Returning with stronger betting, bowling and fielding, Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 82 runs against Dinesh Karthik-hemmed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 28th match in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sharjah Cricket Ground in Sharjah (UAE) on Monday, October 12. ALSO READ | IPL 2020, RCB vs KKR 1st Inning Updates: AB De Villers Contribute Over 70, Help Team Bangalore Post 194/2 Against Purple Unit
Early in the game, Men in Red impressed the cricket buffs with their fantastic batting, followed by mind-blowing outing against KKR in the second inning when put to bowl.
Speaking of the batsmen from Kohli’s team, AB de Villers contributed the most to the team. With a solid run score of 73 of 33 balls comprising 5 ‘Fours’ and 6 ‘Sixes’, South African batsman helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore post a 194/2 against KKR. The opening of the match itself had established a strong base for the team as openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal stitched 50 plus.
Virat Kohli who stood phenomenal in the previous match with 90 runs, failed to make a big score this time, but contributed to the match forcing the single converting to doubles.
Later when to bowl, Navdeep Saini started well forcing Banton to return to pavilion only after 8 runs from 12 balls. Some positive intent from KKR batsman Shubman Gill but failed to help KKR much.
Chahal was surely the other star of the evening after AB de Villers who didn’t fail to impressed the fans. He poured out well in his initial two overs and even forced Nitish Rana to return too soon to the pavilion.
With victory in today’s match, the Royal Challengers Bangalore now has five victories out of their seven encounters in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League so far.