RR vs RCB IPL first innings live – Virat Kohli’s Blistering 100* Powers RCB to 169/3 Against RR in IPL 2024 Jaipur Clash

Virat Kohli RCB

RCB opted to bat first after winning the toss at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Openers Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis provided a good start, taking the attack to the RR bowlers right from the outset. Trent Boult and Nandre Burger leaked runs in the powerplay as the duo brought up a 50-run partnership inside 6 overs. Kohli looked in sublime touch, timing the ball sweetly, while du Plessis played the perfect second fiddle, capitalizing on the loose deliveries. By the end of the powerplay, RCB had raced to 53/0, laying a solid platform for their big-hitters to capitalize on in the middle overs.

RR vs RCB First Innings batting Performances

  • Virat Kohli scored 100* (67) – his highest IPL score in Jaipur and equals his highest IPL score overall
  • Faf du Plessis scored 44 (33) in a 125-run opening partnership with Kohli
  • The Kohli-du Plessis opening stand of 125 is the highest for RCB vs RR in Jaipur
Faf Du plesis RCB captain
Faf Du plesis RCB captain

RR vs RCB First Innings bowling performances

  • Nandre Burger was the most successful bowler, taking 1/33 in his 4 overs. He got the wicket of Glenn Maxwell.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal took 1/34 in his 4 overs, dismissing Faf du Plessis caught by Buttler.
  • Trent Boult and Avesh Khan went wicketless but were a bit expensive, conceding 30 and 32 runs respectively in their quotas.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin and Riyan Parag bowled economical spells of 0/18 and 0/10 in their 3 and 1 overs respectively, helping stem the run flow in the middle overs.
  • Boult and Burger went for some runs in the powerplay, conceding 23 and 26 runs respectively in their first spells.
  • Chahal broke the 125-run opening stand by dismissing du Plessis.
RR bowlers
RR bowlers

RR vs RCB Powerplay and death over Performances

  • RCB scored 53/0 in the powerplay, their best this season without losing a wicket
  • Virat Kohli scored 32 (25) in the powerplay
  • In the 19th over, Avesh Khan conceded 19 runs, including a four off the final ball by Kohli. This indicates he may have had a tough death over.
  • Nandre Burger bowled the 18th over, giving away just 4 runs and taking the wicket of Glenn Maxwell. This suggests a good death over performance from him.
  • The script mentions Burger “stemmed the momentum” with his 19th over, implying he may have bowled a tight over in the death.
  • There is no specific mention of any other bowlers’ performances in the death overs (overs 16-20).
Faf duplesis and Sanju Samson
Faf duplesis and Sanju Samson

RR vs RCB First Innings Interesting facts

  • This was the first time RCB didn’t lose a wicket in the powerplay this season
  • The 125-run opening stand was RCB’s highest for the 1st wicket against RR
  • It was Kohli’s 47th century partnership for RCB in the IPL
  • Kohli was involved in his 5th 100+ opening stand with Faf du Plessis in the IPL
  • Kohli scored his 3rd fifty of the season off 39 balls

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