Hindustan Times – Playing his first match of the 2018 Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s opener Parthiv Patel waged a lone battle against Chennai Super Kings, helping himself to a fighting half-century off 37 balls at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday.

Summary

  • Playing his first match of the 2018 Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s opener Parthiv Patel waged a lone battle against Chennai Super Kings, helping himself to a fighting half-century off 37 balls at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday.
  • (CSK v RCB LIVE UPDATES)As wickets tumbled around him, Patel batted with determination and enterprise to reach his 11th IPL fifty which included five fours and two sixes.
  • (CSK v RCB LIVE SCORECARD)Patel was the only Royal Challengers Bangalore top-order batsman to take on the CSK bowlers after the visitors lost their big guns, Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli and AB de Villeirs cheaply.
  • Without being flamboyant, Patel picked his spot well to first take on the new ball bowlers, David Willey and Lungi Ngidi and then pick runs off Harbhajan Singh.
  • It was Patel’s dogged batting that helped RCB reach 47 for one in the powerplay overs.


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