The countdown of the Finale of Indian Premier League 2022 has just begun as Sanju Samson led Rajasthan Royal defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore on Narendra Modi Stadium on 27th may.
After losing from Gujrat Titan in the qualifier 1, RR was up against RCB, who just destroyed the Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator round. RCB scored a massive target of 208 against LSG and restricted them in 196.
But in Qualifier 2, RCB lost to RR in a very unacceptable way. RR won the toss, and invited RCB to bat first. Virat Kohli again failed to deliver the performance everyone was expecting from him in a crucial match like this. In the second over, Prasidh Krishna got the first breakthrough for RR by sending Virat Kohli to the pavilion on the 5th delivery.
The RCB skipper Faf du Plessis 25(27) and Rajat Patidar ( scored a destructive century in the previous match ) tried to build a partnership. But in the 11th over, Obed McCoy broke the 70 runs partnership between them.
Glenn Maxwell only just added 24 runs, and was dismissed by Trent Boult.
In the 16th over off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin got the huge wicket of Rajat Patidar. He scored 58 runs off 42 balls, including 4 fours and 3 sixes.
In the 2nd innings, Rajasthan Royals openers Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal got the start they wanted in an important match like this. They added 61 runs off 31 balls before Jaiswal was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the 6th over for 21.
But the show didn’t stop there.
Jos Buttler scored a brilliant 106* runs off 60 balls, including 10 fours and 6 sixes and Rajasthan Royals won the match by 7 wickets and secured their spot against GT in the final duel.
Fans reacted in a very sarcastic way on social media.
Some of hilarious reactions are here –