Yashasvi Jaiswal and Evin Lewis gave Rajasthan Royals a tremendous start against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 43rd match of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both scored 77 runs for the first wicket in 8.2 overs. Royals were galloping on the track of 12.5 overs and there were 113 for 3 on the scoreboard, but in the 14th over something happened that seemed to be reaching around 200, the speed of Rajasthan became bullock cart.
Sanju scored 19 runs in 15 balls with the help of two sixes, while Tewatia could score only two runs. After this, not only the speed of Rajasthan became bullock cart, but its wickets also kept falling. This was the reason that the team reaching around 200 got stuck on 149 runs for 9 wickets. Harshal Patel took 3 wickets, while Shahbaz Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets each.
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On the other hand, Evin Lewis scored 58 runs in 37 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes, while Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 31 runs in 22 balls. Earlier, Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl against Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium.
In the 23 matches played between the two teams so far, RCB has won 11 matches while Rajasthan Royals has tasted victory in 10 matches. In the points table, RCB have 12 points from ten matches with six wins and four losses and are currently in third place, while Rajasthan are seventh with four wins and six losses from ten matches and have eight points.