RR vs RCB: Watch- Anuj Rawat Effects MS Dhoni-esque Direct-hit To Dismiss Ravichandran Ashwin

Published - 14 May 2023, 09:34 PM

RR vs RCB: Watch- Anuj Rawat Effects MS Dhoni-esque Direct-hit To Dismiss Ravichandran Ashwin
RR vs RCB: Watch- Anuj Rawat Effects MS Dhoni-esque Direct-hit To Dismiss Ravichandran Ashwin [PC: Twitter]

After electing to bat first, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) posted a challenging total of 171-5.  At the back end of the innings, it was Anuj Rawat who played a breezy cameo of 29 runs in 11 balls and struck 3 fours and 2 sixes. Anuj Rawat looked in complete control on a sluggish track.

The likes of Faf du Plessis & Glenn Maxwell struck blistering half-centuries on an uneven track and showed immense mental application after Virat Kohli was dismissed cheaply. The veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had a rare-off day. Ravichandran Ashwin along with Yuzvendra Chahal were taken to the cleaners despite the track assisting the spinners.

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RR had a dreadful start to the powerplay overs as they lost 5 wickets and scored only 28 runs. It looked as if RR’s batters were in a hurry to smash boundaries, we witnessed earlier during RCB’s innings that how Faf & Virat took their time and scored 42 runs in the powerplay overs.

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Wayne Parnell made sure that he cramps the batters for room and took 3 wickets. It won’t be wrong to say that the lethal speedster Mohammed Siraj set the tone for RCB who got the priced wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal in the very first over of the match.

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Shimron Hetmyer was looking in good touch as compared to the other batters. RCB’s spinners weren’t afraid to toss the ball up as Michael Bracewell was seen using a lot of variations and in the 7th over got rid of the dangerous Dhruv Jurel.

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At the end of 7 overs, RR’s score was 31-6. Karn Sharma was bowling the 8th over, and Hetmyer smashed 3 back-to-back sixes on the third, fourth & fifth delivery of the over. On the last delivery, Hetmyer played a cut short towards the point region, Ashwin went for a second run but Hetmyer refused and Ashwin was a bit too late to make it back to the striker’s end as Anuj Rawat inflicted a run-out similar to legendary MS Dhoni. RR’s score at 8 overs was 50-7

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