Twitter reactions: Rajasthan Royals hold nerve to beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Eliminator | IPL 2024

May 23, 2024

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In a thrilling Eliminator clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Rajasthan Royals (RR) triumphed over Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) by four wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The inaugural season champions will now meet Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Chennai in the Qualifier 2. The winner of this contest will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final.

Ravichandran Ashwin shines with the ball

Batting first, RCB posted a competitive total of 172/8 in their 20 overs. The innings was anchored by Rajat Patidar, who scored a brisk 34 off 22 balls, supported by crucial contributions from Virat Kohli (33 off 24) and Mahipal Lomror (32 off 17). Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, RCB managed to keep the scoreboard ticking, thanks to some lower-order hitting from Swapnil Singh (9 off 4) and Karn Sharma (5 off 4).

For RR, Avesh Khan was the standout bowler, claiming 3 wickets, but he gave away 44 runs in his 4 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin provided excellent support with 2 wickets for just 19 runs. Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal chipped in with a wicket each, containing the RCB batsmen effectively in the middle overs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag take RR home

Chasing 173, RR started strongly with Yashasvi Jaiswal leading the charge, scoring a fluent 45 off 30 balls. Contributions from Tom Kohler-Cadmore (20 off 15) and Riyan Parag (36 off 26) kept RR in the hunt. Despite some quick wickets in the middle overs, Shimron Hetmyer (26 off 14) and Rovman Powell (16 off 8) ensured RR crossed the finish line with an over to spare, finishing at 174/6 in 19 overs.

RCB’s bowling was spearheaded by Mohammed Siraj, who took 2 wickets for 33 runs in his 4 overs. Cameron Green and Karn Sharma picked up a wicket each, but their efforts were not enough to stop the RR batters from reaching the target. This victory propelled Rajasthan to the Qualifier 2. Meanwhile, RCB’s journey ended here, as they bow out after a commendable season.

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Here is how Twitter reacted:

.@RCBTweets had a great run this season. Should be proud of themselves. Tonight was not their night. Incredible win this for @rajasthanroyals with the crowd behind RCB, they held their nerves and marched on. Big congratulations!!

— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 22, 2024

The whole Ahmedabad stadium was supporting RCB. Decisions were going in favour of RCB. This is a win and half for Rajasthan Royals. Well done.

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 22, 2024

Chennai Calling ✈️

Congratulations to 𝗥𝗮𝗷𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝘆𝗮𝗹𝘀 🥳🩷

They are set to face Sunrisers Hyderabad in an electrifying #Qualifier2 🤜🤛

Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/b5YGTn7pOL #TATAIPL | #RRvRCB | #Eliminator | #TheFinalCall | @rajasthanroyals pic.twitter.com/V8dLUL0hSS

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 22, 2024

WE’RE GOING TO CHENNAI! 💗💗💗

— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 22, 2024

Virat Kohli carrying the Orange cap after elimination pic.twitter.com/3cgTKbT6Ut

— Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 22, 2024

The long wait for RCB fans to see their team lift the IPL trophy continues 💔#RRvRCB #cricket #ipl2024 #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/bpr8Jkq8S6

— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 22, 2024

CSK and MI watching RCB playing playoffs.. pic.twitter.com/pq1zKLxlXe

— 🇮🇳 رومانا (@RomanaRaza) May 22, 2024

Our dream run has come to an unfortunate end tonight, but the pride and passion we’ve shown will forever inspire us. 🫡

Hold your heads high, team. You gave it everything. ❤️‍🩹#PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB #IPL2024 #RRvRCB pic.twitter.com/9KrPdeJhNl

— Royal Challengers Bengaluru (@RCBTweets) May 22, 2024

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Still The wait for the first IPL trophy continues…💔#RRvRCB pic.twitter.com/7QxnkKZOfR

— 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒃𝒂𝒔 (@Shebas_10dulkar) May 22, 2024

RCB fans tonight #RRvRCB pic.twitter.com/kBYAb41rCp

— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) May 22, 2024

thodi jaldi mein hain#RRvRCB pic.twitter.com/ul5c9rEZmA

— Arun Lol (@dhaikilokatweet) May 22, 2024

Nailed it! ❤️‍🔥

Congratulations RR @rajasthanroyals ♥️🥂#RRvsRCB #RCBvsRR #RRvRCB #RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/Pi1KkQpicx

— poorna_choudary (@poornachoudary1) May 22, 2024

RCB lost. Still no IPL trophy for Virat Kohli after 17 years. This world is so unfair. I cannot breathe properly 😭😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔💔#RRvRCB #tapmad #HojaoADFree #IPL2024 pic.twitter.com/n1Z4sRXVGz

— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) May 22, 2024

Feel for King Kohli

– 741 Runs.
– 61.75 Average.
– 154.69 Strike Rate.
– 5 Fifties.
– 1 Century.
– 62 fours.
– 38 sixes.

Gives 200% for the team.

VIRAT KOHLI’S IPL 2024 ENDS WITH A HEARTBREAK. 💔 #RRVRCB #IPL2024 pic.twitter.com/q83blWZEIZ

— Nibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) May 22, 2024

Also WATCH: RR vs RCB – Rovman Powell defies gravity with a mind-boggling catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis in the Eliminator

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