Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets, in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match, at the Dubai International Stadium, in Dubai. He finished the game in style, hitting Jofra Archer for a maximum with two balls still to go.
RCB lost Aaron Finch (14) after Australia's limited overs captain had hit two sixes.
Amidst the wide-ball controversy involving MS Dhoni in clash between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Indian skipper virat Kohli has suggested changes in T-20 cricket under which a team should have the ability to review wide balls and waist-height full toss.
Kohli brought the team's hundred by lofting Rahul Tewatia for a big six over long-on, but Padikkal, while trying to break the shackles after struggling his way to 35 off 37 balls, got out when his pull shot failed to clear Ben Stokes in the deep.
Kohli whipped Kartik Tyagi powerfully towards the boundary where Tewatia caught the ball, threw it back into play before his momentum took him over the rope, and then returned to the field to complete a stunning grab.
The ball travelled at a great speed but Tewatia, coming off a wicket in his previous ball, balanced himself after almost falling over the line to complete a fine catch.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, Rajasthan captain Steven Smith led from the front to score 57 (36) with the help of six fours and a six. After a single took de Villiers off the strike, the under pressure Unadkat bowled a wide delivery before his fifth ball was dispatched for four by Gurkeerat Singh. But Washington Sundar and Shivam Dubey were sent against Punjab before them. Saini, Washy and Isuru as well, the bowling has come together nicely.
Buttler fell for a 24-ball 25, but Smith continued to anchor the RR innings.
Kohli also praised the bowlers, reckoning that the team has struck a good balance this season.
Smith and Buttler built a stand of 58 and although Buttler sliced Morris to mid-off in the 16th over, Rajasthan plundered 65 runs between overs 15 and 19, with Smith completing a 30-ball fifty and the hard-hitting Tewatia (19no off 11) once again adding impetus.