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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 (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 play-off race whereas Rajasthan hopes pinned on results of remaining 7 league matches.


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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 (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.

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