Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

RCB defeated RR by seven runs in match number 32 of IPL 2023 and registered their fourth win this season. RCB posted 189/9 in the first innings with the help of 127-run partnership for the third wicket between Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. New Zealand pacer Trent Boult was very impressive in the powerplay overs as he dismissed Virat Kohli for a golden duck and reduced RCB to 12/2 in 2.1 overs.

RR's key batter Jos Buttler got out to Mohammed Siraj for a duck, but a 98-run partnership for the second wicket between Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal kept them in contention. 

In the death overs, RR needed 61 runs to chase from four overs, but they fell short of the target despite a quick-fire knock from Dhruv Jurel, and their decision to send Ravichandran Ashwin, Abdul Basith ahead of Jason Holder had back-fired completely.

Numbers and stats from RCB vs RR game:

3 -
Virat Kohli became the third player to take more than 100 catches in the IPL as a fielder.

Most catches as a fielder in the IPL:
Suresh Raina - 109
Kieron Pollard - 103
Virat Kohli - 101

3 -
Jos Buttler recorded his third duck in the IPL.

Jos Buttler ducks in IPL:
0(2) vs RPS in Mumbai-WS, 2016
0(5) VS GT in Ahmedabad, 2023
0(2) vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2023

3 -
Faf du Plessis became the third South Africa batsman to complete 9000 runs in T20 cricket.

Most runs by South Africa cricketers in T20s:
David Miller - 9470
AB de Villiers - 9424
Faf du Plessis - 9011

5 -
Glenn Maxwell became the fifth batsman to complete 1000 runs for RCB in the IPL.

Fastest to complete 1000 runs for RCB in the IPL by innings batted:
Chris Gayle - 20
Glenn Maxwell - 34
Jacques Kallis - 36

6 - Trent Boult became the sixth overseas bowler to pick more than 100 wickets in the IPL.

Most wickets in the IPL:
Dwayne Bravo - 183
Lasith Malinga - 170
Sunil Narine - 158
Rashid Khan - 124
Kagiso Rabada - 102
Trent Boult - 101

10 -
Virat Kohli registered his 10th duck in IPL. This was the seventh golden duck for Virat Kohli in the IPL.

Virat Kohli IPL scores on 23 April:
16(16) vs RR in Jaipur, 2012
11(9) vs PWI in Bengaluru, 2013
0(1) vs KKR in Kolkata, 2017
0(1) vs SRH in Mumbai-BS, 2022
0(1) vs RR in Bengaluru, 2023

Most golden ducks in the IPL:

Rashid Khan - 10
Harbhajan Singh - 7
Sunil Narine - 7
Virat Kohli - 7

127 -
Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell had a 127-run partnership for the third wicket in this game.

Highest third or lower wicket partnership for RCB in the IPL:
Shimron Hetmyer-Gurkeerat Singh: 144 vs SRH in Bengaluru, 2019
AB de Villiers-Yuvraj Singh: 132 vs RR in Bengaluru, 2014
Chris Gayle-AB de Villiers: 131 vs PBKS in Mohali, 2012
Faf du Plessis-Glenn Maxwell: 127 vs RR in Bengaluru, 2023
Faf du Plessis-Glenn Maxwell: 126 vs CSK in Bengaluru, 2023

Most hundred-run partnership by a batting pair for RCB in IPL:
Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers: 10
Chris Gayle-Virat Kohli: 9
Faf du Plessis-Virat Kohli: 4
Faf du Plessis-Glenn Maxwell: 3

630 -
Dinesh Karthik has scored 630 runs against RR in IPL overall. 

Most runs vs RR in the IPL:
Shikhar Dhawan - 662
AB de Villiers - 652
Suresh Raina / Dinesh Karthik - 630