IPL 2020 RCB vs RR Highlights: Superman AB De Villiers once again snatch victory from jaws of defeat for RCB

In Dream11 IPL 2020, AB de Villiers’ swashbuckling 22-ball 55 fashioned an incredible seven-wicket victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League match here on Saturday.

Chasing 178, De Villiers smashed six sixes to help RCB win the game after all seemed lost for them following the dismissal of Virat Kohli with the team struggling at 102 for three in the 14th over.

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The seasoned South African launched into Jaydev Unadkat for three successive sixes in the 19th over to swing the match in his team’s favour. He finished the game in style, hitting Jofra Archer for a maximum with two balls still to go.

RCB lost Aaron Finch (14) after Australia’s limited-overs captain had hit two sixes.

Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal stitched a 79-run partnership for the second wicket but consumed too many deliveries in doing so, failing to keep pace with the required run rate.

Kohli brought the team’s hundred by lofting Rahul Tewatia for a big six over long-on, but Padikkal, while trying to break the shackles after struggling his way to 35 off 37 balls, got out when his pull shot failed to clear Ben Stokes in the deep.

And then came the big wicket of Kohli, thanks to a brilliant piece of fielding by Tewatia, who pulled off a catch inches from the line at deep midwicket on the rebound after the batsman whipped it off his pads.

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The ball travelled at a great speed but Tewatia, coming off a wicket in his previous ball, balanced himself after nearly falling over the line to complete a fine catch.

Kohli made 43 off 32 balls with the help of two sixes and a four.

The required run-rate rose rapidly as RCB struggled to find the big overs, but de Villiers had other ideas.

Earlier, skipper Steve Smith’s counterattacking 36-ball 57 guided Rajasthan to 177 for six.

Smith struck six fours and one maximum before Chris Morris bowled a brilliant final over, conceding only four runs while taking two wickets to check RR from going past 180.

Fast-medium bowler Morris finished with excellent figures of 4/26 in four overs.

Earlier batting first, Rajasthan were off to a brisk start as opener Robin Uthappa (41 off 22 ball) launched into the RCB attack with a flurry of fours and a six.

Back in his favoured position alongside Ben Stokes after another change in the combination, Uthappa saw his team play two quiet overs before smashing Washington Sundar for four boundaries in the innings’ third over.

Isuru Udana was pulled and then lofted over long-on by Uthappa for the day’s first maximum as RR raced to 38 for no loss in four overs.

Morris gave RCB their first breakthrough when he had the subdued Stokes caught down the leg side.

Uthappa scored two more boundaries, off pacer Navdeep Saini, before his slow sweep went into the hands of the deep mid-wicket fielder off the bowling of leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sanju Samson got going with a six that landed into the second tier of the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. But he also fell to Chahal, taken at long-off by Morris as RR slipped to 69 for three after a good start.

On the lookout for quick runs, Smith found an ally in Jos Buttler and the two added 55 runs while steadying the ship.

Buttler fell for a 24-ball 25, but Smith continued to anchor the RR innings.

Chahal, meanwhile, bowled two front foot no balls which were struck for boundaries by Smith, giving his team 10 runs and two additional deliveries.

After RR scored 19 runs in the long 18th over bowled by Chahal, Tewatia hit Udana for a six and four to collect 15 from the penultimate over.

Brief Score:

Rajasthan Royals: 177 for six in 20 overs (Steve Smith 57; Chris Morris 4/26, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/34).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 179 for three in 19.4 overs (AB de Villiers 55 not out, Virat Kohli 43; Karthik Tyagi 1/32).

Virat Kohli: Importance has been getting points on board. Was a very important game because it’s three days now till we play again. If we have to be honest, you are tense because you’re not sure how many balls he will face. When he plays like that you want him to face every ball, no offence. Always bats by situation. He always looks at the team situation. In my eyes, he’s the most important match-winner in the IPL. Purely because of the presence of that man in the middle the oppostion feels we’re not out of the game. Young Dev has come in and has batted beautifully. Finch has made an impact at the top. We understand the dynamics. The bowling has stepped up this season. Guys have come back strongly when put under pressure. Saini has been brilliant. Chahal. ISuru has bowled well.

