After losing three consecutive games, Bangalore returned to winning ways as they beat Chennai by 13 runs on Wednesday at Maharashtra Cricket Ground in Pune. Riding on valuable knocks from Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Mahipal Lomror, Bangalore compiled a competitive score of 173 runs in the first innings.
Bangalore bowled pretty well in the second innings as they kept picking wickets at regular intervals. In the end, they managed to restrict Chennai to 160 in the second innings, thereby winning the game by 13 runs. Harshal Patel was the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 3 wickets for 35 runs in 4 overs.
Glenn Maxwell also made good use of the conditions and bowled pretty well in his four-over spell. He returned with bowling figures of 2 for 22 in 4 overs. However, he couldn’t make a similar impact with the bat.
Maxwell, unfortunately, got run-out in the first innings. He departed after scoring just 3 runs in 3 deliveries. On the last ball of the 9th over, Virat Kohli tapped the ball towards cover and ran for a single. He took off and then hit the brakes.
Maxwell too paused for a bit before trying to complete the single. However, the Australian was well short of his ground, thanks to a great throw from Robin Uthappa. It was a huge wicket for Bangalore’s point of view as Maxwell was in great touch. Nevertheless, Bangalore won the game, in the end, the run-out didn’t have any effect on Bangalore’s fortune.
After the game, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell were seen talking about the run-out in the dressing room. A short clip has been doing the rounds on social media where Maxwell jokingly said that he won’t be able to bat alongside Kohli as the latter runs too fast. Virat Kohli, perhaps, didn’t take the joke lightly and was, instead, had a worried expression on his face. You can see the clip here.
@Gmaxi_32 says You Bat To fast and you hits one and two I can't😔@imVkohli ka face dhekke lag raha hai he is not happy 💔💔 sorry Maxi
We need both of you ❤️ @RCBTweets @ABdeVilliers17 @IPL #ViratKohli #Maxwell pic.twitter.com/JIE0roxX7M
— GauraV Jha (@imgaurav1718) May 5, 2022
With the win against Chennai, Bangalore are now at fourth position on the points table with 6 wins in 11 matches.