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Twitter Reacts As Inaugural Champions Rajasthan Royals Enter IPL 2022 Final By Defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore

Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) was played between Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Friday, May 27.

Inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals won the match by 7 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore to seal a spot in IPL 2022 final. Now, they will lock horns with Gujarat Titans on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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Earlier, Rajasthan Royals, surprisingly, won the toss and decided to bowl first in Qualifier 2 and they made no changes to the playing XI. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore got what they wanted as Faf du Plessis said that they were looking to bat first and they also fielded an unchanged playing XI.

RR vs RCB. Photo-IPL (1)

Trent Boult opened the attack for Rajasthan Royals against Royal Challengers Bangalore openers Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis and he conceded 8 runs.

In the second over, Prasidh Krishna got the first breakthrough for Rajasthan Royals by dismissing Virat Kohli on the 5th ball of the over for 7.

After losing Kohli, skipper Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar batted decently and at the end of the powerplay, RCB were at 46/1. Du Plessis and Patidar completed 50 runs partnership in 39 balls and after 10 overs RCB were at 74/1.

Obed McCoy broke the 70 runs partnership between Du Plessis and Patidar by dismissing the RCB skipper on the 4th ball of the 11th over and Du Plessis scored 25 runs off 27 balls, including 3 fours.

Also, Glenn Maxwell scored 24 runs at a strike rate of 184.62, including 1 four and 2 sixes, before getting dismissed by Trent Boult in the 14th over.

RR vs RCB: Twitter Reacts As Inaugural Champions Rajasthan Royals Enter IPL 2022 Final By Defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore
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In the 16th over off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a huge wicket of dangerous Rajat Patidar, who had smashed a century in the Eliminator. Patidar scored 58 runs off 42 balls, including 4 fours and 3 sixes.

In the end, Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy bowled brilliantly while Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed and Mahipal Lomror failed to play good innings and Royal Challengers Bangalore were able to score 157/8.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. Image: BCCI / IPL

Chasing the target, Rajasthan Royals openers – Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal – were off to a flying start. They added 61 runs off 31 balls before Jaiswal was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the 6th over for 21.

Wanindu Hasaranga dismissed Samson on the 4th ball of the 12th over during RR’s chase and the Rajasthan Royals captain got out after scoring 23 runs off 21 balls, including 1 four and 2 sixes.

In the end, Jos Buttler smashed his 4th century of the Indian Premier League 2022 and took Rajasthan Royals past the finish line. Buttler’s innings ended at 106 * runs off 60 balls, including 10 fours and 6 sixes.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 Between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR):

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