IPL 2018: On tricky pitch, Manan Vohra puts RCB on track


New Delhi: From the look of it, the M Chinnaswamy wicket looked a flat surface. But as they say, looks can be deceptive. And when RCB walked in to bat, they experienced the difficulties early on. The ball stopped on the surface and spun sharply as well. Scoring runs demanded expertise coupled with a sound footwork.

Manan Vohra, with scores of 2 & 0 before this game wouldn’t have been expecting to play this game. But when he did find his name on the list, he certainly wouldn’t have thought that it would be another challenge awaiting him. But to get out of the lean patch, he knew he would have to take his chances to gather quick runs. He is a known hitter and likes the ball to hit the bat with pace. But on a two-paced wicket, he knew what could bail him out.

A release was required and the good thing that happened for Vohra was the introduction of spin in the second over. Usually, batsmen need to be well versed with the art of scoring runs on such a tricky track but Vohra was aware that he will have to start hitting through the line to find runs. Not the one to use his feet a lot against the spinners, Vohra made good use of his reach to clear the infield. Luckily for him, JP Duminy bowled fuller and strayed occasionally to let him use his bottom hand quite often.