Royal Challengers Bangalore cantered to their fourth successive victory of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 with a facile 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on Thursday in Mumbai. Skipper Virat Kohli and his opening partner Devdutt Padikkal toyed with RR bowlers as they stitched an unbroken 181-run stand. Kohli, in the process, became the first-ever batsman to hit 6000 IPL runs. The skipper took some time to find his touch, but it was pure class from his younger partner Padikkal, who raced to his maiden ton in just 51 balls. Earlier, bowling first, RCB restricted the inaugural champions to 177/9 with Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel taking three wickets each. Follow live cricket scores and updates of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals here.
11:10 PM IST: Result! RCB beat RR by 10 wickets.
Rajasthan Royals: 177 for 9 in 20 overs (Shivam Dube 46 off 32 balls, Rahul Tewatia 40 off 23 balls; Mohammed Siraj 3/27, Harshal Patel 3/47).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 181 for no loss in 16.3 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 101 not out off 52 balls, Virat Kohli 72 not out off 47 balls).
9:30 PM IST: Rajasthan Royals scored 177 for nine against Royal Challengers Bangalore after being sent in to bat by Virat Kohli.
Rajasthan Royals: 177 for 9 in 20 overs (Shivam Dube 46, Rahul Tewatia 40; Mohammed Siraj 3/27, Harshal Patel 3/47).
7:08 PM IST: One changes each. Kane Richardson replaces Rajat Patidar in RCB, and Shreyas Gopal replaces Jaydav Unadkat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.
7:02 PM IST: Virat Kohli wins the toss, and Royal Challengers Bangalore bowl first against Rajasthan Royals.