Despite emerging victorious, disappointment was palpable in Virat Kohli's face as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain on Sunday termed the ongoing 10th season of the Indian Premier League "forgettable" and a season to "reflect on" for his side. No other RCB batsman scored more than one! Defending a total of 161, Bangalore managed to bundle Delhi out for 151 in the 20 overs to end their disappointing IPL campaign with a win. The win was RCB's third of the season and ended their six-match losing streak. Electing to bat first, Bangalore lost an early wicket but Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle did a good job to help the team recover and score some quick runs.
"It is hard (retaining players) because, from my understanding Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals (ending two-year bans) are coming back and the two new teams that came on board (Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions) might go on".
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Palace came into the clash on the back of three straight defeats, a run that had drawn them back into trouble. Hull , however, will join Middlesbrough and Sunderland in dropping down to the Championship for next season.
Amit Mishra beautifully played Negi over his head for a six, but was stumped two balls later, as Daredevils required 27 in two overs, which in the end proved to be a tall ask. It has been a trend that 14 points are necessary for a team to qualify for playoffs and Kohli believes he has cracked the formula to get 7 out of those 14 points easily. Gayle made 48 from 38 balls, and his innings included three boundaries and as many sixes.
When the two departed, the RCB innings stuttered somewhat, before Pawan Negi (13no) lifted things with three consecutive fours in the final over. Kohli, who smashed a record-shattering 973 runs previous year including four centuries, managed, barely 250 runs this season.
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While Kohli amassed 973 runs last season to propel his team into the final, the 28-year-old has scored only 250 runs after missing the first few game due to injury.
Delhi's chase got off to a disastrous start when Sanju Samson was dismissed by Avesh Khan's second ball.
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Patel and Negi took three wickets apiece, while Head snapped up two, and Avesh and Watson claimed one wicket each.