RCB make it 3 out of three, they are flying high right now. Maxwell and AB de Villiers combined have done what was missing in that middle order. Maxwell’s inclusion has sorted a few problems for RCB as AB can bat a place lower than usual and finish out the games for RCB. And the form of Maxwell has insured that he get the platform to launch. Their bowlers have also adapted brilliantly to the pitch of Chepauk. Harshal Patel has provided them the control in the death overs and the form of Siraj has insured the opposition doesn’t get too ahead in the power play. Whereas KKR have played some poor cricket and as a result they are at 2 loss and 1 win in their 3 games. Any of their batsman didn’t spend enough time on the pitch to give them a fair chance but to bee fair a score of 205 to chase on Chepauk pitch was more always going to be more than enough to handle. Russell did get some blows out of the middle but it as too late.
Eoin Morgan | Losing captain: (Whether RCB got too many runs) Yeah, evidently so. The wicket did play better than we thought it was going to. It was RCB’s day with the bat, they made use of any tiny errors with the ball. But I can’t fault our efforts. We gave it absolutely everything in the field today. Tried our best in the chase but not to be. It (Chepauk pitch) certainly stumped me. I’m glad to be leaving Chennai. Turned out to be a great cricket wicket. As I said before, RCB’s batting today was just too good for us. Probably not (on Varun not bowling again in Powerplay). Maxwell is a destructive player but he isn’t there only star player. You do need an over or two up your sleeve for someone like De Villiers. They are full of strength and depth. Every side in the competition is. So you can’t plan for just one player. We struggled to kick on (in the chase) and got to a stage where only Russell could get us going. He’s done it a few times before but today, RCB’s bowling was too good. Completely difference in conditions there (in Mumbai) for different nights. We’ve been watching the games.
AB de villiers is the player of the match.