IPL 2021: Match 16, RCB vs RR – Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings
Virat Kohli, the RCB skipper, also accomplished 6000 runs in the IPL.
Updated - Apr 22, 2021 11:17 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) reclaimed their top position in the points table in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). On Thursday, April 22, the Virat Kohli-led unit absolutely thrashed the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 10 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
After winning the toss and electing to field first, most things went right for the Bangalore-based franchise. The Royals, on the back of 40s from Shivam Dube and Rahul Tewatia, racked up an under-par 177 for nine in 20 overs.
In the run-chase, the Challengers made a mockery of the RR bowling attack and chased the target down with as many as 21 balls to spare. RCB’s net run rate also went up to 1.009. As far as Sanju Samson’s men are concerned, they went down to the bottom of the points table.
Here are the RCB Player Ratings for the RCB vs RR match:
Virat Kohli- 9/10
Virat Kohli started his knock with a six downtown off Shreyas Gopal. He didn’t look back and went on to stay unbeaten on 72 runs from 47 balls. His stupendous knock was laced with six fours and three sixes. He also notched 6,000 runs in the IPL.
Devdutt Padikkal- 9.5/10
Devdutt Padikkal was at his brutal best on the day. The southpaw went from strength to strength and racked up his maiden IPL century off 51 balls. Along the way, the youngster smacked 11 fours and six sixes.
Glenn Maxwell- N/A
AB de Villiers- N/A
Washington Sundar- 7.5/10
Washington Sundar was fairly decent with the ball in hand. He bowled three overs and gave away 23 runs at a decent economy rate of 7.66. The off-spinner also accounted for the wicket of Sanju Samson.
Kyle Jamieson- 8/10
Kyle Jamieson got the wicket of Manan Vohra and though it was his only wicket, he kept the batters in check. In his four overs, the New Zealand pacer gave away only 28 runs at an excellent economy rate of seven.
Shahbaz Ahmed- N/A
Harshal Patel- 7/10
Harshal Patel turned out to be the most expensive bowler for the Challengers. Though he leaked 47 runs at 11.75, the pacer also managed to get the wickets of Riyan Parag, Chris Morris and Chetan Sakariya.
Mohammed Siraj- 9.5/10
Mohammed Siraj, without a shred of a doubt, was the standout performer for RCB on the day. The fast bowler gave 27 runs in four overs and got the wickets of Jos Buttler, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia.
Kane Richardson- 6.5/10
Kane Richardson replaced Rajat Patidar in the eleven and he did a reasonable job. In three overs, the right-arm pacer gave away 29 runs with five dots. He also picked up the crucial wicket of Shivam Dube.
Yuzvendra Chahal- 5.5/10
Yuzvendra Chahal didn’t complete his quota of four overs as he was given only two overs. The leg-spinner gave away only 18 runs and bowled five dots. The tweaker was also hit for a couple of sixes.