After watching yesterday’s match, it seems that now the bowlers should be taught in the school, how to dismiss Russell. Because Russell hit 48 runs in the death over to win KKR
Due to the poor performance of bowler Siraj’s bowling, Marcus Stoinis was declared to be bowling for the remaining balls of the 18th over and perhaps Kohli did a big mistake. Because Russell made 23 runs on Marcus Stoinis’ balls.
The next over was all over for the RCB, as Russell made 3 consecutive sixes, one four and in the last ball of 19th over, he hit six again to score 28 runs.
In the early inning, everyone at the Chinnaswamy stadium was impressed with a masterful score of 84 runs in 49-ball by Virat Kohli that helped RCB score 205/3, but KKR overhauled it with five deliveries to spare.
The 108-run partnership with just 56 balls gave Bangalore an essential win after their best start in this IPL and made them score 53 in the first Powerplay. However, Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi jointly carried out Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa to slow down the KKRR’s score. But after that Russell came and snuff out RCB hope to win the first match of the season.
Notions Of RCB Team Fail
When 53 runs were needed for 18 balls, the RCB team would have thought they were finally going to get their first points in the IPL 2019. But there were other plans of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell. When Mohammad Siraj threw consecutive 2 dot balls in the 18th over, he thought the situation is now under control. But for the RCB, that was the beginning of the end.
RCB captain Virat Kohli said that the performance of bowlers in the last four overs was unacceptable.
“There is no conjecture (where they lost), the last four overs which we threw were unacceptable. We needed to be more clever, nothing came and we were just loss match under pressure.
If you do not bowl with a lot of bravery in death overs, then it is always going to be difficult against the power-hitters like Russell, “Kohli.