It was yet another commendable performance by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as it quickly overcame the challenge from former champion Rajasthan Royals (RR). RCB drubbed RR by seven wickets in Match 43 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.
The win kept RCB in contention for the playoffs, as it consolidated its third spot, while RR was dented, considering its chances. Meanwhile, social media reacted in its own usual way, as we look at some of the best reactions.
Chris Morris: Price vs performance
Glenn Maxwell and Srikar Bharat nail it
Brothers in arms
Unreal Liam Livingstone
Riyan Parag contribution
Maxwell: The saviour
Yuzvendra Chahal to the rescue
Where are the trollers?
Virat Kohli = Puma
Winning the toss, RCB skipper Virat Kohli elected to bat, as RR was restricted to 149/9 despite a promising start, thanks to pacer Harshal Patel's three-for. In reply, RCB chased it down with ease, winning by seven wickets, thanks to Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell's unstoppable batting.
Brief scores: RR 149/9 (Lewis- 58, Jaiswal- 31; Harshal- 3/34) lost to RCB 153/3 in 17.1 overs (Bharat- 44, Maxwell- 50; Rahman- 2/20) by seven wickets.