Match Over - Rajasthan Royals won by 30 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Rajasthan Royals, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 19 May 2018, 12:30 SAST
  • Winner: Rajasthan Royals
  • Man of the Match: S Gopal


  • Umpire1: BNJ Oxenford
  • Umpire2: VK Sharma
  • Third Umpire: C Shamshuddin



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Rajasthan Royals



Overs: 19.2 / 20.0

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Shreyas Gopal is the Player of the Match for his magical figures. Over to the second game in Hyderabad, where KKR square off against Sunrisers.

Virat Kohli says: It was a strange one, great position at one stage but the way we fumbled it wasn't ideal. AB was batting beautifully, the decision-making of the others was poor. It shouldn't have been repeated by five-six guys in a row. We wanted to strengthen our middle order that hasn't been our strength for the last few years, something we need to look forward to over the next year and beyond. Scoring and stress in the middle order can't always be on a guy like AB. Here, others around him just didn't show enough composure. Quite a few positives: Umesh was outstanding, Chahal was good, Siraj took his opportunities, Moeen grabbed his chances and gave us the balance. Disappointed to not finish this off after we were cruising, just to see the way it unfolded after that hurts.

7.30pm Rajasthan Royals move to 14 points and are alive in the competition. This has been a superb defence of a total RCB would've gleefully accepted to chase nine times out of ten. What this does is it leaves Royals hoping a slew of results going their way. For starters, they'll want Sunrisers to beat KKR. Then have favours from Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils tomorrow, so that Mumbai Indians don't go ahead on points.

19.2JD Unadkat to Mohammed Siraj, OUT, No run, swung away, but this is a steepler towards deep midwicket. Sanju Samson is running IN, K Gowtham is running back from the ingield, the ball curves in the air and as it comes down, Samson oses balance and fumbles, but Gowtham has the presence of mind to take this on the rebound. Stunning win for the Royals. Bangalore boys Gowtham and Gopal have booted RCB out of IPL 2018. .
19.1JD Unadkat to Mohammed Siraj, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, reverse paddled past short third man. Lost his balance, was made to look ungainly but somehow connected. If he missed, would've been plumb in front of middle..
End of over 19. 2 runs this over. 130/9 after 114 balls.
YS Chahal 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 4-0-37-0
Mohammed Siraj 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 7 runs this over. 128/9 after 108 balls.
TG Southee 14 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) JD Unadkat 3-0-23-1
Mohammed Siraj 9 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 117/8 after 101 balls.
Mohammed Siraj 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 3-0-32-0
TG Southee 5 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 113/8 after 96 balls.
Mohammed Siraj 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) B Laughlin 2-0-15-2
TG Southee 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 108/6 after 90 balls.
TG Southee 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) JD Unadkat 2-0-16-0
SN Khan 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 4 runs this over. 102/6 after 84 balls.
SN Khan 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 4-0-31-1
TG Southee 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shreyas Gopal's 4 for 16 are the joint second-best figures this season.

SD: "RCB need to look at the scoreboard, take a deep breath or two, tell themselves that this is still a winnable match with two guys who can bat still out there, and try and finish the job without worrying unduly about the NRR factor. "

End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 98/6 after 78 balls.
TG Southee 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) S Gopal 4-0-16-4
SN Khan 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 96/5 after 72 balls.
C de Grandhomme 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 3-0-27-1
AB de Villiers 52 (33b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 87/4 after 66 balls.
AB de Villiers 44 (29b 6x4 0x6 ) S Gopal 3-0-14-3
C de Grandhomme 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

This contest is now down to AB v Royals. Tense faces in the RCB dug out. Kohli is biting his nails off after a nice little keto meal

End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 84/3 after 60 balls.
Mandeep Singh 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) IS Sodhi 2-0-18-0
AB de Villiers 42 (26b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 77/3 after 54 balls.
MM Ali 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) S Gopal 2-0-11-2
AB de Villiers 38 (22b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 74/1 after 48 balls.
PA Patel 33 (20b 3x4 2x6 ) IS Sodhi 1-0-11-0
AB de Villiers 36 (19b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 8 runs this over. 63/1 after 42 balls.
AB de Villiers 26 (15b 4x4 0x6 ) S Gopal 1-0-8-0
PA Patel 32 (18b 3x4 2x6 ) more

Over to Shashank to the finish. That's it from me. Ciao!

End of over 6. 10 runs this over. 55/1 after 36 balls.
PA Patel 29 (15b 3x4 2x6 ) JD Unadkat 1-0-10-0
AB de Villiers 21 (12b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Strategic timeout.

AB de Villiers has been the key for RCB when chasing this season. He scored 57, 90* and 72* in the three successful chases he was part of (excluding the win vs KXIP where target was just 89). In the three games RCB failed to chase, de Villiers had scores of 5, 1 and 20.

End of over 5. 10 runs this over. 45/1 after 30 balls.
PA Patel 20 (11b 1x4 2x6 ) B Laughlin 1-0-10-0
AB de Villiers 20 (10b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 14 runs this over. 35/1 after 24 balls.
AB de Villiers 15 (7b 3x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 2-0-28-0
PA Patel 15 (8b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 21/1 after 18 balls.
AB de Villiers 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) K Gowtham 2-0-6-1
PA Patel 15 (8b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 2. 14 runs this over. 16/0 after 12 balls.
PA Patel 14 (6b 0x4 2x6 ) JC Archer 1-0-14-0
V Kohli 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
V Kohli 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) K Gowtham 1-0-2-0
PA Patel 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Top over from Gowtham

V KohliB K Gowtham490044.44
PA PatelSt. H Klaasen S Gopal332132157.14
AB de VilliersSt. H Klaasen S Gopal533570151.43
MM AliC S Gopal B S Gopal120050
Mandeep SinghSt. H Klaasen S Gopal340075
C de GrandhommeC AM Rahane B IS Sodhi230066.67
SN KhanC H Klaasen B B Laughlin781087.5
TG SoutheeC K Gowtham B JD Unadkat14172082.35
UT YadavB B Laughlin0100-
Mohammed SirajC K Gowtham B JD Unadkat141220116.67
YS Chahalnot out 0400-
Total 134/10
K Gowtham2.00613
JC Archer4.003709.25
B Laughlin2.001527.5
JD Unadkat3.202728.1
S Gopal4.001644
IS Sodhi4.003117.75