Maxwell plays an extraordinary shot behind square to raise fifty

51 runs were scored in the last five at just over ten an over, as Glenn Maxwell went ballistic to usher Royal Challengers Bangalore to 171-5 in 20 overs. He didn’t last particularly long after his fifty, falling to a tame reverse-sweep. A couple of wickets by Adam Zampa and Sandeep Sharma put the breaks on the RCB innings, but a handy cameo by Anuj Rawat ensured that the visitors set Rajasthan Royals a competitive target of 172. However, will this be enough at their den, with Jos Buttler back in form, and Yashasvi Jaiswal having hit a purple patch?

The half-century coming from the bat of Faf du Plessis, at a strike-rate of 120, that ended right at the end of the middle phase, was a typical sheet anchor innings. Maxwell attacked from the other end but RCB could only manage a middling 78 runs in 9 overs from 6-15, at an overall run-rate of 8 per over.

Broadcast Schedule

WT20 2024
G52 AFG v BAN, St Vincent (WLW)
25th June to 26th June
Start time: 1:30 am BST