RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 of IPL 2023: Match Review

In the second qualifier of IPL 2023, Rajasthan defeated Bengaluru by 7 wickets to make it to the final. Where on May 29, they will face Gujarat under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. Sanju Samson's team has reached the end of IPL after 14 years. At the same time, RCB's dream of becoming the IPL champion has been broken once again.

Batting first in the match, RCB scored 157 runs in 20 overs and set a target of 158 runs for Rajasthan. Jos Buttler batted for RR, scoring 106 runs in 66 balls. Butler remained unbeaten till the end. This is the fourth century of this player in IPL 2023. He has equaled the record of Virat Kohli. Kohli had scored 4 centuries in the 2016 season.

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RR vs RCB Qualifier 2: Match Review

Rajasthan in the end After 2008

Rajasthan, led by Sanju Samson, has reached the final of IPL for the first time since 2008. In the first season of IPL, under the captaincy of Shane Warne, the team reached the final and also became the champion. On the other hand, RCB's dream of becoming the IPL champion has been shattered again.

The team reached the final 3 times in 2009, 2011, and 2016 but could not win the trophy even once. After leaving the captaincy of Virat Kohli this year, it was expected that perhaps the fortunes of RCB would change but it did not happen. The IPL-15 playoff was RCB's eighth playoff but the team crashed out after winning the Eliminator match after losing to Rajasthan in the second qualifier.

Key Moments of the Match

Again Good Performance By Rajat Patidar

Rajat Patidar's bat spoke again in the match against Rajasthan. I have scored 58 runs in 42 balls. His bat hit 4 fours and 3 sixes. His strike rate for him stood at 138.09. He took over the innings after Kohli was dismissed early.

Solid Start By Jos and Jaiswal

Chasing the target of 158 runs, the Rajasthan team got a great start in the match. Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal added 61 runs for the first wicket in just 31 balls. Yashasvi was dismissed for 21 off 13 balls by Jose Hazlewood. At the same time, Butler scored 40 runs in just 18 balls in this partnership.

Match Winning Runs By Jos the Boss

Butler scored an unbeaten 106 off 60 balls. Playing at a strike rate of 176, Butler hit 10 fours and 6 sixes in his innings. This one innings shattered the hopes of Bengaluru's first IPL trophy. After these innings, Butler has 824 runs in IPL 2023 with 4 centuries.

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