On 3rd October 2020, two games were played. In the afternoon RCB toppled RR while in the evening DC defeated KKR.
Match 1: RR VS RCB Score
1st Innings: Rajasthan Royals (RR): 154/6 (20 overs)
2nd Innings: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): 158/2 (19.1 overs)
In the first match, RR set RCB a mediocre target of 154. None of the RR top-order batsmen played well in the match. The score could have been lesser if M Lomror would have got out early. In the end, R Tewatia and J Archer finished RR innings with a little flourish scoring 40 runs off 20 balls amongst them. W Sundar and Y Chahal were the best bowlers for RCB.
In reply, RCB lost their opener - A Finch early in the innings at the team score of 25. Thereafter, Kohli and Padikkal built a match-winning partnership of 99 runs. Padikkal played yet another excellent knock(his 3rd fifty of the tournament) while Kohli built his innings beautifully and stayed not-out till the end, winning the game for RCB. In the bowling for RR, J Archer was excellent with the ball.
Top Performers of the Match
V Kohli (RCB): 72*(53)
D Padikkal (RCB): 63(45)
M Lomror (RR): 47(39)
Y Chahal (RCB): 24/3
J Archer (RR): 18/1
I Udana (RCB): 41/2
W Sundar (RCB): 20/0
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Match 2 : DC VS KKR Score
1st Innings: Delhi Capitals (DC): 228/4 (20 overs)
2nd Innings: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): 210/8 (20 overs)
This match like previous matches played at Sharjah was a high-scoring one. DC got off to a rollicking start, both P Shaw and S Dhawan looked comfortable and took advantage of the short boundaries of the ground to score 50 for DC within 5 overs. In the 6th, Dhawan got out trying to sweep V Chakravarthy, edged and caught at short-leg. S Iyer who has struggled throughout the series with his strike rate came in at number three, went berserk after getting his eye in. He started scoring run a ball, scored first 9 runs of 8 balls, thereafter 79 runs off the next 29 balls. Earlier building innings with P Shaw later on creating havoc while batting with R pant. Apart from A Russel none of the KKR bowlers were effective on this pitch.
In reply, KKR got off to a disastrous start losing S Narine early. Man in form for KKR-S Gill knit 64 runs partnership with N Rana before he got out for 28 off 22 balls. Thereafter, within a score of 50 runs, 4 wickets fell, from 72 for 2 in 8.2 overs; KKR were reduced to 122 for 6 by 13.3 overs. In the next 5 overs, E Morgan and R Tripathi scored 78 runs to ignite a little hope in KKR fans, unfortunately, their dream was far fetched. In the 19th over E Morgan(44 off18) got out followed by the wicket of R Tripathi(36 off 16) in the 20th.
Top Performers of the Match
S Iyer (DC): 88*(36)
P Shaw (DC): 60(45)
N Rana (KKR): 58(35)
A Nortje (DC): 33/3
A Russell (KKR): 29/2
H Patel (DC): 34/2
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Player of the Match
Y Chahal was declared the man of the match in the match between RCB and RR.
S Iyer was declared Man of the Match in the game between DC and KKR.
Overall, a day in which we saw some outstanding bowling from the likes of Archer & Chahal in the first game and some spellbinding batting from Iyer, Rana and Morgan in the second one.
The winners of the game, DC & RCB, are now the table-toppers at the position 1 and 2 respectively.