Anushka shared a picture of herself in a cricket jersey with Virat’s name embossed at the back.
” With a clinical performance in all three departments in their last game, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) seem to have finally got a hang of things in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL)”. Umesh’s figures helped bowl Kings XI out for only 88, which RCB chased down with 10 wickets and almost 12 overs to spare.
They now have 10 points and are still placed second from bottom. In their most recent match, they lost to the Chennai Super Kings in Pune.
A dejected Kings XI captain Ravichandran Ashwin, said, “Really disappointing”.
On the other hand, SRH are sitting on the top of the table comfortably and have already qualified for the playoffs.
On the team news front, we feel RCB will play the same team that has now won them two games in a row. A defeat for the Knight Riders will give all of KXIP, RR, RCB and MI the opportunity to displace them. “It’s absolutely critical that we have games where our bowling is put under pressure”, said SRH head-coach Tom Moody.
Whatever could go wrong, went wrong for the Punjab men. First of all, she took to her Twitter handle and sported a Virat Kohli tee, and wrote, “Come on boys”. He made bowling changes tactically as well as instinctively.
Pacer Umesh Yadav (3/23) starred with the ball and was well complemented by the fielders effecting three run-outs as only three of the Punjab batsmen could manage to reach double figures on a flat track.
The Jamaican opener was undone yet another time in this IPL by a ball aimed at his ribcage. The third over was a sign of the things to come in the fifth, when Umesh troubled Gayle in the first half of the over with swing, pace and bounce, and then nearly had Rahul caught at mid-off on the last ball of the over.
Now it was up to KXIP’s middle-order to improve upon a dismal record. The team will rely on the likes of Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The 31-year-old inexplicably ran himself out off the very first ball he faced, going for a run that was never there, to further deepen the hole in which his team was in.
RCB knew that had to make quick work out of their run chase since they had a flawless opportunity to gain some ground with the net run rate as openers Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli reached their target in less than nine overs.