RCB vs RR highlights: Padikkal century, Kohli fifty guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to win

IPL 2021, RCB vs RR highlights: Get the ball by ball commentary updates from the outing between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium.


RCB openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal put on a 150-run partnership against RR in Mumbai on Thursday.   -  BCCI/IPL

This is Sportstar's Blog of Match 16 of IPL 2021 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium.

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Rajasthan Royals was never in the game during the chase. Royal Challengers Bangalore  openers Devdutt Padikkal (101 runs from 52 balls) and Virat Kohli (72 off 47) helped the team register a dominant 10-wicket victory tonight with 21 balls remaining. Taking nothing away from Padikkal and Kohli, RR bowlers did struggle hard with their line and lengths. Chetan Sakariya was the only one who had an economy rate of less than nine. RCB goes back to the top of the IPL 2021 standing and is the only undefeated team remaining in the tournament.

RCB 181/0 in 16.3 Overs: Padikkal completes his century and the Royal Challengers Bangalore team wins the match! Padikkal scored a boundary with a wonderful strike, splitting extra cover and long-off, to reach his 100. Two balls later, five wides gave Royal Challengers Bangalore the victory.

RCB 170/0 in 16 Overs: Kohli has slowed down a bit. Think he wants Padikkal to score a century tonight. Chetan Sakariya (0/35 in 4 overs) concedes 8 off his final over. Four singles, a dot ball and a four, edged past short third man, come off the over.

RCB 162/0 in 15 Overs: Just three runs off the Mustafizur Rahman over. This is surprising considering the way these two are going! Padikkal almost gifted a catch to long-on during the second ball of the over. But it fell short.

RCB 159/0 in 14 Overs: Just 19 runs needed from 36 balls! Devdutt Padikkal is on 90 runs off 44 balls, while Virat Kohli has made 67 from 40. A flawless performance from the RCB openers here. Shreyas Gopal concedes 17 off his third over on the night.

RCB 142/0 in 13 Overs: Fifty and 6000 IPL runs for Virat Kohli! He's taken over from Padikkal here. A six and a four off Chris Morris. The maximum over long-off and the boundary came off a glance towards long leg.

RCB 129/0 in 12 Overs: Kohli has shifted gears! He scores two boundaries off the bowling of Chetan Sakariya. The first one past the short fine leg fielder and the next four towards point.

RCB 117/0 in 11 Overs: RR is finding it extremely hard to contain the RCB openers. Another 10-run over. Chris Morris was the bowler. Two singles, two doubles, a dot ball and a boundary, scored by Kohli past square leg, from this over.

RCB 107/0 in 10 Overs: 71 runs to win from 60 balls! 11 runs come off Mustafizur Rahman's second over on the night. Once again, Devdutt Padikkal smashed a six, this time a pull over deep square leg. Five more singles came off that over.

RCB 96/0 in 9 Overs: Two more sixes for Padikkal. He takes on Tewatia now. The last two deliveries of the over sail over the fence. The first one was straight over the bowler yet again and the next ball was slog swept with power.

RCB 81/0 in 8 Overs: FIFTY FOR PADIKKAL! Brilliant innings from the RCB opener. He smashes a four, past extra cover, and a six, straight towards the sightscreen, off the bowling of Riyan Parag.

RCB 67/0 in 7 Overs: Rahul Tewatia comes into the attack. Padikkal plays a cracking square cut for four. Easy as you like. RCB are cruising at the moment and Kohli hasn't even taken off yet! Eight off the over.

RCB 59/0 in 6 Overs: Padikkal is up and running. Chetan Sakariya, back for a second spell, bowls five good deliveries before Padikkal slams one over wide long-on for six. 10 off the over. End of the Powerplay.

RCB 49/0 in 5 Overs: Mustafizur Rahman concedes 10 runs from his first over. A four, a six and four dot balls from the over. The boundary was hit past the fielder at short fine leg. The maximum was hit past the long-off fence.

RCB 39/0 in 4 Overs: 15 runs from Chris Morris' first over tonight. Three fours and three singles off it. Poor bowling from Morris. Padikkal scored two boundaries at the same region near point before Kohli used the leg glance to find the fine leg boundary.

