Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have made it three wins in three after an impressive 38-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Chennai. Glenn Maxwell came into the crease in the third over and smashed his way to a 49-ball 78, while AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 76 off 34 deliveries. Maxwell came into RCB at a hefty price of INR 14.25 crore and has already slammed two fifties from three innings. His captain Virat Kohli reckons he has taken to the team like duck to water.
"I said at the halfway mark we have 200 because of two genius innings back-to-back. Maxwell was outstanding and AB to follow. When he gets in with that kind of form and flow, it's impossible to stop him. We got 40 extra runs on that pitch which slowed down. Maxi has taken to this team like duck to water. AB loves the team and they were the difference today. There are areas we can work on," Kohli said at the post-match ceremony.
While Mohammed Siraj sis not pick up a single wicket, he conceded just 17 from his three overs in a chase of 205. Kohli feels, he has improved a lot since the tour of Australia. "Siraj's over to Russell [was good] - he has had some history against Russell. He's a different bowler after the Australia tour and he shut the game out," the RCB skipper said.
Glad to be leaving Chennai
Having played their last match at Chepauk this season, KKR move to the Wankhede Stadium next, where they take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 21. KKR skipper Eoin Morgan said that the Chennai pitch has left him stumped and he is happy to get out of there.
"We gave it absolutely everything in the field today. Tried our best in the chase but not to be. It (Chepauk pitch) certainly stumped me. I'm glad to be leaving Chennai," Morgan said