Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets
Devdutt Padikkal 25
Gurkeerat Singh 21*
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13.3 overs: Victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore! A comprehensive win at a crucial stage of the tournament. They crush Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in Abu Dhabi with 39 balls to spare. They now have 7 wins from 10 games and have moved to the top spot in the points table. Virat Kohli and Gurkeerat Singh comfortably take RCB across the line.
11.4 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Gurkeerat Singh off Varun Chakravarthy on either side of the wicket. RCB 75/2, need 10 runs to win from 50 balls
9.2 overs: FOUR! Short from Varun Chakravarthy and Virat Kohli cuts it behind point to collect his first boundary. RCB 58/2
8.4 overs: FOUR! Beautiful from Gurkeerat Singh. On-the-up and times it to perfection. Right in the middle of his bat. Gurkeerat gets going. 50 comes up for RCB with that boundary! RCB 52/2
End of 8th over: A tight over from Varun Chakravarthy. Just 2 from it. KKR looking to build pressure on RCB. Two wickets in quick succession and they have shaken things a bit here. RCB 48/2
6.4 overs: OUT! Second wicket in the over. This time in form of a run out. Terrible mix-up between Manpreet Singh and Devdutt Padikkal. No communication between both of them. Gurkeerat dabs the ball to the square-leg region and Padikkal just kept on running. Easy run out for KKR at the non-strikers end. Padikkal falls for 25. Virat Kohli comes in at 4. RCB 46/2
6.2 overs: OUT! Wicket in the first over for Lockie Ferguson. Good length delivery from him and Aaron Finch edges it straight to Dinesh Karthik. Finch falls for 16. RCB 46/1
5.3 overs: FOUR! Short outside off from Varun Chakravarthy and he pays for it with a boundary. Devdutt Padikkal cuts it fine and the ball races to the fence. RCB 43/0
End of 5th over: FOUR! Once again Aaron Finch ends the over picking up a boundary. This time off Pat Cummins. Flicks it to the fine-leg fence for a four. RCB 37/0
End of 4th over: 13 runs from Prasidh Krishna’s second over including a couple of boundaries from Devdutt Padikkat and Aaron Finch each. RCB 28/0
2.3 overs: FOUR! Devdutt Padikkal goes down town. Clears his front leg and hits Pat Cummins straight down the ground to collect his first boundary. RCB 14/0
End of 2nd over: A quick single off the last ball from Aaron Finch to finish the first over from Prasidh Krishna. Pat Cummins to continue. RCB 8/0
End of 1st over: A decent start from Pat Cummins. 4 from his first over. Prasidh Krishna to share the new ball with Cummins from the other end. RCB 4/0
Devdutt Padikkal an Aaron Finch walk out to the middle to start the 85-run chase for RCB. A terrific opportunity for RCB to improve their net run rate, which is currently -ve. Pat Cummins has the new ball in hand for KKR. A slip in place for him. Padikkal on strike. Here we go!
Kolkata Knight Riders – 84/8
Eoin Morgan 30
Mohammed Siraj 3/8
Yuzvendra Chahal 2/15
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KKR’s total 84/8 is the lowest by an IPL side batting full quota of 20 overs and not losing all 10 wickets!
Previous: 92/8 (20 overs) by KXIP v CSK at Durban in 2009
End of 20th over: 10 runs and a wicket in form of a run out in the final over from Chris Morris. A combined bowling effort led by Mohammed Siraj has restricted KKR to 84/8 — their second lowest total in IPL.
End of 19th over: Mohammed Siraj completes the penultimate over of the innings. Just 6 runs in it. He finishes with phenomenal figures of 4-2-8-3. KKR 74/7
17.4 overs: KKR now have gone past 67, their lowest total ever in the IPL. A quick single from Lockie Ferguson off Chris Morris. KKR 68/7
End of 17th over: 7 runs from Yuzvendra Chahal’s over including a boundary. Chahal completes his quota for the day. Finishes with figures if 4-0-15-2. KKR 65/7
15.4 overs: OUT! And straight after striking a boundary, Eoin Morgan this time hits the ball straight into the hands of the cow-corner fielder. KKR slide continues. Morgan departs for 30. Sundar picks up his first wicket. The lowest ever total by KKR in IPL is 67. Will they manage to atleast cross it? KKR 57/7
50 up for Kolkata Knight Riders!
Finally! It has taken 15 over for KKR to get to 50-run mark today. That has been the level of domination from RCB bowlers. A perfect outing so far in this clash. Now they just need to finish well in the last 5. KKR 52/6
End of 14th over: Another good over from Washington Sundar. Just 5 singles from it. RCB have just continued to maintain pressure on KKR. Have given nothing away. KKR 46/6
Fact: Lowest ever total in IPL is 49 by RCB vs KKR in 2017
12.3 overs: OUT! Second wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal. Pat Cummins perishes, trying to hit one out of the park. Wide outside off from Chahal and Cummis throws his bat at it. Mistimes and Devdutt Padikkal completes a simple catch at wide long-off. KKR 40/6
End of 11th over: A maiden now from Washington Sundar. Pat Cummins just had no answer to all of Sundar’s six deliveries in that over. Also he survived a review in that over from Sundar. KKR 39/5
Halfway through! And RCB have completely overpowered KKR in this first half of the first innings. Wickets have tumbled like a pack of cards for KKR. Now its all up to skipper Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins to firstly take them past 100 and then possibly to a competitive total. KKR 36/5after 10 overs.
