Royals of Bangalore vs Royal of Rajasthan

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals betting preview: Virat Kohli set to explode after early season promise

Amid harsh treatment of other bowlers, Yuzi Chahal was the stand out bolwer for RCB as he picked up two wickets after conceding just 22 runs in his four overs. Ajinkya Rahane's rotation of bowlers and exceptional fielding halted RCB's success at home. He didn't play his usual game but managed to score quickly and take the pressure off D'arcy Short. The last over of the innings went for 27 as Samson finished just eight short of an incredible century, continuing his rich vein of form in the early stages of the competition.

Meanwhile, RR's Shreyas Gopal was delighted after having dismissed both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

While there were a couple of big power hitters in the Rajasthan Royals squad who were batting first, it was actually the classy and stylish Sanju Samson who stole the show as the young wicketkeeper-batsman from Kerala came into his own and played some of the extraordinary cricket shots that one can ever get to see. Unadkat stationed at Long leg takes low catch.

WICKET! Laughlin gets the breakthrough, Pawan Negi edging ball straight to wicket keeper Buttler behind the stumps. Luckily these missed chances didn't cost the team a win.

The next stop: Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to bounce back when they take on the winless Mumbai Indians on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium, before Rajasthan meet the Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday to try and complete a hat-trick of victories.

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One-down Kohli was looking good in the company of Quinton de Kock (45), rotating the strike and getting the occasional boundaries, till he was cleaned bowled by a beauty of a delivery by Mujeeb Ur Rahman (1/29) which went through the gate of the home captain.

Summary: KXIP were bowled out for 155 runs in 19.2 overs with K L Rahul once again being their leading run scorer at 47 runs. They added fifth defeat to the tally with a new team - Rajasthan Royals (RR).

RR jump to the third spot while RCB remain intact at the sixth position in the 2018 IPL points table. Both the skippers came to the ground for the toss session, and Virat Kohli RCB skipper won the toss and like the trend is going he made a decision to bowl first. Bangalore lost their first match against KKR while the Rajasthan side lost theirs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

With 100-plus required in seven overs, Mandeep Singh (47) was the last remaining specialist batsman. De Villiers (57) packed punch in partnership with Mandeep Singh (22) and laid the foundation for Washington Sundar to score the final five runs from the last over. Delhi Daredevils ran away with the game as a result.

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