With three back to back victories coming at a time when they were on the verge of elimination, a confident Rajasthan Royals (RR) outfit will be looking to battle it out with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as both teams look for a playoffs spot.
It was violin to the ears as AB de Villiers (72*, MoM) and Virat Kohli (70) led the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (187-5) chase to canter to the target, defeating Delhi Daredevils (181-4) by 5 wickets with 1 over to spare.
After clinching the first ever IPL title in 2008, Rajasthan Royals have failed to leave a significant mark in the league. Since then, RR have lost their way and have managed to make the Playoffs only twice.
In a batting treat, the joint forces of Shikhar Dhawan (92*) and Kane Williamson (83*) helped SunRisers Hyderabad (191-1) overpower Rishabh Pant’s (128*) century to win against Delhi Daredevils (187-5) by 9 wickets.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be desperate for a win as they look to avoid getting themselves out of the playoffs contention and delay the inevitable for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Left with no choice but to win all their remaining fixtures, RCB faces a tough task as they take on the best bowling side of the tournament.