De Villiers said Kohli is putting a lot of effort and energy to keep the side in good stead in the training sessions and hopes he scores a lot many runs in the remainder of the IPL.
IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Hindi 1, Star Sports Hindi I HD. However, they go into the match on a high, having thrashed Delhi Daredevils last week courtesy an AB de Villiers special.
It was the Chennai duo's 101-run partnership for the fifth wicket that snatched victory from RCB, who looked in control of the match at one stage.
Chennai maintained their good record as they pulled off a thriller against Sunrisers in Hyderabad by just four runs. However, the team of former skipper is leading so far and better better.
Both RCB and CSK seem to unleash their best and the worst in the death overs.
Bowling woes aside, RCB also have a batting line-up to be concerned about. Apart from the results, skipper Dhoni is most pleased that all in the park are making significant contributions and that they don't need to only depend on a few to get the job done.
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However, CSK chased down the stiff target with two balls to spare.
De Villiers smashed eight sixes and two fours as he took on the CSK bowlers.de Kock too joined in the mayhem as he too contributed with four sixes and a four.
Corey Anderson is the new man in. RCB have won two out of the five games and are lying in the bottom four on the points table. He has scored just 79 runs in 57 balls. Hence, it is likely that they will go unchanged in this match. CSK's strategy to play Ambati Rayudu at No. 4 had paid off; Tahir, although up for selection, might be left out considering he has had a middling tournament so far. RCB is a tough side to beat and it would be important to put pressure in the batting top order to win the game. Currently, Suresh Raina is the highest run-getter but Virat is just nine runs short of him.
De Villiers miscued Tahir's tossed-up delivery pitched outside off-stump for Sam Billings to complete the formalities at deep cover. Kohli has three centuries and de Villiers has 11 50-plus scores in Bengaluru.
In the bowling department, young Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur have been impressive with each bagging six wickets from five and four games respectively. Talking about the matches played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the two teams have met each other, and they have registered on-3 wins in the account while one match was cancelled.