RR vs RCB Live Updates

7.10pm
It’s all over
De villiers deservedly gets his half century

RCB – 179/3 from 19.4 overs. They win the match by 7 wickets and 2 balls to spare.And that’s that. De Villiers hits a big six off Archer’s fourth ball and takes RCB over the finish line. He also gets to his half century with that last hit. Definitely one of the world’s best. What an entertainer!

7.06pm

Huge over for RCB. 25 runs from the overs, with De Villiers hitting 3 massive sixes. Massive pressure on RR. RCB – 168/3 after 19 overs; Need 10 to win from 6 balls

 

7.02pm

AB “Superman” De Villiers is hitting everything out of the park! It’s back to back sixes off the first three balls of the 19th over. The match is set for a close finish.

6.59pm

A very good over from Tyagi. He was unlucky with the De Villiers back of the bat edged four. Gurkeerat then sliced one to point where Unadkat got fingertips to it and saved a run. 10 runs off the over. RCB – 143/3 after 18 overs; Need to 35 win from 12 balls

6.55pm

Unadkat starts off with three dots to Gurkeerat, and then gives away a single. But then he strays in line and gets hit for a six. 9 runs off the over. RCB – 133/3 after 17 overs; Need 45 to win from 18 balls

6.50pm

Unadkat back into the attack after the timeout.

6.47pm
Strategic Timeout Taken

It was turning out to be a decent over from Archer. But then De Villiers hammers his slower short ball for a six. Archer finishes with a dot to make it 10 runs off the over. RCB will hope De Villiers continues in this fashion. RCB – 124/3 after 16 overs; Need 54 to win from 24 balls

6.44pm

Archer bowling his third over. RR will hope he keeps De Villiers in check.

6.42pm

RCB get 10 runs off that over. RR give away way too many extras. De Villiers cut one past backward point for three and then Gurkeerat flicked one wide of long on for a couple. RCB – 114/3 after 15 overs; Need 64 to win from 30 balls

6.38pm

A very good over from Tyagi. He got Kohli off the first ball. RR nearly dismiss Gurkeerat with a big confusion between Tyagi and de Villiers. But Archer at short third man missed his direct hit at the bowler’s end. Just two runs off the over. Great over for RR. RCB – 105/3 after 14 overs; Need 74 to win from 36 balls

6.34pm
Tewatia takes a stunner to dismiss Kohli

Kohli is gone! Tewatia in the action again. He pulls off a brilliant catch to send back Kohli. Kohli whips a full delivery powerfully to deep mid-wicket, Tewatis moves to his right, catches the ball, realises that he’s lost his balance and going over the rope, pops the ball in the air and comes back inside to complete the catch. Incredible effort! FOW: RCB – 102/3 after 13.1 overs. Need 76 to win from 41 balls

6.30pm
Tewatia strikes again
100 up for RCB

Tewatia gets the breakthrough! It’s a laboured shot from Padikkal. He was struggling with his energy out in the middle and hits the ball straight into the hands of Stokes at long on. He goes for 35. FOW – 102/2 after 13 overs. Need 76 to win from 42 balls

6.26pm

Tyagi with a decent over. Kohli takes a couple of twos off the first two balls and then takes a single. 8 runs off the over. Padikkal definitely looks very tired. RCB – 92/1 after 12 overs; Need 86 to win from 48 balls

6.23pm

Tyagi bowls the 12th over. Kohli still on the lookout for twos. Padikkal has to run hard to keep up with his skipper.

6.20pm

Good change of lines and lengths from Tewatia. He concentrated on bowling wide to Padikkal and then dropped his lengths short to Kohli who kept using his feet. He concedes just 7 runs from his over. RCB – 84/1 after 11 overs; Need to 94 win from 54 balls

6.16pm

Gopal nearly had Kohli in that over. There was good contest in that over. Gopal bowled well but erred off the last ball. Kohli deposits it into the stands over deep square leg. 13 runs off the over. RCB breathe a sigh of Relief. RCB – 77/1 after 10 overs; Need 101 runs to win from 60 balls

6.12pm

Gopal with the first over after the timeout.

