Royal Challengers Bangalore won the first victory of the season
The team from Bangalore city performed very well last year — according to the results of the regular season, the Lions took third place in the table, losing only to Chennai and Delhi Capitals. The “underachievers” lost to Calcutta Knight Riders already in the quarterfinals. And these teams were destined to fight again in the second round of the new championship — Royal Challengers Bangalore won the first victory of the season, beating the “night riders” with a score of 132-128.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders can meet only in the playoffs
Recall that Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Punjab Kings n the first round, and Calcutta Knight Riders sensationally defeated the defending champion.
Note that the “lions” and “night riders” can meet only in the playoffs the next time.