Virat Kohli told what was the turning point, why Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad

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The captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, after their four-run defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a close match here on Wednesday in the Indian Premier League, said that Glenn Maxwell ( Glenn Maxwell’s run out was the turning point. Maxwell, who scored three consecutive half-centuries, was run out after scoring 40 runs in 25 balls. He also shared a 54-run partnership for the fourth wicket with opener Devdutt Padikkal. Padikkal scored 41 runs. Chasing a target of 142 runs, RCB, who have already qualified for the playoffs, Umran (1 for 21), Siddharth Kaul (1 for 24), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (25 runs) But in front of the economical bowling of Jason Holder (one wicket for 27 runs) could make only 137 runs for six wickets. | Sunrisers Hyderabad took seven wickets in front of the effective bowling of Harshal Patel (3 for 33), Dan Christian (2 for 14) and Yuzvendra Chahal (one wicket for 27 runs). But scored 141 runs. Kohli said after the match, “Dev (Padikkal) and Maxi (Maxwell) had set the stage well but Maxwell’s run out was an important moment for us. In the presence of de Villiers, you are always in the match but it is possible only when you are in the rhythm. He said, ‘Shahbaz played a crucial innings at that time and got us back. It was a very close contest. Anyone could have won it. Sunrisers were patient and prevented us from registering a win. Apart from praising Yuzvendra Chahal, who is bowling brilliantly, Kohli also praised Sunrisers’ young bowler Umran Malik. He said, ‘Chahal is bowling very well now. Looks like he has done a lot of work on his bowling. It was nice to see the youngster (Umran Malik) bowling at 150kmph. From here it is important to monitor the progress of individual players.

[Attribution to NBT]

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