IPL 2020 Match 44: Talking Points as CSK pip RCB by eight wickets
First Published 26, Oct 2020, 9:39 AM
The clash in Dubai presented something unusual. The last team (CSK) overpowered the team at the third spot (RCB) and won by eight wickets.
Despite the fiery form of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) young guns, the day's match against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai did not bear the expected result. RCB, who wore their green jersey, lost the match by eight wickets on Sunday. As CSK seized the win, here are some of the talking points from the match.
RCB middle-order stability
RCB openers Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch couldn’t get the team the start that they needed. It was their senior players Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who made a 50+ run partnership that provided them some stability.
Virat Kohli slow performance
Even though the skipper managed to hit fifty, he could manage it from 43 balls comprising just one six and one four. Though he managed to provide the much-needed stability but was too slow to take RCB to a formidable total.
The Sam Show
The young allrounder of CSK was magnificent with the ball against RCB. Alone he scalped three wickets and conceded just 19 runs in his three overs. He was in good touch on Sunday.
Rising Ruturaj Gaikwad
An unpleasant start for this youngster initially, he tried hard each time to put up a show with the bat. In CSK clash against RCB, he was the go-to-man for CSK who played the winning shot as well. His magnificent strike of 65 runs of 51 balls, comprised three sixes and four fours.
Uneconomical Mohammed Siraj
RCB bowler Mohammed Siraj who broke the IPL record to become the first player to bowl two back-to-back maiden overs against KKR went quite expensive against CSK. In just two overs he conceded 29 runs and took no wickets.