Mumbai: The highest opening partnership between Devdutt Padikkal (101*) and Virat Kohli’s guides Royal Challengers Bangalore win their fourth consecutive match against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday.
The one-sided game saw a maiden century by Devdutt Padikkal and a exceptional fifty by skipper Virat Kohli took their team to finish the match smoothly.
For RR bowlers, it was like a bad nightmare as they didn’t take a single wicket in this match throughout the 16.3 overs.
Earlier, Shivam Dube (46), Rahul Tewatia (40) smashing innings help Rajasthan Royals post 177 runs target in front of Bangalore.
Joss Buttler and Manan Vohra open the first innings for Rajasthan. Rajasthan lost four early wickets. For RCB, once again Harshal Patel showed excellent performance from the ball, takes 3 wickets in his spell and Mohd Siraj also picks up 3 crucial wickets.
Highest opening partnerships for RCB:
181*Kohli – Padikkal v RR Mumbai 2021
167 Gayle – Dilshan v PWI Bengaluru 2013
147 Gayle – Kohli v KXIP Bengaluru 2016
Brief scores: Rajasthan Royals 177/9 in 20 overs (S Dube 46, R Tewatia 40, R Parag 25, M Siraj 3/27, H Patel 3/47) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 181 in 16.3 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 101, Virat Kohli 72)
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal