Behrendorff gets Kohli, RCB lose again
Aussie quick removes Indian skipper but cops some punishment as Mumbai beat RCB to move to equal-third spot
16 April 2019, 08:47 AM AEST
Aussie quick Jason Behrendorff dismissed Virat Kohli as the India captain's star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to yet another defeat, their seventh from eight matches this IPL season.
Behrendorff celebrated his selection in Australia's 15-man World Cup squad by snaring Kohli for eight as the Mumbai Indians recorded a five-wicket victory over Bangalore.
The left-armer didn’t have things all his own way, however, conceding more than 12 runs an over and finishing with 1-49 from his four.
Mumbai's veteran Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga did most of the damage with the ball by taking 4-41, including Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis for a duck.
AB de Villiers (75) and England's Moeen Ali (50) helped RCB to a competitive score of 7-171.
Ali hit five sixes and a four in a 32-ball half-century and shared a 95-run third-wicket partnership with South African star de Villiers before becoming Malinga's fourth victim.
De Villiers struck four sixes and six fours for 75 off 51 deliveries but opener Parthiv Patel (28) was the only other batsman to contribute.
Ali took two wickets in Mumbai's reply but the hosts reached their target of 172 with an over to spare.
Quinton De Kock (40) and fellow opener Rohit Sharma (28) were both removed by Ali but they put on 70 for the first wicket and that set up Mumbai for their successful run chase, with Hardik Pandya cracking 37 off just 16 balls.
The loss means RCB remain last on the table with just two points from eight matches.