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Tuesday, on 12th April 2016, Royal Challengers started their journey in VIVO IPL 9 with the crushing beginning. They show their batting power in their first match. It was a line-up to die for.
The partnership of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers was awesome in this match. They scored 157 runs in just 87 balls and secured a comfortable a 45 runs win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru. Virat Kohli scored 75 runs from 51 balls and AB de Villiers scored 82 runs in 42 balls. David Warner also completed 50 runs in this match.
AB de Villiers was the “Man of the Match”.
Virat Kohli said to the reporter, “We lost the toss. Didn’t get to do what we wanted, see how the wicket played out. But it was a good effort to get close to 230. Bowlers did a very good job after they got off to a good start. Watson has the experience in the middle, and Warner’s wicket helped. Rasool is a deceptive bowler, we saw in the news that he was troubling the batters. His trajectory of the ball is such that he can fox the batsman with the change of pace. Parvez was the standout bowler for me today. Chahal as well did a good job, he went for a today but as long as he keeps getting me 2-3 wickets in the middle, it’s fine. AB was fantastic and we have had a big partnership in Bombay as well. He took the pressure off me and started hitting the ball like only he can. Pleasure playing with him.”
Kohli included seven fours and three sixes in his inning and De Villiers slammed six huge sixes with seven fours. David Warner was in his full elements after the departure of his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan.
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