It was the first match for BRC and that too against the defending champions Rajasthan Royals.BRC continued their poor show with the bat, when Mascarenhas reduced them to 63/5.The Wall was standing tall on one end, the last hope for BRC and he didn't let them down.With a brilliant 66 (from 48 balls), he proved that he is still Mr.Dependable.Here is what Rahul said after the match:
"I'm happy with the way I'm hitting it and it was good to get the team out of the hole. This was always going to be a good score in the conditions, you've got to play proper cricket, as it's not going to be easy hitting every ball. It all worked out well, and it was a good start to the tournament. The bowlers responded well and it was just brilliant."