new Delhi: At the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the captains of Virat Kohli got Eoin Morgan’s Eurin Morgan to eat around. In a very one-sided match, RCB defeated KKR by 8 wickets. With this victory, while new confidence has been created in the players of Bangalore, the failures of the Kolkata team have come to the fore. Let us know which 5 reasons KKR got such a bad defeat.
1. Eoin Morgan’s decision to bat first
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to bat first. Which proved to be a complete failure, it is clear that world champion captain failed to understand the mood of Abu Dhabi’s pitch.
2. KKR batsmen failure
The batting of Kolkata team was very bad. KKR could only manage 84 runs after losing 8 wickets after the scheduled 20 overs. For Kolkata, captain Eoin Morg played the highest innings of 30 runs. Most of the Kolkata batsmen could not even touch the two-run mark. The opener to middle order was shattered like a card.
3. RCB’s best fielding
The team from Bangalore has worked hard on their filming. AB de Villiers caught 2 catches behind the stumps, while Chris Morris, Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Devdutt Padikkal took 1-1 catches. Apart from this, Gurkeerat and Morris got Kuldeep Yadav run out. This means that 6 out of 8 KKR batsmen returned to the pavilion due to good fielding by RCB.
4. Mohammed Siraj’s superb bowling
Mohammad Siraj fiercely redeemed his return to RCB Playing XI. He took 3 wickets for 8 runs in his 4 overs spell, as well as he also bowled 2 maiden overs. No opposition batsman could stand before his bowling. This is the reason why he was chosen as the ‘Man of the Match’.
5. Virat Kohli’s superb captaincy
RCB captain Virat Kohli may have lost the match toss, but he had already prepared for victory. He chose the right team combination. The inclusion of Mohammad Siraj in the playing XI proved to be a very profitable deal. Siraj bowled 3 overs during the powerplay and during this time he also took 3 wickets. Due to this same understanding of Virat, the result of the match was almost decided in the first 6 overs.