Glenn Maxwell starred for Royal Challengers Bangalore as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. Maxwell stitched an important stand with KS Bharat after Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal were dismissed early. Bharat was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman for 44 but Maxwell smashed Chris Morris for 22 runs in the next over to finish off the chase. Rajasthan Royals’ suffered a middle-order collapse after openers Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave the team a fantastic start. Harshal Patel dismissed Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, and Chetan Sakariya in the final over as RR finished at 149/9 in 20 overs.
Chasing 150, RCB rode on a 69-run third-wicket partnership between Glenn Maxwell and Srikar Bharat to reach 153 for 3 in 17.1 overs.
Maxwell top-scored for RCB with an unbeaten 50 off 30 balls, while Bharat contributed 44 off 35 deliveries.
For RR, Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets for 20 runs.
Earlier, sent in to bat, RR scored 149 for 9 in their allotted 20 overs.
Evin Lewis top-scored with a 37-ball 58 while Yashasvi Jaiswal contributed 31.
Harshal Patel was the pick of the RCB bowlers with figures of 3/34.
Rajasthan Royals: 149 for 9 in 20 overs (Evin Lewis 58, Yashasvi Jaiswal 31; Harshal Patel 3/34, Yuzvendra Chahal 2/18, Shahbaz Ahmed 2/10).
Royal Chellengers Bangalore: 153 for 3 in 17.1 overs (Glenn Maxwell 50 not out, Srikar Bharat 44; Mustafizur Rahman 2/20). PTI PDS PDS AH