Harshal bowls the 19th over and Buttler smashes the first ball for a six and wins the match for Rajasthan.
Rajasthan set a final date with Gujarat Titans.
Glenn Maxwell [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack and Buttler collects a single off the first ball. Buttler collects a single off the second.
Buttler picks a single off the third ball. A single for Hetmyer again.
Buttler smashes towards wide of long-on for a double. Buttler collects a single off the last ball and reaches his 4th century this season.
Josh Hazlewood [3.0-0-15-1] is back into the attack and Devdutt collects a single off the first ball.
Buttler collects a couple of runs off the 2nd ball follows a scoop over short fine leg for FOUR.
Padikkal edges the 5th ball to the keeper, GONE.
Hetmyer comes at the crease and defends the last ball.
Rajasthan 148-3 after 17 overs
Hasaranga continues and Buttler smashes two sixes in the over.
Rajasthan 140-2 after 16 overs
Harshal Patel [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack and concedes 4 runs.
Rajasthan 126-2 after 15 overs
Glenn Maxwell [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack and concedes only five runs.
Rajasthan 122-2 after 14 overs
Josh Hazlewood [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack and concedes only three singles.
Rajasthan 117-2 after 13 overs
Hasaranga continues and gets the wicket of Samson.
Hasaranga concedes only two runs in the over.
Rajasthan 114-2 after 12 overs
Harshal Patel comes into the attack and concedes 9 runs, including a SIX to Samson.
Rajasthan 112-1 after 11 overs
Hasaranga continues and concedes 6 runs.
Rajasthan 103-1 after 10 overs
Shahbaz comes into the attack after the strategic break and leaks 16 runs, including a SIX and 2 FOURs.
Rajasthan 37-1 after 9 Overs
Wanindu Hasaranga, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and concedes four singles.
Rajasthan 81-1 after 8 overs
Harshal Patel, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and Buttler smashes the 4th ball for FOUR. With this, he reaches his fifty-run mark in just 50 balls.
Harshal leaks 10 runs in the over.
Rajasthan 77-1 after 7 overs
Josh Hazlewood [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack and Jaiswal slices the first ball towards point, GONE.
Sanju Samson replaces Jaiswal in the middle.
Samson collects a single off the third ball. Buttler hits the 4th ball towards cow corner boundary for FOUR follows by a single.
Rajasthan 67-1 at the end of powerplay
Shahbaz Ahmed, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack and Jaiswal smashes towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs follows by a single.
Buttler wallops the third ball towards long-on boundary for a SIX.
Buttler slogs the 5th ball down the ground for a SIX follows by a boundary towards cow corner.
Rajasthan 61-0 after 5 overs
Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and concedes five runs.
Rajasthan 42-0 after 4 overs
Siraj continues and starts with a DOT ball.
Jaiswal collects a single off the second delivery.
Buttler ends the over with two FOURs and a SIX.
Bangalore 37-0 after 3 overs
Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and Buttler carves the second ball through point for FOUR.
Buttler works the 5th ball towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
Rajasthan 22-0 after 2 overs
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler at the crease. Jaiswal on strike. Siraj opens the attack and starts with two DOT deliveries.
Jaiswal smashes the third ball for a SIX follows by a FOUR.
Jaiswal ends the over with a SIX.
Rajasthan 16-0 after 1 over
McCoy continues and castles Harshal off the first delivery.
Josh Hazlewood comes at the crease and collects a single off the 3rd ball.
Shahbaz fails to score off the next two deliveries. Shahbaz collects a couple of runs off the last ball.
Bangalore 157-8 after 20 overs
Prasidh Krishna bowls the penultimate over and Karthik goes for a biggie but failed to get the distance, Parag completes the catch.
Hasaranga arrives at the crease and goes back to the pavilion as Prasidh cleans him up with a perfect yorker.
Harshal Patel arrives at the crease and collects a single straightaway. Shahbaz wallops the 5th ball over long-on for a SIX. A DOT to end the over.
Bangalore 154-7 after 19 overs
Obed McCoy comes back into the attack and Lomror collects a single off the first ball.
Karthik fails to make full use of full toss, a single taken. Lomror misses a scoop and gets a leading edge off the next ball, Ashwin completes the catch.
Shahbaz joins Karthik in the middle.
Short delivery outside off and Shahbaz smashes over extra cover for FOUR. A swing and miss from Shahbaz to end the over.
Bangalore 146-5 after 18 overs
Chahal continues and concedes seven runs.
Bangalore 139-4 after 17 overs
Ashwin comes back into the attack and Lomror collects a single off the first ball.
Patidar smashes the second ball towards the mid-wicket boundary for a SIX.
Patidar goes for the second biggie off the next ball but holed out to long-off as Jos Buttler completes the catch.
Karthik joins Lomror in the middle.
Bangalore 132-4 after 16 overs
Chahal continues and concedes 12 runs, including a SIX to Rajat Patidar off the last ball.
Bangalore 123-3 after 15 overs
Trent Boult [3.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack and Maxwell collects a triple off the first ball. Patidar collects a single off the next delivery.
Maxwell smashes the last ball towards deep fine leg but doesn't get much distance, GONE.
Bangalore 111-3 after 14 overs
Chahal comes back into the attack and Patidar collects a single off the first ball. Maxwell smashes the second ball just over Hetmyer at deep mid-wicket for a SIX follows by a single.
Maxwell reverse sweeps the 5th ball towards third man boundary for a four.
Bangalore 107-2 after 13 overs
Ashwin continues and Patidar collects a single off the first ball.
Maxwell hammers the second ball down the ground for a SIX follows by a single.
Ashwin concedes 11 runs in the over.
Bangalore 92-2 after 12 overs
Obed McCoy continues and concedes seven runs.
Faf du Plessis gets a thick outside edge to short third man, and Ashwin completes the catch.
Bangalore 81-2 after 11 overs
Ashwin continues after the first strategic break and Patidar collects a couple of runs off the first ball.
Ashwin concedes five runs in the over.
Bangalore 74-1 after 10 overs
Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and du Plessis collects a single off the second ball.
Patidar smashes the 3rd ball over long-on fielder for a SIX follows by a single.
Chahal concedes 11 runs in the over.
Bangalore 69-1 after 9 overs
Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and concedes six runs.
Bangalore 58-1 after 8 overs
Obed McCoy, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes six runs.
Bangalore 52-1 after 7 overs
Prasidh continues and starts with two DOTs.
Patidar cuts the third ball powerfully towards deep point for FOUR follows by a brilliant backfoot punch through covers for FOUR.
Patidar slices the 5th ball towards the backward point, and Parag drops the catch, a single taken.
Bangalore 46-1 at the end of the powerplay
Boult continues and du Plessis collects a single off the first ball.
Patidar collects a single off the second ball. du Plessis collects a couple of runs off the third ball.
Two boundaries for du Plessis to end the over.
Bangalore 37-1 after 5 overs
Prasidh continues and Patidar smashes first ball for FOUR.
Bangalore 25-1 after 4 overs
Boult continues and concedes only a boundary.
Bangalore 17-1 after 3 overs
Prasidh Krishna, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and du Plessis collects a single off the 2nd ball.
Prasidh gets an extra bounce and Kohli edges the fifth ball to the keeper, GONE,
Rajat Patidar joins Faf du Plessis in the middle.
Bangalore 13-1 after 2 overs
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis at the crease. Kohli on strike. Boult opens the attack and concedes eight runs, including a SIX to Kohli off the last delivery.
Bangalore 8-0 after 1 over
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Sanju Samson wins the toss and elects to bowl first
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep, Aneeshwar Gautam, Sherfane Rutherford, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama V Milind, Jason Behrendorff, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Finn Allen, Siddarth Kaul
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Corbin Bosch.
Here's what Mathew Hayden said during the pitch report
The (boundary) pockets are a little bit bigger. There are no cracks, got great even covering of grass and I expect batting is gonna be really good. Average scoring winning is 175," reckons Matthew Hayd
"The best thing is that we have one day and we play again. Cannot wait to be in Ahmedabad and take the field again. We are so excited and happy with how things have gone. Hopefully, two more games and we all can celebrate," star RCB batter Virat Kohli told the IPL website after the win over LSG. Rajat Patidar, who played the innings of his life on Wednesday, will be a man with supreme confidence in another high-pressure knockout fixture.
Rajasthan Royals will need to shake off an ordinary bowling performance in their last outing when they clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team that seems to be peaking at the right time, in the high-stakes IPL Qualifier-2 at Motera Stadium.
Having sneaked into the play-offs, RCB seems to be on a roll and a tight win over Lucknow in the Eliminator has fuelled expectations for a long-awaited trophy.
They take on Rajasthan, a team that has all bases covered but still came up short against Gujarat in Qualifier 1.
The IPL caravan moves to Ahmedabad after a couple of high-scoring games in Kolkata.
Having lost Qualifier 1 against Gujarat Titans, Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals now have one more chance to capitalise as they finished 2nd on the points table. IPL 2008 champions Rajasthan have been brilliant throughout this season and will look forward to winning the title after 14 years.
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