Highlights from the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans
|GT||198/4 (19.1) (won by 6 wickets)|
|Player of the match||Shubman Gill|
On 21st May 2023, the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru hosted the highly anticipated 70th IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans. GT won the toss and opted to bowl. While batting first, RCB scored a total of 197 runs in 20 overs by losing five wickets. GT managed to conquer the target in just 19.1 overs while losing only four wickets and emerged victorious with a six-wicket win over RCB. With this conclusion, RCB's hopes of winning the IPL Title have been dashed once again as they failed to make it to the playoffs. Meanwhile, MI has successfully entered the playoffs, putting them in a strong position for the championship.
RCB got off to a great start in the powerplay with openers Plessis and Kohli putting up an impressive partnership, scoring 62 runs without any wicket loss. Together, they added 67 runs to RCB's team score in just 43 balls. Plessis played well, scoring 28 runs off 19 balls before heading back to the pavilion. However, it was Kohli who stole the show with his explosive inning of 101 runs off just 61 balls. His superb performance included an impressive 13 boundaries and one sixer, contributing greatly to RCB's success.
GT team's Noor Ahmed showed his bowling skills by taking 2 wickets while Rashid Khan, Shammi, and Dayal contributed to the team's success by taking one wicket each.
GT Openers, Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill began their innings chasing a total of 198 runs. Unfortunately, Saha lost his wicket early on and returned to the pavilion after scoring 12 runs. Despite this setback, GT managed to score an impressive 51 runs during the powerplay. Gill and Vijay Shankar then took charge of the innings and formed an excellent partnership of 123 runs in just 71 balls. Eventually, Shankar was dismissed after scoring 53 runs off 35 balls, which included seven boundaries and two sixes. Shubman Gill proved himself to be a star performer in today's match with an explosive inning of 104 runs off just 52 balls. The innings included five boundaries and eight fiery sixes, leaving the opponent team stunned. Shubman Gill's unbeaten performance showcased his exceptional talent and cemented his position as a valuable asset to the team.
RCB's Mohammed Siraj took two wickets, while Vyshak and Patel also contributed by taking one wicket each.
Short account of the history of the RCB vs GT Teams
RCB, a subsidiary of United Spirits Limited and a part of the Diageo Group, has been a consistent participant in IPL since its emergence in 2008. Despite their efforts, RCB is yet to win the championship but has secured the position of runner-up in IPL seasons of 2009, 2011, and 2016. GT, the cricket team based in Gujarat, was established in 2021 and is presently owned by CVC Capital Partners. They made a remarkable start to their debut season and clinched the IPL Title.
The present status of teams and a detailed analysis of players
RCB, led by Faf du Plesis, has played thirteen matches this season with a success rate of seven victories. In their last match against SRH, RCB successfully chased down the target set by their opponents and only lost two wickets while taking five wickets of the rival team. Michael Bracewell was instrumental in securing two wickets for RCB. Additionally, Virat Kohli delivered an outstanding performance by hitting a century in just 63 balls during the last match. Faf du Plesis also played a commendable inning by scoring 71 runs.
Under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, GT has emerged as a dominant force this season. With nine victories out of thirteen matches played, GT currently tops the points table. In their most recent match against SRH, GT set a high target of 188 runs which their rivals failed to chase down, resulting in a huge 34-run victory. Notably, Shubman Gill played an outstanding innings by scoring an impressive century of 101 runs off just 58 balls, including 13 boundaries and one sixer. Furthermore, the bowlers performed exceptionally well by taking 9 wickets of their opponents. Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma exhibited their bowling prowess by claiming 4 wickets each, showcasing their exceptional skills on the field.Overall, GT is proving to be a formidable team in this season's competition.
The head-to-head record between RCB vs GT is worth noting
In the past, both teams have competed against each other twice, with each team winning one match each.
Here are the details about the upcoming RCB vs GT game, the venue and pitch report
The upcoming match between RCB and GT will take place at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, located in Bengaluru. The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is renowned as a batting paradise for the Indian Premier League. The pitch at this stadium delivers exceptional pace and bounce, giving a clear advantage to the batters. It allows for stroke-making with ease and high-scoring encounters due to the ball coming nicely onto the bat. The outfield is impeccably maintained and lightning-fast, amplifying the value of perfectly timed shots. Bowlers may find it challenging to extract consistent assistance from the pitch, particularly during the initial overs at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Predictions for the winner of RCB vs GT and expectations from the game
GT has been the consistent top performer in the IPL season, with RCB also proving to be a strong contender. Both teams boast impressive batting and bowling line-ups, making their upcoming match a highly anticipated and thrilling encounter. Neither team can afford to make any mistakes as only one will emerge victorious. Based on their overall performance this season, GT stands out as the fiercest team, with a top order that quickly racks up runs and proven fast wicket-taking bowlers. Considering these statistics, it's predicted that GT will likely be the favorite to win the upcoming match.
RCB Playing XI: Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lormor, Mohammed Siraj, Michael Bracewell, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Vijaykumar Vyshak
Impact Players: Suyash Prabhudesai, Himanshu Sharma, Finn Allen, Akashdeep, Sonu Yadav
GT's Playing XI: Hardik Pandya(c), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Dasun Shanaka, Yash Dayal
Impact Players: Shivam Mavi, KS Bharat, Sai Kishore, Abhinav Manohar, Vijay Shankar