RCB vs GT, IPL 2024 Match 52: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (152/6) Stay Alive In Playoffs Race With 4-Wicket Thrashing Of Gujarat Titans

RCB vs GT, IPL 2024 Match 52: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (152/6) Stay Alive In Playoffs Race With 4-Wicket Thrashing Of Gujarat Titans

RCB vs GT, IPL 2024 Match 52: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (152/6) beat Gujarat Titans (147) by 4 wickets to remain in contention for the playoffs.

Rohan SenUpdated: Saturday, May 04, 2024, 11:17 PM IST
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Final Result:

RCB vs GT, IPL 2024 Match 52: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (152/6) beat Gujarat Titans (147) by 4 wickets to remain in contention for the playoffs.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru triggered their own downfall midway, yet Faf du Plessis' explosive fifty steered them to a four-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans in the IPL match.

Du Plesiss (64, 23b, 10x4, 3x6) and Kohli (42, 27b, 2x4, 4x6) shared a 92-run opening stand, propelling RCB past a modest 148-run target.

Despite tense moments, RCB secured their seventh position with eight points from 11 matches, maintaining hope for playoffs.

The batsmen dominated, especially in the Power Play, with du Plessis and Kohli's aggressive batting.

Mid-Innings Score:

Gujarat Titans have been bowled out for 147 in 19.3 overs after Royal Challengers Bengaluru won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Yash Dayal, Vijaykumar Vyshak and Mohammad Siraj starred with the ball for the hosts with all three picking two wickets each while Cameron Green and Karn Sharma got one apiece.

There weren't many positives for GT in their batting innings as everyone struggled against the Bengaluru bowlers.

Shahrukh Khan (37), Rahul Tewatia (35) and David Miller (30) made useful contributions but the team score remains well below par at this high-scoring venue.

Toss Update:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bowl first at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.

RCB vs GT Preview:

Looking at the numbers, Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Gujarat Titans still have a shot at making it to the IPL playoffs. However, they must overcome their own challenges on Saturday to secure a crucial win and keep their playoff aspirations alive.

Currently, the Royal Challengers are at the bottom of the table with six points from 10 matches, while the Titans are in eighth place with eight points from the same number of matches.

Despite their low standings, the struggles of Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals, both with 10 points each, have given hope to these two teams of climbing up the points table and securing a playoff spot.

Nevertheless, both RCB and GT understand that they cannot rely on other teams' performances to progress. With the IPL group stage reaching its critical phase, it's essential for them to focus on their own performance and ensure they secure wins to stay competitive in the tournament.

Pitch Report

With square boundaries measuring 57m and 64m, and a length of 69m down the ground, the pitch is notably challenging, with minimal grass coverage. According to Hayden, batting conditions are expected to improve, with reliable bounce anticipated. Despite the small boundaries, the match is likely to witness high-scoring encounters.

Squads:

Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Shahrukh Khan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Warrier, Sharath BR, Vijay Shankar, Manav Suthar, Darshan Nalkande, Matthew Wade, Umesh Yadav, Kane Williamson, Jayant Yadav, Abhinav Manohar, Joshua Little, Kartik Tyagi, Spencer Johnson, Sushant Mishra

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik(w), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Himanshu Sharma, Akash Deep, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Reece Topley, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Mayank Dagar, Alzarri Joseph, Suyash Prabhudessai, Manoj Bhandage, Saurav Chauhan, Rajan Kumar

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