IPL 2019: Match 39, RCB vs CSK – Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings

IPL 2019: Match 39, RCB vs CSK – Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings

RCB registered their third win of the season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo: IANS)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have managed to hang on to their fortunes somehow in this edition of the IPL. Having lost 7 matches this season already, they are very well aware of what another defeat would mean to them. Perhaps it was this pressure of winning that helped them bring their A game against the Chennai Super Kings in Bangalore recently. It was one of those rare occasions when the RCB bowlers took the credit for the much-needed win for the Virat Kohli-led side. They overcame the mighty MS Dhoni scare in the match to win by just 1 run.

RCB did not have the finest of starts after having been asked to bat first. They lost their skipper very early, and the big man AB de Villiers could also just score 25. It was Parthiv Patel who stayed at one end to get the runs flowing. Patel top scored for his side with a brilliant 53 off 37 balls as RCB finished with an under par 161/7 on a batting belter in Bengaluru. The innings got some final impetus from Moeen Ali who hit a quick 26. For CSK, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja bagged two wickets each.

In the run chase, Dale Steyn rocked CSK with two quick wickets in the very first over. Later, two more wickets fell shortly to have the visitors reeling at 28/4. Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni then took the game deep and kept CSK in the run chase. He had his plans sorted and struck beautifully to almost chase down 26 in the final over. His side fell short by a run as RCB registered a 1 run win. Dhoni’s unbeaten 84 off 48 deliveries went in vain.

Here are the RCB Player Ratings for the match:

Parthiv Patel – 9/10

Parthiv Patel has been a silent performer for RCB this season. The team has been struggling, but it can safely be said that Parthiv has been getting runs at the top of the order. He scored yet again and ended up top scoring for his side. Having lost Virat early in the innings, he knew he had to take things deep. He did so and scored  53 off 37 balls with 2 fours and 4 sixes to his name. He got out at a time when his team needed him to give the final flourish. To add to this, he inflicted the all-important last ball runout to win the match for his side.

Virat Kohli – 2/10

After scoring a thundering ton for RCB in the previous game, skipper Virat Kohli failed to back it up with another good performance. He perished after scoring just 9. His wicket, though, looked like a well thought and planned one. Deepak Chahar set him up perfectly to exploit his weakness outside off stump. Kohli perished to the plan and could not get going.

Akshdeep Nath – 4/10

Young Akshdeep Nath would know that he has perhaps missed out on two opportunities that have come his way. After getting promoted in the batting order in the previous game, he got another opportunity to bat in the top four in this game. Much like the previous game, he looked uncomfortable at the crease and could not get his act together. He hit a four and a six during his 20-ball stay at the crease that yielded 24 runs.

AB de Villiers – 4/10

AB de Villiers had to walk out to bat at number 3 in the third over of the game. He had the big task to play with Kohli back in the dugout. Everyone felt that it was ABD’s day and the way he started off showed some promise too. But the former South African cricketer could only muster 25 runs off 19 balls that he faced before mishitting one off Ravindra Jadeja.

Moeen Ali – 6/10

Moeen Ali has been very impressive in the RCB outfit this season. It was surprising to see that the English all-rounder was not given the ball in the match despite the fact that he had bowled well in the previous outings. With the willow in hand, he batted a little lower in the batting order, and that surprised quite a few. In the limited opportunity that he had, he scored 25 off 16 balls with five boundaries to his name.

Marcus Stoinis – 5/10

Marcus Stoinis scored 14 off the 13 balls that he played in this match. RCB wanted him to continue till the very end and give the final finish to the innings, but the all-rounder could not do it. He was caught on the boundary ropes and perished after Dhruv Shorey and Faf du Plessis coupled to take his catch. With the ball, he contributed with 3 overs and conceded 20 runs. He did not get a wicket though.

Pawan Negi – 4/10

Pawan Negi is a proven power hitter of the ball. He would know that he perhaps missed his chance of showing his skills with the bat in this match. He had some time at his disposal when he walked in to bat but could only score 5 during his stay at the crease. With the ball, he was given just 1 over, in which he gave away 7 runs.

Umesh Yadav – 7/10

Umesh Yadav came in to bowl as the first change bowler. The pressure was already mounting on the CSK batters and Umesh used this to his advantage. He dismissed Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu. He urged the batters to go after him and managed to pick wickets. The nightmare commenced for him in the final over when he gave away 24 runs with MS Dhoni taking an attack to him. Umesh finished with 2/47 in his quota of four overs.

Dale Steyn – 9/10

It was Dale Steyn who set it up perfectly for RCB in the match. He dismissed Shane Watson with a brilliant out swinging delivery in the very first over. On the very next delivery in the same over, he bowled his trademark yorker to send Suresh Raina packing and rattled the stumps. Steyn’s inclusion in the RCB camp has done a world of good to the other bowlers in the setup and that is pretty much evident. He finished with 2/29 in his four overs.

Navdeep Saini – 7/10

Navdeep Saini has been the most impressive Indian pace bowler in this season of the IPL. He has been clocking some serious pace and he was up to the mark yet again. He bowled at 145kmph and even clicked 150kmph speeds during this game. Not just that, he even bowled an exceptional penultimate over of the innings under some serious pressure against a hitter like MS Dhoni. Saini was very impressive in his four overs where he returned with figures of 1/24.

Yuzvendra Chahal – 7/10

Yuzvendra Chahal was exceptional with the ball yet again. His superb run of form with the ball is a big plus for the Indian team as well. On a venue that is known to be a batter’s paradise, Chahal bowled his first 23 balls without conceding a single boundary. On the final ball of his spell, he was hit for a six by MS Dhoni. Chahal returned with figures of 1/24 in his spell and took the wicket of Ambati Rayudu.

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