RCB Vs RR: Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are just one step away from securing a place in the IPL 2021 playoffs. RCB defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the match played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. This was the seventh defeat of the season for Rajasthan Royals and now the journey to the playoffs has become very difficult for them.
RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Rajasthan scored 149 for nine in 20 overs. Chasing the target, the RCB team won the match by scoring 153 for three in 17.1 overs on the help of Maxwell’s unbeaten 50 off 30 balls with the help of six fours and a six.
With this win, RCB are at the third position in the points table with 14 points in seven matches in 11 matches. RCB need just one more win to reach the playoffs. It has never happened in the history of IPL that a team that has scored 16 points has not played the playoffs.
Difficult for Rajasthan Royals
The team of Rajasthan Royals has lost the second match in a row. So far Rajasthan Royals has played 11 matches, out of which it has lost 7, while it has been able to register victory in four. The team of Rajasthan Royals is currently in seventh place in the table with 8 points.
The net run rate of Rajasthan Royals is the worst after Sunrisers Hyderabad. To stay in the race for the playoffs, Rajasthan Royals will not only have to win their remaining three matches but also have to improve the net run rate.
RR vs RCB: Bangalore beat Rajasthan, take one more step towards play-off