RCB vs SRH: Yuzvendra Chahal was the star for his side’s victory in their opening IPL 2020 match© Twitter
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered a crucial 10-run victory over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their opening Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 fixture at the Dubai International Stadium, on Monday. Yuzvendra Chahal was the star for RCB during SRH’s chase, grabbing three wickets in four overs. His performance was so pivotal that even captain Virat Kohli hailed his display in Monday’s match. Chahal notched the crucial dismissals of Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar. “Yuzi came in and changed the game for us”, said Kohli, during the post-match press conference.
“Tonight he showed that if you have skill, you can get purchase on any wicket and the way he came in and bowled attacking lines and he was the one in my opinion who changed the game,” he added.
Kohli also praised Devdutt Padikkal, who grabbed a maiden half-century. Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers also put in good displays with the bat. The India captain also spoke about how his side were positive throughout the match.
Opposition captain David Warner felt that his team weren’t lucky during the match. He pointed the injury to Mitchell Marsh, which proved to be costly for his team.
Warner also felt that Chahal’s final over was the decisive point in the match.
“Probably the last over of Chahal was the turning point out there,” Warner said.
“We have to go back to the drawing board; we obviously can’t fix what happened today but we have to go back and work hard before our next game in Abu Dhabi,” said the Australian.
RCB face Kings XI Punjab in their next IPL 2020 match on September 24, while SRH take on Kolkata Knight Riders on September 26 next.
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