In a rather one-sided competition between bat and ball, RCB bowled KXIP out for just . It came rather as a surprise, as the pitch at Holkar stadium generally favours the batsmen.
With even bounce on the pitch and shorter boundaries, many expected a run-fiesta at Indore. However, KXIP were bowled out for less than a hundred runs, a couple of days after more than 400 runs were scored on the same pitch.
Umesh Yadav broke the opening pair, dismissing both KL Rahul and Chris Gayle for cheap. A series of poor shot selections followed the wickets of Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis and Mayank Agarwal.
KXIP batsmen were poor in their decision-making on the pitch as well. There were two run-outs in the game.
For RCB, Umesh Yadav shined with the ball, as he dismissed 3 batsmen.
Here are some of the tweets from the game.
What a fiery spell of fast bowling by Umesh🔥🔥🔥 In a batsman favouring format, these are a delight to watch #KXIPvRCB
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 14, 2018
Surya kumar and Ishan. Surya kumar and Rohit. Gayle and Rahul. Mayank, Finch and Yuvi. Batsmen Umesh has dismissed in one over this season. #KXIPvRCB
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 14, 2018
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) May 14, 2018
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) May 14, 2018
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) May 14, 2018
Umesh Yadav three+ wkt hauls vs KXIP in IPL:
4/33 Kolkata, 2017
3/13 Kolkata, 2014
3/19 Dharamshala, 2012
3/21 Delhi, 2012
3/23 Bengaluru, 2018
3/23 Indore, 2018
3/33 Pune, 2015
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) May 14, 2018
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) May 14, 2018
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 14, 2018
Most three+ wkt hauls vs an opponent in IPL:
7 Umesh vs KXIP
5 Malinga vs DC
4 A Mishra vs RR
4 A Nehra vs RCB
4 S Narine vs KXIP
4 Bhuvi vs KKR
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) May 14, 2018
One Congress ruled state is beating the other. Ultimately Congress is the winner. #KXIPvRCB
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) May 14, 2018