1. Varun removed from bowling after a two-wicket over
The RCB team, batting first after winning the toss, was given two shocks by spinner Varun Chakraborty in the second over of his first match innings. He took the wickets of captain Virat Kohli (5) and Rajat Patidar, but KKR captain Eoin Morgan removed him from the front in the very next over. If Varun, bowling with a good rhythm, would have dismissed Maxwell, RCB would have been far behind in the beginning of the innings.
2. Maxwell and AB De Villiers Show
RCB scored 204/4 thanks to the innings of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers. It proved to be a score of 250 runs on Chennai’s slow and spinners assisted pitch. Maxwell is able to bat well after 5 years in the IPL. At the same time, AB proved that he can be a match-winner at every position in the batting order.
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3. Harbhajan and Shakib’s flop show
There was a lot of help for the spinners in the pitch. This is also proved by Varun Chakraborty’s ball, but Harbhajan Singh and Shakib Al Hasan failed to make an impact with their spin bowling. Harbhajan conceded 38 runs in 4 overs and could not take a single wicket. At the same time, Shakib gave away 24 runs without taking wickets in 2 overs. Apart from these, KKR also found the middle flopper Andre Russell (38 runs without 2 wickets in 2 overs) to be a flop.
4. KKR batsmen could not convert a good start into a big score
For KKR, four batsmen faced 20 or more balls, but three of them fell below the 30-run mark. Andre Russell made 31 runs, but his innings never caught the pace for which Russell is famous. Not being able to convert KKR stars into a big and important inning made it easy for RCB.
5. Toss became the boss
The team batting first for the fifth time has won 6 matches this season at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Chennai. So it can be said that winning the toss proved to be very beneficial for Virat in the match. He won the toss and chose to bat first.