Ending their hopes of lifting maiden IPL title this yr, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) suffered a six-wicket defeat in opposition to David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Friday. Within the Eliminator tie of the on-going IPL 2020, the RCB batting unit did not amass runs on the scoreboard.
Whereas shedding wickets at common intervals, RCB managed to submit a modest 131 runs. AB de Villiers (56 off 43) and Aaron Finch (32 off 30) managed to regular RCB’s ship when different batsmen departed in fast succession. Nevertheless, the entire wasn’t sufficient to mount strain on the opposition. In response, the SRH batting unit, led by Kane Williamson‘s gritty half-century, hunted down the goal with a supply to spare. RCB’s woeful affair with playoffs continued as they did not ship in essential encounters.
Following their disappointing defeat at Abu Dhabi, RCB head coach Simon Katich admitted that their batting unit allow them to down within the second half of the season. RCB managed to complete fourth within the factors desk by registering seven wins in 14 video games. Nevertheless, their marketing campaign ended on a dismal observe as they suffered 5 defeats on the trot.
“We felt like we had been on observe on the 10-games mark, after which heading into the final 4 video games… trying again on it now, it seems like we in all probability ran out of a bit steam,” stated Katich within the post-match press convention.
“Notably with the bat. That is in all probability the one space that light a bit after a extremely good begin to the event. Credit score to the Sunrisers right this moment, I believed they squeezed us fantastically. They took early wickets after which we had been all the time underneath strain attempting to play catch up,” he added.
Katich additional stated that RCB had an opportunity to win the sport if that they had crossed the 150-run mark on the board. The group administration had determined to go together with two leggies — Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa — for the essential recreation.
“We all the time felt if we are able to get 150 on the board we’d be within the recreation, significantly with the 2 leggies (Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa) within the group and seeing the wicket,” stated Katich
“It was gradual and providing just a little little bit of flip. To stack our batting right this moment and solely get 130 was disappointing. Sunrisers completely deserved to undergo,” he added.