Team Bangalore pick up their second consecutive win in the UAE leg of Indian T20 League 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium, after chasing down a target of 150 with 17 balls to spare.
Put to bat, Rajasthan started well thanks to openers Evin Lewis (58) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (31), but come the 13th over, the team kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Bangalore were splendid with the bat and ball as purple caple holder Harshal Patel claimed three wickets to take his tally to 26 scalps, while Glenn Maxwell (50*) and Srikar Bharat (44) anchored the run-chase.
Virat Kohli and Co. move up third with 12 points from 10 games, while Rajasthan move down to seventh.
That's all folks! Bangalore win
Bangalore register their second win in a row as AB de Villiers hits the winning runs with a boundary of his first ball at the crease.
A splendid performance with the bat and ball from Bangalore propels Virat Kohli and Co to third on the points table.
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THE BIG SHOW! Maxwell hits 4th fifty of Indian T20 League 2021
Glenn Maxwell takes Bangalore towards victory with a 30-ball 50, which was laced with six boundaries and one six.
When Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have failed to step up, Maxwell is here to Bangalore's rescue.
Bangalore 149/3 after 17 overs
OUT! Bharat's strong cameo ends at 44
Mustafizur Rahman strikes again as his bouncer delivery pushes Srikar Bharat to pull straight towards fine leg. However, it falls short into the hands of Mahipal Lomror.
A little late, though this wicket.
Bangalore 127/3 after 16 overs
WHAT A SAVE!
Glenn Maxwell gets a top-edge on his pull shot that is headed over the fine leg for a maximum, but a certain Mustafizur Rahman takes an ambitious leap to throw the ball in and save five runs.
Bangalore 75/2 after 8.5 overs
OUT! Virat Kohli departs for 25
Virat Kohli hits a shot towards backward point, which Riyan Parag stops after a little fumble. But the Rajasthan fielder throws a direct hit to the stumps at the bowler's end to run out the Bangalore captain.
Is this the game-changing moment?
Bangalore 58/2 after 6.5 overs
End of Powerplay!
While Mustafizur Rahman has made the breakthrough for Rajasthan, the team will need more from the Bangladesh pace spearhead.
Virat Kohli has got the 150-run chase to a confident start and will hope his side maintain the momentum.
The first strategic timeout is called in, and teams have an opportunity to discuss some tweaks to their plans of action.
Bangalore 54/1 after 6 overs
OUT! Mustafizur takes the fizz out of Padikkal
Bangalore lose their first wicket as Deepak Padikkal attempted to hammer the Mustafizur delivery over the bowler's head, only for it to get past the bat and hit the stumps.
Bangalore 48/1 after 5.2 overs
A confident start to the run-chase for Bangalore
With three boundaries off the opening over, Bangalore have set the tone for possibly a comfortable run-chase.
Chris Morris can only walk back with a disappointed face.
Bangalore 12/0 after 1 overs.
Virat Kohli off the mark!
Chris Morris bowls a full-length delivery to Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, who was looking to flick it over midwicket.
Fortunately, the ball takes a leading edge to fly over the slips for a boundary.
Bangalore 4/0 after 0.2 overs