IPL 2020, Match 33: AB de Villiers, Chris Morris shine in RCB's thumping seven-wicket win over RR

Chris Morris's four-wicket haul and with AB de Villiers's 55 not out off 22 balls powered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a thumping seven-wicket win over a off-colour Rajasthan Royals (RR)

IANS [ Published on: October 17, 2020 21:59 IST ]
  • Chris Morris's four-wicket haul and with AB de Villiers's 55 not out off 22 balls powered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a thumping seven-wicket win over a off-colour Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dubai on Saturday.
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    Chris Morris's four-wicket haul and with AB de Villiers's 55 not out off 22 balls powered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a thumping seven-wicket win over a off-colour Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dubai on Saturday.

  • Chasing the target of 178, Shreyas Gopal (1/32) drew the first blood as he accounted for RCB opener Aaron Finch (14) in the fourth over when the opponents were at 23 runs.
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    Chasing the target of 178, Shreyas Gopal (1/32) drew the first blood as he accounted for RCB opener Aaron Finch (14) in the fourth over when the opponents were at 23 runs.

  • Kohli and Padikkal added 79 runs for the second wicket before Rahul Tewatia got rid of Padikkal in the 13th over.
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    Kohli and Padikkal added 79 runs for the second wicket before Rahul Tewatia got rid of Padikkal in the 13th over.

  • Kartik Tyagi further jolted RCB as he dismissed Kohli off the first delivery of the 14th over to make their opponents 102/3.
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    Kartik Tyagi further jolted RCB as he dismissed Kohli off the first delivery of the 14th over to make their opponents 102/3.

  • The tumbling of wickets hardly affected de Villiers, who started firing right from the start. The South African superstar shared a match-winning 77-run partnership (39 balls) with Gurkeerat Singh (19 not out) to drive RCB home with two balls to spare.
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    The tumbling of wickets hardly affected de Villiers, who started firing right from the start. The South African superstar shared a match-winning 77-run partnership (39 balls) with Gurkeerat Singh (19 not out) to drive RCB home with two balls to spare.

  • Earlier, Chris Morris's four-wicket haul saw RR being restricted to 177 for six wickets in 20 overs even as skipper Steve Smith and Robin Uthappa chipped in with valuable 57 and 41 runs respectively.
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    Earlier, Chris Morris's four-wicket haul saw RR being restricted to 177 for six wickets in 20 overs even as skipper Steve Smith and Robin Uthappa chipped in with valuable 57 and 41 runs respectively.

  • Uthappa, who opened the innings as the RR think-tank opted to push regular opener Jos Buttler (24) down to No.5, smashed seven boundaries. Uthappa along with Ben Stokes (15) provided a flying start to RR as the pair was involved in a 50-run partnership.
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    Uthappa, who opened the innings as the RR think-tank opted to push regular opener Jos Buttler (24) down to No.5, smashed seven boundaries. Uthappa along with Ben Stokes (15) provided a flying start to RR as the pair was involved in a 50-run partnership.

  • Yuzvendra Chahal (2/34) struck twice in consecutive deliveries of the eighth over to send back a well-settled Uthappa and Sanju Samson (9) to leave RR reeling at 69/3.
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    Yuzvendra Chahal (2/34) struck twice in consecutive deliveries of the eighth over to send back a well-settled Uthappa and Sanju Samson (9) to leave RR reeling at 69/3.

  • Smith and Buttler then stabilised the RR innings, sharing a 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket, taking their team past the 100-run mark in 12.4 overs.
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    Smith and Buttler then stabilised the RR innings, sharing a 58-run partnership for the fourth wicket, taking their team past the 100-run mark in 12.4 overs.

  • Morris finally applied brakes on the developing partnership, sending back Buttler in the 16th over before Smith and Rahul Tewatia (19 not out) added 46 runs off 25 balls to help their side post a respectable total.
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    Morris finally applied brakes on the developing partnership, sending back Buttler in the 16th over before Smith and Rahul Tewatia (19 not out) added 46 runs off 25 balls to help their side post a respectable total.

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