Bangalore has won another again with a stunning performance! They’ve snatched two critical points with a well-executed chase. They are currently in third place and should be feeling much better following a rocky start to the second leg. Bangalore now has a 4-point lead over Kolkata and Mumbai on the standings, giving them some breathing room.
Bangalore’s bowlers were crucial in their victory. The way they pulled things back and clipped the Rajasthan’s high-flying wings at one point was incredible. On a good batting pitch, their bowling after the 11th over pulled Rajasthan down and restricted them to just 149 runs. The chase got off to a great start as well, with Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal building a strong partnership. They struggled a little after losing Padikkal, and Kohli was also sent packing by a direct toss from Riyan Parag shortly after. Rajasthan, on the other hand, were unable to grasp the opportunity, as Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell formed a mature alliance to take the wind out of their sails.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the Man of the Match