Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal Century in IPL hit a brilliant century in the 16th match of IPL 2021 against Rajasthan Royals.
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Padikkal completed his century off 51 balls at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. During this, he hit 11 fours and 6 sixes. RCB won this match by 10 wickets. This is RCB’s fourth consecutive win under Kohli’s captaincy.
Padikkal became the third uncapped player to score a century in IPL
Devdutt Padikkal became the third uncapped Indian to score a century in the IPL. Earlier in 2011, Paul Valhatty played an unbeaten 120 against Punjab against CSK while Manish Pandey scored an unbeaten 114 in 2009 between RCB and Deccan Chargers at Mukabal.
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RCB achieved goals in 16.3 overs
RCB, chasing a target of 178 runs kept by Rajasthan, scored 181 runs in 16.3 overs without losing any wickets. For RCB, Devdutt scored an unbeaten 101 off 52 balls while Kohli returned unbeaten after scoring 72 runs with the help of 6 fours and 3 sixes in 47 balls.
Rajasthan scored 177 for 9 wickets
The Rajasthan Royals team managed to score 177 for nine against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) despite the failure of the top order. Winning three consecutive matches, the confident Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers took the wicket at the start, vindicating captain Virat Kohli’s decision to bowl after winning the toss.
Siraj and Harshal jerk 3-3 wickets
For RCB, Mohammed Siraj took three wickets for 27 runs while Harshal Patel took a total of three wickets for 47 runs from two wickets in the last over. Kyle Jamieson, Kane Richardson and Washington Sundar each got one wicket each.
On March 22, Corona was infected
Devdutt Padikkal was found positive on 22 March 2021 in the investigation of Kovid-19. He has since been quarantined at his home in Bangalore. Later, after coming negative, he got an opportunity to enter the RCB bio bubble.
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Padikkal was the top scorer of RCB in IPL 2020
Twenty-year-old Padikkal was the top scorer of Aasibi last season. He had scored 473 runs in 15 matches. He became the first player to score more than 400 runs in his first season of IPL.