Padikkal ton makes it four in four for RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore top the IPL (Indian Premier League) table after a fourth consecutive win, beating Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Padikkal ton makes it four in four for RCB
Devdutt Padikkal scored his second T20 hundred. Photo: IPL


Rajasthan are languishing at the bottom with just one win from four games.

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This is the fourth time RCB have won an IPL match by ten wickets. The previous three came in sub-100 targets.

Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli batted 16.3 overs and put 181 runs to complete a clinical win. Skipper Kohli played the second fiddle in the run-chase where he made 72 from 47 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes.

Padikkal struck 11 fours and 6 maximums to race his way to a maiden IPL hundred in 51 balls, his second T20 hundred. He remained on 101* from 52 balls.

Bangalore started on a positive tone making 59 runs inside the powerplay as Padikkal took off. Rajasthan bowlers had no answer to RCB’s batting on a belter. Bangladesh recruit Mustafizur Rahman gave 34 runs in 3.3 overs.

Losing the toss, Rajasthan Royals put 177/9 on board with none getting into 50-run mark. Shivam Dube’s 46 off 32 and Rahul Tewatia’s 23-ball 40 runs were the highlights of the innings from their side’s perspective.

Rajasthan were reduced to 18/3 as Mohammed Siraj picked the prised wickets of Jos Buttler (8) and David Miller (0). Sanju Samson, the captain, had a short stay of 21 runs.

Siraj was the pick of the bowlers – 3/27 in his four overs. The purple cap holder Harshal Patel also took three at cost of 47.

Brief scores:

Rajasthan Royals 177/9 in 20 overs (Dube 46, Tewatia 40; Siraj 3/27, Harshal 3/47)

Royal Challengers Bangalore 181/0 in 16.3 overs (Padikkal 101*, Kohli 72*)

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 wickets

Player of the Match: Devdutt Padikkal

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