RCB vs GT 45th Match IPL 2024 Highlights 4-28-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Gujarat Titans. Indian Premier League 2024 forty fifth match, played at Ahmedabad.

In their match against the Gujarat Titans, Royal Challengers Bengaluru showed off their ability to overcome weaknesses in the face of spin by defeating the latter with nine wickets remaining and four overs remaining in Ahmedabad. With four overs remaining, RCB was able to secure victory thanks to a brilliant display by Will Jacks, who hit his first IPL century on the last ball. Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 70 off 44 balls, 34 of which came against spin, spearheaded the attack. As GT sought cover on a pitch that was becoming more and more favorable to stroke-play, RCB amassed 124 from the 11 overs of spin bowled by Rashid Khan (0 for 51), Noor Ahmad (0 for 43), and R Sai Kishore (1 for 30).

In the course of helping RCB amass 58 off two overs when they required 53 off 36 balls, Jacks’ late assault—he struck four fours and nine sixes in his final 17 balls—also brought up a 41-ball century. In an innings that saw rapid pace changes, Kohli gestured that the only things he missed having the best seat in the house to see the Will-storm were a bucket of popcorn and a nice drink. All of this came after Shahrukh Khan scored 58 off of 30 balls and B Sai Sudharsan scored an undefeated 84 to help the Gujarat Titans reach 200 for 3. It appeared as though GT had plenty on the board at the beginning of the game with the track helping spin. Up until it wasn’t.

RCB had the second-worst economy rate on the powerplay before to the commencement of Sunday’s games; their 10.53 was just slightly better than Kolkata Knight Riders’ 10.68. However, the RCB bowlers were spot on against GT, and it all began in the opening over. In only his second IPL 2024 match, Wriddhiman Saha was tricked by Swapnil Singh, who caught him at short third as he tried to go inside out. After that, Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill just merged. Their attempts to break away from the chains were unsuccessful as they finished at 42 for 1 after managing just one four in the final three powerplay overs. Then, Glenn Maxwell, back in the starting lineup for the RCB, took advantage of Gill’s lackluster start by having him superbly caught at long-on in a diving attempt by Cameron Green.

When GT chose to put in Shahrukh at No. 4 with the score at 45 for 2 in the seventh over, it was a wise decision. He immediately got going, swiping Maxwell for six over long-on and then taking a not-so-short one between deep midwicket and long-on for four. Shahrukh was instructed to play the disruptor, and he did a fantastic job in that role. Karn Sharma went out of the attack after he was struck for two sixes in two overs by him, demonstrating his severity. After that, he smashed Green for 4, 4, 6, and reached his first IPL fifty in 24 balls. Sai Sudharsan was able to shift gears because of Shahrukh’s devastation. At the end of the powerplay, he was on 18 off 16, and at the 10-over, he was on 32 off 23.

After attacking Karn’s legspin, he nearly perfected Mohammed Siraj’s yorker to reach his half-century off just 34 balls. The Titans scored their highest total for the phase this season—106—in the middle overs (7 to 16). During Shahrukh’s middle innings, GT managed to score 86 runs off of just 45 balls. Sai Sudharsan did not back down even after Shahrukh was dismissed, which was caused by a full delivery that swung in reverse, delivered by Siraj. He was especially harsh against spin, scoring 34 in his next 15 balls (a strike rate of 205 (41 off 20) compared to 153.57 (43 off 28) against the quicks). The 51 GT managed at the end did appear a little lackluster, though.

In the third over of the chase, Faf du Plessis went after Azmatullah Omarzai, hitting him for 6, 6, 4, and a scoop over the wicketkeeper to round up the sequence. However, the opening stand was broken when R Sai Kishore, who was brought on in the fourth over, was able to get him to hole out to deep midwicket. This did not stop Kohli, who struck two sixes in two balls off Sai Kishore’s next ball after lofting Rashid Khan over his head. Although it appeared as though Sai Kishore had tricked him during the flight, Kohli’s loft over wide long-off almost avoided David Miller’s jump before he forcefully flipped the subsequent one over wide long-on. He made six attempts at the shot and took 22 off it with clever use of the sweep. Jacks was still getting used to the surface, and the spinners from GT were doing their best to frustrate Kohli, who smashed one beyond backward point to reach a 32-ball fifty with relative ease.

Before the tenth over, the only four points that Jacks had to his name was a dazzling outside edge for not having picked Noor Ahmad’s wrong’un. His exposure to Mohit Sharma only served to expand his repertoire. Before hitting a slower one over extra cover, he thwacked one over deep midwicket. He then went from a run-a-ball 16 to 44 off 29 in four overs, dominating Sai Kishore and Noor over long-on and deep square leg, respectively, in the following overs. In Mohit’s second over, which saw three sixes—including one off a no-ball—and two fours as RCB got dangerously close, he only increased the devastation level. After that, Jacks went 6, 6, 4, 6, 6 to finish with a century, a net-run-rate increase, and RCB’s third victory in 10 games.

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