It has been a big,big batting collapse of RCB. RCB won the toss and opted to bat.
And in the second over itself Prasidh Krishna got rid of the captain Virat Kohli.Kohli has been given OUT LBW and he wants a review. Height is the only issue here, looked pretty adjacent else. It’s a fair delivery – nipped back in and struck Kohli above the knee-roll, around the flap of the pad. No edge and UltraEdge confirms it – onto ball-tracking: It’s taking some time to build it – it’s three reds, hitting the top of leg. Kohli is OUT. That’s some comeback from Prasidh – spoils Kohli’s 200th IPL match – at least with the bat. The nip-backer, shaped back into the right-hander and caught Kohli in the crease, he ended up playing down the wrong line, past the inside edge and struck him in front of middle, was going on to hit the stumps and Kohli’s review only justified umpire Chris Gaffaney’s call.
Prasidh Krishna is rated highly on the circuit in spite of a slightly higher economy rate. It is because he can deliver breakthroughs like this. He is the next in line, across formats
Maxwell departs in huge blow
He had been tied down in sub sixties strike-rate, slogs against Varun Chakravarthy to break free and loses his stumps instead… And in the same over, Hasaranga fails to pick one and is hit plumb in front. RCB 64 for 6 wow.
Double strike from Russell
First gets S Bharat with a short ball, caught at deep midwicket, and then bowls a pearler of a yorker to de Villiers first ball. Bowled. RCB in some trouble here after opting to bat first. This is a decent pitch. 54/4 after 10 overs
Two inside the powerplay
Last ball of the sixth over and Devdutt Padikkal gets a ramp shot horribly wrong and manages a thin edge to the keeper. Goes back for 22 off 20 balls as RCB manage 41/2 after 6 overs.
Russell and Chakravarthy return three apiece
It’s all happened so quickly. RCB have been bowled out for 92 in 19 overs after opting to bat first. Russell and Chakravarthy’s double-strikes in an over broke the back of RCB after they lost their openers in Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal inside the powerplay. At 54/4 after 10 overs, all their hopes pinned on Glenn Maxwell, but the Australian was bowled by Chakravarthy after being tied down. They struggled thereafter to get going and finished with a below-par score.