The second leg of the Indian Premier League started in the United Arab Emirates with IPL’s EL Clasico between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The defending champions came out on top much to CSK’s annoyance in the first meeting this season.
CSK beat MI by 20 runs to start the second leg on a positive note. Now, the Kolkata Knight Riders locked horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first.
RCB batsmen had a terrible day at the office as they fell prey to KKR bowlers. Wickets kept falling like a pack of cards. RCB captain Virat Kohli was the first batsman who made his way back to the dressing room. He managed to score just 5 runs.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, a lot was expected of Virat Kohli to fire. Sadly, he departed for a cheap score. Apart from him, his peers also had a bad day at the office. Devdutt Padikkal was the only batsman who looked like showing some sort of intent. Unfortunately, he also got out after scoring 22 off 20 balls including 3 fours.
Andre Russell dismisses AB de Villiers with a peach of a yorker
Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell bowled really well as they kept RCB batsmen in check more often than not. The mystery spinner took three wickets to his name whereas the Caribbean all-rounder took 3 wickets.
Andre Russell upped his bowling to a great extent when he bowled against world-class batsman AB de Villiers. The top batsman got out on the very first ball. Russell bowled a gem of a yorker and to which even AB de Villiers couldn’t come up with an answer.
The West Indies international got the big fish quickly and put his team in the comfort zone. RCB got no support from other batsmen and were bowled out for 92.