Virat Kohli’s Third Duck In IPL 2023: RCB Beat RR By 7 Runs

Virat Kohli’s Third Duck In IPL 2023: RCB Beat RR By 7 Runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 runs in the currently finished match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The home team has displayed a solid batting performance. However, their former captain Virat Kohli had a forgettable start to the game as he was dismissed on the very first ball.

Kohli's Third Duck In IPL 2023
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It is worth noting that this is not the first time Kohli has suffered a golden duck on April 23rd. In fact, this marks his third such dismissal on the same day, suggesting that April 23rd has not been a lucky date for the star batsman. Kohli has scored 279 runs with 4 half centuries in 7thee tournament so far.

On the first ball of the match, Trent Boult dismissed Virat Kohli by hitting his pads directly, forcing him to make his way back to the pavilion. Kohli has been one of the standout batters in the tournament and is currently ranked high on the orange cap list. Nevertheless, April 23rd will not be a day to remember for the former Indian captain.

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Highlights Of RCB vs RR Match

Today at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in the IPL 2023 clash, Mohammed Siraj started strong for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by dismissing Jos Buttler for 0 in the 190-run chase against Rajasthan Royals (RR). However, Devdutt Padikkal and Yashasvi Jaiswal led RR’s recovery by putting on 98 runs for the second wicket until David Willey dismissed Padikkal for 52(34). Yashasvi scored 47(37), and Sanju Samson contributed 22(15) before being removed shortly afterward.

Rajasthan produced a remarkable fightback in the afternoon despite being torn apart by Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. RCB had set a challenging target of 189/9 in 20 overs thanks to the blistering half-centuries by Du Plessis and Maxwell. The home side had been reduced to 12/2 in 2.1 overs, including the prized wicket of Virat Kohli for 0(1), by Trent Boult.

However, undeterred by the early setbacks, Maxwell and Du Plessis wasted no time in adding 127(67) runs for the third wicket. Jaiswal ended du Plessis’ innings of 62(39) with a direct hit, while Ravichandran Ashwin removed Maxwell for 77(44).

RCB won the match against RR by a margin of 7 runs, with RCB scoring 189/9 while RR managed to score 182/6. Devdutt Padikkal scored 52 runs for RR, while Yashasvi Jaiswal added 47 runs to the scoreboard. Dhruv Jurel remained unbeaten on 34 runs. RCB’s Harshal Patel was the leading wicket-taker, scalping three wickets, while David Willey and Mohammed Siraj each took one wicket.