Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets an Indian Premier League match in Abu Dhabi on Saturday as skipper Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten half-century to send a warning signal to other teams. After RR opted to bat, all-rounder Mahipal Lomror top-scored for the team with 47 off 39 balls, hitting three sixes and a four in his knock. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the most successful bowler for RCB, returning impressive figures of 3/24 in four overs. Chasing the target, skipper Kohli made unbeaten 72 (53 balls), while Devdutt Padikkal scored 63 (45 balls) as RCB reached home comfortably with five balls to spare.
Rajasthan Royals: 154 for 6 in 20 overs (Mahipal Lomror 47; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/24).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 158 for 2 in 19.1 overs (Virat Kohli 72 not out, Devdutt Padikkal 63; Jofra Archer 1/18).
3:03 PM IST: Steve Smith wins the toss and Rajasthan Royals will bat first.
3:09 PM IST: One change for Rajasthan Royals, with Mahipal Lomror coming in for Ankit Rajpoot. Royal Challengers Bangalore are unchanged.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat.