Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Duplessis and Kohli gave fourth victory… the playoff race became exciting


Captain Du Plessis scored a half-century in 18 balls. This is RCB’s fourth win in 11 matches. RCB’s win makes the playoff race interesting

New Delhi. On the strength of the explosive innings of Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their fourth win in the IPL by defeating Gujarat Giants at home. RCB has moved from 10th to 7th in the points table with 8 points in 11 matches. With the victory of RCB, the playoff equation of IPL 2024 has also become interesting. Till now no team has officially been out of the playoff race. RCB still has 3 more matches to play in the league stage. Du Plessis’s RCB can claim the fourth position with 14 points by winning the remaining three matches. However, for this it will have to depend on other teams along with a resounding victory.

RCB (RCB vs GT) team, which came to chase the target of 148 runs set by Gujarat Titans, scored 152 runs for 6 wickets in 13.4. Captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli gave a great start to the team. Both added 92 runs for the first wicket in 5.5 overs. Duplessis scored 64 runs in 23 balls with the help of 10 fours and 3 sixes. He was caught by Joshua Little at the hands of Shahrukh Khan. After this, RCB lost the wickets of Will Jacques, Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell in quick succession. Jacques was out after scoring one run, while Patidar was dismissed on the personal score of 2 runs and Maxwell was dismissed by Little on the personal score of 4 runs. Cameron Green was also dismissed by Little for one run. Virat Kohli was out after scoring 42 runs. Noor Ahmed sent him to the pavilion. Dinesh Karthik returned unbeaten on 21 runs while Spinil Singh played an unbeaten inning of 15 runs. Joshua Little took 4 wickets for Gujarat.

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Gujarat Titans team collapsed for 147 runs
Earlier, due to the disciplined performance of Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers and their own mistakes, Gujarat Titans batsmen returned to the pavilion on 147 runs. For Gujarat, David Miller and Shahrukh Khan made a partnership of 61 runs and Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan made a partnership of 44 runs. The team lacked a good partnership at the top. Gujarat’s top order batsmen were seen struggling against the RCB fast bowlers. Mohammad Siraj took two wickets for 29 runs and Yash Dayal took two wickets for 21 runs.

Gujarat team had lost 3 wickets for 23 runs in the powerplay.
Gujarat team could hit only two fours in the powerplay, which proves how much pressure the batsmen were under. Gujarat’s score in the powerplay was 23 runs for three wickets, which is the lowest score of this season. Siraj performed brilliantly and got Wriddhiman Saha caught behind the wicket by Dinesh Karthik. Whereas Shubman Gill returned after catching Vijaykumar Vishak at deep point. Cameron Green took the third wicket in the powerplay in the form of in-form B Sai Sudarshan who was caught by Virat Kohli at mid-off.

Shahrukh Khan scored 37 runs
Miller tried to take Gujarat to a respectable score by scoring 30 runs in 20 balls and Shahrukh scored 37 runs in 24 balls. Both added 61 runs in 37 balls for the fourth wicket. On the score of 23, Green gave life to Miller at square leg on the ball of Karn Sharma. He hit two sixes to Karna but the same bowler got him caught by Glenn Maxwell in the deep. While trying to score a run, Shahrukh was run out on an accurate throw by Kohli. Tewatia scored 35 runs in 21 balls and Rashid scored 18 runs in 14 balls. Rashid was dismissed by Yash Dayal. Tewatiya hit three fours and a six to Karna in the 16th over.

tag: faf du plessis, gujarat titans, ipl 2024, rcb, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli

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