Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) recorded their fourth win of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after they thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 10 wickets at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
Chasing a massive target of 178, RCB showed complete domination as they did not lose a single wicket and won the match. Opener Devdutt Padikkal shined with the bat after he smashed his first century in the lucrative league.
Padikkal stayed unbeaten on 101 from 52 deliveries packed with 11 fours and 6 sixes at a phenomenal strike rate of 194.23. Captain Virat Kohli played a supporting role and scored 72 from 47 balls, featuring 6 fours and 3 maximums.
Earlier, Shivam Dube and Rahul Tewatia played valuable knocks of 46 and 40 runs, respectively, to steer Rajasthan to 177/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Dube slammed five fours and two sixes, while Tewatia smashed six boundaries, including two maximums.
For RCB, Mohammed Siraj was their most successful bowler, picking up as many as three wickets for 27 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Harshal Patel also bagged a three-wicket haul but ended up conceding 47 runs from his four overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) April 22, 2021
This is HUGE, meet the first ever player to reach 6000 runs in IPL @imVkohli It was a delight to watch, more power to you 🙌 Wishing you many more success in life!🤗 #RCBvRR #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/fhAqD2J6Jy
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 22, 2021
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 22, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 22, 2021
Very very happy for @devdpd07. There is genuine class here
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 22, 2021
Such a mighty effort by young #devduttpadikkal !!!
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 22, 2021
Number of centuries for team in IPL:
14 – RCB
13 – Punjab
10 – Delhi
8 – CSK
8 – RR
4 – MI
3 – SRH
2 – Deccan/RPS
1 – KKR
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 22, 2021
Five years apart:-
22 Apr 2016 – Kohli & ABD share 155-run partnership against RPS
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 22, 2021
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) April 22, 2021
Excellent century for Devdutt Padikkal!
Always pleasing to see young players step up and perform so well.
Hopefully, the first of many to come.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) April 22, 2021
Serious knock! Well played Padikkal. Take rest in next match imo. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 22, 2021
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) April 22, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) April 22, 2021
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 22, 2021
6000 and counting… Congratulations Kohli!
First IPL ton by 20 year old Devdutt Padikkal #RCBvRR
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) April 22, 2021
Amazing knock from Padikkal! Such class and composure 🙌🏽
— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) April 22, 2021