In IPL 2023 Match No. 60 on Sunday, May 14, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)defeated Rajasthan Royals by 112 runs to snap a two-match losing streak and restart their IPL 2023 campaign. In a game that had to be won, the Faf du Plessis-led team faced Sanju Samson & Co. on Sunday afternoon at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Leveraging combined all-around performances from batters and bowlers, they dismissed the hosts for the third lowest total in IPL history to secure a significant victory.
It was Yet Another Faf and Maxi Show for RCB
In the IPL of 2023 RCB top order have scored the 70% of the total score and particularly Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell have shine out in most of the occasion. Last night on double decker sunday, the afternoon match between RCB vs RR was yet another Faf and Maxi show. 55 of 44 by Faf and 54 of 33 by Maxwell set the tone of the game and took the match after the very slow start by the openers.
Eventually RCB ended up with a per score of 171 in 20 overs which in the beginning seemed a very low total. All thanks to the RCB bowling unit that sums up RR for just 59 for 10 in 10.3 overs.
Anuj Rawat – A busy man for RCB
Anuj came to the crease after the quick dismissal of Lomror and Kartik. He pulled up a stunning shots in the last over of RCB innings and end up scoring 29 of 11 balls with 2 sixes and 3 fours and help RCB to put a total of 170+ which was seemed 160 or under in the beginning of the last over.
Rawat’s heroic didn’t end here, during the RR innings, captain of RR Sanju Samson missed a shoot and it went up in the air. Anuj grab that running and diving catch. Apart from that he made a look so cool runout when Ashwin and Hetmyer mixed up in running between the wicket. He impersonate MSD heroic from behind the stump.
What is the Position in the Points Table
112 runs victory with 9.3 balls to spear RCB had their one of the biggest win in the IPL. They were in the 7th position in the points table with a 5 wins in 11 games and had a net run-rate of -0.34. But the big game in the right time put the team RCB in the 5th position with the growing run-rate of +0.166(17 approx) and kept the believe to be qualified in the playoff.
The volatile nature of the IPL always brings twist and turn in the game and last night we witness the same. RR’s downfall RCB uplift and so much of ups and downs in the points table ended up the league to be more engaging.