Watch: Harshal Patel gives a fiery send-off to Riyan Parag
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have clashed with each other in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League last night at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.
Speaking about the match, Virat Kohli won the toss for the second time in IPL and elected to bowl first. RCB executed their plans very well in the powerplay as cleared the top-order with cheap scores.
During the 14th over of the game, Harshal Patel did something unusual that caught the eyes of the fans. The right-arm pacer signalled Riyan Parag to go back to the dug-out in his style after Yuzvendra Chahal grabs the catch.
Watch the video here:
Summary of the game
Coming back to the game, Jos Buttler who looked in good form in the previous game against CSK has been removed by Siraj for 8 runs.
Manan Vohra and David Miller followed him in the next two overs as Kyle Jamieson and Siraj have been successful to send them back to the dressing room. Sanju Samson wanted to take some time but Washington Sundar didn't let him settle down in the middle.
Then Shivam Dube and Riyan Parag added 66 runs for the fifth wicket partnership before Parag being dismissed by Harshal Patel. After that, Rahul Tewatia joined the hands with Dube and played a vital knock in the middle.
In the end, Rajasthan Royals scored 177 runs on the board with the help of Dube's 46 and Tewatia's 40. Ahead of the chase, Virat Kohli opened the innings with Devdutt Padikkal and started to go on from the first over of the second half.
The left-handed batsman has been the trouble for the Rajasthan bowlers who aggregate 101 off just 52 balls including 11 boundaries and 6 sixes to his bag. Virat Kohli on the other end has also played a crucial knock of 72 from 47 deliveries.
Both the batsmen registered the highest partnership in the history of IPL after successfully adding 181 runs and completed the chase without any lose of wicket, Now Virat's army will be looking to face Chennai Super Kings in their upcoming encounter on Sunday.