IPL 2018: Virat Kohli says victory against Mumbai Indians is the push team needed at this stage of tournament

Royal Challengers Bangalore put in an excellent bowling performance to defeat Mumbai Indians by 14 runs on Tuesday.

PTI, May 02, 2018 16:29:24 IST

Bengaluru: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli said the win against Mumbai Indians was very important as the team desperately wanted a victory at this stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

File image of Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

File image of Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

Bangalore put in an excellent bowling performance to defeat Mumbai Indians by 14 runs on Tuesday.

RCB are now at the fifth spot in the IPL table with six points from their eight matches.

"We needed that win. Very important win at such an important stage of the tournament. In the last couple of games, we were picking up. Tonight was an occasion we needed that two points. This is the push we needed," Kohli said after the match.

Kohli said the team needs an impactful performance to get the points in order to qualify for the next stage.

"We needed impact performances to get those two points. We had good intent, results are around the corner. The result went our way. We should take this confidence forward," Kohli said.

Chasing a manageable target of 168 runs, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals and could only post 153/7 in their 20 overs.

Except for Hardik Pandya, who scored a patient 50 off 42 deliveries, the rest of the Mumbai batsmen were unable to stand up to the RCB bowlers.

Updated Date: May 02, 2018 16:29:24 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254