Today was a disappointing day for Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. In the match played against Kings XI Punjab, apart from the toss, nothing was seen in his favor today. Virat hoped that his team would easily chase any target here, so he decided to field first by winning the toss here.
The match was on par for the first 16 overs of the match. Here the score of Kings XI Punjab was 132 runs for 3 wickets. After this, due to poor fielding of Virat Kohli, the Kings got an amazing advantage. RCB bowlers created chances to dismiss KL Rahul twice before his century. On both occasions, captain Virat Kohli was caught easily in his hand and on both the occasions Virat missed this catch. Rahul got his first life on a personal score of 83 and then the second on a score of 89. After this, Rahul did not take the name of stop and he hit 43 runs after the second life. Thanks to Rahul, the Kings hit 71 runs in the last 4 overs without losing any wickets, taking their score to 206.
After this, Virat Kohli came to bat at number 4. He was expected that he would present a serious challenge to the Kings on this pitch, like KL Rahul, by batting fast. But in this innings, Captain Kohli was able to play only 5 balls and returned to the pavilion for only 1 by Sheldon Cottrell. Virat lost his wicket as RCB’s third wicket and when he was out, RCB had only 4 runs. RCB then lost the wickets of de Villiers and Finch, which ensured their defeat.