The batting exhibition from Kohli and Padikkal at Wankhede assured Bangalore to retain their top spot in the points table. Bangalore thrashed Rajasthan by 10 wickets to get their 4th successive win of the season.
Toss: Bangalore opted to field first
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Detailed Match Report
First Innings (Rajasthan 177/9)
Rajasthan recalled Shreyas Gopal to the team and Bangalore added Richardson. The magic of the new ball did wonder for Bangalore and Siraj picked Buttler on 8. After losing Vohra, Rajasthan lost David Miller on duck as Siraj picked him through a yorker. Sanju Samson didn’t survive after smashing a good six against Chahal and trapped himself in Sundar’s over. Shivam Dube and Riyan Parag revived Rajasthan with a half-century stand and they also added acceleration. Riyan Parag got out in search of a big boundary and Dube’s innings ended on 46. Rahul Tewatia scored 40 off just 23 balls and Rajasthan managed to post 177 which was an imposing total after a dull start from top-order. Harshal Patel and Siraj picked three wickets each.
Second Innings (Bangalore 181/0)
Virat Kohli and Devudutt Padikkal started the innings on a positive note. Padikkal looked solid in the powerplay and his attacking approach helped him to get his first half-century of the season off just 27 balls. After smashing fifty, he took his strike rate to 200 and Bangalore crossed 100 without losing a wicket. Kohli looked calm during this phase and he fired later to get his first fifty of the season off just 34 balls. Bangalore made this chase a cakewalk and Rajasthan looked clueless. Kohli also completed his 6000 runs in Indian T20 League, the first player to get this. Devdutt Padikkal also scored his maiden century in Indian T20 League and become 3rd uncapped player to achieve this feat after Manish Pandey and Paul Valthaty. Bangalore boosted their NRR to retain the top spot in the points table and delivered Rajasthan their third defeat of the season.
Star Performer of the Match
Devdutt Padikkal is our star performer of the match. Bangalore opener was on fire tonight and he made good use of the pace. Padikkal played a match-winning knock and overshadowed his partner Kohli with his maiden century, including 11 fours and 6 sixes.
5 impactful players of the match
Devdutt Padikkal 101 (52)
Virat Kohli 72 (47)
Mohammed Siraj 27/3
Shivam Dube 46 (32)
Rahul Tewatia 40 (23)