It was a proper run-fest at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on a Monday evening as RCB piled up over 200 runs in the first innings of the match with all of their top 3 of Virat Kohli, Faf , and Glenn Maxwell recording blazing half-centuries.
Faf du Plessis shared two big partnerships: from the non-striker’s end, he saw Kohli hammer 61 runs in their partnership of 96 (69), and he went along at a slow pace scoring 31 (25); but then, with Maxwell, the RCB captain also opened up his arms and the pair tonked the LSG bowlers in their partnership of 115 (50) with Faf scoring 48 (21) and Maxwell bludgeoning 59 (29).
En route to his brilliant knock of 79*(46), which included 5 fours and 5 sixes, RCB star player smoked the biggest six of the Indian Premier League 2023 so far, pulling Bishnoi for a 115-meter biggie.
Going out of ideas against the rampant RCB batters, Bishnoi dropped a bit short of length, to which the Skipper was quick in opening up his hips, clearing his front leg, and pulling the ball high in the air and long way in the distance. Forget about the six, the ball went over the Chinnaswamy roof. The crowd went into a frenzied state as Maxwell laughed awith an expression of amazement.
Watch: Biggest six of Indian Premier League 2023 comes from Faf du Plessis’ bat:
Longest six in IPL 2023.
115 meter by Captain FAF. pic.twitter.com/4mUUdPclE5
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RCB vs LSG Playing XI and Substitute list for Impact Player:
RCB substitutes: Karn Sharma, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep, Michael Bracewell, Sonu Yadav
LSG substitutes: Ayush Badoni, Swapnil Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham, Prerak Mankad, Daniel Sams