Kohli’s penultimate over cost Bangalore the match against Super Kings

Virat Kohli’s penultimate over in the match against Chennai Super Kings came out to be the biggest reason of Royal Challengers Bangalore loosing against the Ddefending champions, reports Hindustan Times.

Kohli was brought up by Daniel Vettori in the 19th over with Chennai needing 43 runs to win of the final two overs. Kohli gave 28 runs in his one over, bringing the defending champions back in the game. HT reported that the skipper Vettori did not have many options as all his main bowlers have bowled out and Chris Gayle was suffering from cramps.

After the poor bowling by Kohli, the million dollar boy, Vinay Kumar was left to defend 15 runs in the final over, he too bowled some real bad deliveries, including a waist high full-toss and was not able to defend the total given to him.

Albie Morkel who was the man who destroyed Virat Kohli’s 19th over was the main reason of Chennai pulling out an amazing win, reports The Times of India. Chennai needed 43 runs from the last two overs and the South African all-rounder was on strike against the medium pace of Kohli.

He hit three sixes and two fours in the over making things relatively easy as in the last over they needed 15 runs. Morkel was not able to take his side home as he was dismissed in the last over leaving Dwayne Bravo and the million dollar boy, Ravindra Jadeja to do the honors.

With Chennai needing two runs of the last ball, Jadeja outside-edged a Vinay Kumar delivery to seal the match for Chennai.

Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis who scored a superb 71 was adjudged the man of the match for his important contribution, reports The Hindu.

The talented South African hit five fours and four sixes in his innings and was a treat to watch. In his innings he played some very good shots and scored at a rapid pace.

His innings was followed by an intelligent innings by MS Dhoni, captain of CSK who scored a 24 ball 41. His innings proved very crucial for Chennai as he set up the stage for the likes of Bravo and Morkel.

The breathtaking innings that Morkel played made people forget what Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli did earlier in the match, reports The Hindu.

Both their class batsmen got together and had a stand of 109 runs in just eleven overs; this is the highest partnership of the IPL season five.

The Hindu reports that the left-right batting combination worked out beautifully as they forced the bowlers to change their length and line every time one came on strike. Gayle who failed in the first match that he played was at his belligerent best as he hit Suresh Raina for three sixes in an over.