|Indian Premier League, Dubai|
|Rajasthan Royals 149-9 (20 overs): Lewis 58 (37); Harshal 3-34, Ahmed 2-10|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore 153-3 (17.1 overs): Maxwell 50no (30), Bharat 44 (35); Mustafizur 2-20|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore gained by seven wickets|
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell powered an unbeaten 50 as Royal Challengers Bangalore took an enormous step in direction of the Indian Premier League play-offs with a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals.
He shared 69 with Srikar Bharat for the third wicket, earlier than blasting 22 off Chris Morris to take the scores degree.
AB de Villiers hit the profitable run to wrap up the win with 17 balls to spare.
Earlier, Rajasthan slipped from 77-0 after 8.1 overs to 149-9 from their 20 overs, with Evin Lewis making 58.
The win takes Royal Challengers Bangalore to 14 factors – 4 away from Kolkata and Mumbai in fourth and fifth, and crucially six away from Punjab and Rajasthan, with both sides having three group video games remaining.
Victory was constructed on an outstanding comeback with the ball after Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal acquired Rajasthan off to a flier earlier than each fell, and a lack of 9 wickets for 72 runs adopted within the last 12 overs of the innings.,
England’s Liam Livingstone was amongst these to fall cheaply, including simply six, which suggests he has now solely scored 36 runs in 4 innings for the reason that resumption of the match.
Sussex’s George Garton made his Bangalore debut, and picked up the essential wicket of Lewis to complete with figures of 1-30 from three overs. He was ably supported by Harshal Patel, who continued his excellent type in taking 3-34 to maneuver to 26 wickets for the season.
Bangalore have been at all times in command of the chase with Devdutt Padikkal (22) and Virat Kohli (25) placing on 48 for the primary wicket earlier than the previous was bowled, and Kohli – who will stand down as RCB captain on the finish of the season – was run out for the primary time within the competitors since 2015.
Maxwell, who’s in his debut season at Bangalore, began slowly however demonstrated his trademark energy to information RCB residence and considerably enhance their internet run-rate.
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