Since Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin mankaded Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler it has become a joke in the Indian Premier League. A similar incident took place in yesterday’s game when Virat Kohli acted as if he was out of the crease, teasing the bowler to go for mankading.
The incident took place in the 18th over when Sunil Narine stopped in his run-up while bowling to Marcus Stoinis. Virat Kohli was at non-striker’s end and when he saw Sunil stopping he immediately reacted in a hilarious fashion. Sunil was not even keen on mankading Virat, but he acted as if he was out of the crease and then overreacting and showing Sunil that he is inside.
As far as the match is concerned, it was a high scoring spectacle as both the teams scored more than 200 runs in their respective innings. Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first. Skipper Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel came in to bat. Patel was dismissed by Sunil Narine in the 4th over as he scored just 11 off 11.
The next one to go was Akshdeep Nath as he was dismissed by Andre Russell. Virat Kohli and Moeen Ali took the matters in their own hands as they were hitting every other ball out of the park. AB de Villiers was missing from the side but it never felt that they needed anyone else.
Moeen Ali went on to score an amazing half-century as he hit 28-ball 66 before being dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav. Virat Kohli went on to score his 5th IPL century as he scored 58-ball 100 before being dismissed by Harry Gurney on the last ball of the 20th over.
Kolkata Knight Riders couldn’t chase the target as they felt 10 runs short. Andre Russell once again showed his muscle power as he hit 25-ball 65 and got the super striker of the match. Nitish Rana too played well, scoring 46-ball 85 but wasn’t enough to take KKR to the finishing lines. RCB defeated KKR by 10 runs.