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IPL 2020: Paddikal, Kohli script Bangalore win

Virat Kohli led from the front
Virat Kohli led from the front
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Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli starred in Royal Challengers Bangalore's eight wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday afternoon.

After opting to bat, Rajasthan Royals posted 154 for six in their 20 overs. The key contributor was new inductee Mahipal Lomror (47: 39b, 1x4, 3x6). The Royals line-up had slipped to 31 for three inside the powerplay. Opener Jos Buttler (22) struck lusty blows upfront but after he left, things changed for Royals.

Lomror added crucial runs with Riyan Parag (16). Later it was left to Rahul Tewatia (24 n.o.: 12b, 3x6) to strike towards the end. For Bangalore the best bowlers were Yuzvendra Chahal (3-24) and Isuru Udana (2-41).

In their chase, Bangalore were well served by opener Devdutt Padikkal (63: 45b, 6x4, 1x6) who shared a 99 run second wicket stand with captain Virat Kohli (72 n.o.: 53b, 7x4, 2x6). In the end Bangalore finished on 158 for two in 19.1 overs to win by eight wickets.

Match Summary - Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, 15th Match, Indian Premier League

Rajasthan Royals 154-6 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Steven Smith-2.4 ov), 2-31 (Jos Buttler-3.1 ov), 3-31 (Sanju Samson-4.1 ov), 4-70 (Robin Uthappa-10.1 ov), 5-105 (Riyan Parag-15.5 ov), 6-114 (Mahipal Lomror-16.4 ov)

Royal Challengers Bangalore 158-2 (19.1)

Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Aaron Finch-2.3 ov), 2-124 (Devdutt Padikkal-15.5 ov)

Result - Royal Challengers Bangalore won by eight wickets

Scorecard

Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (captain), Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Tom Curran

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers (wicket-keeper), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa