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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Virat Kohli condemned other batsmen for losing the match


Royal Challenger Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli, blamed his batsmen for not doing well against Deccan Chargers in their last group match that was played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. They lost the match by 9 runs to their opponent.
With this defeat, they also lost their hope of qualifying for the IPL play-offs. If they could win the match, they had the highest possibility to be one of the four teams in the qualifier round.
As it was closely contested match and RCB lost the match for just few runs that is why, Virat Kohli is very upset. RCB bowlers restricted the opponent team to a modest total of 132 for 7 in 20 overs.
Jean-Paul Duminy played an aggressive innings of 53-ball 74 which helped Deccan Chargers to make competitive score in a bowling friendly pitch.
Zaheer Khan took two wickets while Vinay Kumar claimed three wickets. Another wicket was taken by Prasanth Parameswaran.
In reply, RCB scored 123 for 9 in their allotted over. It seems that the wicket of Kohli decided the match result. He scored 42 from 40 balls including two boundaries and two sixes.
However, all the credit should go to Chargers bowler Dale Steyn who picked 3 wickets for 8 in 4 overs. For his performance he was given man of the match award.
Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara is happy that his team ended the season with a victory at home.

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