IPL 2023: RCB’s defeat was decided even before the match started! Gujarat has no break in the run chase

Gujarat Titans in run-chases: On Sunday (May 21), the last league match of IPL 2023 was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans. For Faf du Plessis’s team, this match was no less than do or die. Actually, if RCB had won this match, it would have directly reached the playoffs, but Gujarat defeated Bangalore by 6 wickets in this match. With this, RCB’s dream of winning the title for the 16th consecutive year also ended. 

Actually, in this do or die match, Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis lost the toss. Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. With this, writing of RCB’s defeat had started. We are saying this because Gujarat Titans have no match in the run chase. 

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How the match went

RCB had scored 197 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs after playing first. Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 101 runs in 61 balls for Bangalore. During this, 13 fours and a six came out of his bat. At the same time, Faf scored 28 runs in 19 balls. Apart from this, Glenn Maxwell 11, Dinesh Karthik 00 and Mahipal Lomror were dismissed after scoring one run. After this, Shubman Gill played a brilliant match-winning inning of 104 runs in 52 balls for Gujarat to chase the target of 198 runs. During this, Gill hit 5 fours and 8 sixes. Apart from this, Vijay Shankar played an important inning of 53 runs in 35 balls. Shankar hit seven fours and two sixes. 

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