Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the 2021 IPL Game 16 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium.
RR 104/4 in 13 Overs: Kyle Jamieson passes 13th place. Parag scores a limit on some extra cover and gives Dube back the strike.
RR 96/4 in 12 Overs: Another big one for RR! 15 runs out of it as Riyan Parag joins the party. Youth back to back limits. Dube scores one too. A wide, a point and two singles were also part of the top. The Harshal Patel purple cap holder makes a bad first on.
RR 81/4 in 11 Overs: Shivam Dube has clearly shifted gears here. Three singles, two fours and a points ball from Kane Richardson’s second in the evening. The first limit was on a straight road from Dube. The second was on a brilliant top cut from the same batter.
RR 70/4 in 10 Overs: Six singles from Washington Sundar’s runner-up. Shivam Dube and Riyan Parag are well placed now. They need to start racking up the big hits now to set a big goal for RCB.
RR 64/4 in 9 Overs: 17 more races! Shivam Dube scores two sixes and a four at Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling alley. Dube has beaten both highs over a long period. The limit was four byes, on a ball that Dube missed, attempting to sweep the slog.
RR 47/4 in 8 Overs: Oh Sanju, what have you done! Washington Sundar has the last word !!! Samson (21 races from 18 balls) has just beaten Sundar for a six on the center wicket. At the next ball, Samson just kicks the ball into Glenn Maxwell’s hands at mid-wicket. Riyan Parag joins Shivam Dube in the middle.
RR 37/3 in 7 Overs: Yuzvendra Chahal spends his first part of the night. Just five more singles. Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube started the rebuilding process.
RR 32/3 in 6 Overs: Kane Richardson enters the attack. Two ovens, one large, one single and three scoops from the top. Sanju Samson marks the two limits. He drives the first after halfway, while the second four is pierced between the third short and the back point.
RR 22/3 in 5 Overs: Review and exit, Siraj strikes again! Miller left for 0 of 2 !!! The referee did not give it at the start. But Siraj convinced his captain Virat Kohli to take the exam. It looked straight ahead. Maybe the referee thought the impact was on the outside of the leg. After dismissal, Miller is excluded from LBW. Shivam Dube is the new drummer. He marks a limit beyond the covers of the second ball he faces.
RR 17/2 in 4 Overs: Manan Vohra is also out! Jamieson hits !!! Three singles and a box office from above. It was a long ball on the outside and Vohra (7 points on 9 balls) tried to pass it halfway. However, he chose his timing badly as Kane Richardson managed a simple capture. David Miller is heading towards the middle!
RR 14/1 in 3 Overs: Mohammed Siraj sends Jos Buttler for 8 out of 8! Vohra gave Buttler the shot back straight away with a single on the first ball. Siraj clouds Buttler with a good delivery length and throws him to the next ball. This one was short and Buttler tried to make room for the punch. He completely missed the ball, hitting the stump of the leg. Sanju Samson is the new man!
RR 13/0 in 2 Overs: Four scoops in that too. Kyle Jamieson is the bowler. Manan Vohra smashes the fifth ball for a four. It was a magnificent shot. He sends the ball to the point to take a single and save the shot for the next.
RR 8/0 in 1 More than: After four points, Jos Buttler marks two limits at Mohammed Siraj’s bowling alley. The first was slammed in the middle of the wicket and the second was beautifully slid past the same area. Decent start for the Royals.
The match is underway.
Forerunners Manan Vohra and Jos Buttler are out for the Rajasthan Royals, while Mohammed Siraj has the new ball for the Royal Challengers Bangalore!
RR XI: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C & WK), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.
RCB XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Here is the composition of the teams!
Both teams have each made a change to their XI of play tonight compared to their previous games.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE CAPTAIN VIRAT KOHLI WINS THE TOSS AND ELECTED AT BOWL FIRST IN MUMBAI.
It’s time for the draw!
– PREVIEW –
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hold all the aces in their IPL match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
RCB is flying high with three wins in as many games, while RR slipped to two losses in three outings. RCB has shot in all departments and appears to be a dominant force. The evergreen ab de Villiers highlighted his class in RCB’s 38-point victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with an undefeated 76-ball whirlwind. The middle order is further reinforced by Australian Glenn Maxwell, who won the 50 in a row. to his name.
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On the bowling front, pacers Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj withstood the pressure of death. Harshal, with nine scalps in the tournament, became a wicket match winner.
If skipper Virat Kohli – with a below par 23.66 tournament average – finds great races, RCB could be unstoppable. After notching a thrilling three-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals, RR failed with a poor performance against the Chennai Super Kings on Monday. The squad relies heavily on Jos Buttler and Captain Sanju Samson, who both have all the hits in the book. Samson was magnificent in the season opener against the Punjab Kings, nearly siding over the line with a 119 of 63 balls.
The Kerala cricketer, however, has since recorded two single-digit scores. Opener Buttler made 49 against CSK, but he would have liked to concede.
RR bowling is led by fast left-arm bowler Chetan Sakariya, who has two three-wicket strokes in the tournament. Chris Morris can contribute generously with the bat and the ball. RR will need his big-game players to step up if he hopes to stop RCB’s charge.
When: Wednesday 22 April 2021
WHAT TIME DOES IPL 2021 RCB vs RR START TODAY?
The 16th IPL 2021 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals starts at 7:30 p.m. IST at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
WHERE WATCH THE IPL RCB vs RR LIVE TELECAST MATCH?
IPL 2021 will be broadcast live on Star Sports – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will be broadcast live on Hotstar.