IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 run
IPL: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 run

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) carried forward the winning rallyas they edged Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 7runs in the IPL 2023 clash at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

Needing 190 to win, Rajasthan Royals  lost their star opener Jos Buttler for 0 but a solid hand by Devdutt Padikkal and Yashasvi Jaiswal got their innings back on track. The pair added 98 runs for the second wicket, before Padikkal fell for 52(34) against David Willey. Yashasvi 47(37) and Sanju Samson 22(15) were also removed shortly. Shimron Hetmyer failed to find the big hits and was run-out for 3(9), however, a late cameo by Dhruv Jurel kept Rajasthan in hunt. With 20 required in the final over, Jurely only got to face the final delivery, when the RR’s hand as they managed to add 182/6 in 20 overs.

Earlier, Rajasthan bowlers produced a tremendous fightback after being ripped apart by Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. Both the batters smashed blistering halfcenturies as RCB piled a challenging 189/9 in 20 overs. The pair joined the proceedings after Trent Boult jolted the home side and reduced them to 12/2 in 2.1 overs. Unfazed with the early blows, which included the prized wicket of Virat Kohli 0(1), Maxwell and Du Plessis didn’t waste time and added 127(67) runs for the third wicket. Yashasvi brought an end to Du Plessis’ 62(39) knock with a direct hit. R Ashwin removed Maxwell for 77(44).  

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell added one more feather to his Indian Premier League (IPL) career when he completed 1,000 runs for Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday.The Australian player reached this milestone during the match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.In the match, he scored 77 runs off 44 balls comprising six fours and four sixes at a strike rate of 175. His innings guided RCB to 189 run on the board.

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