IPL 2018: Match 31, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians – Royal Challengers Bangalore Players’ Ratings
Meanwhile, batting first, the host posted 167 runs on the board on a tricky wicket. They banked on some crucial partnership at the top-order to score a challenging total.
However, it was a late cameo from Colin de Grandhomme (23*) which ensured they go well past the 150-run mark.
Mumbai bowlers did a decent job with Hardik Pandya returning with three wickets. Meanwhile, it looked like a tough target at the halfway mark, but considering the RCB bowling attack, Mumbai still had a ray of hope.
However, the Royal Challengers’ bowlers were absolute of top notch, as they defended that target with ease. The seamers did a good job, as they contained runs and picked wickets with the new ball. Although Pandya put a valiant effort with a fifty, he failed to take his team over the rope, as he lacked support at the other end.
Meanwhile, Bangalore is now at the fifth spot with three wins from eight games. They need to win all their remaining games to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
Here is the players rating:
Quinton de Kock (wk): (3/10)
Quinton de Kock has done well in bits and pieces so far in this tournament. However, he has struggled to get going.
Moreover, he failed to provide RCB with a good start, as he departed scoring only seven runs.
Brendon McCullum: (7/10)
McCullum has contributed in both the games since he returned to the first XI. His form at the top-order will provide much-needed excitement to the RCB camp.
The former Kiwi skipper scored 37 runs off 25 balls before getting run out.
Virat Kohli (c): (6.5/10)
Kohli has been consistently scoring runs for Bangalore. He once again played a handy knock of 32 runs, as they went past the 150-run mark. Meanwhile, Kohli will be desperate to keep this winning run going.
Manan Vohra: (8/10)
Manan Vohra was the top-scorer of the side with 45 runs from 31 deliveries. He helped Bangalore with a quickfire start despite losing wickets at the other end.
It will be a boost for RCB, as they have to win almost all their games to qualify for the playoffs.
Mandeep Singh: (4.5/10)
Mandeep Singh has chipped in with crucial runs in almost all the games. He has provided strength in the middle-order.
However, on a tricky wicket, he failed to capitalise on the start getting out for 14 runs.
Colin de Grandhomme: (7.5/10)
The New Zealand all-rounder had a fair game with both ball and bat. He played a handy knock 23 runs from ten deliveries before bowling three overs for 23 runs.
Meanwhile, form with the bat will keep the Bangalore dugout excited.
Washington Sundar: (2/10)
After impressing over the past one year, Washington Sundar is going through a tough time in this edition of IPL. He somehow has lost his rhythm and has failed to pick wickets.
Kohli bowled him only one over, as he gave away 15 runs. However, he will be desperate to put a better foot in the next outing.
Tim Southee: (8/10)
After having a poor debut for Bangalore, Southee was quick to make a mark. He was absolutely brilliant with the new ball and bowled a good line and length.
Southee’s spell of two for 25 in his four overs helped RCB make inroads in Mumbai batting.
Umesh Yadav: (7/10)
Yadav has been bowling well for Bangalore and once again produced an outstanding effort. He picked wickets with the new ball, as Mumbai struggled to get going. His form will be crucial for RCB going into the business end of the league.
Mohammed Siraj: (7.5/10)
Mohammad Siraj was impeccable with the ball. After going for plenty in the last two games, Siraj proved his mettle on the pitch. He picked two crucial wickets, as he returned with two for 28 in his four overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal: (6/10)
The young leg-spinner was upto the mark with his job. Chahal bowled a tight line and length, as he contained Mumbai’s batting. He returned with none for 23 in his full quota.
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