IPL 2021: Match 10, RCB vs KKR – Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings
The Challengers reclaimed their top spot in the table with a net run rate of 0.750.
Updated - Apr 18, 2021 7:40 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have carried on with their decent run in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL), winning their first three games. In their third match against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), on Sunday, Virat Kohli and Co came out trumps by 38 runs.
After electing to bat, the Challengers got off to a poor over, losing two early wickets, but they made a stupendous comeback. RCB posted 204 runs for the loss of four wickets and were severe on the KKR bowlers, especially in the second half of their innings.
For the Knights, a number of their batters got into the 20s and 30s, but none could go on and score big. Andre Russell was the top run-scorer with a 20-ball 31. As far as the Challengers are concerned, they reclaimed their top spot in the table with a net run rate of 0.750.
Here are the RCB Player Ratings for the RCB vs KKR match:
Virat Kohli- 4/10
Virat Kohli didn’t have a great day with the bat. After hitting a four, he perished to Varun Chakravarthy while trying to clear the infield. He showed his prowess, though, as a skipper.
Devdutt Padikkal- 5.5/10
Devdutt Padikkal had to fight for every run and managed 25 off 28 with the help of two fours. The left-hander found the going tough before Prasidh Krishna accounted for his wicket in the 12th over.
Rajat Patidar- 1/10
Rajat Patidar didn’t have an answer to a peach of a delivery from Chakravarthy. The right-hander tried to play a defensive stroke but saw his stumps go for a walk. He scored one run off two balls.
Glenn Maxwell- 9/10
Glenn Maxwell has gone from strength to strength in the ongoing IPL. He got to a 28-ball fifty and then ended on 78 off 49 balls with nine fours and three sixes. Pat Cummins got rid of him. With the ball, he gave away 24 runs off two overs.
AB de Villiers- 9.5/10
AB de Villiers came to bat in the 12th over and he punished the KKR bowlers severely. The right-hander played until the very end and stayed not out on 76 runs off 34 balls at a strike rate of 223.52. He hit nine fours and three sixes in his knock.
Kyle Jamieson- 7/10
Kyle Jamieson turned out to be the most expensive bowler for the Challengers with an economy rate of 13.66 in three overs. However, he also got the wickets of Shubman Gill, Shakib Al Hasan and Pat Cummins.
Washington Sundar- 7/10
Washington Sundar didn’t get a chance to bat, but he did his job with the ball in hand pretty reasonably. In four overs, the off-spinner got rid of Washington Sundar and conceded 33 runs in four overs.
Shahbaz Ahmed- N/A
Harshal Patel- 9.5/10
Harshal bowled at the back-end of the KKR innings and he didn’t flatter to deceive. He picked up the crucial wickets of Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell. Moreover, he conceded runs at a mere economy rate of 4.25.
Mohammed Siraj- 8/10
Mohammad Siraj bowled at a stage when the Knights’ batters went hammer and tongs at everything. Yet the fast bowler gave only 17 runs in three overs, though he couldn’t pick up a wicket.
Yuzvendra Chahal- 8.5/10
Apart from his last over when Andre Russell took him to the cleaners, Yuzvendra Chahal was impressive. In his spell, the leg-spinner dismissed Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik, and in four overs, he conceded only 34 runs.