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IPL 2023: Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell hit half-centuries as RCB 199/6 |  Cricket News
Mumbai: Fourth century partnership of the season Faf du Plessis And Glenn Maxwell took Royal Challengers Bangalore 199 for six against Mumbai Indians IPL on Tuesday
After Jason Behrendorff (4-0-36-3) rattled RCB early with two strikes in the powerplay, du Plessis (65 off 41 balls) and Maxwell (68 off 33 balls) once again exposed MI’s bowling woes. Best Batting Conditions at Wankhede Stadium
Du Plessis and Maxwell added 120 runs off 62 balls for the fourth wicket. Virat Kohli (1) Anuj Rawat (6) also fell early.

Maxwell was in his element as he played some brilliant strokes, hitting four sixes and eight fours to record his fourth half-century of the season.
On the other hand, Du Plessis’s strokeplay, who was dropped by Nehal Vadhera in the first over as he was about to open his account, attacked fast bowlers and spinners alike to reach his sixth half-century.
With 576 runs at an average of 64 from 11 matches, Du Plessis topped the list of highest run-scorers this year.

But MI struggled to get Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror (1) and du Plessis out in the second half, unable to get past 200 runs and stem RCB’s charge. .
The bowlers of Mumbai Indians put up a good performance conceding only 68 runs in the last seven overs.
RCB slipped from 131/2 in 13 overs to 146/5 in the 15th over. Dinesh Karthik (30 off 18 balls) did well to get his usual runs off the bat.

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