Joe Root was out for 10 off 15 balls in his maiden Indian Premier League innings as Rajasthan Royals were skittled for a woeful 59 in a humbling 112-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Root, who was selected for the Royals’ two previous matches but did not bat, overturned an lbw decision on one before Wayne Parnell’s slower ball thudded into the Yorkshireman’s pads in Jaipur.
He reviewed in vain to become Parnell’s third victim, with the left-armer also snaring Root’s England team-mate Jos Buttler, out for a two-ball duck after slapping a short and wide delivery to cover.
Root’s dismissal left the Royals on 28 for five in response to their opponents’ 171 for five.
While Shimron Hetmyer bludgeoned four sixes in his 35 off 19 balls, the West Indies left-hander could not stop the Royals succumbing to the third lowest total in the IPL’s history – all out in 10.3 overs.
The heavy loss has dented the Royals’ hopes of a top-four play-off finish after falling to sixth with just one game remaining. RCB, meanwhile, have climbed to fifth and have two matches left in the regular season.