Dinesh Karthik: “I think the way Moeen batted, he took the game away from us. He played a few good shots and credit to him. I thought they were 20-25 runs too many and that’s what happens when a player like Virat plays. It was a brilliant knock from him. The ball was seaming a little, and the new ball had a bit in it and it wasn’t easy for stroke-making. If I had to look back, it was 20 runs too many. This is a hard wicket for the spinners and we were aware that we could take on their spinners and that brought the game close. I think RCB did the small things right today. If we play a couple of good games things will start to rolling and I believe in my boys. If we do the right things we will be back on track.”
* A thrilling contest at the Eden. First, Virat Kohli led from the front, scoring 100 off 58 balls, and along with Moeen Ali (66 off 28 balls) helped RCB set a massive 214-run target for the hosts. The visitors were in a spot of bother, when Andre Russell (65 off 25 balls) and Nitish Rana (85* off 46) kept the target in the sight for KKR. But in the end, KKR finished on 203/5 in 20 overs to lose the match by 10 runs. The victory, their second of the season, kept RCB afloat in the league with four points from nine games.
That’s that from Kolkata. The @RCBTweets win by 10 runs to register their second win of the season. #KKRvRCB https://t.co/Jy0Bo476Lo
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Overs 20: KKR 203/5, lose by 10 runs
Needing 24 off final over, Andre Russell and Nitish Rana hit a six each off Moeen Ali, but came short by 10 runs.
Overs 19.5: OUT! Andre Russell run out for 65. KKR 197/5
Overs 19.3: SIX! Andre Russell (65*) hits a six. KKR 197/4, need 17 off 3 balls
Overs 19.2: KKR 191/4, need 23 off 4 balls
Just 1 run in the first two balls off Moeen Ali.
Overs 19: KKR 190/4, need 24 off 6 balls
19 RUNS! 6, 6, 6 – Andre Russell (59*) finished off the over in style, hitting three consecutive sixes off Marcus Stoinis (
1/32 in four overs)
* FIFTY for Andre Russell off 21 balls, his 7th in IPL. KKR 184/4 in 18.5 overs
Overs 18: KKR 171/4, need 43 off 12 balls
18 RUNS! 0, 6, 2, 6, 0, 4 -Nitish Rana (78*) smacked Dale Steyn for two sixes and a four in the over. Steyn returned figures of
2/40 in four overs.
Overs 17: KKR 153/4, need 61 off 18 balls
15 RUNS! Andre Russell (41*) hit a six and a four off Mohammed Siraj in the over. Siraj’s figures:
* Andre Russell (40*) brings up
150 for KKR in 16.3 overs with a big six off Mohammed Siraj
Overs 16: KKR 138/4. Time for time-out
17 RUNS! 4, 0, 6, 6, 1, 0 – Nitish Rana (58*) smacked Navdeep Saini for a four and back-to-back sixes in the over. Saini made a slight recovery in the end conceding just one in final two deliveries. Saini’s figures:
FIFTY for Nitish Rana off 33 balls, his 8th in IPL. KKR 131/4 in 15.3 overs
Overs 15: KKR 121/4, need 93 off 30 balls
20 RUNS! 6, 6, 6 – Andre Russell (30*) finished the Yuzvendra Chahal over in style, hitting three consecutive sixes in it.
Overs 14: KKR 101/4
Good over from Navdeep Saini, just seven runs came off it including a four by Andre Russell (12*)
* 100 comes up for KKR in 13.4 overs
Overs 13: KKR 94/4, need off 120 off 42 balls
13 RUNS! Nitish Rana (38*) hit a four off Yuzvendra Chahal, before Andre Russell (7*) hit a six in the over. The asking rate is over 17 now.
Overs 12: KKR 81/4
Successful over from Marcus Stoinis – a wicket and nine runs off it.
Overs 11.5: OUT! Stoinis gets rid of Uthappa. KKR 79/4
Marcus Stoinis ended Robin Uthappa’s misery in the middle. Uthappa fell after scoring 9 off 20 balls, which included one four.
Overs 11: KKR 72/3
12 RUNS! Another big over for the hosts. Nitish Rana (24*) slammed back-to-back fours off Yuzvendra Chahal’s over.
Overs 10: KKR 60/3, need 154 off 60 balls
14 RUNS! Big over for the hosts. Robin Uthappa (8*) and Nitish Rana (15*) hit a four each off Mohammed Siraj.
* Robin Uthappa (7*) hits a four off Mohammed Siraj to bring up
50 for KKR in 9.1 overs.