6.09pm
Strategic Timeout taken

An eventful over that. Tewatia strays from his line and goes for three consecutive wides. Tewatia then nearly has Padikkal who goes for a slog sweep but gets a top edge which falls short of fine leg. Tewatia ends with 9 runs off the over. RCB – 64/1 after 9 overs; Need 114 to win from 66 balls

6.04pm

Unadkat mixes his pace well and nearly picks up Padikkal. Kohli charges down the track but cannot hit him for a boundary. Just 4 runs off the over. RCB need to accelerate. RCB – 55/1 after 8 overs; Need 123 to win from 72 balls

6.01pm

It’s Unadkat bowling from the other end.

5.58pm
Fifty up for RCB

A good over from Tewatia – accurate and bowled at a decent pace. Keeps the batsmen in check. Just four runs off the over. RCB – 51/1 after 7 overs; Need 127 runs from 78 balls

5.54pm
End of the Powerplay

A decent over from Unadkat. He concentrates on bowling cutters. Kohli uses his feet to put the left-arm pacer under pressure. RCB  – 47/1 after 6 overs; Need 131 to win from 84 balls 

5.52pm

Kohli charges down the track and hits Unadkat for a four.

5.49pm
Expensive from Tyagi

Tyagi didn’t quite get his lines right in that over. He sprayed one well outside off for a wide and then drifted a short one down the leg side and Padikkal pulled it to fine leg for a four. 12 runs off the over. RCB – 39/1 after 5 overs; Need to 139 win from 15 overs

5.45pm

A successful over for Gopal and RR. Gets a wicket and gives just 5 runs in the over. He looked to flight the ball which is the right way to go on this track for the spinners. RCB – 27/1 after 4 overs; Need 151 to win from 16 overs

5.43pm

Gopal strikes with a nicely flighted delivery outside off. Finch gets down for a swing across the line but is done in by the flight. Uthappa takes a good catch. FOW: RCB – 23/1 after 3.3 overs

5.41pm

Good contest between Finch and Archer. Archer, after being hit for a six off the first ball, cuts Finch into half off the next ball and then a ball later, beats his outside edge off an expansive drive. RCB – 22/0 after 3 overs; Need 156 to win from 17 overs

5.39pm

Archer comes in to bowl the third over and Finch hits him for a huge six. Archer under pressure.

5.37pm

Gopal started off with a couple of balls on the pads off the first three balls. RCB cannot get him to the boundary. Just 5 runs off the second over. RCB – 9/0 after 2 overs; Need 169 to win from 18 overs

5.34pm

Spin into the attack early on as Shreyas Gopal bowls the second over for RR.

5.32pm

Archer right on the money in the opening over. He got a hint of swing off the first ball which was a yorker outside off and Padikkal failed to guide it to the off side. Archer with a good first over. Just 4 runs from it. Good start for RR.

RCB – 4/0 after 1 over; Need 174 to win from 19 overs

5.28pm

Finch and Padikkal walk out to the crease. Archer to bowl the first over for RR.

5.14pm
End of RR’s innings

Smith’s quickfire half century and his 50 runs stand with Buttler propel RR to a challenging total of 177/6 after 20 overs.

5.13pm
RR lose Archer cheaply

Morris traps Archer LBW! It’s an inswinging yorker, right on the money. Archer looks to dig it out but is beaten by the pace and movement in the air.

5.10pm

Brilliant catch from the debutant Shahbaz Ahmed. Smith slashes a length delivery outside off from Morris, but doesn’t get it off the middle. Ahmed at deep point runs to his right and back, dives and pouches an excellent catch. Smith departs for 57 off 36 balls.

FOW: RR – 173/5 after 19.2 overs

5.06pm

Tewatia helping Smith out from the other end. He improvised well and hit a couple of boundaries on the leg side. One for a six and one for a four. 15 runs off the 19 over. RR in for a big finish RR – 173/4 after 19 overs

5.01pm

A massive over for RR. Smith unsettles Chahal with his reverse sweeps. And Chahal too erred with his front foot no balls which proved costly. Three fours off the over. Two off reverse sweeps and one down the ground, all by Smith. Chahal uncharacteristically bowls a few no balls. 19 runs off the over. RR – 158/4 after 18 overs

4.56pm
Half-Century for Smith
Chahal bowls a no ball

Smith hits Chahal for two boundaries in the 18th over, to bring up his fifty.

