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Can Rajasthan Royals make it?

Rajasthan Royals made a great back after going through a string of losses. Rajasthan Royals had to face Kolkata Night Riders at Eden Park, Kolkata. It is very sad to know that Kolkata Night riders have lost 6 games in a row even though they have a star Performer like Andrew Russell. They were way ahead in the table during their first few matches and some combinations back-fired Captain Dinesh Karthik.

Having said that the pitch and the conditions had lot to do and the dew was a horrible part of Eden Park. Steve Smith, skipper of Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first. Sunil Narine, Trinidadian was not included in the playing eleven. Did it cost the team? Yes, certainly his role of Pinch Hitting was missed in the yesterday’s match. Two early wickets definitely costed the team. Varun Aaron was sprinting in with those quicker deliveries and delivering right on the wicket. It was very difficult for the youngster Shubham Gill to face his balls as the Bowlers was pitching into the difficult slots. Aaron managed to pick two much needed wickets on his very first match of this season. Dinesh Karthik had lot to prove for his franchise and his team; he managed to pull off an excellent innings wherein he scored 97 runs in 50 balls. They could put on a decent target of 175 runs of the 20 overs.

Jos Butler was supposed to be a showman for the Rajasthan Royals. The coach said that Jos Butler has gone to spend a quality time with his family and his new born. Once again former captain Ajinkya Rahane played his part. Royals started off well considering the pitch and the conditions. Riyan Parag was absolutely brilliant with his bat last night. He delivered when it was needed for his team. Jofra Archer hit 2 sixes which actually turned the course of the match. Rajasthan Royals won against Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets.    

Kohli’s Rough Patch!

Virat Kohli and his boys met Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur. Kohli’s men had a different approach in this match but they couldn’t get through. Is it because of poor captaincy? Catch drops? Well, catches win matches. There were many catches, which were dropped in the power play by the captain himself.  Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first. Having said that Royal Challengers Bangalore batting department was not up to the mark.

Rajasthan Royals enlisted their first win of the IPL 2019 on Tuesday, beating individual strugglers Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets at Jaipur.

50 years from Jos Buttler (59) and helpful commitments from Steve Smith (38) and Rahul Tripathi (34*) were sufficient to relegate RCB to a fourth straight loss of the competition.

Pursuing 159 to win, the Royals got the required keeps running in the last over of the match and never looked in a bad position against a toothless RCB side.

Buttler and captain Ajinkya Rahane made a solid begin to the innings, taking the home side to 55/0 after the finish of the powerplay.

Nonetheless, Rahane would leave not long after the field limitations were lifted, neglecting to peruse a googly from Yuzvendra Chahal that caught him plumb before the stumps.

Unflinching, Buttler proceeded with his attack close by Smith, who assumed the sheet grapple job as the dangerous Englishman kept the scoreboard ticking.

Indeed, even after Buttler left subsequent to holing out to Marcus Stoinis in the wake of neglecting to associate with a moderate leg-spinner from Chahal, the home side stayed firm top choices to develop on the triumphant side.

A 50-run organization among Smith and Tripathi – supported by various dropped shots – everything except snuffed out whatever horrible odds of triumph RCB had, regardless of the way that Smith got out at the fag-end of the innings.

Tripathi and Ben Stokes effectively got the rest of the keeps running in the last over of the match, the previous completing the match with an enormous six over profound mid-wicket.

Prior, Shreyas Gopal featured with the ball for RR, taking 3-12 – his second-best figures in IPL history – as RCB could just score 158/4 subsequent to being placed in to bat.

Well, Rajasthan Royals capitalized there victory on a higher note. Cheers to the Royals!