The leading run-scorer in IPL history - Virat Kohli. The duo did well to rotate the strike and digged deep to keep their side in the game.
Rajasthan would have felt confident when Padikkal and Kohli were dismissed from successive balls spanning the end of the 13th over and start of the 14th, with Tewatia involved in both dismissals. Virat Kohli ( 43 off 32 balls) was then dismissed by youngster Kartik Tyagi on the very next ball off the game.
The ball travelled at a great speed but Tewatia, coming off a wicket in his previous ball, balanced himself after almost falling over the line to complete a fine catch. He finished the game in style, hitting Jofra Archer for a maximum with two balls still to go. The decision proved unerring as Uthappa was magnificent on the day making 41 off 22 balls. Stokes played second fiddle to him, rotating the strike well.
Morris gave RCB their first breakthrough when he had the subdued Stokes caught down the leg side.
Yuzvendra Chahal brought RCB right back into the game by removing the unsafe Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson off consecutive balls. RCB fans expect the team to get more such wonderful records in the future!
Smith and Buttler built a stand of 58 and although Buttler sliced Morris to mid-off in the 16th over, Rajasthan plundered 65 runs between overs 15 and 19, with Smith completing a 30-ball fifty and the hard-hitting Tewatia (19no off 11) once again adding impetus.
The partnership was finally broken when Buttler departed off Morris after making 24.
The Royals' challenge was underpinned by Steve Smith's 57 off 36 deliveries. He took some time to get set and then launched himself, powering Rajasthan to a solid total of 177-6. Chris Morris (4/26) was the peak of the bowlers, capturing four wickets, while Yuzvendra Chahal (2/34) claimed two for RCB. It might have been enough, but for the inimitable De Villiers.
Chasing 178, De Villiers smashed six sixes to help RCB win the game after they found themselves in a hard position following the dismissal of Virat Kohli with the team struggling at 104 for three in the 14th over.