Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach Simon Katich said it was a disappointing result against the Mumbai Indians, but added that they did many things ‘really well’ during the match.
The big positive for the match, according to Katich, was the performance of RCB’s opening pair Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Phillip. Padikkal scored 74 runs while Philip scored 33 runs.
“I think Mumbai overtook us. But we did a lot of things really well today. The youngest was in a big positive order, Padikkal and Philippe. They gave us a great start … but 164 wasn’t enough and Mumbai deserve the result… Disappointing result. But I am sure we will bounce back positively,” Katich said during the post-match press conference.
Katich praised Suryakumar’s knock saying that it was a ‘magnificent’ innings.
He said, “We knew we would have to take some early wickets as it was not a very big score. But we felt that if we get wickets at the right time, we can defend it. But it did not happen. Suryakumar played brilliant innings and got this innings back in their favor, “he said.
Mumbai Indians defeated RCB by five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday. Mumbai Indians’ Suryakumar Yadav played brilliant innings of 79* to help his team chase down the target of 165 runs.