The Virat Kohli-led RCB team gave a big push to KKR in today’s match. RCB beat KKR on the strength of AB de Villiers’ thunderous half-century and penetrating bowling. RCB’s biggest win over KKR by 82 runs this time.
KKR did not have a good start as they chased RCB’s 195-run target. This was the first time Tom Bunton had come to open KKR. This was his first match. But Tom was able to score only 9 runs this time. KKR’s experienced batsmen were dismissed early this time and KKR continued to suffer. Skipper Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan did not play well this time. Andre Russell’s shot was also fleeting. Russell was able to score 16 runs in this match. In-form opener Shubhaman Gill scored 34 off 25 balls, but he too could not make a big impact.
AB de Villiers’ batting storm was felt once again today. AB completed his half-century in just 23 balls, forcing the KKR bowlers to kneel before him. AB hit an unbeaten 73 off just 33 balls with five fours and six sixes. The Virat Kohli-led RCB team was seen washing the KKR bowlers well this time. Therefore, the RCB team was able to challenge KKR for 195 runs this time. Kohli scored an unbeaten 33 off 28 balls.
Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Kohli’s decision was seen as right. Because for the first time in today’s match, the RCB team got a good opener. Aaron Finch, who has not been in form so far, batted vigorously in today’s match. He was also well supported by Devdutt Padikkal. Therefore, RCB got a good opening of 67 runs this time. Padikkal was dismissed for a big hit this time. Padikkal hit 32 off 23 balls with four fours and a six. Finch also scored well in the match. But Finch’s century was cut short by just three runs this time. Finch hit 47 off 37 balls with four fours and a six.