Overs 9: KKR 46/3. Time for time-out
Another two-run over from Marcus Stoinis. KKR struggling badly in their run chase.
Overs 8: KKR 44/3
Another tidy over from Mohammed Siraj, conceded just five runs in it.
Overs 7: KKR 39/3
Tidy over from Marcus Stoinis, gave away just two singles in it.
Overs 6: KKR 37/3
Nitish Rana (4*) hit a four in the last ball, after Mohammed Siraj started his spell with five dot balls.
Overs 5: OUT! Steyn strikes to dismiss Gill. KKR 33/3
Second wicket for Dale Steyn, dismissed Shubman Gill (9). Virat Kohli took another catch at mid-off. KKR in big trouble.
Overs 4: KKR 25/2
Brilliant over from Navdeep Saini, a wicket and just two singles came off it.
Overs 3.5: OUT! Saini gets rid of Narine. KKR 24/2
Big wicket for the visitors. Navdeep Saini removed the dangerous Sunil Narine. Narine fell for 18, which came off 16 balls with the help of four boundaries.
Overs 3: KKR 23/1
12 RUNS! Big over for the hosts. Sunil Narine (18) smacked three fours off Dale Steyn in the over.
Overs 2: KKR 11/1
Sunil Narine (6*) hit a four off the first ball, but Navdeep Saini came back strongly and gave away just one single in the next five.
Over 1: OUT! Steyn strikes to dismiss Lynn. KKR 6/1
Brilliant start from Dale Steyn, got rid fo Chris Lynn (1). Virat Kohli took the catch at mid-off.
* Virat Kohli scored a well-deserved hundred off 58 balls, his 5th in IPL, and added 90 runs for the third wicket with Moeen Ali, who scored a quick-fire 66 off 28 balls. The skipper propelled RCB to mammoth 213/4 in 20 overs against KKR. Can the hosts chase down the big target?
Virat Kohli jumps in the air as he celebrates scoring a century. (AP Photo)
Overs 20: OUT! Virat Kohli falls after scoring 5th IPL hundred. RCB 213/4
16 RUNS! Marcus Stoinis (17*) hit a four and a six, and Virat Kohli (100) hit a four off Harry Gurney (1/42 in four overs) in the final over.
HUNDRED for Virat Kohli off 57 balls, his 5th in IPL. RCB 213/3 in 19.5 overs
200 up for RCB in 19.2 overs
Overs 19: RCB 197/3
19 RUNS! 2, 6, 4, 2, 1, 4 – Runs keep coming in express pace. 19 came off Prasidh Krishna’s final over,
0/52 in four overs. Virat Kohli (95*) hit a six and a four in consecutive balls, before Marcus Stoinis (6*) ended it with a four.
Overs 18: RCB 178/3
10 RUNS! Virat Kohli (80*) hit a six off Sunil Narine in the over. Narine’s figures:
Overs 17: RCB 168/3
19 RUNS! Wd, 1, 4, 2, 4, 6, 1 – Another big over for the visitors. Virat Kohli (72*) hit Harry Gurney for two fours and a six in it.
RCB scored 70 runs in the last four overs.
Overs 16: OUT! Kuldeep scalps dangerous Moeen Ali. RCB 149/3
27 RUNS! 4, 6, 4, 6, Wd, 6, W – What an over. Moeen Ali smacked Kuldeep Yadav for three sixes and two fours in the over, before mistiming the last ball. Prasidh Krishna took the catch and ended the brilliant knock.
Ali scored 66 off just 28 balls with the help of six maximums and five fours. He also added a valuable
90 runs for the third wicket with skipper Virat Kohli (55*).
Kuldeep Yadav returned figures of 1/59 in four overs. Time for another time-out.
FIFTY for Moeen Ali off 24 balls, his third in IPL. RCB 132/2 in 15.2 overs
Overs 15: RCB 122/2
12 RUNS! Another big over as the visitors changed gears for late assault. Virat Kohli (55*) and Moeen Ali (40*) hit a four each of Prasidh Krishna in it.
FIFTY for Virat Kohli off 40 balls
, his 37th in IPL. RCB 111/2 in 14.1 overs
Overs 14: RCB 110/2
12 RUNS! Big over for the visitors. Moeen Ali (35*) smacked a six and a four in consecutive balls off Kuldeep Yadav in the over.
