IPL 2018: Virat Kohli loses temper

Brenda Watkins
April 19, 2018

Mumbai Indians finally got their first win of IPL 2018 after three defeats as they overpowered Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

Kohli's innings took his IPL total to 4,619 runs in 153 matches, putting him ahead of Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings on 4,558.

Yesterday, due to the tight schedule of shooting, Anushka couldn't manage to come to Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to support Virat Kohli and RCB.

However, the knock took Kohli to the top of the batting charts in this edition of the IPL as the Bangalore skipper with 201 runs in four matches took the orange cap from Sanju Samson.

But with Umesh Yadav's two-wicket blast to start the innings, Royal Challengers Bangalore seized the early momentum.

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RCB were brisk to begin with when Kohli and Quinton de Kock added 40 runs in the first four overs, but Mitchell McClenaghan, who replaced Akila Dhananjaya in MI XI, claimed two wickets to rock their boat. "Once he gets a start, it's hard to bowl at him".

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Lewis eventually perished, having crashed six fours and five sixes, but Rohit maintained the momentum and was joined by Hardik Pandya in the penultimate over. To his credit, Sharma along with opener Evin Lewis not only steadied the ship, but once it was done, launched a full blooded attack on the opposition bowlers. He plundered 10 boundaries and five sixes, with his final 20 balls yielding the captain 44 runs. We can't still and analyse the entire league right now where we have played just four games and people seem happy to jump the gun pretty soon which we don't do as a team. He proved his worth on Tuesday as he accounted for the risky South Africa pair of Quinton de Kock (bowled) and AB de Villiers (caught at mid-wicket) in his second over itself.

Rohit, on the other hand, stayed till the last and made sure his team crossed the 200-run mark before getting out on the penultimate delivery of the innings.

Left arm spinner Krunal Pandya, who played an important role in Mumbai's win said: "All the four games, we were upto the mark and they were close games".

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