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RCB Thrashes Mumbai in IPL 2023 Opener: IPL 2023 Full Highlights

By Rohit - April 2, 2023 - Last updated on Apr 03, 2023 01:32 PM
RCB Thrashes Mumbai in IPL 2023 Opener: IPL 2023 Full Highlights

IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, RCB's Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis showcased their batting prowess by bringing up their respective half-centuries in a solid chase of 172. The duo's partnership helped RCB cruise towards the target with ease, leaving MI struggling to find a breakthrough. RCB's top-order looked comfortable throughout the innings, with Kohli and du Plessis dominating MI's bowling attack with some sublime strokeplay. Their partnership eventually ended at 105 runs, with du Plessis departing for 56 off 42 balls, but the foundation had been set for RCB to go on and secure victory.

Earlier, MI had set a respectable total of 171/7 in their 20 overs thanks to a fiery knock from Tilak Varma. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Varma anchored the innings and remained unbeaten on 84 off just 46 balls. Nehal Wadhera also contributed with a quickfire 21 off 13 balls to ensure that MI had a decent total to defend. However, RCB's Kohli and du Plessis had other ideas, putting on a clinic with the bat to help their side secure a comfortable victory in the end. It was a disappointing start to the IPL 2023 campaign for MI, who will need to regroup quickly if they hope to bounce back in their next match.

RCB Thrashes Mumbai in IPL 2023: Full Highlights

Virat Kohli smashes a huge six and finishes off in style as RCB register a thumping eight-wicket victory over MI in their IPL 2023 match on Sunday. RCB chase down the target of 172 in just 16.2 overs after Faf du Plessis smashes 73 and Kohli smashes 82* off 49 balls.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore secured an eight-wicket victory against five-time champions Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru, courtesy of attacking half-centuries from Virat Kohli and skipper Faf du Plessis. Kohli remained unbeaten on 82 off 49 balls, while du Plessis made 73 off 43 balls, setting the stage for the chase that RCB completed in just 16.2 overs. Mumbai Indians had earlier put up a competitive 171 for seven, with Tilak Varma the only batsman to make a significant impact, scoring an unbeaten 84 off 46 balls with nine boundaries and four sixes.

RCB's spinner Karn Sharma picked up two wickets, conceding 32 runs from his four overs. The comprehensive win put RCB at the top of the IPL 2023 points table. Meanwhile, MI will have to rethink their strategy and look to improve their batting in their upcoming matches. Arshad Khan picked up one wicket for MI, while Varma's stroke-filled unbeaten half-century went in vain as RCB clinched a convincing win.

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