Cricket fans can watch the 22nd IPL 2015 match live online as league-leading Rajasthan Royals welcome basement-dwellers Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sardar Partel Stadium in Ahmedabad. For the first time, the Royals will be coming off a loss and looking to rebound, while Bangalore remains the worst underperforming team in the Indian Premier League.
Information on how to watch the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals match live online can be found below.
After streaking to a 5-0 record out of the gate, Rajasthan finally stumbled on Tuesday, but it took Kings XI Punjab into a Super Over to finally stop the Royals’ rampage when the teams’ 20 overs ended with each side at a 192 total.
In a deciding Super Over, each team is allowed two wickets — and Kings XI fast bowler Mitchell Johnson took both to give Punjab the match and knock Rajasthan out of the win column for the first time in six matches.
No such luck for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are still sitting on just a single victory, falling on Wednesday to Chennai Super Kings — despite an impressive return to cricket for Australia’s World Cup winning left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc.
Starc missed the first two weeks of the 2015 IPL tournament with a sore knee, but he showed no signs of discomfort Wednesday. Unfortunately, Bangalore Captain Virat Kolhi and Coach Daniel Vettori elected to sit Chris Gayle in order to put Starc into the lineup.
As solidly as Starc bowled in the match, the trade-off of batting for bowling backfired, as RCB mustered just 154 for 8, falling a full 28 runs short of the 182 required to win the match.
Kohli must find a way to get both Starc and Gayle into the side in order to have a fighting chance against the table toppers.
The India-based site Cric HD will stream the match live online at this link. But viewers should be aware that the site carries large amounts of both pop-up and embedded ads that could cause browser crashes and other online slowdowns.
Viewers in India should try Star Sports to follow the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals match live online while Cricket Gateway also carries the match outside the United States by clicking here. First ball is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 7:30 a.m. Pacific.