Match Highlights: IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore full score and results: Rajasthan Royals pick up first win of the season

Yuzvendra Chahal, the leading wicket-taker in the tournament this season, feels good about getting the award for the same but is disappointed about losing the game. He reckons that leg spinners do well because they have a lot of variations and even though they go for runs, they get a lot of wickets. He informs us that despite it being the fourth loss in a row, there is no point being negative because it won’t help the cause.

Virat Kohli, the Bangalore skipper, feels that today’s performance was more competitive but they were 15-20 runs short tonight. He reckons that those extra runs would have played a vital part even with the dew around. Also feels that they cannot afford to drop so many chances in such kind of a game. On this being the fourth loss in a row, he says that these kind of things look bad when they happen and that they’d have liked at least a win if not two out of the four games played so far. He states that they would still like to believe and hope to get on a roll with ten games left. He does take some positives out of this game and deducts that his side played decent cricket tonight as well as against Mumbai. Hints that the tournament is not a very long one like everyone thinks it to be and to get the combination right is not too easy by just chopping and changing. He signs off by saying that turning around things will happen over time but what is in their hands is to field the best possible eleven and try to put their best performance ahead.

Bangalore needed wickets. At the start, in the middle and towards the end, but it didn’t come when they wanted. The dew didn’t help their cause, along with the decent total, but they still could have been in with a chance had they taken their chances towards the fag end of the game. 2 or 3 good chances went down, that too of key batsmen, which could have maybe changed the outcome. Something doesn’t end up clicking up Bangalore, which becomes their downfall. Earlier in the evening, Parthiv’s fifty, along with Stoinis and Ali’s late hitting, saw the visitors post 158 on the board. It eventually wasn’t enough for them to bag their first points of the season.

First win of the season for the team in pink. The fact that it’s come in front of their home crowd will please them more and give them some much-needed confidence for the campaign. They were right on top from the moment this chase begin. Buttler and Rahane took their side off to a flier and from that point on, it was smooth sailing as they pretty much set the tone for the rest to come. Buttler went on to score his fifty. After his departure, Smith and Tripathi sealed the deal, with the latter scoring the winning runs and remaining unbeaten.

Over 20: That’s that! Umesh Yadav with the final over takes it to the penultimate delivery before Rahul Tripathi tonks one over the cow corner to hand Rajasthan Royals their first win of the season.

Over 19: A rather strange over this. Just four runs off it and two drops. One of Steve Smith and one of Rahul Tripathi, Smith finally falls for 38. 154/3. Rajasthan need 5 off 6

Over 18: Navdeep Saini has bowled fast all night but without much direction and has been taken for plenty. His 4 goes for 35 and the final over for nine. 150/2

Over 17: Rajasthan motoring along well here as Mohammad Siraj leaks 16 runs off the 17th over. Rahul Tripathi takes a four off the first ball while Steve Smith finishes off the over with a flat six over the cow corner. 141/2

Over 16: Yuzvendra Chahal should have had his third wicket when Steve Smith hit one towards deep extra cover. Umesh Yadav ran in from deep cover, but made a hash of a straight forward chance. Fantastic over from Chahal as he bowls out with 2/17 to his name. 4 off his last over. 125/2

Over 15: Marcus Stoinis continues and bangs it in short. Rahul Tripathi capitalises and takes a four off the first ball. 10 runs come off it. 121/2

Over 14: Umesh Yadav back in the attack and seven runs off it. Edge past the keeper for four for Steve Smith. Rajasthan closing in, you would say. 111/2

Over 13: Yuzvendra Chahal strikes again! This time it is Jos Buttler for 59. Is this the opening Bangalore need. Slices a leg break in the air and Marcus Stoinis takes a good catch at long-off. 104/2

Over 12:  Moeen ali comes in to the attack and he is taken apart by his country mate, Jos Buttler, Six and a four and 14 runs off it. Fifty up for Buttler as well. His fifth straight at Jaipur.  101/1

Over 11: Marus Stoinis continues and a lucky inside edge fetches Steve Smith his first boundary. 7 runs off it. 87/1

Over 10: Yuzvendra Chahal concedes 8 runs off his second over.  80/1

Over 9: Wicket of Ajinkya Rahane has not bothered Jos Buttler, who is timing the ball well and takes Marcus Stoinis for two fours. 11 runs off the Australian’s first over for RCB. Buttler moves to 41 off 30 balls. 72/1

Over 8: Yuzvendra Chahal in to the attack and he strikes! Ajinkya Rahane fails to read the wrong ‘un and is trapped in front for 22 of 20 balls. 60/1

