Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders when comes head to head in IPL The match becomes interesting. There was great bating display on the encounter on the flat track by KKR. RCB on the other couldn’t hold on to their wicket. Despite of Captain Virat Kohli innings of 54 and Lamror chip-in cameo. RCB failed to cross the line.
RCB AND KKR HEAD TO HEAD IN IPL
In the 32 matches overall they have faced together in IPL, KKR is in the upper hand. KKR have 18 wins whereas 14 for RCB. The last match was played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, home ground of RCB. Record in this ground for RCB against KKR is not pleasing as well.
Matches -11 RCB- 4 KKR- 7
Virat Kohli- Not so Happy Captain -Says-Deserve to Lose
Kolkata Knight Riders put a target of 201 in 20 overs for Royal Challengers Bangalore to Chase. In the process Faf Du Plessis gone cheap in the power play with a score of 17 of 7 deliveries. Followed by Shahbaz Ahmed for 2 in 5 balls. Virat on the other hand was holding the game. Maxwell couldn’t gave his magic touch and went early. Lamror scored a quick 34 of 18 balls and maintained the run-rate. But there after RCB kept losing wicket in quick interval of time and eventually lost match by 21 runs. After the match in presentation Captain Virat expressed his not so happy statement. He said, “We handed the game to them and thus we did deserve to lose.”
He talks about the catches that were dropped by RCB and that cost them 25 to 30 runs. Eventually RCB lose the game against KKR with that short of margin. If those catches were taken scenario of the game could be different.
Virat Kohli in Post Match Presentation
To be honest we handed them the game. We did deserve to lose and handed them a victory. We were certainly not up to standard. If you look at the game, we didn’t capitalize our chances and dropped a few chances which cost us 25-30 runs. We set up ourselves really well but ended up hitting the fielder to balls which weren’t wicket taking. It is what’s on the scoreboard and how to get them. Even while chasing, despite losing wickets we were one partnership away from being in the game. There was needed one partnership to get us home. We need to be switched on and not give away soft plays. We have won one and lost one on the road. It is not something that is making us nervous. We need to win some away games to be in good shape for the later stages of the tournament.