4.53pm

Good stuff from Saini. Not giving the batsmen anything full. He’s hit the hard lengths and made it a little uneasy for the batsmen to hit. He changes the pace to slower one off the last ball which was driven for a single to mid off by Smith. A very good over for RCB at this juncture. Only 6 runs from the over. RR – 139/4 after 17 overs

4.49pm

A mixed over for RCB, 14 runs and a wicket off it. Morris gets hit for a six off the first ball by Smith, but then bounces back to take the wicket of Buttler. Smith then guides one past short third man for a four. 14 runs off the over.

RR – 133/4 after 16 overs

4.44pm
Buttler goes for 24
Strategic Timeout taken

Morris breaks the stand again. Buttler departs. Buttler looks to hammer one over mid off, but doesn’t connect well. It loops in the air, Saini settles under it and pouches it without any fuss. It’s a HUGE wicket for RCB at this juncture. Tewatia joins Smith in the middle. FOW: 127/4 after 15.3 overs

4.42pm
What a hit!

A massive six off the first ball of Morris. Smith smacks one out of the park.

4.40pm

Udana somehow hasn’t got his lines and lengths right today. He bowls a couple, short and wide outside off, and Smith dispatches them for fours. 11 comes off the Udana over. RR – 119/3 after 15 overs

4.35pm

Saini back into the attack. He is generating decent pace around 140. Does not give much room to the batsmen and restricted them mainly to singles. 5 from the over of Saini. RR – 108/3 after 14 overs

4.31pm
And the hundred comes up for RR

After being hit for four boundaries in his last over, Sundar comes back well to concede 7 runs from the over. He bowls it flat with pace, but then slows it down at the fag end of the over. RR – 103/3 after 13 overs

4.28pm

Another very good over from Chahal. He is looking to bowl it slow and wide outside off. No boundaries off the over and just 5 runs. RCB stemming the flow of runs quite well.

RR – 96/3 after 12 overs

4.24pm

The two batsmen using their feet to unsettle Ahmed. Off the third ball, Buttler charged down the track and clobbered it over long off for a six. 5 singles more in the over made it 11 off the over. RR – 91/3 after 11 overs

4.20pm

Chahal is very accurate and he’s getting some turn as well. He’s flighting them well. Smith took a couple of singles. Four off the over. Good stuff from the leg spinner. RR – 80/3 after 10 overs

4.15pm
Strategic Timeout starts

A four off the fourth ball from Buttler provides some relief for RR. 7 runs off the over. RR – 76/3 after 9 overs

4.11pm

Chahal starts off with a six, but ends up adding two wickets to his kitty. Big over for RCB. RR in a spot of bother here. RR – 69/3 after 8 overs

4.09pm
Chahal on a hat-trick

Two in two for Chahal. It’s a typical Chahal delivery. He tosses it up wide outside off enticing Samson into the shot, and beats him with the flight. Chahal is on a hat-trick now. FOW: RR – 69/3 after 7.5 overs

4.07pm

Chahal gets dangerman Uthappa! Kohli’s go-to man strikes again! Uthappa gets down for a slog sweep, doesn’t connect properly and hands it straight into the hands of Finch at deep square leg. Uthappa gone for 41 off 22 balls. FOW: RR – 69/2 after7.4 overs

4.03pm

RR – 62/1 after 7 overs

3.59pm
End of the Powerplay

A very good over from Morris. He mixes it up nicely with yorker and slower ball. The slower ball got him the wicket of Stokes. 5 Runs off the over and a wicket as well. RR – 52/1 after 6 overs

3.55pm
RR lose their first wicket

Stokes will be disappointed as he goes for a pull but is late on it. He hits an edge to the keeper who accepts an easy catch. He departs for 15 off 19 balls. FOW: RR – 50/1 after 5.4 overs

3.47pm

RR 38/0 after 4 overs

3.44pm

Ben Stokes joins the party; Hits Udana for a four.

3.42pm

Brilliant over for RR. Uthappa improvised really well to unsettle Washington Sundar. Sundar didn’t do too much wrong but Uthappa dismantled him with the sweeps. Four fours in the over and two dots. RR – 21/0 at the end of three overs

3.40pm
4,4,4
Uthappa goes berserk

Sundar back for his second over. But this time Uthappa hits him for three boundaries.

