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Rajasthan Royals won by 30 runs
RR
164/5 - 20/20 ov
RCB
134 - 19.2/20 ov
Match 53, Jaipur

There you have it, RR are victorious over RCB and keep their playoff dream alive, on the flip side that is the latter's season over. Rajasthan did well to pull their opposition in after they got off to a flying start chasing 165 to win. AB de Villiers put up a valiant fight but in the end they fell well short. Klaasen had a spectacular match scoring vitals runs and playing a hand in 4 wickets, including a stunning one hander down to his right. RR keep moving on.

MoM: Shreyas Gopal

Ajinkya Rahane: We knew that when we won the toss and decided to bat that 160 on this wicket would be very difficult to chase down even with RCB having a strong batting line-up. After 6 or 7 overs we decided that if we get 2 or 3 wickets in the middle overs we would be in a good position. Credit has to go our bowlers for taking wickets under pressure, it is not easy.

Virat Kohli: We were in a great stage at one stage at 75-1 and the way we were bundled out was not ideal. We have a guy like AB who was hitting fours and sixes around and we needed smarter decision making around him. The guys were just not up to the mark and the mistakes were something that should not be repeated by 5 or 6 guys in a row. We wanted to strenghten the middle order as it hasn't been our strength in the last few years and it will be something we will try to do next season too. We need to be smarter as to how we compose our team.

Rajasthan Royals win by 30 runs

End of Over 20 - 4 runs, 1 wicket RCB 134
Yuzvendra Chahal0* (4b)

Wicket! Caught well at deep forward square leg by that man again Gowtham. Siraj miscued high into the night sky and it took an age to come back down, but when it did Gowtham clung on well. RR clinch the win! 

19.2 J Unadkat to M Siraj, WICKET!!! M Siraj is out c Krishnappa Gowtham b Jaydev Unadkat, 110.41 km/h short length just outside off stump.

Four! Siraj finds the rope with an elaborate switch hit but he manages to get it past slip for four.

19.1 J Unadkat to M Siraj, FOUR, 111.62 km/h good length on leg stump.
End of Over 19 - 2 runs RCB 130/9
Yuzvendra Chahal0* (4b)
Mohammed Siraj*10* (10b 1x4)
18.6 J Archer to Y Chahal, no run, 145.71 km/h full toss going down leg.
18.5 J Archer to Y Chahal, no run, 146.59 km/h short length on leg stump.
18.4 J Archer to Y Chahal, no run, 145.36 km/h full toss going down leg.
18.3 J Archer to M Siraj, one run, 144.41 km/h good length on leg stump.
18.2 J Archer to M Siraj, no run, 145.34 km/h short length on middle stump.
18.1 J Archer to Y Chahal, 1 leg bye.
End of Over 18 - 7 runs, 1 wicket RCB 128/9
Mohammed Siraj*9* (8b 1x4)

Wicket! Southee falls as he skies on high into the night sky and it is caught well by Gowtham out in the deep. He goes for 14.

17.6 J Unadkat to T Southee, WICKET!!! T Southee is out c Krishnappa Gowtham b Jaydev Unadkat, 113.77 km/h short length outside off stump.
17.5 J Unadkat to T Southee, no run, 121.52 km/h good length outside off stump.
17.4 J Unadkat to M Siraj, one run, 135.26 km/h good length outside off stump.
17.3 J Unadkat to T Southee, one run, 132.51 km/h full toss just outside off stump.

Four! A cracking shot from Southee who punches a shorter ball hard through mid-wicket. Sat deep in the crease, the New Zealander loaded up and crunched the ball to the fence.

17.2 J Unadkat to T Southee, FOUR, 114.01 km/h good length outside off stump.
17.1 J Unadkat to M Siraj, one run, 115.09 km/h short length just outside off stump.
End of Over 17 - 8 runs RCB 121/8
Tim Southee9* (13b 1x4)
Mohammed Siraj*7* (6b 1x4)

A good over from Archer who gives the batsmen nothing to work with. Plenty of slower balls thrown in for good measure. RR are on the brink of victory.

Four! Hit hard and through Archer before he could close his hands. That was a little too quick even for Jofra. 

16.6 J Archer to T Southee, FOUR, 144.06 km/h full toss going down leg.
16.5 J Archer to M Siraj, one run, 144.22 km/h full length going down leg.
16.5 J Archer to M Siraj, wide delivery.
16.4 J Archer to T Southee, one run, 145.3 km/h full length going down leg.
16.3 J Archer to T Southee, no run, 143.53 km/h full toss on leg stump.
16.2 J Archer to T Southee, no run, 111.35 km/h short length on off stump.
16.1 J Archer to M Siraj, one run, 143.78 km/h full length on off stump.

Archer back into the attack for RR.

End of Over 16 - 5 runs, 2 wickets RCB 113/8
Mohammed Siraj*5* (4b 1x4)
Tim Southee4* (9b)
15.6 B Laughlin to M Siraj, one run, 134.97 km/h full length outside off stump.

Four! A blip on the over is dished out by Siraj who thrashes a short ball through mid-wicket for a much needed boundary.

15.5 B Laughlin to M Siraj, FOUR, 117.9 km/h short length going down leg.
15.4 B Laughlin to M Siraj, no run, 139.86 km/h full length outside off stump.

Wicket! This time Laughlin needs no help from Klaasen as the bowler demolishes the stumps. 2 from 2 and Umesh Yadav walks off for a golden duck. RR are closing in on the win.

15.3 B Laughlin to M Siraj, no run, 114.1 km/h full length on off stump.
15.2 B Laughlin to U Yadav, WICKET!!! U Yadav is out b Ben Laughlin, 134.86 km/h full length on middle stump.

Wicket! Klaasen is having a blinder of a match as he takes a stunning catch low down to his right to give Laughlin his first wicket. Sarfaraz goes for 7.

15.1 B Laughlin to S Khan, WICKET!!! S Khan is out c Heinrich Klaasen b Ben Laughlin, 115.83 km/h short length on off stump.
End of Over 15 - 6 runs RCB 108/6
Tim Southee4* (9b)
Sarfaraz Khan*7* (7b 1x4)
14.6 J Unadkat to T Southee, no run, 121.31 km/h short length on leg stump.
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