IPL 2018: Match 48, KXIP vs RCB – Royal Challengers Bangalore Players’ Ratings
Meanwhile, Bangalore put to rest all the speculations regarding their bowling attack. The bowlers did a fantastic job to restrict an able Punjab line-up. Punjab got off to a flier, courtesy KL Rahul (21). However, since his departure, it was a landslide, as Bangalore bowlers gave their best performance so far in this tournament.
Led by Umesh Yadav (three for 23) all the bowlers chipped in with crucial contributions, as they contained Punjab to 88 runs. In reply, it was a cake walk for the Bangalore batsmen. The opening duo of Parthiv Patel (40*) and Virat Kohli (48*) did the job for the team.
As a result, Bangalore jumps to ten points from 12 games and will stay in contention for the playoffs.
Here is the players rating:
Parthiv Patel (wk): (8/10)
The experienced wicket-keeper batsman used the opportunity to full effect to gain some confidence.
Parthiv Patel remained unbeaten on 40 runs which will solve RCB’s top-order problems.
Moeen Ali: (6/10)
The all-rounder is already making his inclusion worth in the playing XI. After having a good outing in the last game, Moeen backed it up with a superb bowling performance. He returned with one for 13 in his 2.1 overs. However, he will look to put some runs under his belt.
Virat Kohli (c): (8.5/10)
Skipper Kohli continued his prime form to see his team through. He remained unbeaten on 48, as Bangalore crossed the rope with ease. Kohli took the onus on himself, as he remained unbeaten on 48 runs to see his team home.
Meanwhile, RCB camp will want Kohli to continue this form in the next games.
AB de Villiers: (2/10)
AB de Villiers has been the saviour time and again for RCB. He had won many matches for the franchise and had been in red-hot form in this tournament.
Although he didn’t get the opportunity to bat in this game, he will look to make it up in the next encouter.
Mandeep Singh: (0/10)
Mandeep Singh had no role to play in this game, as the opening pair saw the team through.
However, he had chipped in with useful contributions in the middle-order and will look to continue doing so.
Sarfaraz Khan: (0/10)
The young Sarfaraz Khan had no role to play in his game, as the top-order did the job for them. However, he has had a poor tournament and will look to make amends for it.
Colin de Grandhomme: (6.5/10)
The New Zealand all-rounder gained some confidence bowling a couple of good overs. Grandhomme returned with one for eight in his two overs.
However, he will be keen to prove his batting skills in the upcoming games.
Tim Southee: (4/10)
The experienced fast bowler from New Zealand had a poor day in business. He gave away 19 runs from his two overs. However, Southee is capable enough to storm back to form quickly.
Umesh Yadav: (8/10)
Umesh Yadav had his best game so far in this edition of the league. He was brilliant with the new ball removing both the openers. He will have to carry this form if Bangalore wants to give them any chance of qualifying.
Mohammed Siraj: (7/10)
Mohammad Siraj showed some hint of a return to form after having a poor season so far. The young seamer returned with one for 17 in his three overs. Meanwhile, he will be desperate to continue this run in the next game.
Yuzvendra Chahal: (7/10)
Yuzvendra Chahal‘s return to form will be a huge boost for the Bangalore side. He has had a topsy-turvy season so far and picked up at the right time. The leg-spinner returned with one for six from his two overs.
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