RR vs RCB, IPL 2020 Match Live Updates: Steve Smith, Jos Buttler Rebuild After Rajasthan Royals Lose Quick Wickets

RR vs RCB IPL 2020 Score: Steve Smith and Jos Buttler will be hoping to post a strong target© BCCI/IPL

Despite putting in a good start, Rajasthan Royals (RR) have lost crucial wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, at the Dubai International Stadium, on Saturday. RR won the toss initially and elected to bat. The Steve Smith-led side will be hoping to post a strong target. RCB will be aiming to defeat RR once again, after already having defeated them by eight wickets in the 15th match of this season. RCB skipper Virat Kohli had scored an unbeaten 72-run knock to help guide his side to a win. RCB are currently third in the league standings, meanwhile RR are seventh. In their last three fixtures, RCB have won twice and lost once. Meanwhile, RR have won onace and lost twice. (LIVE SCORECARD)

IPL 2020 Match 33 Live Updates Between Rajasthan Royals And Royal Challengers Bangalore, Straight From Dubai International Stadium, in Dubai

  • 16:43 (IST)

    SIX! S-M-A-S-H-I-N-G!!

    Morris sends a full ball. Its angling into the off stump. Smith simply lofts it over midwicket for a six!

  • 16:40 (IST)


    A poor bouncer by Udana, outside off. Smith chops it over third man for a four!

  • 16:40 (IST)


    Udana sends a short delivery. Its too wide for Smith, and he sends it over point for a four!

  • 16:36 (IST)


    Saini sends a good length delivery, at off stump. Buttler sends it to long-on for a single.

  • 16:29 (IST)

    One run, RR are 96/3 after 12 overs

    Chahal sends a full legbreak delivery. Smith sends it to deep midwicket for a single. After 12 overs, RR are 96/3.

  • 16:25 (IST)


    Ahmed sends a good length delivery at off stump. Buttler sends it with a lofted drive over straight long off for a six!

  • 16:18 (IST)

    No run, Rajasthan Royals are 76/3 after 9 overs

    Ahmed sends a delivery on the leg stump line. Buttler goes early and hits it in front of the fielder at mid-wicket. It just bounced ahead of him. After 9 overs, RR are 76/3.

  • 16:15 (IST)


    Ahmed sends a full ball. Buttler gets onto the front and send it past extra cover for a four!

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Two runs

    Ahmed tosses up his delivery. Buttler flicks it to deep backward square’s right for two runs.

  • 16:13 (IST)


    Chahal sends a god length delivery, wide outside off. Samson mistimes and hits it poorly. It goes at long-off and is caught by Morris.

    In comes, Jos Buttler.

  • 16:09 (IST)

    OUT! Robin Uthappa c Finch b Chahal 41(22)

    Chahal sends full delivery. It is slow and outside off. Uthappa sweeps and it goes high. Finch does the rest at deep midwicket.

    In comes, Steve Smith.

  • 16:07 (IST)


    Chahal bowls his first ball of the match, and Samson welcomes him. It was tossed up at leg stump. Samson clears it over midwicket for a cracking six!

  • 16:05 (IST)


    Short delivery by Saini. Uthappa waits and pulls it into the vacant deep midwicket region for a four!

  • 16:04 (IST)


    It is short of a good length by Saini, outside off. Uthappa flat bats it past extra cover for a four!

  • 16:02 (IST)

    One run

    Morris sends a slow full toss. Uthappa flicks it to deep square for a single. Five runs from this over.

  • 15:59 (IST)

    OUT!! Ben Stokes c De Villiers b Morris 15(19)

    Morris sends a slow bouncer down leg side. Stokes tries to pull it, but goes too early. It touches the glove and de Villiers grabs it.

    In comes, Sanju Samson.

  • 15:54 (IST)

    Two runs

    Saini sends a short delivery, outside off. Uthappa tries to pull it over mid-on. The height is there but no power. Kohli sprints backwards but can’t get his hands on it. Two runs. RR are 47/0 after five overs.

  • 15:51 (IST)


    Saini sends a rising delivery at off stump. Stokes stays in the crease and send it over midwicket for a four!

  • 15:50 (IST)


    Udana sends a good length delivery, across the corridor. Uthappa sends it over the long-on boundary for a six!!

  • 15:50 (IST)


    Udana sends a slow delivery, across off stump. Uthappa uses the weight on the front foot and pulls it over mid-on for a four!

  • 15:45 (IST)


    Udana sends a slow delivery on good length. Stokes gets a thick outside edge, and it goes wide of the fielder at short third man, and goes for a four!

  • 15:44 (IST)

    FOUR! 16 runs from the third over!

    Sundar sends a poor delivery. Uthappa uses the pace to punch it outside off and lobs it to find the square leg boundary! FOUR! 16 runs from this over!

  • 15:43 (IST)


    Sundar sends a good delivery at leg stump. Uthappa flicks the delivery with confidence over square leg for a four!

  • 15:42 (IST)


    Sundar sends a length ball into the pads of Uthappa. He pushes it towards the boundary ropes at long leg. FOUR!

  • 15:41 (IST)


    Sundar sends a full ball. Uthappa goes to leg side to make space. He sends it to mid-off’s left for a four!

  • 15:39 (IST)

    No run, well bowled by Chris Morris

    Morris sends a good length delivery, wide outside off. Stokes steps out, but there is too much room, and he can’t attempt the shot. No run. After two overs, RR are 5/0.

  • 15:37 (IST)

    One run

    Morris sends a fuller delivery. Stokes goes down the track, hits it to the left of mid-wicket for a single.

  • 15:34 (IST)

    No run

    Sundar sends a good length delivery, outside off. Uthappa hits it to midwicket’s left. Two runs after the first over.

  • 15:31 (IST)

    One run

    Sundar sends a delivery at off stump. Uthappa sends it to long on for a single.

  • 15:30 (IST)

    Action begins!!

    Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes walk in to open the innings for RR. Washington Sundar will open the bowling for RCB.

  • 15:19 (IST)

    Virat Kohli to shine again!

    The last time when both sides met, RCB defeated RR. Virat Kohli was the talisman, scoring 72 runs from 53 deliveries. Can he deliver the same performance today?

  • 15:05 (IST)

    Here are the playing XIs

    RR: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

    RCB: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

  • 15:04 (IST)

    Rajasthan Royals win toss, elect to bat

    RR captain Steve Smith has won the toss and elected to bat. Can RR find their best form in this match? Or will RCB beat them once again?

  • 14:58 (IST)

    Countdown to Toss!

    We are just moments away from the toss and with chasing getting difficult with each passing game, it will be interesting to see what will the captain, who wins the toss, opt — bat or bowl.

  • 14:11 (IST)

    Hello and good afternoon everyone!

    Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of Match 33 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season, with Rajasthan Royals (RR) taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Dubai International Stadium. RCB have already notched a win against RR earlier in this season. Can RR get one back against Virat Kohli’s team? Or will it be another win for them? It’s going to be a cracking contest this evening…

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