* Moeen Ali (30*) hits a six off Kuldeep Yadav to bring up
100 for RCB – 104/2 in 13.1 overs
Overs 13: RCB 98/2
Sunil Narine gave away nine runs in the over, including a four by Moeen Ali (24*)
Overs 12: RCB 89/2
10 RUNS! Moeen Ali (17*) hit a six off Piyush Chawla in the over as the visitors scored 10 runs in it.
Overs 11: RCB 79/2
Virat Kohli (44*) hit a six off Andre Russell in the over.
Overs 10: RCB 70/2
10 RUNS! Good recovery by Kuldeep Yadav, conceded 10 runs in it after he was hit for a six off the first delivery by Moeen Ali (9*).
Overs 9: RCB 60/2
Brilliant over from Andre Russell, a wicket and three singles in it.
Overs 8.5: OUT! Russell gets rid of Nath. RCB 59/2
Andre Russell broke the 41-run stand between Virat Kohli (33*) and Akshdeep Nath. Nath fell for 13 off 15 balls, which included a six.
Overs 8: RCB 57/1. Time for strategic time-out
10 RUNS! Virat Kohli (32*) hit two fours in the Kuldeep Yadav’s first over.
* Virat Kohli (27*) hits a straight four off Kuldeep Yadav to bring up
50 for RCB in 7.1 overs
Overs 7: RCB 47/1
Andre Russell started with a five runs over. Tidy stuff.
Overs 6: RCB 42/1
12 RUNS! End of powerplay. Prasidh Krishna was hit for a six and a four in the over. Biggest over for the visitors yet.
Overs 5.2: SIX! Akshdeep Nath (9*) smacks Prasidh Krishna for first maximum of the innings.
Overs 5: RCB 30/1
Harry Gurney came back into the attack and bowled a tidy over. Gave away just four runs in it including a wide.
Overs 4: RCB 26/1
Successful over from Sunil Narine, a wicket and nine runs off it including a four by Virat Kohli (13*).
Nitish Rana successfully attempts the catch of Parthiv Patel. (AFP Photo)
Overs 3.2: OUT! Narine strikes to dismiss Patel. RCB 18/1
Sunil Narine gave the hosts their first breakthrough, dismissed Parthiv Patel for 11. Nitish Rana almost fumbled the ball before holding it at the deep mid-wicket. Patel hit two fours in his run-a-ball innings.
Overs 3: RCB 17/0
10 RUNS! Parthiv Patel (11*) started and ended the Prasidh Krishna over with a four each. First big over for the visitors.
Overs 2.1: FOUR! With an inside-edge off Prasidh Krishna, Parthiv Patel opens the boundary count of Bangalore.
Overs 2: RCB 7/0
Sunil Narine started with a tidy over too, conceded just four runs in it.
Overs 1.2: NOT OUT! KKR lost their referral. Sunil Nirine’s delivery was missing Virat Kohli’s leg stump.
Over 1: RCB 3/0
Tidy start from Harry Gurney, gave away just three runs in it including a wide.
Here we go…Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel to start the RCB innings. Harry Gurney with the ball for KKR
Virat Kohli: “We aren’t too bad at setting a target. Last time when we played against KKR we set them a total of 200. This wicket is outstanding, proper cricketing wicket and we’ll look to make the most of it. Every game for us now is like a semi-final or a final, but the most important thing for us is to enjoy ourselves now.
AB is not well and we don’t want to risk him. Klaassen comes in for him and Dale Steyn comes back for us after nine long years. His experience and his calm head are going to be very crucial and it could have helped in the earlier games as well.”
Dinesh Karthik: “We’ll bowl first. We’ve been bowling a lot on this wicket and we’ll stick to it. It is a batting friendly wicket and that is what we are looking to exploit that. We have had a break.
Russell is fit and we are playing with the same eleven.”
#KKR win the toss and elect to bowl first against the @RCBTweets #KKRvRCB https://t.co/6eNS9JMliK
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Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (w), Virat Kohli (c), Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
“Most pace and bounce that you get in the entire country. Expect lots of runs; set for some good new ball bowling and then some big hitting” –
Teams have arrived at the Eden…
The two teams have arrived here at the Eden Gardens 👌 #KKRvRCB https://t.co/gPIrexBCnL
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Here’s how teams are stacked up:
“He’s got a preliminary X-ray yesterday [Wednesday] and it’s not even 24 hours. By tomorrow [Friday], we will get a much better idea as to how he feels,”
Dinesh Karthik on Andre Russell’s injury
Head to Head: KKR vs RCB
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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