Maxwell's best season post 2014 and Rajasthan's poor run at Dubai continues

back icon
safari
29 Sep 2021 | 08:33 PM
authorShweta Haranhalli

Maxwell's best season post 2014 and Rajasthan's poor run at Dubai continues

Here are some of the notable stats from the Match 43 of the IPL 2021 between the Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai

A clinical performance led by an unbeaten half-century from Glenn Maxwell propelled the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a comprehensive seven-wicket win against the Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium. 

After being asked to bat first on a fresh surface, Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal started the innings for the Royals in a destructive fashion. The duo made optimum use of the field restrictions and stitched a 77-run partnership for the first wicket before Jaiswal was dismissed for a quick-fire 31. 

Despite the stutter, Lewis, along with Sanju Samson, kept the scoreboard ticking. Continuing his sublime form in the tournament, the southpaw notched up a destructive half-century (58) to lay a solid foundation for a massive total in the first innings. 

However, the Royals lost five wickets for 27 runs in the middle overs courtesy of some fine bowling from Yuzvendra Chahal and Shahbaz Ahmed. The duo wreaked havoc in the middle overs to derail the batting unit of the Royals and restrict them for a below-par score of 149/9 in their quota of 20 overs. 

In reply, RCB produced a commanding batting performance led by Glenn Maxwell to chase down the target in 17.1 overs. With a valuable contribution of 44 runs from KS Bharat en route to their match-winning partnership of 69, RCB romped home with seven wickets to spare. Here are a few of the noteworthy stats from the game.

Openers get off to a flyer

The opening combination of Lewis and Jaiswal started the proceedings in this high voltage clash in an emphatic fashion by smashing 56 runs in the first six overs. 

While Lewis was the dominant partner, the 19-year old played second fiddle as the duo forged a vital 77-run partnership for the first wicket, making it the second-highest opening partnership for the Royals against RCB. 

Graeme Smith and Swapnil Asnodkar top the list with their partnership of 109 runs in the inaugural edition at Jaipur. 

Skipper leading from the front 

The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League witnessed the immense talent and ability of Samson as he single-handedly shouldered the responsibility of the side in the batting department. 

With 452 runs in 11 innings, 26-year is second in the list of leading run-scorers in the IPL behind Shikhar Dhawan. En route to his knock of 19, Samson surpassed his previous best of 441 runs in a single edition of the league in 2018. 

Maxwell's best season post 2014

A well-defined role in the batting unit of RCB has worked wonders for Glenn Maxwell this season. In the ten innings played thus far, the Australian batter amassed 350 runs, the second-most prolific season for him all through the IPL. 

A vital cog in the middle order of the RCB, Maxwell has an average of 38.33 and a strike rate of 141.40 and will play a critical role for the side in the business end of the tournament. 

Maxwell was one of the standout performers in the 2014 edition of the league. Plying his trade for Punjab, the right-hander scored 552 runs in 16 innings, the most runs for him in a season. His prowess with the bat ensured Punjab of a place in the summit clash of the competition against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rajasthan's horrific run at Dubai continues 

In this much-awaited clash, a middle-order collapse in the first innings resulted in a seven-wicket loss to the Bangalore outfit. The Royals have endured a horrific run at the Dubai International Stadium having lost eight out of their ten games at the venue. 

A two-run win against Punjab Kings in a nail-biting encounter earlier this season and a five-wicket win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in October 2020 are the only two occasions of the Royals getting over the line at Dubai. 

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreIndian Premier League, 2021Sanju SamsonGlenn MaxwellEvin LewisYashasvi Jaiswal

Related Articles

safari
OPINION
Maxwell records his sixth 50+ score in the season to power RCB to their 100th IPL win
Here are some noteworthy stats from Match 56 of the IPL 2021 between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals in Dubai
userShweta Haranhalli
08 Oct 2021
safari
OPINION
Bowlers, middle-order leave "consistent" Samson high and dry
The skipper had his best IPL season with the bat but even then Rajasthan could only win five of their 14 games
userHardik Worah
08 Oct 2021
safari
OPINION
Rahul becomes leading run-scorer for PBKS after Faf records his slowest half-century
Here are some noteworthy stats from Match 53 of the IPL 2021 between the Chennai Super Kings and the Punjab Kings in Dubai
userShweta Haranhalli
07 Oct 2021
safari
FANTASY
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Match 56: Fantasy Preview
Here are a few tips that might help you create your fantasy team for Match 56 of IPL 2021 between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals in Dubai.
usercricket.com staff
07 Oct 2021
safari
FANTASY
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 54: Fantasy Preview
Here are a few tips that might help you create your fantasy team for Match 54 of IPL 2021 between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah
usercricket.com staff
06 Oct 2021
safari
OPINION
Maxwell’s red-hot form and highest score in Sharjah powers RCB to the playoffs
Here are some noteworthy stats from Match 48 of the IPL 2021 between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Punjab Kings in Sharjah.
userShweta Haranhalli
03 Oct 2021
safari
OPINION
Kolkata handed their 100th loss after Rahul’s 100th six for Punjab
Here are some noteworthy stats from Match 45 of the IPL 2021 between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings in Dubai
userShweta Haranhalli
01 Oct 2021
safari
REPORT
All-round RCB thrash RR to increase playoffs hopes
Evin Lewis top-scored for the Royals with 58 off 37 balls but he was guilty of throwing away his wicket at a crucial juncture
usercricket.com staff
29 Sep 2021
safari
NEWS
Sanju Samson hints at changes after loss against Delhi
In the wake of the defeat against DC, RR’s skipper Sanju Samson hinted at multiple changes for the franchise
usercricket.com staff
25 Sep 2021
safari
REPORT
Calm and composed Tyagi helps RR snatch two-run win against Punjab
When a win was certain for Punjab Kings, Kartik Tyagi defended four runs in the last over to seal the match for Rajasthan Royals
usercricket.com staff
21 Sep 2021
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved