A terrific 22-ball 55 runs played by Majestic Ab de Villiers to guide RCB to a comprehensive 7-wicket win over RR is commendable. Virat Kohli scored a valuable 43 off 32 balls chasing a tricky 178.
RCB have won 6 out of 9 matches in the league while Rajasthan had suffered their sixth loss of the season. With three consecutive sixes, Ab De Villiers tore apart Jaydev Unadkat to put Bangalore on the edge of the victory in the long league.
He cleverly picked the slower ones and over mid-wicket, and then finally showcased his qualities over the backward square leg. Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers faced off at the Dubai International Stadium where the decision to send Villiers with just four overs remaining proved terrific for the opposition team. Left-handers Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube were sent ahead to set the rhythm of the two Punjab leg-spinners.
Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat. With an excellent start by Washington Sundar he gave just two runs from his opening over. While both Stokes and Uthappa were off the mark today for the match. Bangalore today aimed to bounce back from its loss against Punjab. While Rajasthan aimed to make an impact. During the clash, RCB suffered a blip. While Virat Kohli-led side has a chance to further strengthen its position as it faces an off-color Rajasthan Royals.