Highlights, RCB vs RR, IPL 2021, Match 16, Full Cricket Score: Padikkal, Kohli pyrotechnics help Bangalore humble Rajasthan

Highlights, RCB vs RR, IPL 2021, Match 16, Full Cricket Score: Padikkal, Kohli pyrotechnics help Bangalore humble Rajasthan

23:22 (IST)

And that's that! Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore were unstoppable in the run chase tonight, giving the bowlers nightmares and no room for improvemernt. Yes, Shivam Dube and Rahul Tewatia did take RR from 43-5 to 177-9, but it was a walk in the park for RCB as Devdutt Padikkal notched up his maiden IPL century in style. In the end, RCB walked away with all of 10 wickets in hand, and more than three overs to spare. 

Tomorrow, defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Msatch 17 of the tournament, as Rohit Sharma and Co look to get back to winning ways after that defeat to Delhi Capitals (DC) a few days back. So, do join us for that contest tomorrow. Until then, it's goodbye and good night! 

23:18 (IST)

Devdutt Padikkal: When I had COVID all I wanted was to come here and play, and when I missed the first one it really hurt me. The wicket was coming on really well. When we get into a partnership like that it gets easier. There was no real tension when the hundred came, I told Virat to go for it. At the end of the day even if I didn't get a hundred it wouldn't have mattered to me if the team won. 

23:16 (IST)

Devdutt Padikkal is the Player of the Match.

23:14 (IST)

Virat Kohli, RCB skipper: He (Padikkal) batted really well for the first season as well. The pitch was great to bat on. He picked the right areas. Great talent to look out for in the future. T20 cricket is always about partnership cricket. You can't always go big from the word go. When one guy is going well, it's important for me to ensure that I don't lose my wicket. It can change on other days. We have depth in our bowling. We continue to take pride in that. Huge credit to the bowlers. Bowlers' aggressive, positive attitude made the difference. We are proffessionals, taking one game at a time. I would say not to be over-excited." 

23:10 (IST)

Virat Kohli is the only player to be part of each of a team's first four highest stands in the history of IPL. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

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Sanju Samson: They batted really well. Actually, we did well to come back to get that score after the early wickets. We need to go back and do some homework. I am sure we will come back well.

23:04 (IST)

RCB: Only team to win four IPL matches with a 10-wicket victory margin. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:04 (IST)
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RCB beat RR by 10 wickets! Bengaluru maintain their 100 per cent record with a fairytale finish, whereas RR will have more questions than answers after this match. It's a win and three losses for Rajasthan in the four games they've played so far. RCB retain top spot in the points table with eight points from CSK.

22:58 (IST)

Youngest players to score a century in IPL:

19y 253d: Manish Pandey, 2009
20y 218d: Rishabh Pant, 2018
20y 289d: DEVDUTT PADIKKAL, 2021*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

22:58 (IST)
22:58 (IST)

Most centuries from a team in IPL:

14: Royal Challengers Bangalore*

13: Punjab Kings 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

22:58 (IST)

Highlights

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IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): RCB beat RR by 10 wickets! Bengaluru maintain their 100 per cent record with a fairytale finish, whereas RR will have more questions than answers after this match. It's a win and three losses for Rajasthan in the four games they've played so far. RCB retain top spot in the points table with eight points from CSK.

Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 16 of IPL 2021 on Thursday.

RCB have long endured the tag of perennial underachievers but are flying high at the moment in the IPL 2021 with three wins from as many games. In fact they are the only team with 100 per cent win record in the tournament now.

With six points already in the bag, RCB have one leg almost in the playoffs but Virat Kohli knows it better than anyone that the job is far from over. The team cannot afford to be complacent and that will be the aim as they seek the fourth consecutive win of the season against RR.

RCB captain Virat Kohli (L) and RR skipper Sanju Samson. Image: Sportzpics

RCB captain Virat Kohli (L) and RR skipper Sanju Samson. Image: Sportzpics

Apart from complacency, RCB also have the challenge of quickly adapting to new conditions in Mumbai. All of their three matches had taken place in Chennai. RCB's winning streak has been a result of their players performing well in all departments. Their only area of concern at the moment is the lack of runs from the openers. Both Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are yet to play an innings of note.

On the other hand, RR are on a sticky wicket losing two out of their three matches. Their only victory came against Delhi Capitals. They come into the match after losing to Chennai Super Kings by 45 runs. The defeat was down to RR's batting collapse and in the absence of Ben Stokes their middle-order looks extremely brittle and heavily reliant on young Indian players.

Sanju Samson has a tough task on his hand to inspire a young group of players against RCB, a team with a solid mix of seasoned and young cricketers. However, RR go into the match with one advantage and that is the knowledge of the conditions at the Wankhede Stadium. RR have played all their matches in Mumbai so far and that could help them against RCB.

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh

Updated Date: April 22, 2021 23:23:54 IST

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