Kohli, De Villiers fail, RCB 4th lost in a row
First points for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019, but Royal Challengers Bangalore have produced a much better performance. Teams in the past have qualified into the playoffs despite being 0-4 down in the league, so anything can happen. For now, though, smiles in the Royals camp as they can finally breathe ease. Ten games to go for each team. Royals’ win tonight was set up by Gopal’s three wickets, after which their batsmen produced a measured performance. Rahane was alright, Buttler was excellent, and Smith and Tripathi produced some confidence-inducing knocks. Hugs all around the Royals camp as the teams shake hands.
Squads/ playing XI
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (captain) Jos Buttler, Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Series: Indian Premier League 2019
Toss: Rajasthan Royals , elected to field first
Player Of The Match: Shreyas Gopal
Match days: 02 April 2019
Umpires: Anil Dandekar, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpires: Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire: Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Points: Rajasthan Royals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0