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IPL 2019 highlights: Match abandoned; Shreyas Gopal takes hattrick

Shreyas Gopal took a memorable hat-trick, helping Rajasthan Royals limit Royal Challengers Bangalore to 62 for seven in a five overs a side shootout

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Shreyas Gopal takes hattrick. Photo: PTI

In match 49 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019), leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal took a memorable hat-trick, helping Rajasthan Royals limit Royal Challengers Bangalore to 62 for seven in a five overs a side shootout at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday. While chasing par total of 63 run, Rajasthan had an decent start with Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone collecting 40 runs in first 3 overs. In the 2nd ball of 4th over, Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Sanju Samson and the same time rain came again and match has been abanadoned with both -- RCB and RR-- shared one point each. Now, Royal Challengers are officially out of the IPL 2019 play-off race whereas Rajasthan hopes pinned on results of remaining 7 league matches.

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IPL 2019: Match 49, RCB vs RR full SCORECARD


Earlier, Royals had won the toss and opted to field but rain returned to delay the start of the game by three hours and thirty minutes.

The game finally began after a long delay, courtesy a commendable effort from the ground staff which readied the ground following multiple spells of heavy rain.

RCB skipper Virat Kohli (25 off 7) was on fire from ball one, depositing pacer Varun Aaron for a straight six. The loyal fans of the hosts, who stayed back for hours in the hope of a game, managed to get their money's worth with Kohli smashing Aaron for another six before AB de Villiers (10 off 4) got into the act as the first over went for 23 runs.

However, Gopal brought Royals right back into the game in the following over by removing Kohli and de Villiers off successive balls before sending back Marcus Stoinis for a memorable hat-trick.

With the following batsmen going for the big hits from the word go, RCB did manage to cross the 50-run mark.

Royals pacer Oshane Thomas too made instant impact by taking two wickets in one over.

12:41 AM

12:39 AM

12:37 AM

12:31 AM

Another shower and the match is called off

12:28 AM

Match abandoned

The match abandoned due to rain and RCB is officially out of the IPL 2019 now. 
12:24 AM

Over 3.2; It is raining again at Chinnaswamy

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and Livingstone collects a byes. A flighted delivery outside off and Smason gets a top-edge to backward point , OUT and its started to rain and covers are coming on. 
12:22 AM

Over 3

Over Summary: 6 1 1L 0 6 4  ; RR: 40-0

Kulwant Khejroliya, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and Smason hits towards cow corner boundary for SIX. Samson hits 2nd ball towards long-off for a single. One leg byes for RR. Kulwant beats Samson outside off, DOT ball is a gold now. Smason wallopes 5th straight down the ground for SIX. Samson edges the last ball for FOUR. 
12:16 AM

Over 2

Over Summary: 4 6 1 1 0 0; RR: 22-0

Navdeep Saini, right-arm medium, comes into the attack and Livingstone hits over mid-wicket for FOUR. A short delivery and Livingstone top-edges the 2nd ball for SIX towards long-on boundary, raw power from Livingstone. Navdeep bowls a full toss and Livingstone hits towards cover, Klassen make brilliant effort to catch the ball but fails to do so, a single taken. Samson hits towards backward square leg for a single. DOT as Livingstone swings and misses. DOT to end the over
12:10 AM

Over 1

Over Summary: 0 6 4 0 0 0; RR: 10-0

Samson and Livingstone are at the crease. Samson is on strike. U Yadav open the attack and beats Samson outside off, no rum. A ball on the pads and Smason wallopes into the mid-wicket stand for SIX. Smason hoicks away the 3rd ball over square leg for FOUR. Umesh beats Samson outside off, no run. Samson hits towards mid-on for no run. Samson hits towards backward point for no run. 
12:05 AM

Rajasthan Royals innings begin

12:02 AM

12:01 AM

Innings break: RR need 63 runs in 5 Overs to keep playoffs hope alive

11:59 PM

WATCH: Shreyas Gopal celebration after hattrick

11:57 PM

Over 5

Over Summary: Nb 1 1B W 4 W 1B   ; RCB: 62-7

Oshane Thomas, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and starts the spell with a NO ball. Klassen hits the FREE HIT to long-on for a single. Negi collects one byes. Klassen goes big and gets a top-edge towards sweeper cover, OUT. Klaasen c Livingstone b Thomas 6(7). Umesh Yadav, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Negi gets a top-edge over keeper for FOUR. Negi edges the 5th ball to keeper, OUT. One byes to end the over
11:51 PM

Pawan Negi, left handed bat, comes to the crease
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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 5:11 PM IST

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