31 (19b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Ahmed: "RCB should open with Vohra in place of McCullum and play CDG or Moeen Ali at no 6 instead of Negi in the next match. "

End of over 17. 17 runs this over. 157/5 after 102 balls.
Mandeep Singh 28 (17b 3x4 1x6 ) JD Unadkat 3-0-35-0
Washington Sundar 13 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Manish !: "@Shashank: Does RCB have other finishers as options sitting on the bench? Do you think ABD should be used as a finisher and come down at 5 or 6 instead." -- There's Colin de Grandhomme who should play in place of McCullum. Or Moeen Ali is another option then can consider.

End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 137/5 after 95 balls.
Washington Sundar 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-17-0
Mandeep Singh 18 (13b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 133/5 after 89 balls.
Washington Sundar 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) B Laughlin 2-0-16-1
Mandeep Singh 18 (12b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Aravind: "Game over. This is why RCB should look at keeping more local talent in this team. Some skills gained by having played on this ground for years together simply cannot be purchased at auctions." -- Don't think they'd want to go down by too many runs. Net Run Rate crucial

End of over 14. 10 runs this over. 126/4 after 84 balls.
Mandeep Singh 13 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) K Gowtham 4-0-36-1
P Negi 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 116/4 after 78 balls.
Mandeep Singh 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) S Gopal 4-0-22-2
P Negi 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Aravind's Indian theory that RCB have failed to pick on: "Game over. This is why RCB should look at keeping more local talent in this team. Some skills gained by having played on this ground for years together simply cannot be purchased at auctions."

End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 114/3 after 72 balls.
AB de Villiers 20 (15b 1x4 1x6 ) JD Unadkat 2-0-18-0
Mandeep Singh 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 105/3 after 66 balls.
AB de Villiers 13 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) S Gopal 3-0-20-1
Mandeep Singh 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 100/2 after 60 balls.
AB de Villiers 10 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) B Laughlin 1-0-9-0
V Kohli 57 (29b 7x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 91/2 after 54 balls.
V Kohli 56 (27b 7x4 2x6 ) S Gopal 2-0-15-0
AB de Villiers 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 81/2 after 48 balls.
Q de Kock 26 (19b 4x4 0x6 ) DJM Short 1-0-10-1
V Kohli 49 (25b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 71/1 after 42 balls.
Q de Kock 24 (16b 4x4 0x6 ) S Gopal 1-0-6-0
V Kohli 41 (22b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 13 runs this over. 62/1 after 35 balls.
V Kohli 34 (18b 6x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-13-0
Q de Kock 23 (13b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 11 runs this over. 49/1 after 30 balls.
Q de Kock 22 (12b 4x4 0x6 ) K Gowtham 3-0-26-1
V Kohli 23 (14b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 9 runs this over. 38/1 after 24 balls.
V Kohli 21 (12b 4x4 0x6 ) JD Unadkat 1-0-9-0
Q de Kock 13 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 10 runs this over. 29/1 after 18 balls.
Q de Kock 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) K Gowtham 2-0-15-1
V Kohli 19 (10b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 14 runs this over. 19/1 after 12 balls.
Q de Kock 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) DS Kulkarni 1-0-14-0
V Kohli 14 (7b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/1 after 6 balls.
V Kohli 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) K Gowtham 1-0-5-1
Q de Kock 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
BB McCullumC BA Stokes B K Gowtham4410100
Q de KockC JD Unadkat B DJM Short261940136.84
V KohliC DJM Short B S Gopal573072190
AB de VilliersC JD Unadkat B S Gopal201811111.11
Mandeep Singhnot out 472561188
P NegiC JC Buttler B B Laughlin340075
Washington SundarB BA Stokes351913184.21
CR Woakesnot out 0100-
UT Yadav -
K Khejroliya -
YS Chahal -
Total 198/6
K Gowtham4.003619
DS Kulkarni1.0014014
JD Unadkat3.0035011.67
BA Stokes3.0032110.67
S Gopal4.002225.5
DJM Short1.0010110
B Laughlin4.0046111.5