Royal Challengers Bangalore are playing against Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Earlier, CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first.
RCB got off to a terrific start in the form of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. The opening pair added a 111-run stand before Virat Kohli was dismissed by Dwayne Bravo. Kohli departed after scoring 53 off 41 balls including 6 fours and a six.
Devdutt Padikkal was the pick of the batsmen as he scored a vital 70 off 50 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 hits over the fence. Apart from the opening duo, no other batsman lived up to the reputation.
DJ Bravo was the pick of the bowlers for Chennai Super Kings as he accounted for three dismissals. He conceded 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs. In the end, RCB ended up scoring 156/6 in their quota of 20 overs.
Virat Kohli hits a no-look six off Shardul Thakur’s bowling
RCB captain Virat Kohli who enjoys playing against Chennai Super Kings continued his good form with the bat against the yellow army. He looked to punish every snippet opportunity and struck the ball at 129.27. During the fourth ball of the 5th over bowled by Shardul Thakur, Kohli executed a sensational shot.
RCB captain, who is known for the knack of playing a wide range of shots launched a no-look six off Shardul Thakur’s bowling. In the process, the ball went out of Sharjah stadium in the follow-through. The commentators ran short of adjectives and superlatives to describe this type of shot. Kohli literally stunned Shardul Thakur and the CSK players with his shot.
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RCB might have started their game quite quickly but they ended up posting a modest total. In IPL 2020 season, the Sharjah venue witnessed colossal totals in excess of 200. However, RCB missed out on a great opportunity to post a competitive total. CSK bowlers did a terrific job by keeping the opposition in check.