Hindustan Times – When Royal Challengers Bangalore asked Rajasthan Royals to bat first in the Indian Premier League game on Sunday, it was assumed skipper Virat Kohli was sticking to the trend of teams chasing down targets.

Summary

  • When Royal Challengers Bangalore asked Rajasthan Royals to bat first in the Indian Premier League game on Sunday, it was assumed skipper Virat Kohli was sticking to the trend of teams chasing down targets.
  • (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)Nine of the 10 games before the RCB-RR tie had been won by teams chasing, with only Delhi Daredevils caught short after a rain-break left them with too much to get against Kings XI Punjab.
  • Virat Kohli conceded after the match that it was simply a case of misjudging how the team’s home pitch would behave.
  • The bowlers suffered, and the pitch slowed down a tad into the RCB chase, which helped RR leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal bowl a crucial spell mid-innings and remove Kohli and AB de Villiers.
  • Virat Kohli wasn’t surprised a number of English players have been bought by IPL franchises, in the auction or as injury replacements.


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