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RR vs RCB - IPL 2024 Eliminator - Rajasthan Royals' Fielding

IPL 2024 Eliminator: RR vs RCB – RR Won By 4 Wickets

In the high-stakes IPL Eliminator at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Rajasthan Royals faced off against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RR vs RCB). The Royals, after winning the toss and opting to field, set the stage for a memorable victory.

Let check out RR vs RCB head to head in the IPL.

RR vs RCB Toss and Decision

RR vs RCB - IPL 2024 Eliminator - Sanju Samson and Faf du Plessis at toss moment.
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In the toss, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first.

“We’ve opted to bowl first, considering the dew factor later in the evening. It’s all about the right mindset tonight, how we approach this challenge. It’s fantastic to be back in this incredible stadium, the atmosphere is electric.
Cricket is a game of ups and downs. We’ve had our share of setbacks, but the key is to bounce back with character, and that’s what we’re determined to do tonight. Injuries have been a challenge this IPL, but we’ve been fortunate. Tonight, Shimron Hetmyer returns to the side, and otherwise, the team remains unchanged.”

Sanju Samson, RR Skipper

“Winning the toss would’ve been ideal to set a total with the dew coming in. We saw some swing and seam for the bowlers yesterday, especially early on. This pitch seems a touch drier, perhaps because of the artificial surface on top. Our approach remains the same – ‘Mindsight.’ Back your skills, play your game.
The last match against Chennai was a nail-biter, but sometimes, less is more. You don’t need a superhero effort in the playoffs. Some might think longer meetings are key at this stage, but it’s all about showing the boys I completely trust them.We’re sticking with the same playing XI.”

Faf du Plessis, RCB Skipper

RR vs RCB Team Comparison

Rajasthan Royals Team ComparisonRoyal Challengers Bangalore
14Matches Played14
8Matches Won7
5Matches Lost7
2008IPL Wins
224Highest Score262
127Lowest Score152

RR vs RCB Head-To-Head in IPL

RR vs RCB - IPL 2024 Eliminator - Sanju Samson and Faf du Plessis.
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28 matches played between the RR vs RCB. Rajasthan Royals has won 13 matches while Royal Challengers Bengaluru has won 15 matches.

RR vs RCB Best Players of the Match

Rajasthan Royals Batters

PlayersRiyan ParagSanju SamsonJos Buttler
Matches Played141411

Rajasthan Royals Bowlers

PlayersYuzvendra ChahalAvesh Khan
Matches Played1314

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Batters

PlayersVirat KohliFaf Du PlessisRajat Patidar
Matches Played141414

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Bowlers

PlayersYash DayalMohammed Siraj
Matches Played1313

RR vs RCB Squads Announced

Rajasthan RoyalsRoyal Challengers Bengaluru
Sanju Samson (C & WK)Faf du Plessis (C)
Yashasvi JaiswalVirat Kohli
Tom Kohler-CadmoreGlenn Maxwell
Riyan ParagRajat Patidar
Dhruv JurelCameron Green
Rovman PowellDinesh Karthik (WK)
Ravichandran AshwinMahipal Lomror
Trent BoultYash Dayal
Avesh KhanKarn Sharma
Sandeep SharmaMohammed Siraj
Yuzvendra ChahalLockie Ferguson
Nandre Burger, Shubham Dubey, Donovan Ferreira, Tanush Kotian, Shimron HetmyerSwapnil Singh, Anuj Rawat, Suyash S Prabhudessai, Vyshak Vijaykumar, Himanshu Sharma

RR vs RCB: First Innings

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Batting

RR vs RCB - IPL 2024 Eliminator - RCB's Batting
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RCB’s batting lineup showed resilience with Rajat Patidar scoring a quick 34 off 22 balls, including two 4s and two 6s.

Virat Kohli contributed 33 runs with three 4s and a 6. While Mahipal Lomror’s 32 off 17 balls, Cameron Green’s 27 off 21.

Contributions from the middle order took RCB to a total of 172 runs for 8 wickets in their 20 overs.

Rajasthan Royals Bowling

RR vs RCB - IPL 2024 Eliminator - Avesh Khan 3/44 (4). He took Rajat Patidar, Mahipal Lomror and Dinesh Karthik's wickets.
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The Royals’ bowlers were on point, with Avesh Khan claiming 3 wickets for 44 runs.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s economical spell of 2 for 19 runs was pivotal, earning him the ‘Man of the Match’ title.

Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Sandeep Sharma each took a wicket, contributing to a disciplined bowling performance that set up a chaseable target.

RR vs RCB: Second Innings

Rajasthan Royals Batting

RR vs RCB - IPL 2024 Eliminator - RR's batting
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The Royals’ chase was anchored by Yashasvi Jaiswal’s impressive 45 off 30 balls, peppered with eight 4s.

Riyan Parag added a crucial 36 runs, and Shimron Hetmyer’s quickfire 26 off 14 balls kept the momentum in RR’s favor.

The team crossed the finish line with 174 runs in 19 overs, losing 6 wickets in the process.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Bowling

RR vs RCB - IPL 2024 Eliminator - Mohammed Siraj 2/33 (4). He took Riyan Parag and Shimron Hetmyer's wickets.
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RCB’s bowlers fought valiantly, with Mohammed Siraj taking 2 wickets for 33 runs.

Cameron Green, Karn Sharma, and Lockie Ferguson each claimed a wicket, but it wasn’t enough to defend their total.

Rajasthan Royals secured their victory by 4 wickets, thanks to a combined team effort and strategic gameplay.

The win was a testament to their tenacity and skill, propelling them into the next round of the playoffs.

Man of the Match

The Eliminator between RR and RCB was a match filled with excitement and competitive spirit.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s exceptional bowling made him the standout player, while the Royals’ batsmen ensured a successful chase.

RR vs RCB - IPL 2024 Eliminator - Ravichandran Ashwin is the Man of the Match.
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As RR moves forward, this victory will be remembered as a highlight of their 2024 campaign.