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Last Updated: April 02, 2023, 23:14 IST
RCB vs MI, IPL 2023 Match no. 5 Updates: Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a clinical 8-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their opening match of IPL 2023. The two premier batters dominated the MI bowlers right from the start and didn’t give any chance to make a comeback. Kohli remained unbeaten on 82*, while Du Plessis was dismissed for 73. Glenn Maxwell also made a valiant effort with two big sixes. It was Kohli who hit the winning runs for RCB as he sealed the win with a six. An unbeaten 84-run knock off 46 deliveries from Tilak Varma and a 13-ball 21 from Read More
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Virat Kohli finishes it off in style with a six. Sensational from Kohli and Faf du Plessis as Royal Challengers Bangalore crush Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets. It was a dominating performance from RCB as they outclassed the five-time champions in all three departments. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis were too good for Mumbai Indians bowlers tonight as the two batters completely dominated the opposition with their nonchalant shots. Royal Challengers Bangalore (172/2 in 16.2 overs) beat Mumbai Indians (171/7) by 8 wickets. (Virat Kohli 82*, Faf du Plessis 73)
Glenn Maxwell hits back-to-back sixes against his countrymen Cameron Green here. RCB are inch closer to winning here.
OUT! Cameron Green takes his first wicket of IPL as Dinesh Karthik departs for a duck. It was on the pads and DK flicked it over mid-wicket where Tilak Varma grabbed an easy catch. RCB still way ahead in the game. RCB 149/2 in 15.3 overs
OUT! Arshad Khan finally gets the first breakthrough for Royal Challengers Bangalore as Faf du Plessis departs for 73. The RCB skipper went for a big shot and the ball went in the air for a long time which allowed Tim David to get under it as he took a fine catch. RCB 148/1 in 13.5 overs
Jofra Archer finished his spell with a 10-run over as Virat Kohli smacked him for a fine six over the deep square leg. Archer’s Mumbai Indians debut didn’t go as planned as he dropped Kohli on the first ball of his over and ended the match wicketless. RCB 139/0 in 4 overs
Jason Behrendorff returned to the attack and Virat Kohli welcomed him with a boundary, while Faf du Plessis hit a six and a four to collect 16 runs from his over. The required run rate is 6.14 and RCB will look to finish the match early now to better their NRR. RCB 129/0 in 13 overs
What a fine start to IPL 2023 by Virat Kohli as he completes his fifty with a fine half-century. He ran some quick runs in this knock so far and has also hit boundaries at regular intervals to put pressure on the bowlers. RCB 113/0 in 12 overs
A 100-run partnership between Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli here as Mumbai Indians bowlers are looking completely clueless here. Kohli smacked Piyush Chawla for a maximum to bring up 100 for RCB as they are on course for a massive victory here. RCB 108/0 in 11 overs
Fabolous knock from Faf du Plessis so far as he completes his fifty with a maximum and followed it up with another six to put pressure on young Hrithik Shokeen. 17 runs came off the over. Brilliant from the two RCB senior pros. RCB 97/0 in 10 overs
Virat Kohli hits it straight as an arrow for a boundary but it turned out to be another fine over from Piyush Chawla as five runs came off his third. He is the only bowler who has managed to trouble Faf du Plessis a bit tonight. RCB 80/0 in 9 overs
Cameron Green into the attack and it turned out to be a good over for Royal Challengers Bangalore as Faf du Plessis hit a six and a couple of boundaries. 17 runs came off the over and it’s turning bad to worse for debutant Green here. RCB 75/0 in 8 overs
Another tidy over from Piyush Chawla as only five runs came off it. The pressure is now on Mumbai Indians to break the partnership. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are looking in decent touches here and they are finding runs with ease. RCB 58/0 in 7 overs
Virat Kohli smashed Jofra Archer for a boundary over deep mid-wicket to bring up the fifty for Royal Challengers Bangalore. A dominating powerplay for RCB and it’s great to see the opening pair of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis finally clicking well. RCB 53/0 in 6 overs
A tight over from Piyush Chawla as only five runs came off it. It was nice to see Piyush Chawla bowl after a very long time. He was disciplined with his line and length and didn’t give any room to batters to free their arms. RCB 45/0 in 5 overs
Jofra Archer dropped Virat Kohli on the first ball of his Mumbai Indians career and then the batting maestro punished him hard with a six and a four. 10 runs came off the over. It was a decent one from Archer and Kohli showed his class by founding the boundaries. RCB 40/0 in 4 overs
Faf du Plessis stamped his authority over Jason Beherendorff here by smashing him for a couple of sixes and a four. A big over for RCB as 16 runs came off it. The momentum is in Bangalore’s favour and now they have to continue it to strengthen their grip. RCB 30/0 in 3 overs
Arshad Khan started the over with three wides in a row and then got hit for a four by Virat Kohli. However, he bounced back well in the second half of the over. 9 runs came off the over. Kohli is batting with a positive intent which is a good sign for RCB. RCB 14/0 in 2 overs
A tidy over from Jason Behrendorff as only five runs came off it. The Aussie joined the game replacing Suryakumar Yadav. Virat Kohli took a couple of quick singles and looking confident with his body language here. RCB 5/0 in 1 over
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are out in the middle to start the chase for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Impact Player Jason Behrendorff will start the proceedings with the new ball
Tilka Varma played a rollicking knock of 84 not-out, in 46 balls, to guide Mumbai Indians to 171 for 7 in 20 overs. The right-hand batter played a phenomenal knock to lift the MI innings which was reeling at 105 for 6 at one stage. His 50-run stand with Nehal Wadhera and a 48-run unbeaten partnership with Arshad Khan did wonders for Mumbai.
Get ready for the Sunday blockbuster in Bengaluru as the stage is set at the Chinnaswamy Stadium for an epic clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and five-time champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match no. 5. It’s a much-awaited contest which pits the former and the current Team India captain against each other.
Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians have won the title for a record five times but they had a nightmarish season last year. It was a shock for all the Mumbai fans who saw their favourite team finishing the league stage at the bottom of the points. Though the Paltan has a history of making stunning comebacks in the past; winning the trophy despite a poor start to their campaign. But last year was different. A series of defeats never allowed Rohit Sharma & Co to bounce back, leaving them to think a lot about the wrongs they did throughout the season.
This year, they look to start afresh but without the services of Jasprit Bumrah. The ace Indian speedster, who has been a lynchpin in the MI arsenal, will be a major missing as he is currently nursing a back injury and has been away from the action for more than six months now. But that void will be filled by the magical presence of Jofra Archer who missed out on the IPL 2022. However, playing both speed merchants together is still an unfulfilled dream of the franchise.
On the other hand, RCB will begin their hunt for their maiden title, which is going on since the inception of the tournament. For the last three seasons, the Bangalore-based outfit has managed to enter play-offs but have consistently failed to end up in the final. In due course, they even saw a major change in leadership when Virat Kohli happily stepped down after leading the team for a decade and the responsibility was handed to former South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis.
RCB comes into the contest with a brilliant mix of youth and experience. Veteran keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik will hold the key as he changes his get-up from a broadcaster to a player. Also, the absence of Rajat Patidar, who is going through rehab at the NCA, would leave a void. It would be interesting to see what impact it leaves on the RCB playing XI for their campaign opener.
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