RCB skipper Virat Kohli has said that the game against Mumbai Indians (MI) was none short of a roller-coaster ride for him personally and for the RCB squad as a whole. Mumbai and RCB ended on the same score at the end of the regulation overs as both the teams finished on a total of 201 runs.
Eventually, RCB came out on top in the super over as Navdeep Saini bowled a magnificent over for the Men in Red and gave away only 7 runs in the super over with Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya against him. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers chased the total in the super over to give RCB their second win of IPL 2020.
Virat Kohli: The Game Against Mumbai Was None Short Of A Roller Coaster Ride
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first. The RCB openers set their foot on the gas from the first ball and smashed the Mumbai bowlers all over the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. RCB made the highest score in the first powerplay in Dubai this year as they ended up at 59-0 at the end of the first six overs.
After the game, RCB skipper Virat Kohli said, “I don’t have words right now. It was such a roller-coaster game. I think they played really well and patiently in the middle. It went down to the wire, we tried to execute the things we wanted to. We’ve got a close victory and these little things on the field, we really want to focus on it.”
“It was all about stepping onto the field and taking responsibility. It was a good match-up against Jasprit. Top quality cricket and games like these, people would love to watch. The changes that we made, make Washi bowl in the PP paid off. Gurkeerat didn’t get a chance to bat. The guys showed good character. Outstanding Super Over from him (Saini). He used the yorkers and wide balls to good effect. This should boost us going forward,” Virat Kohli added.
RCB batsmen carried the onslaught from where the RCB openers, Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch left as AB de Villiers and Washington Sundar played magnificent innings to end the RCB innings on a high as the Men in Red ended on a humungous total of 201/3 at the end of the first innings.
Chasing a gigantic total of 202 runs, Mumbai Indians didn’t have the start they wanted as their captain, Rohit Sharma, fell prey to the RCB bowlers in the second over of the game itself. The woes continued for Mumbai as they lost 2 more wickets in the first 10 overs, struggling to make a place for them in the game.
Ishan Kishan Pulled Off A Magnificent Knock In The End
Ishan Kishan showed some grit with the bat as he scored a magnificent half-century for Mumbai, leading their batting attack from the front. Kishan looked on-song to confirm his seat in the Mumbai Indians’ side as he was finally given a place in the first eleven in Mumbai’s third game of the season.
Ishan and Pollard carried Mumbai Indians until the very end and salvaged a super over for Mumbai. However, Mumbai couldn’t capitalize in the super over and eventually, RCB came out on top as they go on the 3rd spot in the IPL 2020 points table.