RCB 24/0 in 3 Overs: Gopal's second over fetches 10 runs for RCB. Padikkal smashes two boundaries. Both fours were off balls which were swept past fine leg. The over included two singles as well.

RCB 14/0 in 2 Overs: Chetan Sakariya bowled this over. He concedes six runs, which include two singles and boundary scored by Padikkal through mid-wicket.

RCB 8/0 in 1 Over: Four dot balls, a double and a six, scored by Kohli over long-on coming down the track, come off Gopal's opening over.

Royal Challengers Bangalore openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are out in the middle. Shreyas Gopal will take the new ball for Rajasthan Royals!

Rajasthan Royals was off to a terrible start, being reduced to 18-3 in 4.3 overs and 43-4 in 7.2 overs. Shivam Dube and Riyan Parag then put on a 63-run partnership for the fifth wicket. After Parag's dismissal, Rahul Tewatia joined Dube in the middle. Both of them scored forties to take RR to 177/9 in its alloted 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mohammed Siraj and purple cap holder Harshal Patel took three wickets each for RCB. Stay tuned for the chase!

RR 177/9 in 20 Overs: Two wickets and seven runs from the last over of the innings! Shreyas Gopal scored a six after Chris Morris was dismissed for 10(7) and Chetan Sakariya departed for a golden duck. Harshal ends with figures of 3/47 in 4 overs.

RR 170/7 in 19 Overs: A wicket and 13 runs from Siraj's last over. Tewatia is out for 40 runs off 23 balls! Siraj (3/27 in 4 overs) concedes a six and a four to Tewatia but dismisses him in the final delivery of the over as Shahbaz Ahmed takes a catch at mid-wicket. Shreyas Gopal is the new batsman in.

RR 157/6 in 18 Overs: RR gets close to the 180-mark now. Kyle Jamieson (1/28 in 4 overs) concedes 12 off his final over. Another full toss off the last ball, which Morris smashes over long-on for a maximum. Two wides, two singles and two dot balls also came off that over.

RR 145/6 in 17 Overs: Nine runs from Harshal Patel's third over of the innings. Four singles, a wide, a dot ball and the last delivery, a full toss, finds the third man boundary. Poor ball from Harshal, that last one!

RR 136/6 in 16 Overs: Shivam Dube finally departs for 46(32) as Richardson gets a wicket! A wicket follows a boundary yet again. The four came off a leading edge. The very next ball, slog one over long-on. However, the ball went straight to Glenn Maxwell, who completed a wonderful catch. Chris Morris joins Tewatia now.

RR 128/5 in 15 Overs: Decent 8-runs over from Washington Sundar under pressure. Rahul Tewatia scores the only boundary with a brilliant switch-hit! Business end of the innings, Dube and Tewatia need many more big hits!

RR 120/5 in 14 Overs: Harshal Patels gets his 10th wicket of the tournament! Riyan Parag departs for 25 off 16!!! After hitting a boundary using what looked like a helicopter shot, Parag gifts a catch to Chahal at third man. However, the over still costs 16 runs as new batter Rahul Tewatia scores a six and a four in his first three balls.

RR 104/4 in 13 Overs: Kyle Jamieson bowls the 13th over. Parag scores a boundary over extra cover and gives the strike back to Dube, who picks up a double and a single. Jamieson bowls a dot ball to Parag to close out the over.

RR 96/4 in 12 Overs: Another big over for RR! 15 runs from this one as Riyan Parag joins the party. Back-to-back boundaries from the youngster. Dube scores one too. A wide, a dot and two singles were part of the over as well. The purple cap holder Harshal Patel bowls a poor first over.

RR 81/4 in 11 Overs: Shivam Dube has clearly shifted gears here. Three singles, two fours and a dot ball from Kane Richardson's second over on the night. The first boundary was off a straight drive from Dube. The second one was off a brilliant upper cut from the same batter.

RR 70/4 in 10 Overs: Six singles from Washington Sundar's second over. Shivam Dube and Riyan Parag are well set now. They need to start racking up the big hits now to set a big target for RCB.

RR 64/4 in 9 Overs: 17 runs off the over! Shivam Dube scores two sixes and a four off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal. Dube slogged both the maximums over long-on. The boundary was four byes, off a ball which Dube missed, attempting the slog sweep.

