In a do-or-die match at the Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals hosted Royal Challengers Bangalore. In search of two crucial points and to stay alive in the race of playoffs both RCB and RR will need to win all of their remaining games in the ongoing tournament. However, in a virtual knockout game, former RCB skipper Virat Kohli failed to score runs for his team.
While batting first RCB started well as opener Virat Kohli and skipper Faf du Plessis added 50 runs in seven overs. On the last ball of 7th over Youngster KM Asif dismissed Kohli and drew first blood for RR. Kohli in his innings scored 18 runs off 19 balls with the help of a boundary. With this innings, Kohli continued his horror against the Rajasthan Royals and their bowlers.
Notably after his departure Faf du Plessis along with Glen Maxwell added 69 runs for the second wicket before Asif broke the partnership. Maxwell in his innings scored a brilliant half-century off just 30 balls with the help of five boundaries and three sixes. He was dismissed by Sandeep Sharma for 54 runs off 34 balls.
Faf du Plessis completes another half-century in IPL 2023
In the ongoing tournament, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis has been phenomenal with his bat. Continuing his amazing performance RCB skipper smashed his seventh half-century in the ongoing tournament. He scored 55 runs off 44 balls with the help of three boundaries and two sixes. Faf was dismissed by KM Asif who drew two wickets for RR.
After his departure, RCB lost grip on the game as Adam Zampa and Sandeep Sharma clinched three quick wickets. Mahipal Lomror scored 1 run off two balls while wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik scored a two-ball duck. This has been the story of RCB in every game as their middle order has failed in every single game of the season.
Here is how fans react to Virat Kohli’s dismissal:
So what should be Virat Kohli's approach? He took 1 ball extra to score his 18 runs and threw away the wicket when it came to improving his strike rate. Couldn't he have started scoring early in the power play itself? Virat is a big player but he has to think about his strike…
— Vipin Tiwari (@vipintiwari952) May 14, 2023
He's been good with runs but really disappointing with the strike rate. But King needs just one innings to fire things up.
— Shahzeb Khan (@theshahzebkhan) May 14, 2023
Phir bhi jeetegi RCB ????
— Atul (@dikhhat_hai_) May 14, 2023
50 m 32 kam reh gye
— Abhinav singh (@Abhinav_tmk) May 14, 2023
Again made least known bowler famous
— Shubman Gang (@ShubmanGang) May 14, 2023
Kya Ho Gaya Hai Rohit Virat Ko ? ?
— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) May 14, 2023
Naveen ? Kahan ho aao ?
— Naveen (@_naveenish) May 14, 2023
Everyone owns my idol chokli
— Chinese King FC (@OwnerOfBabrAzam) May 14, 2023
They call him the father of acceleration i.e.,he accelerate bowler's confidence ?
— -??????????- (@LVR_Goldy_x_45) May 14, 2023
SR – 94.75 ?? pic.twitter.com/xiXKLoboeo
— Rishabh Khatik ?? (@rishabhkhatik45) May 14, 2023
I thought Kohli will do in such bug ground…he is good at picking gaps n also good at running between wickets…what did he do here
— raz (@iamraz_) May 14, 2023