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IPL 2023, Match 60, Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Bangalore demolish Rajasthan to keep hopes alive

Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their hopes of making the IPL 2023 playoffs alive with a massive 112 run win over Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday.

After opting to bat, Bangalore posted 171 for five in their 20 overs and in their response Rajasthan was bowled out for 59 in 10.3 overs.

Earlier, Bangalore started well with their skipper Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli putting on 50 in seven overs. Then du Plessis teamed up with Glenn Maxwell to add 69 runs for the second wicket. du Plessis made 55 off 44 balls with three boundaries and two sixes. Then Maxwell fell for 54 off 33 balls with five boundaries and three sixes. Towards the end Anuj Rawat used the long handle to good effect as he made an unbeaten 29 off just 11 balls with three boundaries and two sixes. Bangalore finished on 171 for five in their 20 overs. For Rajasthan the successful bowlers were Adam Zampa (2-25) and KM Asif (2-42).

In their response Rajasthan kept losing wickets at regular intervals. They were reduced to seven for three. Then they kept losing wickets as they slipped to 31 for six in seven overs. Then there was a 19 run stand between Shimron Hetmyer and Ravichandran Ashwin. Hetmyer struck four sixes to finish on 35 off 19 balls. Towards the end tail fail without a fight as they went from 50 for six to 59 all out in 10.3 overs. For Bangalore the best bowlers were Wayne Parnell (3-10), Michael Bracewell (2-16) and Karn Sharma (2-19). 

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 171-5 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Virat Kohli-6.6 ov), 2-119 (Faf du Plessis-14.5 ov), 3-120 (Mahipal Lomror-15.1 ov), 4-120 (Dinesh Karthik-15.3 ov), 5-137 (Glenn Maxwell-17.3 ov)

Rajasthan Royals: 59 (10.3)
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Yashasvi Jaiswal-0.2 ov), 2-6 (Jos Buttler-1.2 ov), 3-7 (Sanju Samson-1.4 ov), 4-20 (Devdutt Padikkal-4.2 ov), 5-28 (Joe Root-5.3 ov), 6-31 (Dhruv Jurel-6.6 ov), 7-50 (Ravichandran Ashwin-7.6 ov), 8-59 (Shimron Hetmyer-9.5 ov), 9-59 (Adam Zampa-10.1 ov), 10-59 (KM Asif-10.3 ov)


Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (captain & wicket-keeper), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal; Subs: Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Kuldip Yadav, Donovan Ferreira, Navdeep Saini

Impact player: Devdutt Padikkal for Yuzvendra Chahal (2nd innings, 1.5 ov)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj; Subs: Vijaykumar Vyshak, Finn Allen, Shahbaz Ahmed, Himanshu Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai

Impact player: Shahbaz Ahmed for Dinesh Karthik (1st innings, 19.6 ov)

Match Details

Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Start time: 1000 hrs GMT
Match officials: KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Navdeep Singh (On-field Umpires); Rod Tucker (TV Umpire); Parashar Joshi (Reserve Umpire); Narayanan Kutty (Match-referee)

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