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‘I just can’t bat with you, you run too fast’ – Glenn Maxwell has a laugh about Virat Kohli running him out

Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli engaged in some banter after Royal Challengers Bangalore’s win over Chennai Super Kings last night. The two were involved in a run-out in the first innings, but it had no negative impact on the game in the end as CSK could manage only 160 in response to RCB’s 173, and lost by 13 runs in Pune.

RCB shared a video to their Twitter handle after the win, showing some of their players celebrating the win and Maxwell and Kohli joking about their run-out. “I just can’t bat with you. You run too fast, you run too fast. You get ones and twos, I don’t,” Maxwell had joked.

“That was a good win, so important. The greatest injured player in the history of the game (laughs). 2/22 in 4 overs,” Kohli said.

After being sent in to bat, RCB raced off to a 51-0 in five overs, a flying start on the back on Faf du Plessis’ 22-ball 38. Once he was dismissed by Moeen Ali after the powerplay, his opening partner Virat Kohli was joined by Maxwell. But the Australian all-rounder would only end up facing three balls before he dismissed for 3.

Glenn Maxwell makes up for low score by taking 2-22

In the ninth over, Kohli tapped a delivery from Ravindra Jadeja lightly towards off and took off for a non-existent run. Maxwell agreed and raced across to make his ground, but in vain. The fielder at cover, Robin Uthappa swooped in on the ball and threw quickly back to MS Dhoni at  the striker’s end, and the bails were whipped off before Maxwell could cross the line.

Kohli looked visibly upset as Maxwell backed, and things got even worse for him a few balls later.Moeen Ali returned for his second over, tossing up a delivery outside off to Kohli, who had taken 32 balls to score 30 runs. Kohli missed the pitch of it, and the ball slipped past the inside edge between his bat and pad and knocked over his stumps.

But in the end, neither Kohli’s nor Maxwell’s wicket caused RCB too much trouble. Mahipal Lomror sparkled with his 42(27), and Dinesh Karthik finished the innings with his usual flourish, scoring 26 off 17 balls. Later, Maxwell and Harshal Patel starred among RCB’s bowlers, Maxwell picking up the wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthappa within the first half of the innings, and Harshal’s three outstanding wickets at the death put the stopper on CSK’s chase.

 

 

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