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Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians in the first match, captain Virat Kohli gave the credit of victory to Glenn Maxwell and Harshal Patel

RCB defeated MI (Photo : IPL)






The 14th season of the Indian Premier League began with a very exciting match. In the match that lasted till the last ball, the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the defending champion Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets. Batting first, the Mumbai team scored 159 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs thanks to Chris Lynn’s innings of 49 runs. In response to this, RCB’s team achieved the target of 160 runs on the last ball of the match based on the innings of AB de Villiers (48) and Glenn Maxwell (39). Captain Virat Kohli looked very happy with the start of the tournament and gave credit for the victory in the first match to the bowling of Harshal Patel and the innings of Glenn Maxwell. After the match, Captain Kohli said while talking, ‘We had also won our first match last year. It is very important that you test your side by playing against the strongest team of the tournament. Everyone contributed to the match and when you name the match by two wickets, it means that every player in the team played their role. The pitch was good in the first half, but to be honest it was a little difficult to overcome the old ball with the length ball. For this reason, the partnership between me and Maxwell and AB and Maxwell was very important. We made a good comeback and used the conditions properly.Virat gave the credit of the win to AB de Villiers and Harshal Patel. He said, ‘We traded Harshal from Delhi. He performed his responsibility well and was very clear about his plan. His performance was the biggest difference in today’s match. He will be our death bowler. We wanted to feed Maxwell at number four. The idea was to give Maxwell a few balls to play, so that he would not have to hit as soon as he came to the crease. You saw the result of his playing 10 to 15 balls. His innings was a game changer. If he had stayed at the crease, we probably would have finished the match well in advance.

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