Royal Challengers Bangalore secured an impressive 112-run victory over Rajasthan Royals, enhancing their chances of securing a playoff spot in the ongoing IPL 2023.
After setting a challenging target of 171 runs, Faf du Plessis-led RCB exhibited a stunning display of bowling to overpower their opponents.
RCB continued their momentum in the second innings, dismissing Rajasthan’s promising young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal for a duck in the first over. Jos Buttler, Jaiswal’s opening partner, also fell victim to RCB’s attack in the next over.
Rajasthan’s captain Sanju Samson followed suit in the same over. The visitors maintained complete control of the match as Rajasthan lost three more wickets in the next three overs.
Although Shimron Hetmyer played an aggressive knock, his efforts went in vain as his teammates failed to support him. Consequently, Rajasthan Royals recorded their second-lowest IPL score. See how Twitterati reacted.
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NRR of RCB before this game: -0.345— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 14, 2023
NRR of RCB after this game: +0.166 pic.twitter.com/I7jmCxIjyd