IPL 2019: Match 28, KXIP vs RCB – Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings

RCB succeeded in breaching the castle of KXIP.

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It was a one-man show as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) walked out to bat first against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Chris Gayle alone scored over 57 per cent of the home team’s score in this match. The Jamaican got off to a flyer initially but slowed down as he began to run out of partners. It was a stupendous knock from the Universe Boss and he has paced it really well.

No other KXIP batsman scored more than 20 runs which testifies how much the 39-year-old dominated. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the RCB bowlers and has accounted for the wickets of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Chris Gayle ended up unbeaten on 99 becoming only the second player after Suresh Raina to finish with this score. The home team finished with 173 runs on the board at the end of the first innings.

AB de Villiers powers the team to the first win

RCB did not lose any wickets initially in the game except that of Parthiv Patel. However, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers then held the forte and delivered for the team. The skipper piled up 67 runs off 53 balls but failed to stay in the middle till RCB got over the line.

AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis, though, kept their cool in the pressure situation and finished the game for the team. The South African was unbeaten on 59 runs off 38 balls and found form just at the right time. Punjab lost a game at Mohali after winning seven in a row.

Here are the RCB Player Ratings for the match:

Parthiv Patel – 4/10

Parthiv Patel did a decent job in this game. He got the team off to a flyer by scoring 19 runs off 9 balls in a knock that included 4 fours. The Gujarat cricketer also stumped out KL Rahul and plucked a good catch behind the stumps to dismiss Sarfaraz Khan.

Virat Kohli – 8/10

Virat Kohli played a decent knock in this match. However, he scored at a slow pace and failed to finish the game. He only scored at a strike rate of 126 and piled up 67 runs. Even though this was quite a good contribution, Kohli loses some points for being indecisive as the skipper with the DRS calls and for dropping the catch of Chris Gayle.

AB de Villiers – 9/10

AB de Villiers was great in this encounter. He took the onus upon himself to finish the game and stayed in the middle right till the end. He scored an unbeaten 59 from 38 balls and hit five fours and two sixes in his innings.

Marcus Stoinis – 6.5/10

Marcus Stoinis played a crucial knock in this match. He was surely under pressure as the required run rate was around 10 when he came out to bat. He hit 28 runs off 16 balls and hit four boundaries. Even though he was slightly lucky with a dropped catch, he did well to hit the winning runs for the team.

Moeen Ali – 7.5/10

With the pitch assisting turn, Moeen Ali got the opportunity to bowl all the four overs in this match. He did a fabulous job and just conceded 19 runs and picked up the wicket of Sam Curran.

Akshdeep Nath – Not assigned

Akshdeep Nath also isn’t assigned a rating as his role in this game was very limited.

Pawan Negi – Not assigned

Since Chris Gayle batted throughout the 20 overs, Virat Kohli opted against using the services of Pawan Negi which is a left-arm spinner. He didn’t have much to do in the field or with the bat.

Umesh Yadav – 4/10

Umesh Yadav getting 4 points might surprise a few of you. But one has to accept the fact that he’s been unlucky in the game. He dismissed Chris Gayle quite early in the innings but it was given not out and the DRS wasn’t opted. Then, Virat Kohli dropped the catch of the big man at a later stage in the innings off his bowling.

Yuzvendra Chahal – 8/10

Yuzvendra Chahal will get 8 points for this match. The leg-spinner picked up the crucial wickets of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, who are usually great for the opposition. Since he conceded 33 runs in his spell, Chahal’s rating gets slightly decreased.

Navdeep Saini – 6.5/10

Navdeep Saini was one of the better bowlers in the RCB team this game. Even though he couldn’t pick up any wickets, he managed to keep the batsmen quiet. The pacer only gave 23 runs in his four overs.

Mohammed Siraj – 2.5/10

Mohammed Siraj hasn’t had the best of outing in this match. He leaked runs at an alarming rate and gave away 54 runs in his four overs. He picked up the wicket of Sarfaraz Khan in this game.

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