RCB has been putting up 50-50 win percentage this IPL 2023. They have managed to win against Table Toppers RR. RCB scored 189/9 in their 20 overs. RR won the toss and asked them to bat first. As Chinnaswamy Stadium is great for chasing, RR took the decision. RCB came up with Green Jersey on 23rd April, 2023, following their annual trend to support green energy.
When they play with Green Jersey, if they win, RCB qualify and they have lost mostly. So, fans have been nervous before the match. Virat Kohli got out for a first ball duck as Trent Boult swung it in first over. RCB also lost Shahbaz Ahmed quickly to Boult. Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell came good again. They have put on 127-run partnership for the third wicket. Faf du Plessis scored 62 runs from 39 balls and Glenn Maxwell scored 77 runs off 44 balls. When they got out, RCB struggled to get big finish and ended up with 189/9 in 20 overs.
Trent Boult(2/41), Sandeep Sharma(2/49), Ravichandran Ashwin(1/36), Yuzvendra Chahal(1/28) took wickets for RR. In the chase, RR lost Jos Buttler early for duck. Yashasvi Jaiswal(47) and Devdutt Padikkal(52) played well with a 98-run partnership. RCB bowlers struggled to pick wickets with them at crease but fielders made it tough for them to get quick runs. Sanju Samson(22) and Dhruv Jurel(34) tried well. Dhruv Jurel did not get strike in the last over and that cost them the match. David Willey(1/26), Mohammed Siraj(1/39) and Harshal Patel(3/32) took wickets for RCB. RR managed only 182/6 in 20 overs and RCB won by 7 runs.
With this win, RCB have become the sixth team to be on 8 points. They have come up a position on table to 5th place. Fans of RCB are ecstatic with this victory. They want their team to carry this positive momentum forward. RR, on the other hand, needs to get their big guns like Shimron Hetmyer going to win these games. Dhruv Jurel seems to be a value addition and they should give him more opportunities.
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