Game 6, Royal Challengers Bangalore go against the Kings XI Punjab who has lost its first game to Delhi Capitals. Royal challengers Bangalore has won its last game against Sun risers Hyderabad while Kings XI Punjab face the defeat in a super over against Delhi Capitals.
RCB was looking to continue his winning momentum while Kings XI Punjab looking to register its first win of the tournament. But things have went wrong for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their second game of the league when they face the defeat against kings XI Punjab.
Kings XI Punjab was not playing with regular opener Chris Gayle in the second game too but this time around KL Rahul took on the charge and led from the front to take his team to victory after posting mammoth total of 206/3 in 20 overs. KL Rahul hammered 132 runs off 69 which featured 14 fours and 7 sixes. Take a look at 3 things that went wrong RCB against KXIP.
Royal challengers Bangalore decide to field first
So far in the tournament team batting second has not been successful in chasing the total expect one time. Still RCB decided to bowl first after winning the toss and Kings XI Punjab batsman without any time waste went onto post 206/3 in the 20 overs.
The major contribution was made by captain KL Rahul who remain unbeaten on 132* off 69 balls. Although Kings XI Punjab at one stage was 128/3 with less than 4 overs to go.
But towards the end KL Rahul went berserk which let the momentum get shifted towards the Kings XI Punjab as they went onto post massive score on the board.
Shocking Batting Collapse of Royal challengers Bangalore
Chasing 207, it was expected the tough fight but Royal challengers Bangalore lost first 3 wickets under the score of just 4 runs including Virat Kohli. This was complete unexpected from the captain to leave his side in trouble like this. It was the time to set an example by leading from the front not by playing the unexpected shot.
A modern-day great failed to score a run in such crucial game puts the question mark on his captaincy which led the pressure on the other batsman too. Till the finch and AB de Villiers was on the crease hopes were alive but once they got depart team was no where in the match.
Half of the team went to the pavilion at the score of 57/5 towards the end lower order batsman put some fighting spirit but they couldn’t take his team score over 109 runs and lost the match by 97 before playing their 20 overs.
Josh Phillippe bat up the order was the complete wrong move
In a such a high-scoring game sending the inexperience blokes first was put the question on captain choice. After they lost Paddikal at the score of 2/1 it was expected the skipper to come but they have decided to take a chance with Josh Phillippe who has terrific season in the big bash league earlier.
Even in the first game Josh Phillippe hasn’t batted out too long but surprisingly they have sent to bat ahead of Kohli in a pressure situation. RCB should have to be appoint Finch as a captain as Virat Kohli is not good captain for Royal challengers Bangalore so far. Even in the bowling Virat Kohli using his bowlers with no decision which let KXIP went to post the huge score on the board.