Root out for 10 in first IPL knock as Royals thrashed-News


Indian Premier League, Jaipur:
Royal Challengers Bangalore 171-5 (20 overs): Du Plessis 55 (44), Maxwell 54 (33)
Rajasthan Royals 59 (10.3 overs): Hetmyer 35 (19); Results 3-10
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 112 runs
Scorecard. Table.

Joe Root was out for 10 in his first Indian Premier League innings as Rajasthan Royals lost by 112 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Root bowled an lbw decision for one before being caught in front by left-arm spinner Wayne Parnell after 15 balls.

It came amid a poor batting campaign for the Royals, including the loss of England’s Jos Buttler for a duck, as they were dismissed for 59 in 10.3 overs.

Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell hit fifties in RCB’s 171-5.

South Africa’s Du Plessis made 55 from 44 balls and Australia’s Maxwell 33-ball 54 as the visitors were carried to 29 from 11 balls by left-hander Anuj Rawat at the death.

Rajasthan lost top-scorer Yashasvi Jaiswal and Buttler, both scoreless, including skipper Sanju Samson for four in the first eight balls, to slump to 7-3.

Root, who had played in the previous two games for Royals but did not bat, hit a four before missing a full ball on leg stump.

This result seriously damages the Royals’ chances of reaching the play-offs with one match remaining and adding RCB, who have played less games.

RCB join their opponents on 12 points but stay above them on fifth through their superior pace.

Lucknow Super Giants are a point better than fourth as the top four progress.



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