Virat Kohli’s team RCB suffered their first defeat in the season. (PTI)
CSK vs RCB: Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered their first defeat in the 14th season of IPL. Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, defeated him by 69 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. RCB captain Virat Kohli said after the defeat that he will learn more positively by this.
Virat said after the match, ‘You need to see it in the right direction. I think it is positive for our team. It is right to have such a performance at the initial level of the tournament. We started well in the match but one player turned the dice of the whole match. Today, his performance and talent should be seen by everyone. He was talking about all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who performed wonderfully in this match. He showed strength with the bat and scored an unbeaten 62 runs, including a total of 37 runs made in the last over of the innings.
After this, Jadeja also showed amazing in bowling and took 3 wickets for 13 runs in 4 overs. He also dismissed Dan Christian. He was elected man of the match. Jadeja (62 *) and opener Faf Duplesey (50) scored half-centuries for Chennai. Duplesey hit 5 fours and a six off 41 balls while Jadeja hit 4 fours and 5 sixes off 28 balls in a stormy manner. Pacer Harshal Patel took the maximum 3 wickets for RCB but he gave away 51 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal got one wicket. Only four batsmen of the Bangalore team chasing the target, Devdutt Padikkal (34), Glenn Maxwell (22), Kyle Jamieson (16) and Mohammad Siraj (12 *) could touch the double figures. . Captain Virat Kohli was able to score only 4 runs and 8 AB de Villiers. Apart from Jadeja, spinner Imran Tahir took 2 wickets for 16 runs while Sam Karen and Shardul Thakur got 1-1 wickets.
Virat further said, ‘Harshal Patel bowled well and we will continue to support him. He took the wickets of two frozen batsmen, which led to the match in our favor. Later Jaddu (Jadeja) changed the stance of the match in the final over. I will open with Devdutt, we will also test the depth of our batting. We believe as a batting team. It was good to see Jadeja doing his best with the bat and the ball. Chennai team has reached the top of the table with a fourth consecutive win in the season. RCB suffered their first defeat in the season and the team is second with 8 points.