Dubai: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets in the 44th match of IPL-13 (IPL 2020). After the defeat, Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said that the pitch was a little different in this second innings.
In this match played at Dubai International Stadium, Bangalore came out to bat first and scored 145 runs losing six wickets in 20 overs. During the batting of Bangalore, the behavior of the pitch was slightly different. It was not easy to take a shot on this and that is why Virat Kohli, who scored 50 runs, could only hit a four and a six. But when Chennai came out to bat, the pitch improved a bit and the Chennai batsmen did not have much trouble. Chennai achieved the target easily.
After the match, Kohli (Virat Kohli) admitted that the pitch behaved differently in the second innings.
Kohli said, ‘What you saw in the second innings was not the correct behavior of the pitch, it does not tell how difficult this pitch was’.
Regarding the performance of the team, Kohli (Virat Kohli) said, ‘We did not bowl the ball in a good place. Gave more boundaries. He bowled well. We got very few balls to drive. We were looking around the score of 150 but were also happy with the score of 145 ‘.
Regarding the bowlers, Kohli said, ‘Our bowlers’ extra bowling could be a reason. But this cannot be excused. We did not make very slow balls, did not change the pace, did not bowl bouncer balls.