Abu Dhabi (UAE) | Jagran Sports Desk: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in on Saturday as skipper Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten half century to send a warning signal to other teams. After RR opted to bat, all-rounder Mahipal Lomror top-scored for the team with 47 off 39 balls, hitting three sixes and a four in his knock. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the most successful bowler for RCB, returning impressive figures of 3/24 in four overs. Chasing the target, skipper Kohli made unbeaten 72 (53 balls), while Devdutt Padikkal scored 63 (45 balls) as RCB reached home comfortably with five balls to spare.

Here are the highlights from the 15th game of IPL 2020 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals:

RCB wins by 8 wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets today.

Brief scores:

Rajasthan Royals: 154 for 6 in 20 overs (Mahipal Lomror 47; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/24).

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 158 for 2 in 19.1 overs (Virat Kohli 72 not out, Devdutt Padikkal 63; Jofra Archer 1/18)

Virat Kohli hits maiden IPL 2020 50

Virat Kohli has announced that he is back in form. The RCB skipper has hit maiden IPL 2020 fifty

Padikkal, Kohli put Royals Challengers Bangalore on top

After the wicket of Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli have steadied Bangalore's innings and put them in commanding position

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal begin Bangalore's innings

Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal have begun the innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Rajasthan Royals set 155-run target for Royals Challengers Bangalore

After initial struggle, Rajasthan Royals has set a respectable total of 154 run against Royals Challengers Bangalore, thanks to a late hitting from Rahul Tewatia

Brief scores:

Rajasthan Royals: 154 for 6 in 20 overs (Mahipal Lomror 47; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/24)

Yuzvendra Chahal gets his 3rd wicket

Mahipal Lomror after playing a handy innings of 47 off 39 balls is gone now. Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed him to get his 3rd wicket 

Riyan Parag gone for 16

Just when things were getting normal for Rajasthan Royals, Isuru Udana came and got his second wicket. He dismissed Riyan Parag for just 16

Yuzvendra Chahal gets his second wicket

Robin Uthappa's struggle at the pitch has ended. Yuzendra Chahal has dismissed him for just 17

Yuzvendra Chahal takes a blinder!

Yuzvendra Chahal has taken a superb catch on his own bowling to help Bangalore take Rajasthan's 3rd wicket. Sanju Samson is now gone for 4

Navdeep Saini gets Jos Butler

Jos Butler is also gone for 22. Navdeep Saini got his wicket

Steve is out for 5!

Steve Smith is gone for just 5 runs! Isuru Udana provided the first break to Royal Challengers Bangalore

Steve Smith, Jos Butler begin Rajasthan Royals' innings

Steve Smith and Jos Butler have started the innings for Rajasthan Royals.

Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat

Steve Smith wins toss; Rajasthan to bat first

Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith has won the toss and elected to bat first. 

"We'll bat first. It's a day game, pretty warm out here. We got one change, Lomror comes in for Ankit. It's a long tournament, you are going to win games, lose games. Hopefully, we'll put on a good show today. Ben is a quality player, adds to our squad once he's here," says Steve Smith

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli says "It's dry heat, but it's not so bad. We are playing with the same XI. We wanted to bat first, day game, better to get into the game with the first six overs of the match. Getting a strong squad together, it's good to see the youngsters doing the job for us. Dube contribution, Chahal's always a banker and AB does what he is good at doing"

Toss at 3 pm

The toss will take place at 3 pm today 

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma