IPL 2018: Virat keeps his tryst with Wankhede

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A one-wicket loss to Chennai Super Kings off the penultimate ball, a one-wicket loss, again, to Sunrisers Hyderabad off the last ball. Kohli said at the toss that the dampness and overhead conditions had prompted him to elect to bowl, an assessment that seemed ideal after the first two balls, both of which beat the inside edge, one of a right-hander and the other of a left-hander, one off the pitch another with bend through the air. That's purely an execution.

"It's got to be conclusively against, so I think he will have to go", said Harsha Bhogle. "Wankhede has always been incredible", Vettori told the media. "We tried our hardest but couldn't get the breakthroughs after the two early wickets", Kohli expressed after the match. For such kind of players, you don't talk much. The sides led by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli respectively are laden with superstars. We always wanted one set batsman to bat as long as possible and (it was a) flawless platform for me to do that, ¿ explained Rohit.

The Indian skipper was left fuming overnight when Mumbai all-rounder Hardik Pandya successfully overturned the Indian Premier League umpire's decision of caught behind off the bowling of Chris Woakes. "We never had any discussion about which bowler we want to target because we had the left-right combination going all the way through".


As far as bowling is concerned, one can not dare to miss Mayank Markande who seems to be the find of the season so far. We saw the rewards what they got. "But they (Mumbai) batted exceptionally well, and that was the difference between when our spinners bowled and when their spinners bowled". Bangalore may have some selection issues with the balance of their team in question as their reliance on their big name top four batsmen is not helping them. Although Mumbai are winless, RCB have arguably been the more disappointing team with such a strong line-up not meeting expectations. "For me it's important to understand that and let that message go across". It does make a difference in the final score, ¿ said Vettori.

RCB got under pressure after Quinton de Kock (19) and AB de Villiers (1) fell inside one over, and without the services of Brendon McCullum in this game, the middle-order crumbled without any fightback. We always wanted to do that and with Lewis batting, anything can happen. Add to it Mandeep Singh and Washington Sundar's ability to muscle the side to huge totals, and there will be no stopping RCB. Corey Anderson was the next to head back into the hut as he became Krunal's second scalp of the day on the next delivery for 0. So we aren't even thinking of analyzing the season yet as it is a long road ahead and in our most successful seasons we have actually made a late comeback to make it to the playoffs. We've not put in our full performance with the bat and ball.

MI have replaced injured Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins with New Zealander Adam Milne and will be looking up to a comprehensive combined show to avoid a fourth straight defeat of the season.

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