RCB vs MI: AB de Villiers says RCB needs to stop making mistakes in the field
Star AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore admitted that the team needs to work on their bowling and fielding as they progress into the tournament. Following his remarks, RCB defeated Mumbai Indians in a super over at Dubai International Stadium on Monday. In the Super Over, Mumbai Indians were able to score just seven runs with Navdeep Saini throwing a brilliant over, and Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers easily followed suit. In the match, both Mumbai and RCB scored 201 runs.
Chasing 202, Mumbai found themselves at 78/4, but Ishaan Kishan teamed up with Kirron Pollard to reach the target of 119 runs.
Ishan Kishan smashed 99, including two fours and nine sixes. Pollard scored an unbeaten 60 in 24 balls with the help of three fours and five sixes.
“A great game of cricket, without sounding arrogant, we had no doubt of the best team that day against Mumbai. We really made it easy for them to take the ball in the second innings, there were mistakes on the field and we had to needs attention.” Prevent them from going ahead in the tournament. This was only our third game, maybe I am being too harsh, but we need to get things right, we are going to work on our skills in this area, the boys showed superb character and I am proud of RCB official De Villiers said in the video posted on the Twitter handle.
Fast bowler Navdeep Saini for RCB finished with figures of 0-43 in his four overs. Saini also threw a super over, in which he conceded just seven runs while staying between Pollard and Hardik Pandya.
In the match against Mumbai Indians, RCB left Josh Phillip and D-Villiers wore gloves to do wicket-keeping duty. With the bat in hand, the Proteas star played an unbeaten innings of 55 runs off just 24 balls with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes to take RCB’s score to 201/3 in the prescribed twenty overs.
For RCB, Washington Sundar was also an outstanding performer as he conceded just 12 runs in his four-over quota and also took Rohit Sharma’s crucial wicket.
RCB have played three matches in the tournament so far and the team has won two. The team led by Virat Kohli will take on the Rajasthan Royals on 3 October.