Virat Kohli, De Kock on the Attack in Big Chase

Evin Lewis

Virat Kohli, De Kock on the Attack in Big Chase

So, they were defeated by19 runs so far.

Summary: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.

The Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, had no option but to be positive. Maybe not the number of losses, but the manner in which they have happened will certainly rankle. The 3 times champions beat RCB by 46 runs, thanks to Rohit Sharma's quickfire 94 of just 52 balls. Mumbai had lost three consecutive matches before this. It is essentially a case of not having got over the line when you should have.

The Mumbai Indians vs. "If you are looking to post a decent target, partnerships are important and the only talk we had was to make things hard for their bowlers with the left-right combination that we have by batting as long as possible". We have had conversations going.

"This is a ideal game for us, a collective effort from both our departments, plus our fielding", Rohit said. The guys are looking forward to it.

Expect nothing less than a high voltage clash from the two teams.

Asked about concerns surrounding RCB's death bowling, Woakes replied, "We've got all sorts of areas that need improvement".

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Chahal proved to be ineffective in this match after bowling so well in the previous one. I think 190-odd on any ground is sometimes defendable.

"Yes, we lost the last three games, but we've played some good cricket". The RCB skipper managed an impressive 92 in 62 balls. Before that, Roy had peppered the straight boundary with clean hits despite the likes of Pollard and Hardik Pandya patrolling it.

4- 213 was also Mumbai Indians' highest total against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore. "Krunal Pandya is helping me with practice, what line and length to bowl".

One of the more lopsided games Indian Premier League 2018 brought Mumbai Indians their first victory of the season.

"Even after they were two wickets down they showed resilience like good teams do". MI just made a single change in their playing XI by replacing Akila Dananjaya with Mitchell McClenaghan. But a player RCB should be concerned about is Sarfaraz Khan. In the last match, against Delhi, home openers Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav hit at will and registered 102 on board from 9 overs, before the former departed.

When he is batting well, he is a hard man to stop and his experience at the global level has also allowed him to understand just how to pace his innings.

Without Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli opted to open and it was a decision that paid off as he made 92 not out to become the IPL's all-time leading run-scorer, but he did not receive the requisite support as RCB finished 167 for eight and fell to a third defeat in four.

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