Bangalore XI vs Rajasthan XI 43rd Match at Dubai, 29 Sep, 2021

Toss: Rajasthan, who chose to bowl
Rajasthan XI 149/9 (20)
Bangalore XI 153/3 (17.1)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Yuzvendra Chahal
  • AB de Villiers 4 * (1)
  • GJ Maxwell 50 * (30)

Over 17.1 Riyan Parag bowls a pitched up delivery to AB de Villiers, Boundary! Gets down on one leg and brooms it backward of square on the on-side and gets the winning runs with a boundary.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets

Sanju Samson (RR): We got a really good start, our openers played really well, but we couldn't capitalize on it. Think the middle-order needs some confidence, it has been a hard one week for us, we need to put up a good fight. The wicket was a bit two paced, so the batters couldn't time the ball properly, they kept mistiming it. I'm happy with the intent put in by the bowlers. We don't have anything to lose and that gives a lot of freedom to go out and express ourselves. Funny things can happen in IPL, we need to keep believing till the last match we play.

Glenn Maxwell: I thought we played really well. They got off to an absolute flier and to bring them back in the last 10 overs was outstanding, then we controlled the tempo of the innings and finished it off. I have felt good since coming here, got myself into a nice routine at training and outside of training as well, just feel like it is really clicking for me. I don't suppose it (the atmosphere) is different to any other franchise, just what we have created as a group. It is nice to have a bunch of guys doing different things and not relying on one guy. Everyone is chipping in and it has been a really enjoyable group so far. I wouldn't call it an experiment, he's (Bharat) a genuine top-class batter and the way he has gone about his innings is outstanding

Virat Kohli (RCB): We have come back strongly in two games back-to-back with the ball which is great. It means we are heading in the right direction. We came back and dominated. 175 would have been competitive. With the kind of bowling attack we have, we need a couple of breakthroughs and things will open up. We knew if we held to our patience, we'll get mistakes from the batsmen and that's what opened. Lewis's wicket was the game-changing moment. We have gotten the rewards because we have been confident. Through the middle overs, our bowling has been amazing. With the bat as well, we have been getting good opening starts. That's been the focus with Dev and myself - to get good starts. Everything is coming along nicely and people are making contributions at the right time. We were blown away in game one, we took it as a positive. You need to be up with the pace in this tournament. We are getting into the groove at right stage of the tournament.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the Player of the Match