These are the sort of days when the decision-makers at Rajasthan Royals can pat each other on the back and raise a toast.
However, their yearly outing in green has not brought them much luck since they first donned the unfamiliar kit in 2011, winning just two of their eight matches in the colour. Another is KXIP vs CSK.
The match will commence at 4:00 PM IST. Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in the match. Both teams have won one match each from their two so far.
Rajasthan Royals Ben Stokes, right, interacts jokingly with teammate Ben Laughlin during the VIVO IPL Twenty20 cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore, India, Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Audience having TV access can watch the live broadcast on Star Sports 1 / HD and Star Sports Select 1 / HD in English. It will also air on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD in Hindi commentary.
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On both occasions, he didn't deserve a wicket but Kohli and Ab de Villiers found fielders in deep while going hard at half-trackers. Their attack restricted Punjab to 155, a below-par score at the Chinnaswamy. Rajasthan are also paying the price of stacking up four openers in their top six, a move that is affecting their batting depth.
Pacer Umesh Yadav was successful in ending the innings for three batsmen in one over.
With Rahul Tripathi later joining in the fun, Rajasthan hammered 88 off the last five overs, including 75 off the final four. Looks a lot drier and cracks have started to open up.
Rajasthan Royals will also work towards educating the people to apply best practices to go green - auto pooling, rain water harvesting, waste management etc.
It appeared that RR got lucky due to the Duckworth Lewis (DL) method. We all know how risky RCB are. He was well supported by Quinton de Kock who scored 26 runs from 19 balls.
"I'm feeling good, hitting the ball well, but the tournament has just started", he said. Still grappling with Steven Smith's absence, they would expect the misfiring Ben Stokes - the most expensive foreign player this season - to deliver.
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The last innings had two golden ducks from the RCB batting, an anomalous, but slightly concerning issue. "That would have given us a little more confidence".
There are chances that England's Moeen Ali could be pencilled in for the ineffective Sarfaraz Khan.
The visitors are led by skipper Rahane. Sanju is a great talent, good to have him in our team.
Samson and Buttler added 73 runs (off only 37 balls) for the fourth wicket as the former, who had begun carefully, went berserk.
Fantasy Picks: One can easily have their pick from this batting lineup.
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