Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL season is done and dusted. Defeat against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday has ended their late surge for a playoff place and sealed their fate.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are out of the 11th season of the IPL. It is doubtful for them to make it into the playoffs and there should be some vast miracles happening if they will have to get there. They lost in the virtual knockout game against the Rajasthan Royals today and have disappointed their fans yet again.
Rajasthan beat Bangalore as they bowled them out for just 134 in 19.2 overs. Captain Virat Kohli fell quickly after scoring just 4, though fellow opener Parthiv Patel scored 33. AB de Villiers played well to score 53 runs from 35 balls. While others failed to get double digits, Southee and Siraj scored 14 each. Shreyas Gopal took 4 wickets for Rajasthan.
The star-studded batting line-up fell like a pack of cards with notable contributions only from Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers. Virat Kohli too fell cheaply as RCB fell
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat first
Rajasthan Royals: 164/5 in 20 overs
Rahul Tripathi 80 (58), Ajinkya Rahane 33 (31)
Umesh Yadav 25/3 (4), Mohammed Siraj 33/1 (4)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 134/10 in 19.2 overs
AB de Villiers 53 (35), Parthiv Patel 33 (21)
Shreyas Gopal 16/4 (4), Ben Laughlin 15/2 (2)
Rajasthan Royals won by 30 runs
Player of the Match: Shreyas Gopal
Here’s how Twitter reacted to RCB’s exit
No Buttler, no Stokes, no worries. #RR— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 19, 2018
RR : We Dont have Stokes— Farheen 👑🔥 (@FrDeadpool) May 19, 2018
RCB: No Problem !!
RR: We don't even have Buttler too.
RCB: Dont worry mate, we will find a way to lose. #RRvRCB
Had been that kind of tournament for RCB. 59/9 after the 8 th over. Shreyas Gopal was outstanding and I really feel @rajasthanroyals would be delighted with Tripathi coming good at the top. In this line up, he has to open #RRvRCB— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 19, 2018
Bowling apart - Heinrich Klaasen has had a brilliant day at work. Valuable runs and excellent glovework behind the stumps.. Turning track, ball keeping low by didn’t miss a thing. #RRvRCB @rajasthanroyals— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) May 19, 2018