In the first practice game of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Team Kohli took on Team Chahal.
Team Chahal batted first with Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers opening the innings for the team. Both the players played someeye-catching strokes with De Villiers scoring 43 runs. The team ended up scoring 125 runs on a difficult wicket.
Sundar was the pick of the bowling with 2 for 11. In response, Kohli and Patel opened the batting for Team Kohli. However, the bowling of Team Chahal was too good that Team Kohli failed to chase down the total.
The pick of the bowlers for the team was Shahbaz Ahmed who picked up three wickets.
Speaking about the team combinations, Mike Hesson said: “We looked about match-ups. We wanted our opening bowlers to bowl to left and right-handers. We wanted to look at some possibilities in terms of partnerships. We also provide in each team, leg-spinners, off-spinners, left-arm spinners to each team so that we could provide with those match-ups which they are likely to face in a week’s time.”