IPL 2019: Marcus Stoinis monstrous six of Sandeep Lamichhane’s first ball of the match left non-striker Virat Kohli speechless. Stoinis hit a juicy overpitched ball from Lamichhane straight down the ground into the crowd for a timely six. Kohli, who had been finding the going in the middle tough was taken aback with the kind of nonchalance Stoinis hit that with. Stoinis is no stranger to facing the wrist spin of Sandeep, the two play for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. It seems Stoinis had a hang of what was coming at him and was ready to take on the challenge.
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Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to field first. Bangalore did not get off to a flyer as the Delhi side kept things tight, even Kohli found the going difficult. He (Kohli) was the top-scorer and could muster only 41 off 33 balls and that was the undoing of Bangalore. Ali played well for an 18-ball 32 cameo, but no one stood ground and got going. Rabada was in hot form, he picked up four wickets in three overs at the time of filing the copy. Bangalore was 137/8 in 18 overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Delhi Capitals Squad
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Rahul Tewatia, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane