RCB vs KKR: Chris Morris took two wickets for just 17 runs in 4 overs.BCCI / IPL
RCB skipper Virat Kohli thinks the inclusion of South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has improved the team’s bowling. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 82 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday. RCB held Dinesh Karthik to 112 for nine in the allotted 20 overs. No KKR batsmen were able to move forward against the backdrop of some all-round bowling. Chris Morris bowled brilliantly and took two wickets while Yujvendra Chahal was again exceptional.
“It’s a great win against a very strong game. It was good for us to start early in the busy week. The bowling team looks a lot stronger than the return of Chris Morris. We were very happy overall. The pitch was dry and the day was good so we thought the dew It will not fall, “Kohli said during a post-match presentation through host broadcaster Star Sports.
RCB scored a total of 194 runs against the backdrop of AB de Villiers’ blistering play. South Africa were unbeaten on 73 off just 33 balls while skipper Virat Kohli was unbeaten. 33 runs scored.
Kohli lauded De Villiers’ “brilliant play” and said that the Proteas batsman was able to put RCB in a tremendous total.
“It was incredible. I thought I had some balls under my belt and I was going to start hitting. He just came in and hit the third ball hard and said he was fine. I said you see a lot of people do it.” Done in other games, but only AB can do the work he did. Kohli said.
“It was a good game. We were watching at 160-165 and I thank him for his genius at getting to 194. I was glad we were able to put the partnership together and it was my best place to watch,” he added.
RCB’s next match will be against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday.