Ipl 2023: RCB vs MI Highlights: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis help Royal Challengers Bangalore brush aside Mumbai Indians for first win | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chase grasp Virat Kohli smashed a scintillating unbeaten 82 whereas skipper Faf du Plessis dazzled with a 43-ball 73 as Royal Challengers Bangalore blew away five-time champions Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets of their season opener in Bangalore.
The opening duo of Kohli and du Plessis was on demolition job as they made a mockery of the 172-run goal. Each added an enormous 148-run stand for the primary wicket as Bangalore cruised to the victory goal with 22 balls to spare.

The Mumbai bowlers have been taken to the cleaners and smashed to all corners of the park as Kohli and du Plessis welcomed again the ever trustworthy RCB followers to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in grand type.

With the defeat, Mumbai stretched their losses of their season openers to 11 matches.
Despatched into bat, Tilak Varma smashed a scintillating 84 off 46 balls to single-handedly energy MI to 171 for seven however Kohli and du Plessis have been ruthless of their strategy in direction of the whole.
Kohli du Plessis produced an exhibition of chic stroke-making, plundering 10 boundaries and as many maximums throughout their close to flawless 89-ball stand.

After du Plessis perished within the fifteenth over, Kohli accomplished the job, hitting a 4 and 6 off Arshad Khan to knock off the profitable runs.

MI introduced in Jason Behrendorff instead of Suryakumar Yadav as their influence participant but it surely did not work as he and his new-ball companion Arshad was taken to the cleaners by Kohli and du Plessis, racking up 30 in three overs.
If Behrendorff was smacked for successive sixes by du Plessis, Kohli blasted a 4 and 6 off Jofra Archer after being dropped by the bowler within the first ball.
Veteran spinner Piyush Chawla was then launched however du Plessis despatched him throughout the additional cowl, whereas Kohli pulled one throughout the midwicket off Archer as RCB scored 53 in six overs.
Cameron Inexperienced was then taken aside with du Plessis hitting two fours and a most. The skipper repeated the remedy to Hrithik Shokeen with two maximums to achieve his fifty.
Kohli then whacked Chawla over long-on to convey up the staff hundred earlier than reaching his particular person fifty within the twelfth over.
Jason Behrendorff bled 16 runs within the subsequent with du Plessis cracking a six and a 4. Kohli then pulled Archer over deep sq. leg as runs stored coming thick and quick.
MI picked up du Plessis and Dinesh Kartik (0) within the fag finish but it surely was too late as Glenn Maxwell (12 not out off 3 balls) and Kohli completed off issues in type.
Earlier, MI had a poor begin however Varma, coming off a profitable final season, held the innings along with a sensational knock.
RCB bowlers had decreased MI to twenty for 3 in 5.2 overs however Varma added 50 and 48 with Nehal Wadhera (21) and Arshad Khan (15 not out) for the fifth and eighth wickets respectively.
The 20-year-old embellished his knock with 9 boundaries and 4 sixes.
Ishan Kishan smashed two fours earlier than being eliminated by Mohammed Siraj with an outswinger, whereas Cameron Inexperienced was dismissed by Recce Topley, who took his first IPL wicket.
Rohit obtained a life when Siraj and Dinesh Kartik collided whereas going for the catch within the fifth over. Nevertheless, the India skipper could not capitalise as Akash Deep induced an edge to cut back MI to twenty for 3 in 5.2 overs.
Varma then got here to bat and slammed a giant hit over long-on to take MI to 29 for 3 within the powerplay.
Within the eighth over, Topley left the sphere after struggling a shoulder damage whereas diving to cease a boundary off Varma’s bat.
Suryakumar Yadav, who has been in poor type, too perished after a begin, hitting straight to Shahbaz Ahmed.
Nevertheless, Varma continued to bat with confidence, reverse-sweeping Michael Bracewell for a 4 earlier than hitting a six and 4 off Maxwell as 16 runs got here off the twelfth over.
Wadhera produced back-to-back maximums off Karn Sharma however the bowler had him caught by Kohli as MI slumped to 99 for 5.
There was lot of expectations from Tim David however Karn Sharma cleaned him up when he tried to go for a giant hit.
Du Plessis then produced an excellent catch to get rid off Hrithik Shokeen as Harshal Patel obtained his first wicket of the season, leaving MI at 123 for 7 in 17.1 overs.
Varma, nonetheless, confirmed his temperament as he slammed Akash Deep over deep sq. leg for one more most to achieve his half century.
Siraj, who had figures of 3-0-5-1 after three overs, bowled the nineteenth over however he despatched down 5 wides to cease Varma, who blasted two fours as MI reached 149 for seven following the 16-run over.
Varma then clobbered Harshal for 2 sixes and a 4 within the final over as 48 runs got here in final 17 balls.
(With inputs from PTI)

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