Rajasthan Royals Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Eliminator Match Report IPL 2024 After a remarkable comeback in the league stage, Rajasthan Royals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator match. The RCB team, which has been competing for the inaugural IPL trophy for 17 consecutive years, has once again failed to win it. Batting first, RCB set a difficult target of 173 runs for the Royals. In response to this difficult target, Rajasthan gave a commendable reply and achieved the target in six balls. Riyan Parag played a brilliant innings and took his club to Qualifier 2.

After losing the toss, Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli batted first. Both the batsmen added 37 runs for the first wicket, however, Du Plessis was out after 17 runs and Kohli was also out after 33 runs. Cameron Green played an important inning of 27 runs, while Rajat Patidar scored 34 runs. Glenn Maxwell once again flopped and was out on the very first ball. Mahipal Lomror scored 32 runs in the last overs for Bengaluru, while Karthik’s bat remained cool. Dinesh Karthik scored 11 runs on 13 balls. Bengaluru scored 172 runs losing eight wickets in 20 overs. For Rajasthan, Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets and Avesh Khan took three wickets.

Riyan Parag and Yashasvi Jaiswal played excellent innings

Chasing a target of 173 runs, Rajasthan openers got off to a great start. Kohler-Cadmore and Yashasvi Jaiswal put on 46 runs for the first wicket. Kohler Cadmore scored 20 runs, while Jaiswal played a stormy innings of 45 runs. RR captain Sanju Samson flopped at a crucial moment and was dismissed after scoring 17 runs, while Dhruv Jurel, who batted in the middle order, was run out after scoring 8 runs. Rajasthan’s innings came to a halt with four wickets falling for 112 runs, but Riyan Parag and Shimron Hetmyer put on an explosive partnership of 45 runs to help their team get closer to the target.

Mohammad Siraj brought a twist to the match by bowling out Riyan Parag for 36 runs, but Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell both played short and match-winning innings of 26 runs and 16 runs in 8 balls respectively. Powell hit a six on the last ball of the 19th over to take Rajasthan to Qualifier 2. Rajasthan Royals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 on May 24.