Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli had a day to forget in the match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), with everything going against him. RCB had a massive loss of 97 runs after KXIP went to bat first and put up a massive score of 206 runs on the board. KL Rahul went and scored a massive knock of 132 runs off 69 balls including 14 fours and 7 sixes. Virat Kohli dropped Rahul’s catch twice and gave him a lifeline which cost RCB enough.
The RCB team had a quick breakdown against the Punjab bowlers, going all out for 109 runs in the 17th over. Kohli was also sent to pavilion for just 1 run in 5 balls by Sheldon Cottrell.
Virat Kohli two offences away from being banned:
Virat Kohli’s night went from bad to worse as he was also fined for slow-over rate offence. It was RCB’s first warning of the IPL 2020 under the BCCI code of conduct and hence the skipper was fined a sum of Rs 12 Lakh. Another two offences would cost massively for the team and hence they would have to work upon to sort clear of any mistakes.
A second over-rate offence would result in a fine of Rs 24 lakhs for the captain and of Rs 6 lakhs or 25% of the match fee from every other player in the team, whichever is lesser.
A third offence will result in a one-game ban for the skipper and will cost him Rs 30 lakhs, while each player in the XI will be fined Rs 12 lakhs or 50% of the match fee, whichever is lesser.
RCB lose against KXIP by 97 runs
A horrific night for Virat Kohli and company as they lost against KXIP by a massive margin of 97 runs, after starting their IPL 2020 with a win. RCB won the toss and chose to field at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. KXIP opener KL Rahul who was dropped at 83 and 89 runs by Kohli and he went on to score a massive knock of 132 runs.
RCB’s batsmen were quickly sent back to pavilion with each and every one of the big names failing against the bowling attack of KXIP. Washington Sundar was the highest run-getter for RCB, scoring 30 runs. They went all out for a low total of 109 runs in the 17th over.
RCB will next play against the defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 28th at the same Dubai International Cricket Stadium.