RCB vs RR: Devdutt Padikkal played his first IPL match in 2020 and he made his IPL debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore only. Padikkal played a brilliant inning against his own old team.
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Bangalore: left handed batsmanMade his IPL debut in 2020. He stepped into this league with Royal Challengers Bangalore. But then this team left Padikkal. Now this batsman has played a brilliant inning against Bangalore. The Bangalore team landed against the Rajasthan Royals at their home on Sunday. Padikkal scored a brilliant half-century in this match.
Padikkal and Virat Kohli defeated Rajasthan by 10 wickets in 2021. Both of them shared a partnership of 181 runs for Bangalore. In the match played on Sunday, Bangalore batted first and scored 189 runs losing nine wickets after playing 20 overs. For that, Faf Duplesey and Glenn Maxwell scored half-centuries.
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First Fifty against Bangalore
Rajasthan needed a good start in this match but Mohammad Siraj bowled Jos Buttler in the very first over and gave him a big blow. But after this, however, Padikkal, who landed at number three, handled the team and played a brilliant innings. He completed his half-century in 30 balls. He scored his first half-century of this season. This is also his first half-century against Bangalore.
Earlier, Padikkal had played three innings against Bangalore but could not cross the 50 mark even once. Padikkal played the first match against Bangalore in 2022 in which he scored 37 runs in 29 balls. Then in the second match he scored seven runs in seven balls. In the third match, he scored nine runs in 12 balls. After completing the half-century, he became the victim of David Willey. He scored 52 runs in 34 balls with the help of seven fours and a six.
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Could not win Rajasthan
Padikkal’s innings, however, went in vain asLost the match after coming very close. Rajasthan needed 190 runs to win. This team fought till the last over but could only score 182 runs after losing six wickets. Apart from Padikkal for Rajasthan, opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored an inning of 47 runs. However, Yashasvi could not score a half-century and became the victim of Harshal Patel.