Over 7: Mohammad Siraj is bowling well. 4 runs off his second over and he was very unlucky to not have taken the wicket of Jos Buttler. The full delivery just about managed to miss the off stump. 59/0

Over 6: Navdeep Saini  goes for runs again. Ajinkya Rahane on the chase this time around. Nine runs off it. Rajasthan in control of the chase after the powerplay overs. 55/0

Over 5: Mohammad Siraj in to the attack for Bangalore and it is a tidy start from the Hyderabad-based pacer. Just a single off it. Rahane plays out five dots before taking a single. 46/0

Over 4: Navdeep Saini gives away three fours in the over. One a bye by wicketkeeper Akshdeep Nath. 12 runs off it. 45/0

Over 3: Poor this from the international player – Umesh Yadav – drifted down the leg too many time and then over compensated with an wide of off stump delivery. Jos Buttler takes two boundaries off it. 15 runs off the over. 33/0

Over 2: Eventful over this from Navdeep Saini. He bowled with genuine heat and had Ajinkya Rahane edging one to slip with pace and bounce but the bowler is let down by his skipper Virat Kohli. Jos Buttler then plonks the youngster for two back-to-back boundaries. Rajasthan are up and running. 19/0

Over 1: The chase is underway. Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler out in the middle for Rajasthan Royals, while Umesh Yadav starts the proceedings for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Buttler is up and running with four past the cover region, 8 runs off the over. 8/0

So, it’s all set up for an exciting second half. Bangalore have something to bowl at, and the momentum they got towards the end could just be the thing that could push them in the run chase. This is a total that is chaseable and the dew might come into play as well. Rajasthan will back themselves to win this. Let’s see how it pans out.

Shreyas Gopal is on the sidelines for a chat. He feels lucky to have got the wickets of two world-class batsmen in the form of Kohli and de Villiers. He states that he follows his gut feeling and tries to hide the ball till as late as possible. He informs us that he tries to bowl stump to stump and hopes for the best. Mentions that he does not feel bad to go for runs as all the players here are world class. As far as the domestic circuit is concerned, he feels that there is a difference in the caliber of the batsmen on both platforms, that the batsmen here at the Indian T20 League are much more accomplished.

Rajasthan won’t be disappointed as such, but will certainly feel disheartened that they couldn’t restrict Bangalore to under 140. There were good performances, with Gopal being the standout one as he ended with 3/12 in his 4-over spell. Archer surprisingly, who’s very good, was quite expensive today, conceding 47, with 17 of them coming in the final over of the game.

17 off the final over and that could prove to be the difference maker at the end of it all. Stoinis and Moeen Ali, especially the latter, provided the fast runs in the death overs and got their side to a fighting total at the very least. The innings largely revolved around Parthiv Patel as Kohli, de Villiers and Hetmyer departed without doing much damage. The southpaw opener motored along to a well-deserved fifty and the two all-rounders from the middle order delivered with a late flurry.

Over 20: There’s the flourish I wasasking for. 17 runs off it as Moeen Ali hits a flat six off the first ball of the over bowled by Jofra Archer. He concedes two more fours as Bangalore finish at 158/4.

Over 19: Marcus Stoinis gets a four off Ben Stokes, but the big flourish is missing from Bangalore. Nine runs off the over as Bangalore move to 141/4. Stoinis and Moeen Ali will have to finish big in the final over.

Over 18: Parthiv Patel falls trying to up the ante. He goes for 67 off 41 balls caught at long-on by Ajinkya Rahane. A valiant innings this as Jofra Archer finishes well, giving away just seven runs in the over. 132/4

Over 17: Ben Stokes gives away eight runs off the 17th over. Parthiv Patel takes boundary with a pull to move to 67 off 40 balls ,but Bangalore have not been able bet going the final overs.

Over 16: Dhawal Kulkarni back for his third over and is hammered for a four from Parthiv Patel. 20 runs off it. 117/3

Over 15: Shreyas Gopal finishes well. 4-1-12-3. Enviable figures this. He managed to curtail Bangalore after a good start and this is surely going to be a match-winning performance if Rajasthan take this one. 107/3

Over 14: 50 for Parthiv Patel in the over, his fastest in the IPL off  29 balls. Marcus Stoinis takes a six off the free-hit from Jofra Archer. 11 runs off it. 103/3

Over 13: Ben Stokes for the first time and Parthiv Patel likes the pace, Take on the England allrounder with a pull towards deep square leg for a six and then cuts well behind point for a four. 13 runs off it. 92/3

Over 12: Tidy first over from Stuart Binny. six runs off it as Parthiv Patel wages a lone battle so far. Marcus Stoinis needs to suppport him, otherwise, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be in troublem not that there not now. Last six overs have yielded just 32 runs for three wickets. 80/3

