Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed power RCB to victory against Rajasthan Royals

Yuzvendra Chahal, who was introduced into the attack in the 7th over, broke the opening partnership after the RCB skipper holed out too long-on. 

Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed power RCB to victory against Rajasthan Royals
Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed power RCB to victory against Rajasthan Royals

Mumbai: The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 4 wickets on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Challengers have emerged victorious for the second consecutive time in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. 

Chasing 170, RCB openers – Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat got off to a confident start. Both du Plessis and Rawat hit four fours each in the powerplay and RCB was 48-0 after 6 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal, who was introduced into the attack in the 7th over, broke the opening partnership after the RCB skipper holed out too long-on. 

RCB lost track of the chase after they lost three crucial wickets in the span of two overs. First, opener Rawat was caught behind for 26 off Navdeep Saini’s bowling. 

RCB scored 15 runs off the 12th over after Shahbaz Ahmed hit two sixes and a four.  Dinesh Karthik changed the course of the game with his outstanding counter-attacking shots. The right-handed batter clubbed three fours and a six against Ashwin in the 14th over.

Match-defining knocks from Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed powered RCB to a memorable victory as they chased down the target of 170 in the 19th over. Dinesh Karthik scored 44 off 23 balls and Shahbaz Ahmed scored 45 off 26 balls.