Dubai (UAE) | Jagran Sports Desk: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the 33rd game of the IPL 2020 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium today. AB de Villiers smashed an unbeaten 55 off 22 balls after skipper Virat Kohli scored 32-ball 43 as RCB chased down the target, scoring 179 for three in 19.4 overs.

Opting to bat, skipper Steve Smith top-scored with a 36-ball 57, while Robin Uthappa smashed a 22-ball 41 at the top as RR posted 177 for six in 20 overs. Chris Morris (4/26) was the peak of the bowlers, capturing four wickets, while Yuzvendra Chahal (2/34) claimed two for RCB.

Here are the Latest Updates from game 33rd of the IPL 2020 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals:

RCB beat RR by 7-wickets 

Thanks to AB de Villiers, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. (RCB: 179/3, AB de Villiers: 55 off 22 balls, Rahul Tewatia: 30/1 in four overs)

AB is doing it again for RCB

AB de Villiers have brought the RCB back in the game. The match now hungs in balance. (RCB: 167/3)

Kohli departs!

Karthik Tyagi has got the big fish. Virat Kohli has been dismissed for 43 off 32 balls. (RCB: 102/3)

Padikkal's struggle ends 

Padikkal's struggle at the pitch has ended. He was dismissed for 35 off 37 balls by Rahul Tewatia. (RCB: 102/2)

Asking rate of over 10 for RCB

An asking rate of over 10 for Royal Challengers Bangalore have put Rajasthan Royals on top.

Perfect start for RR 

Perfect start for RR as Shreyas Gopal gets Aaron Finch for just 14 runs. (RCB: 23/1)

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch begin RCB's innings

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch have started RCB's 178-run chase. Jofra Archer, on the other hand, will open the bowling for RR.

RR set 178-run target for RCB

Thanks to brilliant 50 from Steve Smith, RR have managed to score 177 runs in their 50 overs. (RR: 177/6, Steve Smith - 57 off 36 balls, Chris Morris - 26/4 in four overs) 

Steve Smith hits 50

Steve Smith's fifty has brought RR back in the game. (RR: 156/4)

Morris gets his second wicket

Chris Morris has got second wicket and dismissed Jos Buttler for 24 (RR: 127/4)

Two in two for Chahal!

Chahal has got another wicket. He has dismissed the dangerous Sanju Samson for just 9 runs. (RR: 69/3)

Robin Uthappa dismissed!

Robin Uthappa's fiery innings has come to end. He has been dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal for 41. (RR: 69/2)

Chris Morris gives RCB first break

Chris Morris has given RCB the first break and dismissed Ben Stokes for 15 runs. (RR: 50/1)

Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes give RR solid start

Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes have given Rajasthan Royals a solid start and hammered Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowlers. In 5 overs, RR has scored 47 runs. Robin Uthappa: 31 runs off 15 balls, Ben Stokes: 13 runs off 15 balls.

Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes begin Rajasthan Royals' innings

Rajasthan Royals have once again changed their openers. This time, Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes will open the innings for RR. Meanwhile, Washington Sundar will open the bowling.  

Playing XI:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (w), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bat first

Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to bat. "We are batting. Day game, better to bat first. Same team for us. We have got a good mix with Stokes back, we did a lot of things right in the last game. The wickets are slowing up, one reason for batting first," says Steve Smith.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli says, "This pitch looks a lot better, the surface looks a lot better than what we had in Sharjah. We would have batted first as well. Couple of changes for us - Mann is back for us, he replaces Siraj. Dube misses out, Shahbaz Ahmed gets his first game today. That helps us get the balance back. We have learnt from our losses, that shows the character in the team. It's been a hectic schedule this week, it's all about executing our plans".

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer

Toss at 3 pm

The toss will take place at 3 pm today at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma