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Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Batting heroics from Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed ensured that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) obtained their second win in a row. The Purple Military managed to come back out on high of the Rajasthan Royals within the group stage match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 performed on the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 5 (Tuesday).

RCB skipper Faf du Plessis after profitable the toss, invited RR to bat first. RCB had an ideal begin as opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (4 off 6 balls) was despatched packing within the second over. Jos Butler (70* off 47 balls) and Devdutt Padikkal (37 off 29 balls) offered some stability, nonetheless, Padikkal obtained out within the tenth over.

Skipper Sanju Samson adopted Padikkal quickly as he obtained out on a person rating of eight. However, Butler, who was taking part in gradual however a gradual knock, was joined by West Indian power-hitter Shimron Hetmyer (42* off 31 balls).

At one stage, the abroad duo was struggling to hit boundaries. Nevertheless, a late flourish from each batters ensured that RR end on 169/3 of their 20 overs. For RCB, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel and David Willey scalped one wicket every.

Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed safe victory for RCB

In reply, the opening duo of Anuj Rawat (26 off 25 balls) and skipper Faf du Plessis (29 off 20 balls) stitched a 50-run partnership. Nevertheless, as quickly as Yuzvendra Chahal was launched, the leg-spinner scalped the massive wicket of Du Plessis. Chahal did additional injury to his former franchise, as he managed to expire Virat Kohli and likewise obtained the wicket of left-handed batter David Willey.

At 87/5 in 12.3 overs, RCB have been completely down and out. Nevertheless, Karthik and Ahmed had another plans. Each the batters took cost and put the stress again on RR’s bowling unit. Ahmed finally obtained out off the bowling of Trent Boult, however he had carried out his half scoring 45 off simply 26 balls. Karthik, on different hand, remained unbeaten after scoring 44 off 23 balls, taking his facet to victory.

Right here’s an up to date factors desk after at this time’s match:

TEAM MATCHES WON LOST PTS NRR
Rajasthan Royals
3 2 1 4 +1.218
Kolkata Knight Riders
3 2 1 4 +0.843
Gujarat Titans
2 2 0 4 +0.495
Punjab Kings
3 2 1 4 +0.238
Lucknow Tremendous Giants
3 2 1 4 +0.193
Royal Challengers Bangalore 3 2 1 4 +0.159
Delhi Capitals
2 1 1 2 +0.065
Mumbai Indians
2 0 2 0 -1.029
Chennai Tremendous Kings
3 0 3 0 -1.251
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 0 2 0 -1.825

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