3.38pm 

Stokes looks to use his feet straightaway to Morris. But Morris keeps both the batsmen in check. Just three runs from the over.

RR – 5/0 after the end of 2 overs

3.36pm

Chris Morris bowling the second over. He continues the good work done by Sundar. RR cannot seem to hit him to the boundary.

3.32pm

Sundar bowls a good first over. Just 2 runs from it. Good start for RCB. RR – 2/0 after the first over

3.30pm
We are underway

A new opening pair for RR. Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes walk out to the crease.
Uthappa on strike. Washington Sundar bowls the first over for RCB.

3.11pm
RCB’s latest debutant

Shahbaz Ahmed gets his first cap for RCB.

3.08pm
RR Playing XI

3.06pm
RCB Playing XI 

3:03pm

Toss Result – Rajasthan wins the toss and decides to bat first in the 33rd match of the Dream11 IPL.

2.30pm
What happened when RCB vs RR last locked horns!

In their last meeting, it was RCB who had come out on top. While RCB will be eager to make it 2-0 against RR in IPL 2020, the Steve Smith-led unit will be itching to level the head-to-head scores and in the process, register their fourth win of the season

2pm
Rajasthan Royals need 5 wins from 6 matches; Can they do it?

The Steve Smith-led side are currently stuck in the bottom half of the table- placed second last from the bottom at 7th. With only 3 wins and 5 losses, the Royals will face an uphill task today with extremely small margins of errors. Can they do it?

Saturday, October 17 Royal Challengers Bangalore 3:30 PM Dubai
Monday, October 19 Chennai Super Kings 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Thursday, October 22 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7:30 PM Dubai
Sunday, October 25 Mumbai Indians 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Friday, October 30 Kings XI Punjab 7:30 PM Abu Dhabi
Sunday, November 1 Kolkata Knight Riders 7:30 PM Dubai

01:41 pm: Rajasthan’s game plan for RCB

RR preferred to stick to opening with Ben Stokes for a second successive game, but they would perhaps be better off opening with Robin Uthappa alongside Buttler if they are going to play him.

Moving Stokes down in the middle-order will give them the needed push towards the end, if the top-order fails to deliver.

Likely XI: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

 

IPL 2020: 33th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RR vs RCB)

IPL 2020 RR vs RCB Live : Dream11 Prediction – Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2020 RR vs RCB Dream11 Team: Fantasy cricket predictions and tips for Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2020 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RR vs RCB) LIVE Score–  https://www.insidesport.co/sport-matches?field=entity_cricket&id=45619&widget=match_center

IPL 2020 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore RR vs RCB LIVE Commentary –  https://www.insidesport.co/rr-vs-rcb-live-updates-dream11-ipl-2020-rajasthan-royals-vs-royal-challengers-bangalore-live-score-live-commentary-preview-probable-xi/

IPL 2020 RR vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction IPL 2020 LIVE Match Details

Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RR vs RCB)
Date: 17th Oct 2020
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Dream11 IPL 2020 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RR vs RCB) Probable XI

Dream11 IPL 2020 RR Probable XI – Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (C), Riyan Parag. Mahipal Lomror, Tom Curran, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron.

Dream11 IPL 2020 RCB Probable XI – Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, C Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal

RR vs RCB in IPL 2020 LIVE: Where to catch RR vs RCB Live Streaming?
The match between RR vs RCB will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. The RR vs RCB will also be Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.

IPL 2020 RR vs RCB Weather forecast 

It’s going to be a sunny day with no chances of rain playing spoilsport for the RR vs RCB IPL 2020 opener. The highest temperature will be around 38°C while the minimum temperature will be around 28°C.

IPL 2020 RR vs RCB Pitch Report 

The stadiums across UAE will be slow and spin friendly. Both RR vs RCB will expect their spin stars to make the most of the conditions which will be in favour of them.

IPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy League RR vs RCB PLAYING 11

Suggested Playing XI for RR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain Options – Jofra Archer

Suggested Playing XI for RR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper –  AB De Villiers, Sanju Samson

Batters –  Devdutt Padikal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith

All-Rounders –  Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Ben Stokes

Bowlers –  Yuzvendra Chahal, Jofra Archer (vc)