IPL 2018, Match 48, KXIP vs RCB - Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings
The Royal Challengers Bangalore absolutely crushed the Kings XI Punjab in Indore. They registered an emphatic 10 wicket win to stay alive in the race for the playoffs. While the win means a world to the visiting side, the hosts now would feel the heat of being in a precarious situation. Coming in to the game, team RCB knew it was a do or die game for them.
Their skipper, Virat Kohli, won the toss and had no hesitation in opting to field first. The Kings got a decent start with their openers adding 36 runs for the first wicket. But a double strike from Umesh Yadav pushed them on the backfoot in the fifth over. The wickets kept tumbling and the innings never found an anchor. The Kings eventually folded up for 88 in 15.1 overs.
In the run chase, Virat Kohli played yet another masterstroke by promoting himself to open. He ensured that he stayed till the very end to see his side through and did not wish to take any risks. Parthiv Patel played the ideal supporting role for his skipper as the Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 10 wickets.
Here are the Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings for the match:
Parthiv Patel – 9/10
Parthiv Patel retained his place in the side and proved to be the ideal partner for his captain in the run chase. The run chase was a modest one and Parthiv provided a flying start to his side. The veteran wicketkeeper batsman remained unbeaten on 40 off 22 balls with 7 fours to his name. Earlier in the game, he had pocketed a couple of catches and was involved in inflicting two run outs as well.
Virat Kohli – 9/10
Virat Kohli was spot on with almost every decision that he made on the field in the game today. His captaincy moves were accurate and he looked in sublime form with the bat. Kohli opened the innings for his side in the game and remained unbeaten 48 off 28 deliveries with 6 fours and 2 sixes to his name.
Moeen Ali – 8.5/10
Moeen Ali had a very good time with the ball in the match. He has been a very handy addition to the RCB lineup. Ali bowled 2.1 overs in the game and returned with figures of 1/13. He took the wicket of Aaron Finch and was also involved in a couple of runouts later in the game.
AB de Villiers – Not Assigned
AB de Villiers has been the star of the show for the Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. But the veteran South African relaxed in the dug out as the RCB top order did all the scoring in the game.
Mandeep Singh – Not Assigned
Mandeep Singh was very good on the field and looked very energetic for his side. With the bat, his services were not needed in the game by the RCB camp.
Sarfaraz Khan – Not Assigned
The services of Sarfaraz Khan were not largely needed in the match. Sarfaraz did not get a chance to bat in the game.
Colin de Grandhomme – 8.5/10
Colin de Grandhomme had a decent time on the field. His services with the bat were not needed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the game. With the ball, he bowled 2 overs and took the wicket of Mayank Agarwal. He conceded just 8 runs. Also, he was very good on the field.
Tim Southee – 3/10
Tim Southee has been the most successful bowler for the RCB team in the last couple of weeks. However, in this game, he was the only RCB bowler who did not get a wicket. Southee bowled just two overs and conceded 19 runs.
Umesh Yadav – 9.5/10
Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the game. He has fancied his chances against the Kings XI Punjab this season and he continued to do so in this game as well. Yadav dismissed KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in the space of three deliveries in the match. Later, he accounted for the wicket of Andrew Tye as well. He finished with figures of 3/23 in the four overs that he bowled.
Mohammad Siraj – 8/10
Mohammad Siraj has been guilty of leaking a lot of runs in the season. In this game, the Hyderbad pacer did very well to keep things tight. Siraj bowled three overs in the game and gave away just 17 runs. Also, he dismissed Karun Nair in the powerplay to put his side right on top in the game.
Yuzvendra Chahal – 8/10
Yuzvendra Chahal did not have a big role to play in the game for the visitors. When he arrived in to bowl, the damage was already done by the other bowlers. Chahal bowled two overs and gave away 6 runs. He cleaned up Marcus Stoinis with a brilliant delivery.
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