Anuj Rawat scored 48 off 25 balls in the first match against CSK

Anuj Rawat
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s wicketkeeper batter Anuj Rawat scored an outstanding 48 runs in his first match against CSK on March 22, 2024. RCB were scheduled to face the defending champions Chennai Super Kings to play the first match of the IPL 2024 in Chennai.

Anuj Rawat – DK Made 95 Runs Partnership Against CSK

Winning the toss, RCB captain Faf du Plessis opted to bat first where Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis opened the innings as expected. Opening the game, Faf du Plessis made an aggressive start while Virat maintained a steady phase.

But soon, Faf’s reign comes to an end when CSK’s new recruiter Mustafizur Rahman bowls his first over of the season. The Bangladesh-born dismissed Faf du Plessis for 35 runs and drew the first blood for RCB.

Soon in the same over, Rahman dismissed Rajat Patidar for a duck and swapped the RCB’s aggressive start. In the very next over, Chahar dismissed Glenn Maxwell for a golden duck and added pressure over the RCB batters.

Soon after Cameroon Green’s(18 runs) dismissal, Anuj Rawaj and Dinesh Karthik made an outstanding partnership and scored 95 runs off just 57 deliveries. With the duo’s impressive partnership, RCB scored 173 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs.

On the other hand, Mustafizur who played his first match for CSK bagged 4 wickets and spelled 29 runs in 4 overs. Tushar Deshpande becomes the most expensive bowler for CSK where he gave whopping 47 runs in 4 overs which includes 6 wides.

Ravindra Jadeja, Maheesh Theekshana, also went wicketless while Deepak Chahar bagged one wicket by dismissing RCB’s key player Glenn Maxwell. Overall, CSK bowled 13 extras in their first match of the season against RCB today.

CSK need to score 174 runs in the allotted 20 overs where Rachin Ravindra is expected to open the inning along with CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad.