Veteran India batsman Robin Uthappa returned to kind with an astonishing 41-run innings in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai. Uthappa, who batted within the center order in previous video games of IPL 2020, was promoted to open the innings for RR in opposition to Virat Kohli‘s RCB.
Uthappa performed a quickfire 41-run knock off simply 22 balls, laced by seven fours and a six. The appropriate-handed batsman slammed 4 boundaries within the third over in opposition to Washington Sundar to interrupt the shackles. Uthappa additionally shared a 50-run opening stand with England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes.
The 34-year-old was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal within the try and hit an enormous shot as Finch took a simple catch at deep mid-wicket. Uthappa scored a string of low scores earlier than the sport 5, 9, 2, 17, 18 and 32 within the ongoing version of IPL.
The followers on Twitter have been elated to see the glimpses of classic Robin Uthappa.
— Sajal Singh (@snoopy__004) October 17, 2020
— RAHUL TEWATIA FANCLUB (@TewatiaFanclub) October 17, 2020
1st pic : when Robin Uthappa says he wish to open then smith :
2nd pic : After eight matches and lossing most of them now smith : pic.twitter.com/8dNTGGJGoV
— RAHUL JAIN (@rahuljaiinn) October 17, 2020
— Jyoti Mishra (@JyotiMi18519202) October 17, 2020
Earlier, RR received the toss and elected to bat in opposition to RCB on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Each the groups misplaced their earlier matches, RCB to Kings XI Punjab whereas RR went all the way down to Delhi Capitals.
“This pitch seems lots higher than what we had in Sharjah. We might have batted first as nicely,” stated RCB captain Virat Kohli.
RCB have made two adjustments, bringing in batsman Gurkeerat Singh Mann to switch tempo bowler Mohammed Siraj. Bengal left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed changed all-rounder Shivam Dube.