RCB vs CSK, IPL 2020: Virat Kohli, Chris Morris star as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni by 37 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Royal Challengers Bangalore lost its first wicket in the form of Aaron Finch while the skipper took charge along with Devdutt Padikkal.
There was no Finch and AB De Villiers, yet RCB managed to win the match courtesy to Virat Kohli‘s exceptional 90 runs-inning and an amazing bowling performance by Chris Morris.
Kohli scored 90 runs off 52 balls including 4 boundaries and 4 sixes. From the bowling department, Morris gave 19 runs bagging 3 wickets. Likewise, Washington Sundar took 2 wickets off 3 overs sparing 16 runs.
For Chennai Super Kings, the opening department didn’t go well as Watson and Du Plessis scored 14 and 8 runs, respectively.
Ambati Rayudu scored 42 runs but couldn’t finish it. Jagadeesan scored 33 runs but was run out by Chris Morris. For Chennai Super Kings, Sam Curran and MS Dhoni, supposedly the finishers, scored 0 and 10 runs, respectively.
RCB vs CSK, IPL 2020: Post-match statements by Skippers
MS Dhoni, losing captain said that “I think the last 4 overs when we were bowling (didn’t go to plan), before that the bowlers had done a good job, we needed to close it nicely. Batting has been a bit of a worry and today also it was evident. We need to do something about it. We have not been able to adapt and plan for bowlers bowling from 6-14 overs.”
Virat Kohli, the winning captain and Man of the Match, said “It was one of our most complete performances. Really pleased to get two points. We have back-to-back games coming up, so important to build momentum. Yes, he’s (Morris) been really good, gun on the field and three wickets on debut. With him and Gurkeerat, the batting also gets deep. When you get momentum in this format, it can be the difference between finishing at the top or at the bottom.”