Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach Simon Katich told his players they must be ruthless to prevent the opposition from making a comeback in the match. His comment came when RCB beat the Mumbai Indians in the Super Over at Dubai International Stadium on Monday. In the Super Over, Mumbai Indians managed to score only seven points, while Saini threw a brilliant over and Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers chased him down with ease. In regulation play, the match ended in a draw after both Mumbai and RCB scored 201 points in 20 overs.
“What stood out was of course how skipper Kohli decided to negotiate with all his bowlers. Sundar bowed three overs in the power play for only seven runs and that was absolutely stunning. Negi was fantastic as he had three catches. Isuru got his first wicket for RCB The energy out there was amazing to watch, I don’t think we deserved to lose that game against Mumbai, ”Katich told his players after the game in a video posted on RCB’s official Twitter handle.
“We did a lot of things right, there are more positives than negatives. In all three games we gave the opposition chances, if we are ruthless we finish them. If we clean up, we come a long way. This game doesn’t owe us anything, so we’ll have to start over, ”he added.
In the 202 chase, Mumbai was at 78/4, but that’s when Ishan Kishan came to the fold, forming a grandstand of 119 runs to get the side closer to the goal. Ishan Kishan played a knock of 99, scattered with two fours and nine sixes. On the other hand, Pollard registered an unbeaten inning of 60 of just 24 balls using three fours and five sixes.
For RCB, pacemaker Navdeep Saini finished with numbers 0/43 in his four overs. The pacer also bowled the Super Over, in which he gave up only seven runs, even though Pollard and Hardik Pandya were in the middle.
In the match against Mumbai Indians, RCB dropped Josh Philippe and de Villiers put on the gloves to do the wicket keepers. Bat in hand, the Proteas star had played an unbeaten knock of 55 runs on just 24 balls using 4 fours and 4 sixes to bring RCB’s score to 201/3 in the allotted twenty overs.
For RCB, Washington Sundar was also a standout player, as he just gave up 12 runs in his four-overs quota and also picked up Rohit Sharma’s crucial wicket.
RCB played three games in the tournament so far and managed to win two of these three. The Virat Kohli-led squad will now face Rajasthan Royals in their next game on October 3.
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