8.5 overs: Review from Pat Cummins and he survives! Once again a googly from Yuzvendra Chahal and this time umpire rules the decision in his favour. Cummins goes for the review and replays and ball-tracking confirm that this time ball was missing the stumps. KKR 32/5
8.4 overs: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal now strikes in his first over. Googly from Chahal and Dinesh Karthik misses it completely. Hits him on the pads. The original decision was not out and Virat Kohli opts for the review just in time. A perfect call from the RCB skipper as multiple replays and ball-tracking confirm that the ball is hitting the stumps. Karthik has to go back and yet another success for RCB. Their bowlers are on a roll. Half of the KKR batting order is back in the hut. KKR 32/5
End of 8th over: SIX to finish the over from Navdeep Saini. Short from him and Eoin Morgan hits it in the deep square-leg region to pic up six important runs. The ball just goes over the fielder at the fence. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack for the first time. KKR 30/4
6.3 overs: FOUR! A boundary, finally for KKR. A much-need one! Over-pitched from Isuru Udana and Eoin Morgan drives it through covers to pick up four runs.
End of Powerplay!
A sensational start from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Four wickets in the powerplay and KKR are reeling at the moment. They are in all sorts of trouble. Mohammed Siraj, the wrecker-in-chief with three wickets so far in his 3 overs. Completes his third over with a well-directed bouncer. Siraj figures so far – 3-2-2-3. Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik struggling at the moment against RCB quicks. KKR 17/4
End of 5th over: Another excellent over, this time from Chris Morris. Just one from it that too a leg-bye. Pacers have put RCB on top, early in this contest. A dream start for Virat Kohli and Co. KKR 15/4
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3.3 overs: OUT! Third wicket for Mohammed Siraj. He is on fire! This time he removes Tom Banton for 10. Outside edge and AB de Villiers makes no mistake behind the stumps. The decision to bat first has back-fired in a big way for Kolkata. They are reeling at the moment. KKR 14/4
2.2 overs: OUT! Another one for RCB! This time, Navdeep Saini gets rid of Shubman Gill. A horrendous start from KKR. Gill tries to go over the in-field on the on-side but mistimes. Chris Morris at mid-on completes a simple catch. Gill departs for 1 and KKR are now 3 down. KKR 3/3
End of 2nd over: A sensational start from Mohammed Siraj. A double-wicket maiden from him first up. Navdeep Saini now replaces Chris Morris. KKR 3/2
1.4 overs: OUT! Knocked him over! Two in two for Mohammed Siraj. And what a perfect delivery that was from Siraj. Moved into the left-hander and hits the off stump of Nitish Rana. The stump goes flying. A perfect sight for a fast bowler. Rana departs for a first-ball duck. KKR 3/2
1.3 overs: OUT! Mohammed Siraj with the early breakthrough. Wicket for him in his first over. Soft dismissal for Rahul Tripathi as he guides the ball straight into the hands of AB de Villiers behind the stumps. Rahul departs for 1. KKR 3/1
End of 1st over: A tidy start from Chris Morris. Just 3 from his first over. Both Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi are off the mark. Mohammed Siraj to share the new ball with Morris from the other end. KKR 3/0
Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi are out in the middle to start the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders. Chris Morris has the new ball in hand for Royal Challengers Bangalore. A slip in place for Morris. Gill on strike. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams!
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Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Captains at the toss
Eoin Morgan: “We are gonna bat first. The wicket looks good. There’s been continuous improvement. Couple of changes. Banton and Prasidh come in instead of Mavi and Russell.”
Virat Kohli: “We would have batted first. Looks like a good pitch, should be a good chase as long as we bowl well. We bowled them out cheaply in Sharjah. It’s all about how we exceute our plans. Siraj comes back. Shahbaz misses out.”
Team news: A couple of changes for KKR. Tom Banton and Prasidh Krishna come in for Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi respectively. Mohammad Siraj replaces Shahbaz Ahmed in RCB XI
Toss news: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan wins toss, opts to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi.
Pitch and ground report: “It’s a fresh pitch today in Abu Dhabi, as in Dubai – one of the square boundaries is short at 62m and 71 m, while the other side has boundaries sized at 74m and 80m respectively. Similarly, the straighter boundaries vary. One of the straight boundary is huge at 79m while the other straight boundary is the shortest of them all, at 59m. There should be appreciable bounce on this surface, especially with the new ball. There is an even covering of green grass, the surface is very hard as well. Nothing much in terms of spin on this wicket. They will have to use their guile, angles and mix things up to be successful here,” said JP Duminy and Daren Ganga.
Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the crucial encounter. We are just 15 minutes away from the toss.
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