RCB vs RR: In the 32nd match of IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 runs. The hero of RCB’s victory in this match was Glenn Maxwell, who played a stormy inning of 77 runs. He hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in his stormy innings. He came down to bat at number four. After the match, he has expressed happiness over this victory.
Actually, RCB had lost their 2 wickets for 12 runs only. After this, Maxwell scored fast as soon as he came to the crease and contributed significantly in taking the team to 189. On the basis of this innings of Maxwell, RCB registered a thrilling win by 7 runs. On his batting position and contribution after the match, Maxwell said that number 4 is a position where I don’t mind batting, I have done it for Australia. The team has given me the freedom to go out there and express myself.
advantage of powerplay
Maxwell further said that ‘came into the season in good form and that confidence from the changeroom is what makes the difference. The new ball skidded well, so we had to stay busy and active. I think the way we finished the powerplay, it laid the foundation, although there was a bit of chaos at the end.
Maxwell accepted his mistake after being dismissed by playing a reverse sweep shot. He said that ‘I thought there was some bad shot from my side. If I could get just one run, maybe I could be useful in the death overs. Let the new batsmen settle till I can attack. However, really happy with the win in the end.
In the first game, RCB scored 189 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. In response to the target of 190 runs, Rajasthan Royals were able to score 182 runs losing 6 wickets and lost the match by 7 runs.
Playing 11 of both teams
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli (c), Faf du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudesai, David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vaishak
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal