MI 159/9 (20)
RCB 160/8 (20) : RCB WON BY 2 WICKETS
It may have went down to the last ball, and it may have been a true drama, but neither side had a decent game. Finally, it was down to who has made the most mistakes. RCB, on the other hand, should be proud because they’ve fixed a major historic flaw in their death bowling tonight. Mumbai, on the other hand, is unconcerned. It would have been strange to win tonight. This was a warm-up match for them. They are yet to appear. Just a 13-match league level exists in their IPL. Okay, as I, Vineet Anantharaman, sign off on behalf of Sagar Chawla, Raju Peethala, Ramakrishnan MS, and our scorer, Mukesh Gowda, it was a lot of fun getting you this. Until tomorrow, when Dhoni will undoubtedly appear, ta ta!!
Harshal Patel Player Of The Match:
I’m overjoyed to be back. When I was traded, they told me that my job will be bowling in the death, which I have been working on for a couple of years. I’m grateful to be here and for their confidence in me. I was just concerned with executing my plan, and the most important thing was to capitalise on my momentum. It’s my first fifer in 98 T20s, and the fact that it came against MI just adds to the significance. I’ve put a lot of effort into my yorker. I’ve really excelled at the longer and slower balls. I’ve tried to be a responsible bowler for a long time, and that’s what I’ve been working on for the past few years.
Virat Kohli Winning Captain :
We have won the first match we played last year. It was crucial to play against the competition’s best team and put our team to the test. Everyone was involved in this game, and when you win by two wickets, you know that everyone has put in their effort. There were several options available to me as well, which aided in the revival of the game. The pitch looked good in the first half, but it was tough to get the length ball away with the old ball. That’s why the collaborations between Maxi and me, and then AB and Maxi, were so crucial.This isn’t a pitch where you can simply strike the line. You must be astute in spotting holes and sprinting quickly. When you’re playing in Chennai, you have to be aware of this. In Wankhde, Pollard’s shot must have flown straight into the crowds. We returned in good shape and made good use of the circumstances. They recovered well after losing Rohit early on, and our final six overs were probably the best we’ve ever had. Harshal was taken in as part of a trade from Delhi. He enjoys the responsibility and is confident in his plans. Today, he was the difference. He’ll be the death bowler for us. As a captain, you want players who can communicate clearly.and he’s got it. Jamieson got off to a decent start, as did Yuzi and Siraj. As a captain in T20 cricket, all you want is clarity at the top of the game. Harshal was adamant about it, and today was his day. Maxi was supposed to bat at number four. Rajat is an excellent player. He’s an entertaining player who even knows how to spin the ball. We reasoned that giving Maxi some balls at the outset would be preferable to forcing him to slog right away. You heard what happened today as he played 10-15 balls. His inning proved to be the game-winner. We would have ended a couple of overs sooner if he had remained in.The opposition becomes concerned over AB. We have batting depth that we want to take advantage of. AB is most likely the team’s only multi-talented player. And he accomplishes what few others do on slow wickets. In a difficult chase, you need expertise at the back, because the opposition knows that if he doesn’t get out, the bowlers will change their minds.
AB de Villiers :
It was a fantastic cricket match. We knew it wasn’t going to be straightforward; we knew it wasn’t going to be an easy pitch to play on, and we knew it was one of those wickets that gets tougher as the game progressed, and we knew we could take a risk if we could make it to the end. Krunal was spot-on with his throw (about his run-out). It’s a real joy to play with him (Maxwell). I like playing with players like that, and he is just interested in winning cricket matches. There’s also Dan Christian. It’s an appealing mix. There’s a reason they’ve lifted the cup five times, so that was tonight’s challenge. We performed admirably, and we even defeated them in the first game last season.
Rohit Sharma Losing captain:
That, I suppose, is the most important thing (to win tournaments). This isn’t the first game. I thought it was a fantastic endeavour… a brilliant war all the way to the finish. With the kind of start we had, I felt we were 20 runs short. We made some errors in the first game, which was unavoidable. We’ve established him (Jansen) as a talent who can bowl in any case. We went with Bumrah and Boult because we tried to get wickets while AB and Christian were bowling, but it didn’t work out. It’s not going to be an easy pitch to bat on. We ought to figure out what conditions exist and how they differ.AB was fantastic and took them all safely. In retrospect, you might conclude that getting pressure takes time. However, there are some new faces. We had a lot of players playing international cricket, so we didn’t have much time to get to know each other. It can be tough for teams with a strong home record, but that is the sport’s challenge (about playing in neutral venues). However, we are lucky to be able to be in the park and bring smiles to the faces of Indians. The nation is going through a difficult period. Give them plenty to anticipate.