In the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets on Wednesday. Electing to bat after losing the toss, Rajasthan Royals scored 149 for nine, which Bangalore achieved by losing three wickets with 17 balls to spare. The top order batsmen performed brilliantly for the team and laid the foundation for the team’s victory. Glenn Maxwell continued his fine form for Bangalore and scored a half-century. He scored an unbeaten 50 off 30 balls with the help of six fours and a six. Apart from him, Srikar Bharat contributed 44 runs in 35 balls with the help of three fours and a six. Apart from him, captain Virat Kohli scored 25 and Devdutt Padidkal scored 22 runs. Mustafizur Rahman was the only successful bowler for Rajasthan, who got two successes.
Earlier, Rajasthan got off to a good start but, in the middle overs, they were completely bogged down and could manage only 149 runs for nine wickets. Evin Lewis scored the highest 58 runs for the team. He hit five fours and three sixes in 37 balls. Apart from him Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 39 runs. At the same time, captain Sanju Samson scored 19 and Chris Morris scored 14 runs. The rest of the batsmen could not even reach double digits. For Bangalore, Harshal Patel once again bowled excellently, taking the maximum three wickets. Patel has now taken 26 wickets this season.
This is Bangalore’s seventh and second consecutive win in 11 matches. The team now has 14 points in its account and it remains firmly at number three. Chennai Super Kings is at number one and Delhi Capitals is at number two. At the same time, after this defeat, Rajasthan is at number seven in the table with eight points. Rajasthan has suffered its third consecutive defeat.