Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli
Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore run between the wickets. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI

Bangalore coast to eight-wicket win over Rajasthan

The Royal Challengers Bangalore played a perfect game to stroll to an eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the first day game of IPL 2020. Skipper Virat Kohli couldn’t have put a foot wrong as he marshalled the Bangalore bowling very well and later ran into form with a well-made half-century (72 off 53 balls). His 99-run second-wicket stand with young Devdutt Padikkal (63 off 45 balls) sewed up the match.

When Rajasthan Royals opted to bowl first in Abu Dhabi, Bangalore were quick to prise out their top three batsmen – Steve Smith, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson, and they never recovered. Some sensible batting by Mahipal Lomror (47 in 39 balls) and late-order hitting from Rahul Tewatia (24 off 12) helped Rajasthan reach 154 for six. But that wasn’t good enough, as Bangalore posted their third victory and soared to the top of the table with 6 points.

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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Tom Curran of Rajasthan Royals bowls during the match.
Tom Curran of Rajasthan Royals bowls during the match. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI






























Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal of Royal Challengers Bangalore plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Shreyas Gopal
Shreyas Gopal of Rajasthan Royals appeals successfully against Aaron Finch of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI

















Jofra Archer of Rajasthan Royals hits a six.
Jofra Archer of Rajasthan Royals hits a six. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI








Mahipal Lomror of Rajasthan Royals hits a six.
Mahipal Lomror of Rajasthan Royals hits a six. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI
















Yuzvendra Chahal (left) and Virat Kohli
Yuzvendra Chahal (left) and Virat Kohli, of Royal Challengers Bangalore, celebrate the wicket of Robin Uthappa of Rajasthan Royals. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore bowls.
Yuzvendra Chahal of Royal Challengers Bangalore bowls. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI




























Royal Challengers Bangalore's Isuru Udana bowls.
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Isuru Udana bowls. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI
















Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot.
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI












Steve Smith,
Steve Smith, captain of Rajasthan Royals, with Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli, during the toss, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Sportzpics for BCCI
























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