IPL 2018, Match 11, RCB vs RR – Rajasthan Royals Player Ratings
Rajasthan Royals beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs.
Updated - Apr 15, 2018 7:42 pm
The Rajasthan Royals registered their second win of the IPL 2018. They locked horns with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their third game of the season. It was an away game for the Royals as the stage was set at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru for the royal derby. The audiences were thrilled to bits in the run fest that was on the cards for them on the day.
The Rajasthan Royals were asked to bat first by the RCB skipper, Virat Kohli, who won the toss in the green game for the hosts. The Royals got a very good start with Ajinkya Rahane going all guns blazing in the powerplay. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler also played handy cameos in the game. But the real impetus to the innings was given by Sanju Samson, who smashed an unbeaten 92 to steer the Royals to a total of 217.
The run chase was never going to be easy but Quinton de Kock and Virat Kohli added added 77 runs for the second wicket in 44 balls to keep RCB in the hunt. However, the ask seemed to be a little too much. Despite Kohli’s quick 30-ball 57, the RCB lost the track with wickets falling at regular intervals. Eventually, they could only muster 198 in their 20 overs and hence, ended up conceding a19-run win to the Rajasthan Royals.
Here are the Rajasthan Royals Player Ratings for the match:
D Arcy Short – 5/10
D Arcy Short had yet another failure with the bat. Albeit he did not get run out on the day, he still failed to get going with the willow in hand. He could only muster 11 runs in the 17 balls that he faced. But Short certainly played a very big role in the game. He ended up dismissing Quinton de Kock with his part timers.
Ajinkya Rahane – 6/10
The Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane had a very good game with the bat. He did not get a very big score but he did make an impact with the bat. With Short struggling at one end, Rahane’s quick 36 off 20 proved to be crucial for RR in the game. Also, with the captaincy hat, he made some very good calls in the field.
Sanju Samson – 9.5/10
Sanju Samson was the star of the night for the Royals. He smashed an unbeaten 92 off just 45 deliveries to ensure that the RR total tickled past the 200 run mark. He hit a couple of fours and 10 maximums during his stay at the crease. Samson was unfortunate to have not his a century in the match. The commentators went gaga about the ease with which Samson was clearing the ropes on the day.
Ben Stokes – 3/10
Ben Stokes is a big impact player who is always expected to do well. However, the Englishman is yet to come up with a complete performance. He got a good start with the bat on the day and scored 27 off 21 balls. With the ball, he was largely ineffective against the RCB mains and he certainly has still not hit his straps right.
Jos Buttler – 3/10
Jos Buttler had a very tough time with the gloves on the day. He dropped Quinton de Kock early on in the game and then ended a simple stumping chance to dismiss AB de Villiers. Also, he missed a clear run out chance to dismiss ABD. The Rajasthan Royals were lucky that these let offs did not cost them much on the day. Earlier, he had scored a decent 23 off 14 balls with the bat.
Rahul Tripathi – 7/10
Rahul Tripathi arrived at the crease in the penultimate over of the innings. He ended up playing a very short gem of an innings on the day. He smashed a six and a four in the final over and ended with a 5-ball 14 to his name. He made the most out of the opportunity that he had.
Shreyas Gopal – 9.5/10
While Sanju Samson was the star of the show for the Rajasthan Royals with the bat, it was Shreyas Gopal who proved to be the superstar with the ball. Gopal finished the innings as the pick of the RR bowlers. He scalped 2/22 in the four overs that he bowled on the day. He took the two big wickets of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to seal the fate of the game.
K Gowtham – 6/10
K Gowtham had a very good time with the ball in the match. Gowtham was asked to bowl in the powerplays and he delivered very well for the Royals. He dismissed Brendon McCullum in the very first over of the game. In the four overs that he bowled, he returned with figures of 1/36.
Ben Laughlin – 2/10
The Aussie pacer was taken away for a lot of runs on the day. Laughlin went for as many as 46 runs in the game in the four overs that he bowled on the day. Much to his relief, he got a consolation wicket on the day. He dismissed Pawan Negi in the game.
Jaydev Unadkat – 1/10
Jaydev Unadkat had a bad day at the office. The veteran pace bowler was expected to play a major role against the powerhouse RCB batting. But Unadkat failed to dictate terms and was at the receiving end. He gave away 35 runs in the three overs that he bowled on the day.
Dhawal Kulkarni – 1/10
Dhawal Kulkarni had a poor time with the ball on the day. He was only given one over to bowl on the day and he conceded 14 runs in it. Virat Kohli hammered him to all parts of the ground in that solitary over. He was not given any more overs on the day.