In a highly bewildering display of batting, the Rajasthan Royals managed just 59 runs, resulting in a staggering defeat of 112 runs against the RCB. This dismal stands as the 3rd lowest score in IPL history.
During their encounter in Jaipur on Sunday, the Rajasthan Royals delivered an inexplicable batting performance that led to their dismissal for a mere 59 runs. This resulted in a crushing defeat of 112 runs to the Royal Challengers Bangalore. In pursuit of a target of 172 runs, the Royals suffered a stunning collapse, getting bundled out in just 10.3 overs. Their total of 59 stands as the 3rd lowest score in IPL history. Only Shimron Hetmyer, with 35 runs off 19 balls, and Joe Root, with 10 runs off 15 balls, managed to reach double-digit figures. Remarkably, this is the Royals’ second lowest score, surpassing their previous lowest of 58 runs against the same opponents in 2009 by a mere one run.
The Rajasthan Royals’ batters didn’t put up a fight in the match. Instead of staying at the crease and being patient on a slow and challenging pitch, they kept playing aggressive shots.
The bowlers of RCB took advantage of the Rajasthan Royals’ batters’ lack of focus and understanding of the game. They managed to dismiss all of them. Wayne Parnell performed exceptionally well. Parnell takes three wickets for just 10 runs in three overs. Michael Bracewell and Karan Sharma took two wickets each, while Mohammed Siraj and Glenn Maxwell get one-one wicket each.
After the Win, RCB climbed to the fifth position in the point table. They Keeps Play-off Hopes Alive In IPL 2023. On the other side, the RR slipped to the sixth position with 12 points from 13 matches.
In powerplay, the RR lost five wickets at the score of 25 runs. Wayne Parnell played a significant role in this match, taking two wickets, Parnell got the wickets of Jos Buttler (0) and captain Sanju Samson (4).
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Mohammad Siraj got RCB off to a good start by taking the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal(0) in the very first over. The young player lost control of his shot and ended up giving a straightforward catch to Virat Kohli at mid-off on the second ball of the Rajasthan Royals’ run chase.
Just two balls later, Samson was also dismissed. He attempted a shot too early, causing the ball to go high up in the air. Anuj Rawat took a well-calculated catch to complete the dismissal.
After two overs, Rajasthan Royals found themselves in trouble with three wickets down for just 11 runs. They managed to survive the following two overs before Devdutt Padikkal, who replaced Yuzvendra Chahal as the ‘Impact Player’, was dismissed for four runs off Bracewell. Unfortunately for the RCB, the trend of losing wickets continued as they made their way back to the dressing room one by one.
Root’s debut IPL innings ended in a nightmare as he was dismissed LBW by Parnell, who took his third wicket.
Among the batters, Hetmyer was the sole player who put up a fight. In the eighth over, he showcased his skills by hitting three consecutive sixes off Karn Sharma. However, his innings came to an end in the 10th over when Glenn Maxwell dismissed him.
Adam Zampa and KM Asif didn’t try to extend the Rajasthan Royals’ suffering and were both out in the 11th over, making it one of the most lopsided matches in the IPL. After this Rajasthan Royas registered the 3rd lowest score in IPL history.