Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 10 runs. RCB posted the total of 213 in 20 overs as Virat Kohli smashed 58-ball ton and Moeen Ali played a terrific 66 off 28 knock. While chasing KKR lost their 3 wickets during the powerplay. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik believes that Moeen’s scintillating performance took the game away from KKR.
In the post-match presentation ceremony, Karthik said, “I think the way Moeen batted, he took the game away from us. He played a few good shots and credit to him. I thought they were 20-25 runs too many and that's what happens when a player like Virat plays. It was a brilliant knock from him. The ball was seaming a little, and the new ball had a bit in it and it wasn't easy for stroke-making. If I had to look back, it was 20 runs too many.He further said that he has faith in his team but the players will bounce back. “This is a hard wicket for the spinners and we were aware that we could take on their spinners and that brought the game close. I think RCB did the small things right today. If we play a couple of good games things will start to roll and I believe in my boys. If we do the right things we will be back on track.”
Now, Kolkata will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 21 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium