Kohli greets ABD

Dream run of RCB continues as RCBvGL match produced a stunning result. RCB won by 4 wickets in a match which looked lost at a stage. AB De Villars, however, took Bangalore home with his extraordinary innings of 79 runs. Chasing a total of 159, Bangalore lost their Captain for zero runs. The man who scores more than 900 runs in IPL2016 was out for a duck and Gujarat Lions already had the physiological win. Gayle, Rahul, Watson and Baby followed and RCB lost half of the team in a blink. Stuart Binny and then Iqbal Abdullah gave ABD the support and they took RCB home and to the final of IPL 2016.

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Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina were at loggerhead in M Chinnaswamy, Bangalore. Gujarat Lions were asked to bat by Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, Iqbal Abdulla gave them huge blow as were reduced to 9/3 in just 3.4 overs. Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik revived the innings with a healthy partnership. However, Dinesh Karthik fell for 26 runs. But once Smith fell for  73 runs, the scoring was suffering. Soon after that Jadeja departed and Bravo could not really do much. Eklavya Trivedi, however, played a genuine cameo and took the team to 158 runs.

The discipline and measured bowling have made off for RCB. However, while chasing it was the class of ABD, that took RCB home. However, RCB needs to do some work ahead of the final and there are plenty that has to be learnt from RCBvGL match.

However, RCB must understand the fact that the team has not performed really well. It is time to buckle up and gear up for the IPL Final.

RCBvGL Match Summary

Gujarat Lions – 158 All Out – 20 Overs
Dwayne Smith 73(41)
Dinesh Karthik 26(30)
Shane Watson 4-0-29-4
Chris Jordon 4-0-26-2
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 159/6 -18.2 Overs
AB De Villars 79*(47)
Iqbal Abdullah 33(25)
Dinesh Kulkarni 4-1-14-4
Ravindra Jadeja