On May 14, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Faf du Plessis, played the 60th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. It was the first match between the two teams.
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 112 runs in a game that was one of the most one-sided in the history of the event. After scoring 171 runs, the tourists were only able to get Rajasthan out for 59 runs. Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Ravichandran Ashwin were all sent home with their tails between their legs.
In the run chase, the team’s captain, Sanju Samson, Joe Root, Devdutt Padikkal, and Dhruv Jurel scored a total of 19 runs. Shimron Hetmyer scored 35 runs for the home team, which was the most of any player. After the game, the team’s leader, Samson, came forward to talk about how he thought the team did.
Samson said that the top order of RR usually does well in the powerplay, but that did not happen against RCB. He also said it was too early to look at the game in detail.
“I think our top three were getting a lot of runs. We work hard on the powerplay, but it didn’t work today. I don’t think it’s time yet to break down or analyze the game. “In the powerplay, you have to go hard because you know the ball is getting slower and older. That’s how I, Jaiswal, and Jos have played the whole time,” Samson said at the end of the game.
Samson said, “I was just wondering where we went wrong.” Samson also said that he thought the game would be close and was wondering the whole time where the team went wrong. He also said that the team would like to take a day off and think about their next game. The next time RR plays, it will be in Dharamshala against the Punjab Kings.
“I thought the game would be close if we had a good power play. As I watched the opening fall apart, I was just wondering where we went wrong. I don’t think I know yet how to answer that. We all know how the IPL works, and we’ve all seen funny things happen during the league stage. “We have to stay strong, take a day off, and think about the game in Dharamshala,” he said.
After their win, Royal Challengers Bangalore moved up to fifth place in the IPL points table. With 12 points in 12 games, their net run rate has gone up a lot. After their blowout win, it went up to +0.166, which is a big jump.