[caption id="attachment_713798" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/RR-win.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-713798" alt="RR, RCB, IPL 2018, Shreyas Gopal, AB de Villiers" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/RR-win.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> RR defeated RCB by 30 runs IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/rajasthan-royals">Rajasthan Royals</a> (RR) kept their Playoffs chances alive by defeating <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/royal-challengers-bangalore">Royal Challengers Bangalore </a>(RCB) in Match 53 of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Indian-Premier-League">Vivo IPL 2018</a>. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shreyas-gopal/">Shreyas Gopal</a> (4-0-16-4) took charge in the middle overs, taking wickets and holding up run flow at the same time. He was assisted well by Ish Sodhi and the seamers. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ab-de-villiers/">AB de Villiers</a> fought hard for his sixth half-century of the season but could not manage to take RCB home as he ran out of partners. With this defeat, RCB have been eliminated from IPL 2018. <p></p> <p></p>RCB were going well at 75 for 1 after 9 overs. However, the wicket of Parthiv Patel opened the floodgates, and they collapsed to 98 for 6 under 13 overs, courtesy Gopal &amp; co. The RR spinners made the most on the slow pitch. Gopal bowled beautifully, often beating batsmen in both flight and turn. <p></p> <p></p>However, he owes a part of his success to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/heinrich-klaasen/">Heinrich Klaasen</a>, who stumped Parthiv (33), Mandeep Singh (3) and de Villiers off him. Klaasen became the third wicketkeeper (after MS Dhoni and Robin Uthappa) in IPL history to take 3 stumpings in a match. Klaasen later caught Sarfaraz Khan brilliantly off Ben Laughlin to become the first RR wicketkeeper to effect 4 dismissals in a match. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a>'s struggle against the spinners continued. This was the eighth time in 11 innings that he fell to one. Krishnappa Gowtham opened the bowling for RR and bowled a tight first over conceding only 2 runs. Kohli struggled against him, went for a swipe in the third over, and was bowled. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier in the innings, Rahul Tripathi (80* in 58), Klaasen (32 in 21) and Gowtham (14 in 5) managed to take RR to 164 for 5. Umesh Yadav once again impressed, with 3 for 25. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief Scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Rajasthan Royals</strong> 164 for 5 in 20 overs [Rahul Tripathi 80* (58), Ajinkya Rahane 33 (31); Umesh Yadav 4-1-25-3, Mohammed Siraj 4-0-33-1] beat <strong>Royal Challengers Bangalore </strong>134 in 19.1 overs [AB de Villiers 53(35), Parthiv Patel 33 (21); Shreyas Gopal 4-0-16-4, Ben Laughlin 2-0-15-2] by 30 runs. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Man of the Match:</strong> Shreyas Gopal.