KKR Vs RCB – IPL 2021 Match #10 Quick Review! Maxwell, AB De Villiers show their class, while KKR’s problems get exposed again.
Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights
Toss: RCB won the toss and chose to bat first.
Venue: MA Chidambram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Umpires: Chettithody Shamshuddin & Nitin Menon
What Actually Happened
- Winner: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 38 runs
- Scores: RCB 204/4 – KKR 166/8
- Player of the Match: AB De Villiers 76* (34)
- Best Figures
- Varun Chakravarthy – 2/39
- Kyle Jamieson – 3/41
- Most Runs
- Glenn Maxwell – 78 (49)
- Andre Russell – 31 (20)
Moments of The Day:
The IPL is full of surprises and memorable moments. Here are my moments of today:
- Varun Chakravarthy’s Start – KKR has developed a strategy of bowling 4-5 overs of spin in the powerplay at Chennai, courtesy Harbhajan, Shakib, & Varun. Varun took out Virat Kohli & Rajat Patidar. RCB 9-2 in 2 overs. Dream start.
- Eoin Morgan’s captaincy – In order to ‘save’ X-factor Varun for AB De Villiers, Varun was immediately switched out for Shakib Al Hasan. Glenn Maxwell capitalized, momentum shifted, and Bangalore never looked back. Morgan is an All-Time great captain, but certain decisions about England (Woakes, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales) & KKR (batting order, bowling match-ups) have been 50-50 recently.
- Glenn Maxwell & Virat Kohli’s reactions – Maxwell is having as great of an IPL year as the 2014 season with a couple of game changing 50s in the slow pitch of Chennai. The switch hit six to Chakravarthy was definitely my moment of the game yesterday.
Honorable Mentions: Brilliant catch by Rahul Tripathi; Harshal Patel & Mohammad Siraj at the death (combined figures of 7-0-34-2 in a chase of 205)
World T20 Spotlight: Time For AB De Villiers’ South Africa Comeback?
It is confirmed, AB De Villiers will have a conversation about a possible South Africa return for the World T20 with Mark Boucher at the end of the IPL. It has been evident in the two IPLs that ABD still has it. Only AB De Villiers has been able to finish things off in style at the Chepauk.
- ABD eclipsed Maxwell’s show with a masterclass – 76* (34) with 3 sixes. RCB finished with 70 runs in the last 5 overs, with the death overs specialist, Andre Russell, conceding 38 in his two.
The real question is, will South Africa even have a team in the World T20?
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: Shakib Al Hasan & Andre Russell
- Andre Russell brought KKR close with overs worth 20 & 15 runs respectively, but it was his lack of fitness (missed several ones & twos) that could have brought KKR closer. The 1-run 19th over against Siraj was extremely painful to watch from a KKR point of view (great wide yorkers by Siraj by the way). Is it time to rest Russell & play Ben Cutting?
- While Russell has been a hit-or-miss for KKR, Shakib has been missing in action altogether. Giving away 24 runs in his two overs & 26 (25) when big hitting was required. Looks low on confidence. Not good signs for KKR, especially with Morgan-DK struggling in the middle and Harbhajan-Cummins holding places that are better off for Pawan Negi-Lockie Ferguson. Maybe even a Tim Seifert could do wonders.
Also, we got featured on the #GoodBadRidiculous again with Melinda Farrell & Bharat Sundaresan! Have a listen below (discussion around our nomination starts around 16 minutes).
IPL 2021 Points Table, Orange Cap, & Purple Cap Leaders
No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Orange Cap, & Purple Cap. We will keep updating it in every article!
- Shikhar Dhawan – 186 runs (DC, 3 matches) [Earlier in the day, Glenn Maxwell (176) briefly overtook Rana (155)]
- Harshal Patel – 9 wickets (RCB, 3 matches)
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||3||0||0||6||+ 0.75|
|2. Delhi Capitals||3||2||1||0||4||+0.453|
|3. Mumbai Indians||3||2||1||0||4||+0.367|
|4. Chennai Super Kings||2||1||1||0||2||+0.616|
|5. Rajasthan Royals||2||1||1||0||2||+0.052|
|6. Kolkata Knight Riders||3||1||2||0||2||-0.633|
|7. Punjab Kings||3||1||2||0||2||-0.967|
|8. Sunrisers Hyderabad||3||0||3||0||0||-0.483|
Also, if you have not yet read our IPL Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:
- Chennai Super Kings – CSK Preview
- Delhi Capitals – DC Preview
- Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR Preview
- Mumbai Indians – MI Preview
- Punjab Kings – PBKS Preview
- Rajasthan Royals – RR Preview
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB Preview
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – SRH Preview
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