Over 11: That’s the third for Shreyas Gopal. Shimron Hetmyer’s horror IPL 2019 continues. He goes back to a length ball – googly – and nicks it to Jos Buttler. The West Indian goes for 1. One run off it. 74/3

Over 10: Krishnappa Gowtham finishes off a terrific spell, giving away just two runs in his final over. That’s 4-0-19-0 for the off spinner. Job well done here. 73/2

Over 9: Second for Shreyas Gopal! AB de Villiers gone after giving a return catch to Gopal. That’s a wicket maiden too. 71/2

Over 8: Varun Aaron it to the attack and he is taken for three fours one off which was a lucky french cut by AB de Villiers. Neverthless, 16 runs off the over – the most expensive so far. Parthiv Patel races to 32 off 17. 71/1

Over 7: Successful over for Shreyas Gopal as he removes Virat Kohli with a brute of a delivery. A ball earlier Kohli failed to pick up the googly and the nect ball, the wrong’un and the stumps are shattered. Big breakthrough for Rajasthan Royals and Gopal. However, AB de Villiers starts with a four. 7 runs off it. 55/1

Over 6: Krishnappa Gowtham in to his third over and another solid one from the Karnataka allrounder. Just five off it . 48/0

Over 5: Jofra Archer in to the attack and Parthiv Patel gets in control. He takes three fours off the over. 14 off it. 43/0

Over 4: Did you know this is Virat Kohli’s 100th match as a skipper for RCB. He will definitely want a win today. And by the way Kohli with a great piece of timing gets a boundary off the first ball off Dhawal Kulkarni’s second over. PArthiv Patel adds the second off the over with a flick behind square. Nine off. 29/0

Over 3: Tidy over this from Krishanappa Gowtham, just three runs off it as Virat Kohli plays five deliveries for a single. 20/0

Over 2: Dhawal Kulkarni with the second over and Virat Kohli gets a boundary, off a genuine edge. Ajinkya Rahane had taken the slip out the previous delivery. How often have you seen that happen. Seven runs off the over. Parthiv Patel is also off the mark. 17/0

Over 1: And we are underway! Virat Kohli is up and running as he takes his first boundary in the first over bowled by Krishnappa Gowtham. Good start this for Bangalore. 10/0

And as we wait for the match to begin, here is an interesting story for you all to read – Pakistan bans Indian Premier League broadcast, says India ‘harming’ cricket in the country.

Actual quotes from Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

“India made an organised effort to harm cricket in Pakistan and it doesn’t make sense for us to allow an Indian domestic tournament to be promoted here.” 

Teams:

Bangalore XI: Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

Rajasthan XI: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron

Toss: Rajasthan Royals win toss and opt to bowl first. Host of changes for both teams as Rajasthan will be without Sanju Samson, who is injured, while they have benched their INR 8.4 crore buy Jaydev Unadkat. In comes former RCB players Varun Aaron and Stuart Binny for Rajasthan.

Bangalore have dropped Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme and Prayas Ray Barman for UP skipper Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis and Navdeep Saini. This is the first game for Stoinis in RCB colours.

News coming in from Jaipur is that Marcus Stoinis, who has joined the Bangalore setup, straight from the UAE, will make his debut for the Virat Kolhi-led side today. Could we see a host of changes from Bangalore? Toss in one minute, Stay tuned!

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 14 of the Indian Premier League 2019 between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Tuesday.

PREVIEW

Rajasthan, who have been the better of the two sides, have failed to lay the finishing touches specially after having the upper hand early on. In their last game against Chennai, the inaugural champions had Chennai reeling at 27/3 before captain MS Dhoni bailed his side out of trouble with a masterful 75 off 46. (WATCH: Warner-Bairstow show helps Hyderabad demolish Bangalore)

Rajasthan’s overseas players –Steve Smith and Ben Stokes – have failed to live up to expectations. The former Australian captain on his return has scored just 28 and 20 in the last three matches (he did not get to bat against Hyderabad). Stokes, on the other hand, has been a tad bit better with four wickets and 68 runs, but the final blows were missing. (ALSO READ: One of our worst losses ever: Virat Kohli)

Bangalore have severe issues to address and it begins with their opening combination. The Virat Kohli-led outfit changed their opening duo in all three matches. Kohli and Parthiv Patel walked out in the first match against Chennai, while in the remaining two Patel had Moeen Ali and Shimron Hetmyer for company respectively. (WATCH: Bravo hands Chennai hat-trick of wins in last-over thriller)

Bangalore’s embarrassing defeat to Hyderabad literally took the wind out of their sails and it remains to be seen whether they can bounce back after a string of huge defeats.