IPL 2018: Match 11, RCB vs RR – Most Valuable and Liable player of the game

The battle between Royals produced the highest match aggregate in an IPL match in Bangalore.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals team celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, well known for producing batting paradises, witnessed a high scoring game after a long as a total of 415 runs were scored in 40 overs. The Rajasthan Royals showed their batting powerhouse with Sanju Samson smashing ten sixes during his 45-ball 92. Small contributions from other end helped RR to record their highest total in the IPL while batting first of 217/4. The home team lost Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at crucial stages after a great start to the chase.

Washington Sundar and Mandeep Singh’s 56-run partnership for the 6th wicket in 28 balls helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore to finish with 198/6 in their 20 overs. Samson looked ease at hitting sixes in the game as he became only the 2nd Indian to hit ten sixes in an IPL inning. He stood out as the most valuable player of the game according to the CricTracker’s player value algorithm as his knock fetched him 1.03 crore. RCB’s Kulwant Khejroliya turned out to be liable player of the game with only four dot balls from his end in the three overs he bowled.


Ben Stokes earned 47.5 lakhs for his all-round performances in the game which is less than half of Sanju Samson. The RCB skipper was his team’s MVP in the game with his fastest T20 fifty. His innings of 57 gained a value of 67.5 lakhs as per the CT’s player value algorithm. Mandeep Singh’s 47-run knock was valued at 51 lakhs at the end which brought down RCB’s losing margin. Dhawal Kulkarni had the lowest player value from the winning side as his contribution in the game was permitted to one dot ball in the only over he bowled.


Shreyas Gopal’s bowling figures of 2/22 were valued at 25.5 lakhs which is equivalent to 17.85 times his average match salary for this season. Gopal was bought for his base price of 20 lakhs in the auctions which is less than his value in this game. Mandeep Singh’s valuable knock was valued 5.1 times his average match salary.