IPL 2024
Ravichandran Ashwin Spin Web As Green & Maxwell Depart In Consecutive Balls
By CricShots - May 22, 2024 9:04 pm
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The Eliminator witnessed another heartbreak for Royal Challengers Bangalore as Ravichandran Ashwin spun his magic and Rovman Powell produced a stunning catch. Cameron Green, who was looking dangerous on 27 (21), fell victim to Ashwin’s guile. Ashwin lured Green into a well-disguised delivery in the 12th over.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin bowled a phenomenal spell

The fuller ball pitched outside off-stump, prompting Cameron Green to back away and attempt an off-side loft. However, he failed to connect cleanly, sending the ball skyward in the extra cover region. Powell, showcasing exceptional athleticism, backpedalled towards the boundary, leapt, and fell backwards while completing a sensational catch.

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This dismissal dealt a major blow to RCB’s batting momentum. Adding to their woes, Glenn Maxwell continued his struggles, registering another golden duck. Facing Ashwin for the first time in the innings, Maxwell was dismissed on the very first ball. This dismissal tied him with teammate Dinesh Karthik for the joint-most ducks (18) in IPL history.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal 

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The Eliminator victor (RCB or RR) advances to Chennai, facing Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 on Friday. Disgruntled fans took to social media (platform X) to express their disappointment with Maxwell’s performance, highlighting his string of low scores this season. RCB now faces an uphill battle as they chase a crucial victory in the high-pressure Eliminator.