Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli did not waste much time in taking to Twitter and express his delight after his team’s thrilling win over Mumbai Indians on Monday. RCB were in dire need of the win after being crushed by 97 runs by Kings XI Punjab in their previous game.
And they came up with a solid display to beat the defending champions in a contest that was decided by the super over. Asked to bat first, RCB rode on fifties from Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers to post 201 for 3, their highest score in the tournament so far.
With the ball, they started well and had Mumbai Indians reeling at 78 for 4 in the 12th over. At that stage, it looked all over for the reigning champions. However, a 119-run stand between Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard helped Mumbai Indians bounce back and push the game to the super over.
In the super over, Navdeep Saini bowled brilliantly to restrict Mumbai to 7. In reply, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli sealed the game for their side on the final ball of the super over. Virat Kohli, who was out for 11-ball 3 earlier in the match, hit a four when his side needed 1 off the last ball.
And minutes after the game ended, he took to Twitter to laud the character shown by his team, writing:
“Thrilling game of cricket. Proud of the character shown by the team.”
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 28, 2020
With the win, RCB have moved up to the third place with four points from three games. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are at fifth spot with just one win from three games.