185dThe Report by Sreshth Shah

Umesh, de Villiers carry RCB past Kings XI

Hosts arrest five-match losing streak at Chinnaswamy courtesy Umesh's three-for and de Villiers' half-century

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
57(40) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 0 8 14 15 18
KL Rahul
47(30) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 10 11 4 7 1 2 12

Best performances - Bowlers

UT Yadav
O4
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Washington Sundar
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

13 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

11.50pm Join Deep Dasgupta as he reviews this game on Matchday Runorder. Catch it on our homepage or on Facebook.

Umesh, Man of the Match: I just back myself and I just practiced in the nets. I was bowling quick and at the stumps, sometimes I try too many variations. Nehra wants to keep it simple and Virat also. I am just trying my best to bowl a hard length and into the wicket. I just don't worry about variations and keep it simple. This was slow, Kolkata was fiery and back of a length was kicking up. I enjoyed Yuvraj Singh's wicket. That was the best.

Kohli: Very happy to get on the board. First home game is very crucial always. We were decent in the first game and we improved on it. We knew the new ball will come on nicely. Then the bowlers showed composure. Umesh took three wickets and blocked the momentum. Credit to Umesh, Washington, Woakes, and Khejroliya. Once you have five bowlers, you can pick and choose later. We wanted to give them more responsibility. I think 170 would have been par, the pitch is slightly better than last year. We lost two wickets in two balls in the last two games. We need to string partnerships and losing quick wickets puts you behind the eight ball.

11.45pm Ashwin: I am proud of the way the boys fought. We were probably 20-30 runs short. We go down, we go down like this. The pressure is on RCB, they have the big players. Captaincy is good and I am enjoying it. I can't ask for anything more from the boys. There was a lot of dew but good bowlers are always good bowlers.

AB: I was so keen to be not out and win it. I am sorry for it. I love getting not outs and guiding a team to a win. I was getting frustrated but got some hits in the end. The wicket was a little bit on the slower side. From our side, Washington and Chahal bowled well. Yadav's strikes was a pivotal moment. No place like this. Special to play the Chinnaswamy. We did not have a good season last year and we are going to make up for it this year.

11.40pm Kings XI made early inroads in the chase with Axar dismissing McCullum and Mujeeb storming through the gate of Kohli. De Kock then dominated a 54-run stand with de Villiers before running past a slider from Ashwin. De Villiers overcame a scratchy start to hit a flurry of boundaries in the end overs. He fell with his side needing 10 off 11 balls and three balls later, Mandeep was run out but Sundar and Woakes sealed the deal for RCB.

That is all she wrote for tonight. Thanks for reading. Goodbye and good night for now

19.3
4
Sharma to Washington Sundar, FOUR runs, pitched up and outside off, Sundar lays into a drive and carts it away to the cover boundary to snap RCB's five-match losing streak at home

Mohit runs in, the leg umpire suggests the players are moving in the field, Sundar pulls out.

Woakes goes up to Sundar and has a word with the batsman

19.2
0
Sharma to Washington Sundar, no run, slower ball, floats away outside off, 107.4ks, foxes Sundar
19.1
4
Sharma to Washington Sundar, FOUR runs, dug in short and outside off, Sundar leaps and ramps it away to the third man boundary to level the scores. Third man isn't fine enough to cut it off

RCB need five off the last over. Mohit to bowl it

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | RCB: 151/6 (5 runs required from 3 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 5.00)

  • CR Woakes1 (2b)
  • Washington Sundar1 (1b)
  • AJ Tye4-0-27-1
  • MM Sharma3-0-37-0
18.6
0
Tye to Woakes, no run, back of a length and zips through outside off, past the outside edge
18.5
1
Tye to Washington Sundar, 1 run, back of a length and angling away outside off, punched sensibly through the covers

Sundar joins Woakes

18.4
W
Tye to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, OUT, shortish and outside off, Mandeep swats it across the line to deep midwicket. Mandeep chances a second. It just wasn't there. Dagar, the sub fielder, throws it flat and hard to the keeper, who takes the bails off to catch Mandeep well short of the crease

Mandeep Singh run out (sub [Dagar]/†Rahul) 22 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 115.78

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1BB McCullumQ de Kock
2nd32V KohliQ de Kock
3rd54AB de VilliersQ de Kock
4th0AB de VilliersSN Khan
5th59AB de VilliersMandeep Singh
6th4CR WoakesMandeep Singh
7th9CR WoakesWashington Sundar