Rajasthan Royals Keep Hopes Alive, Extend RCB’s Title Drought

Reported by Gungun


Royals Break Losing Streak, Beat RCB in a Tense Finish

In a thrilling match, the Rajasthan Royals ended their losing streak and kept their IPL 2024 hopes alive by defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The victory also extended RCB’s long wait for their first title.


Exciting Finish

The game reached a nail-biting conclusion with a powerful straight drive from Rovman Powell, sealing the win for the Royals and ending RCB’s winning run. The Royals celebrated joyfully, while RCB left the field disappointed and heartbroken.


RCB’s Struggles

RCB’s total of 172 was not enough. Despite conceding 46 runs before getting their first wicket, RCB fought back and nearly turned the game around, aided by some poor batting from the Royals in the middle overs.

In just four balls, the Royals’ confident start turned chaotic. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who had been batting well, mistimed a scoop shot and was caught by Dinesh Karthik. This dismissal seemed to unsettle captain Sanju Samson, who then got stumped after an ill-advised charge down the pitch.


Youngsters Step Up

With 62 runs needed off 42 balls, young players Riyan Parag and Dhruv Jurel took charge. However, a brilliant run-out by Virat Kohli, with a precise throw from deep square leg, saw Jurel short of the crease, giving RCB hope.


Clutch Performances

Despite this setback, Parag and Shimron Hetmyer kept their cool. A crucial 17-run over from Cameron Green shifted the momentum back to the Royals. Hetmyer’s six and Parag’s clever batting brought the target down to 30 off 26 balls. Although Mohammed Siraj later took two quick wickets, it was too little too late.


Bowling Brilliance

Trent Boult and Ravichandran Ashwin were pivotal for the Royals. Boult’s swing and Ashwin’s spin proved too much for RCB, stifling their batsmen and setting up the stage for the Royals’ chase.



The Rajasthan Royals’ victory means they move on to the second qualifier, while RCB’s wait for their first IPL title continues. The match was a testament to the excitement and unpredictability of cricket, showcasing brilliant individual performances and team spirit.

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