RCB Batting Salvaged By D Padikkal And ABD On First IPL 2020 Match
RCB took on SRH as the two teams set out to play their first match of IPL 2020. Kohli and his team were under pressure to deliver as they always fail to perform as a team when it matters. After the loss of one wicket of Aaron Finch, run-scoring became extremely slow. Things turned worse when Virat also lost his wicket early. However, debutant and opener of RCB D Padikkal put an exciting show to score 50 on his very first IPL match. Moreover, ABD also joined the party and powered RCB to 163.
SRH Collapse After Impressive Start
A total of 160+ is never an impressive score in T20 and it looked like RCB will collapse yet again. In the very beginning, David Warner got run out in a very unlucky manner. However, Bairstow and Manish Pandey handled the situation very well and looked like they will easily win the game. Things were looking pretty good, but SRH went through the worst batting collapse when Bairstow got out. Wickets started tumbling, and no batsman could rise to the occasion and stabilize the inning. In the end, RCB won the match by ten runs after SRH got bundled out for 153.
Chahal Gives RCB Wickets And A Major Boost In IPL 2020
When RCB was looking at another loss, the team was in desperate need of a wicket. In came Chahal who rolled over the batting line up and took three wickets from his four overs. He was not very expensive as he gave only 18 runs from his side. A win would have been impossible without him, and his performance gave RCB a much-needed win to raise their morale. Virat and company showed that they are not just a team of chasing totals but to defend them as well.
SRH Exposes Its Inexperienced Middle Order In Their First IPL 2020 Loss
SRH has a power-packed top order led by captain David Warner. However, the experience starts and ends there for the team. The middle order is a bunch of inexperience lads, and that was exposed when the batting collapsed after the fall of the top order.