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RR Vs RCB, IPL 2024, Match 19: Jos Buttler Hits Century, Rajasthan Royals Win By 6 Wickets - As It Happened

The unbeaten streak of Rajasthan Royals continued as they beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets in the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. Virat Kohli displayed his masterclass and slammed the record-extending eighth IPL ton to help RCB put up 183 runs on the board after being invited to bat first by the Royals. In response, Reece Topley got rid of Yashasvi Jaiswal in the first over but Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler stitched a 148-run partnership for the second wicket to shift the momentum completely in RR's favour. Jos Buttler hit the winning runs and also completed his sixth IPL century in style. Catch the highlights of the RR Vs RCB match in the IPL 2024, here

Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer celebrate their win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Jaipur. AP Photo/Pankaj Nangia
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Rajasthan Royals Vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Highlights, IPL 2024

Here are the highlights of match no. 19 of the Indian Premier League 2024 between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Virat Kohli slammed his eighth IPL hundred in the first innings to set a 184-run target for the Rajasthan Royals which they achieved with five balls to spare thanks to Jos Buttler's sixth IPL century. Captain Sanju Samson also played a crucial knock in the successful chase at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Catch the highlights of the RR Vs RCB match of the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

Pitch Report

The pitch looks good to bat on with a bit of grass on it. The square boundaries are 69 metres and 63 metres respectively with straight boundary at 76 metres. There will be some assistance to the fast bowlers with the new ball. The patch surface will also have something to provide for spinners. 180 runs in the first innings is the average score in this stadium.

Toss Update

Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik(w), Saurav Chauhan, Reece Topley, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal

Substitutes

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Himanshu Sharma, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Swapnil Singh

Rajasthan Royals: Rovman Powell, Tanush Kotian, Kuldeep Sen, Shubham Dube, Abid Mushtaq

RCB Start Batting

Trent Boult started with the first over as Virat Kohli and captain Faf du Plessis opened the batting for Royal Challengers Bengaluru. With a boundary on the last delivery, only eight runs came from the first over. Boult doesn't get any wickets in the first over this time.

RCB - 8/0 (1)

50 Runs In 1st Powerplay

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis started with a bang as the duo completed fifty runs in the first powerplay. They punished the bad balls and respected the good ones to get past the powerplay without losing a single wicket.

RCB - 53/0 (6)

88 Runs In 10 Overs

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis have given a well-organised start to the innings and RCB have not lost any wicket and put up 88 runs on the board after 10 overs. Du Plessis slammed two sixes in Boult's over and Kohli smashed a six in the last over of Chahal to take the run rate around 9 runs per over.

RCB - 88/0 (10)

Du Plessis, Maxwell Depart!

Faf du Plessis, who was looking struggling for the rhythm, lost his wicket to Chahal. Jos Buttler took a fine catch at long-on. Glenn Maxwell came after that and went back to the pavilion in the next over of Nandre Burger. Debutant Saurav Chauhan has joined Virat Kohli at the crease.

RCB - 129/2 (15)

Kohli Hits Ton, Takes RCB to 183

Only four runs came from the 19th over by Nandre Burger but Virat Kohli completed his century with a single. The last over of Avesh Khan had three fours by Virat Kohli as he took RCB to a respectable total of 183 runs in 20 overs. Now, RR need 184 runs to win the match.

RCB - 183/3 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: RCB - 183/3 (20)

Virat Kohli - 113 (72), Faf du Plessis - 44 (33) | Yuzvendra Chahal: (4-0-34-2)

Topley Gets Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler opened the batting for Rajasthan Royals and Reece Topley came to bowl the first over. Jaiswal holes out to Glenn Maxwell at mid-off. Sanju Samson replaced him at the crease. Just one run from the first over.

RR - 1/1 (1)

20 Runs Off Mayank Dagar's 1st Over!

Mayank Dagar came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and Jos Buttler smashed 20 runs in that over to take the score past 50 runs inside the powerplay. Buttler hit three fours and a six in the over.

RR - 54/1 (6)

Jos Buttler Completes 50!

Jos Buttler completed his fifty in the 10th over with a single off Mohammed Siraj's fifth delivery. This is Buttler's maiden IPL fifty this season and finally, it came when it was highly needed. Sanju Samson is also reaching there.

RR - 95/1 (10)

Sanju Samson Falls!

Mohammed Siraj came to bowl the third over and got rid of set batter Sanju Samson as he tried to pull but got caught by Yash Dayal at deep backward square leg. Riyan Parag is the new batter and has started with a boundary off Siraj's last delivery.

RCB - 152/2 (15)

Buttler Hits Winning Runs!

Jos Buttler hit the winning runs - a six when only one run was needed. He completed his century with the six. Buttler's ton proved heavier than Kohli's as RCB lost another match and Rajasthan Royals kept their unbeaten streak alive. Rajasthan Royals won the match by six wickets.

RR - 189/4 (19.1)

Most Tons In IPL

8 - Virat Kohli
6 - Chris Gayle
6 - Jos Buttler
4 - KL Rahul
4 - David Warner
4 - Shane Watson

Most Catches In The IPL

110 - Virat Kohli

109 - Suresh Raina

103 - Kieron Pollard

99 - Rohit Sharma

98 - Shikhar Dhawan

98 - Ravindra Jadeja

Faf du Plessis | RCB Captain

I think we found the wicket tricky in the first innings. I thought 190 was a good score, think we could have added 10-15 runs max. Their spinners bowled well (in the middle overs), good decision for them to bowl first. With the dew, batting got easier. Virat was playing well at the back end, with someone like Green coming in, you want to maximise those last overs. We tried to squeeze as hard as we could, but it was tricky to hit against the spinners. It was easier to hit the seamers. The pitch definitely got better, you could feel it and the ball was skidding along nicely. We were excellent in the first four overs. I think that 20 runs over (from Dagar) took the momentum away and shifted the pressure back on us. Not bowling Maxwell was because all right-handers were batting, so went to the left-handed spinner initially. With two right-handers at the crease, went to the left-arm spinner and later got the leg spinner (Himanshu Sharma) into the attack. There was no point in being defensive, we needed wickets. When we got Jaiswal out, I didn't feel the need to go to Maxwell. Fielding was average, it's something we have spoken about and we'll work and try to improve. Not worried about catches, it's about showing intensity on the field.

Sanju Samson | RR Captain

Anything below 190 with a little bit of dew, with the batting order we have, it was a good score to chase. Touchwood, a few games to go, they are doing well, four days of gap, allows people to recover, rest, train and allows you to come charged up for a game. Bowling is 9 and batting is 8.7. [on Buttler] Just about time, if he gets through the powerplay, and if he hits it, very happy for him and very happy for the team.

Jos Buttler | POTM (RR)

Had a little bit of luck, did not time it well, just got over the rope, delighted with the win. However long you've played the game, you still have those anxieties and stresses. The mind is a powerful thing, just keep digging in, keep working hard and you need a little bit of luck along the way. At some point, it will be okay and sometimes you have to tell yourself it will be okay. I did feel really good in the last game, even though I got 13. I had a really good tournament in South Africa, I just felt like I needed one innings to put that to bed. We started the season really well, we have been together now for three seasons and we have got a good thing going, but we need to keep working hard and keep the momentum going. 

That's all from our side!

We will be taking your leave now. Two matches are scheduled for tomorrow. Join us then and there. That's all from our side. Goodnight!

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