In the 60th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered a comprehensive win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 112 runs at the Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Riding on amazing bowling performances from Wayne Panell, Karn Sharma and Mitchell Bracewell, RCB dismissed RR for just 59 runs after scoring 171-5 in 20 overs.
Earlier, after winning the Toss RCB skipper Faf du Plessis opted to bat first. His decision went well with the team as he along with opener Virat Kohli added 50 runs in seven overs. Kohli in his innings scored 18 runs off 19 balls with the help of a boundary before getting dismissed by pacer KM Asif. After his dismissal, Glen Maxwell joined his skipper in the middle.
Maxwell along with Faf added 69 runs for the second wicket before Asif broke the partnership by dismissing Faf. RCB skipper in his innings scored 55 runs off 44 balls with three boundaries and two sixes. After his departure Australian spinner Adam Zampa created havoc for some time as he dismissed Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror in quick succession. Maxwell also threw his wicket after scoring a half-century.
Maxwell scored 54 runs off 33 balls with the help of five boundaries and three sixes. In the end, Anuj Rawat’s unbeaten 29 runs off 11 balls helped RCB to post a competitive total of 171-5 in 20 overs. For RR Adam Zampa and KM Asif proved to be the best bowler as both clinched two wickets each meanwhile, Sandeep Sharma also got a wicket.
RCB bowlers thrashed Rajasthan Royals
While Chasing 172 Rajasthan Royals got the worst possible start as both openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler were dismissed for a two-ball duck in consecutive overs. Jaiswal was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj while Wayne Parnell dismissed Buttler in the second over. In the same over Sanju Samson also threw his wicket and left RR crumbling at 7-3 in 1.4 overs.
After the early shocks west Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer tried to rescue his team but eventually failed. He scored 35 runs off 19 balls with the help of a boundary and four sixes. Apart from him, Joe Root was the only batter to cross 10 runs mark as he scored 10 runs off 15 balls with the help of a boundary. For RCB Parnell clinched three wickets while Mitchell Bracewell and Karan Sharma clinched two wickets each. With this victory, RCB got a boost in their NRR and will be looking to continue their dominance in the tournament.
Here is how fans react to RCB’s victory:
This is what you will get. If you guys mess with Us.
RCB RCB RCB pic.twitter.com/zK6QvOSUSP
— CMA Monesh (@Cmamonesh) May 14, 2023
Match fixing to keep intact the charm of ipl
— Rashmi Gupta (@rashugp) May 14, 2023
Mi will win ipl 2023 ?? NO CHANCE FOR ANY OTHER TEAM FULL FIXING pic.twitter.com/XHUjiKQMBe
— NO-one (@HitsShah31) May 14, 2023
Still have a good chance.
One of MI or LSG gonna lose
— dinesh dinu (@dinesh_offl_06) May 14, 2023
RCB during Afternoon matches is unbeatable. Please change the schedule and arrange remaining matches of RCB during afternoon.
— Anonymous (@thatanonymusboi) May 14, 2023
Lowest IPL totals:
49 – RCB vs KKR in 2017
58 – RR vs RCB in 2009
59 – RR vs RCB in 2023
— Sairam Anupoju ? (@SairamAnupoju4) May 14, 2023
Still need 2/2 win right ?? If lsg and MI atleast win one each of their matches ??
— Reingxx (@Ayush90638218) May 14, 2023
Except for their first outing … RR has been too experimental, senseless casual approach all through… well deserved exit ?
— parody of sureshB(costumes for keenu in john Wick) (@sureshbtweets) May 14, 2023
49 record in unbreakable!
Only RCB can break this by registering another low score ???
— Ayush Anand (@crictopher014) May 14, 2023
RR innings today ? pic.twitter.com/doqcouzMXQ
— Tired Popeye ? (@Underthedome_7) May 14, 2023
Tribute to pak 59 all out
— ???????? (?????? FC) (@Swapnil113goat) May 14, 2023
RR gifted to RCB. RR was hurry to finish the match within the Power Play.
— Geevarghese MV (@GeevargheseMv) May 14, 2023
RCB having flashbacks: pic.twitter.com/S9s9Inrty8
— Touched some Grass (@Somejoblessdude) May 14, 2023
BACK AT IT FIXERS! NOW IM 100% SURE IPL IS FIXED
— Deepak (@wwhitewwalker) May 14, 2023