DD 174/5 (20.0 Ovs)
RCB 176/4 (18.0 Ovs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wkts
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli | Winning Captain : I think the 30 runs tonight is much better than the 90 I got in the last game. Two points are ver crucial for us at this stage. We really thought about how to go about it, and we still have a few areas. The guy in our team gives us plenty of reasons to smile. We understand situations, understand each other’s games well. He started off in a great way, my job them became to stick it out, string in a 65-70 run partnership. And then the opposition know they have to protect the game, rather than going for a win. It was a pity I couldn’t stay till the end, but Corey and Mandy did really well to support him. They kept taking singles with positive intent and that is great to see. But Ab just keeps taking the game away and that’s why there’s no doubt why he’s the best player in the world. You don’t really feel bad getting out to a catch like that, credit to Boult. We strung in small partnerships, plenty of positives but plenty of areas where we can improve as well. the crowd has always supported us in huge numbers; if the team believes, the crowd believes in us as well. We’ll keel doing it for them, giving it our everything.
AB de Villiers | MoM: The last two innings I wasn’t hitting it too well, but today I felt it coming off the middle, watched it nice and early, bought myself that extra split second and that’s when I need to cash in. When you do get on top of the bowler, you have to take him down. This is the best crowd in the world; I just love playing here. But I must say, whenever you get into that zone that crowd is only a buzz. And today was a buzz. [On the ‘genius’ in his bat] I didn’t give myself that name, MRF did it (smiles).
IPL 2018 Points Table :
|1||Q Sunrisers Hyderabad||14||9||5||+0.284||18|
|2||Q Chennai Super Kings||14||9||5||+0.253||18|
|3||Q Kolkata Knight Riders||14||8||6||-0.070||16|
|4||Q Rajasthan Royals||14||7||7||-0.246||14|
|6||Royal Challengers Bangalore||14||6||8||+0.129||12|
|7||Kings XI Punjab||14||6||8||-0.502||12|