RR 47/4 in 8 Overs: Oh Sanju, what have you done! Washington Sundar has the last laugh!!! Samson (21 runs from 18 balls) just smashed Sundar for a six over mid-wicket. The very next ball, Samson just sends the ball into the waiting hands of Glenn Maxwell at short mid-wicket. Riyan Parag joins Shivam Dube in the middle.

RR 37/3 in 7 Overs: Yuzvendra Chahal bowls his first over of the night. Just five singles off the over. Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube have begun the rebuild process.

RR 32/3 in 6 Overs: Kane Richardson comes into the attack. Two fours, a wide, a single and three dot balls from the over. Sanju Samson scores both the boundaries this over. He drives the first one past mid-off, while the second four is pierced between short third man and backward point.

RR 22/3 in 5 Overs: Review and out, Siraj strikes again! Miller is gone for 0 off 2!!! The umpire initially didn't give it out. But Siraj convinced his captain Virat Kohli to go for the review. This looked plumb in front. Maybe, the umpire thought the impact was outside leg. After the referral, Miller is adjudged out LBW. Shivam Dube is the new batsman. He scores a boundary past covers off the second ball he faces.

RR 17/2 in 4 Overs: Manan Vohra is out too! Jamieson strikes!!! Three singles and a wicket from the over. It was a length ball outside off and Vohra (7 runs from 9 balls) tried to get it past mid-on. However, he got his timing miserably wrong as Kane Richardson completed a simple catch. David Miller walks towards the middle!

RR 14/1 in 3 Overs: Mohammed Siraj dismisses Jos Buttler for 8 off 8! Vohra gave Buttler the strike back straightaway with a single off the first ball. Siraj troubles Buttler with a good length delivery and bowls him out the very next ball. This one was short and Buttler tried to make some space for the punch. He completely missed the ball as it hit the leg stump. Sanju Samson is the new man in!

RR 13/0 in 2 Overs: Four dot balls in this over too. Kyle Jamieson is the bowler. Manan Vohra smashes the fifth ball for a four. This was a wonderful pull shot. He sends the ball towards point to take a single and keep strike for the next over.

RR 8/0 in 1 Over: After four dot balls, Jos Buttler scores two boundaries off the bowling of Mohammed Siraj. The first one was slammed past mid-wicket and the second one was beautifully glided past the same area. Decent start from the Royals.

The match is underway.

Openers Manan Vohra and Jos Buttler are out for Rajasthan Royals, while Mohammed Siraj has the new ball for Royal Challengers Bangalore!

RR XI: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C & WK), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.

RCB XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Kane Richardson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Here are the team lineups!

Both teams have made one change each to their playing XIs tonight from their previous matches.


Time for the toss!


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) holds all the aces in its IPL fixture against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.

RCB is flying high with three wins in as many games, while RR has slipped to two losses in three outings. RCB has fired in all departments, and looks a dominant force. The evergreen A.B. de Villiers underlined his class in RCB’s 38-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a whirlwind unbeaten 34-ball 76. The middle-order is further solidified by Australian Glenn Maxwell, who has back-to-back fifties to his name.

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On the bowling front, pacers Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj have withstood the pressure at the death. Harshal, with nine scalps in the tournament, has emerged as a wicket-taking match-winner.

If skipper Virat Kohli - going at a sub-par tournament average of 23.66 - finds the big runs, RCB could be unstoppable. After notching up an exciting three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals, RR came undone with a mediocre performance against Chennai Super Kings on Monday. The team depends heavily on Jos Buttler and captain Sanju Samson, both of whom have all the shots in the book. Samson was magnificent in the campaign opener against Punjab Kings, nearly taking his side over the line with a 63-ball 119.

The Kerala cricketer, however, has since recorded two single digit scores. Opener Buttler made 49 against CSK, but he would have liked to cash in.

RR’s bowling is led by left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakariya, who has two three-wicket hauls in the tournament. Chris Morris can contribute handsomely with bat and ball. RR will need its big-match players to step up if it hopes to halt RCB’s charge.


When: Wednesday, April 22, 2021


The IPL 2021's 16th match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals begins at 7:30 PM IST at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.


IPL 2021 will be shown Live on Star Sports channels - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will be streamed live on Hotstar.