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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Match 36 Commentary, Live Updates

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Match Ended   
222/6 (20.0/20)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 1 run
Right then, that is it from this absolute nail-biter where Kolkata just managed to pip Bengaluru and do the double over them. The action doesn't stop here as we have a double-header. Punjab is taking on Gujarat in the second game and you can just switch tabs to enjoy all our coverage of that match. Cheers!
Andre Russell is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his match-winning all-round performance especially his spell with the ball. He says that he always backs his bowling and is happy to contribute with the ball. Tells that when he was batting change-ups were difficult to hit and he tried to use the slower cutters that were gripping and got him the rewards. Mentions that his over with two wickets and the other two in Narine's over changed the momentum. Says that he is happy with the win and at the death, he knew that DK would be trying to be on strike and tried to use the variations that worked for him in this game.
Shreyas Iyer the victorious skipper of Kolkata says that games like these take a lot off the body and is tough to stay calm but he is happy to have been on the winning end. Adds that Andre Russell got them those two wickets and completely changed the momentum of the game and it all comes down to individuals taking responsibility. Mentions that with 18 runs off the last over, the bowler is under pressure and one six here and there can change the momentum of the game towards the batter and they will have a lot of such challenges in the future which they will have to execute well and be prepared. Talks about his knock and says he wanted to stay till the end after those back-to-back wickets and they managed to get a few boundaries and the batters on the other side helped him rotate strike which makes him happy.
Faf du Plessis, the captain of Bengaluru says that it was crazy and rules are rules and there will always be one team that is happy while the other will not, and in the end the over from Sunil Narine where they got two wickets was crucial for them. Mentions that it all comes down to little moments and if the decision-making could've been clearer in the middle but is proud of how the boys played and showed character with them being ahead at the halfway stage in the chase. Mentions that they are desperate and the guys were putting their bodies on the line and it is 10 on 10 for the effort and the unbelievable support they get all across the country and they look forward to making them feel better.
Presentation Time...
Harshit Rana is down for a quick chat. He says the plan was to bowl slower and they executed that right. Adds that he tries to keep himself cool and not think a lot about the results and focus on the execution. Concludes that it was an intense game and it's hard to describe the feeling in that final over.
Earlier in the game, Kolkata posted a good total on the board courtesy of a fine fifty from skipper Shreyas Iyer along with two fiery knocks from Phil Salt and Ramandeep Singh at the beginning and the death respectively. In the middle overs, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, and Andre Russell also contributed well. Cameron Green was the pick of the bowlers for Bengaluru with a couple of wickets while Yash Dayal also got two. Lockie Ferguson and Mohammed Siraj chipped in with one each while Karn Sharma was very economical. While chasing, even after losing two big wickets at the start, Bengaluru were in control of the chase but let it go in the middle over. They managed to stay in it till the very end but had to leave Eden Gardens empty-handed and with a broken hear as they remained rock bottom of the league.
Kolkata, on the other hand, were taken apart once again in the Powerplay but still managed to get the two big wickets of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. However, after that they gave a lot of runs as Will Jacks and Rajat Patidar looked unstoppable. Shreyas Iyer decided to give the ball to Dre Russ who came in and got rid of both of them in the same over. Sunil Narine then took over and got a couple more to change the momentum again. Suyash Sharma came in as the Impact Player but was very expensive but Varun Chakaravarthy was decent and chipped in with one. Harshit Rana and Andre Russell bowled a couple of excellent overs at the death and got the big wicket of Suyash Prabhudessai and DK. Mitchell Starc had to defend 20 in the last over but the pressure was on him and it showed when Karn Sharma went all-out attack. However, Starc kept his calm and took a stunning catch on the follow-through on the second last ball, and then Phil Salt showed good athleticism on the last ball to run out Lockie Ferguson to win the match by a solitary run.
Bengaluru needed a quick start and Virat Kohli provided that with a few lusty blows before getting dismissed controversially but it was the right call. Skipper Faf du Plessis went back soon after which pushed them on the back foot. However, Will Jacks and Rajat Patidar took matters into their own hands and went berserk in the middle overs and countered the spin attack of Kolkata brilliantly. The momentum was on their side with the 102-run partnership, but then they lost both set batters Jacks and Patidar in the same over after reaching their half-centuries. Then Cameron Green and Mahipal Lomror also got out in the same over but they were still in touch with the asking rate which was a positive. DK and Suyash Prabhudessai took the game close but they had to depart and in the end, it was Karn Sharma who struck three sixes in the last over but unfortunately could not finish the job for his team and they had to suffer a heartbreak.
MY WORD, WHAT A GAME OF CRICKET! No one knew where it would go till the last ball but Mitchell Starc and Kolkata have held their nerves to win by just a run. The pendulum swung both ways and at one point it looked like Bengaluru would cruise through this chase but the home side pulled things back nicely in the middle phase. Who knew that Karn Sharma would hit three sixes against Starc in the last over, but it was again so near, yet so far for Bengaluru.
End Of The Over 20 : 221/10
19 Runs
  • 619.1
  • 019.2
  • 619.3
  • 619.4
  • W 19.5
  • W 19.6
L. Ferguson
1 (1)
M. Siraj
0 (0)
M. Starc
3-0-55-1
19.6
W
Mitchell Starc To Lockie Ferguson OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Can you believe it? A terrible throw back at the keeper's end but Phil Salt does exceptionally well to claw the game back as Kolkata wins this nail-biter of a game by just 1 run. Mitchell Starc bowls this full and just outside off, Lockie Ferguson digs it well to deep cover and sets off for the second run. Ramandeep Singh collects the ball well but throws it wildly past the keeper at the striker's end. Despite the errant throw, Phil Salt swiftly reacts, retrieving the ball and executing a lightning-quick dive to knock the stumps down with Lockie Ferguson well short of his crease.
Lockie Ferguson is the last man in. He needs to hit a boundary to win the game. A two will tie the game and we will go to a Super Over.
19.5
W
Mitchell Starc To Karn Sharma OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Mitchell Starc has pulled off a fabulous catch to bring back Kolkata in the game! What an innings this has been from Karn Sharma but he has to walk back with Bengaluru needing 3 off the last ball. Starc steams from over the wicket and with pace on bowls the fuller delivery on middle and leg, Karn Sharma gets deceived by pace and just chops it back really low towards the right of Mitchell Starc who gets down and takes a clean catch.
19.4
6
Mitchell Starc To Karn Sharma
SIX! Karn Sharma you beauty! Three in the over and Bengaluru fans believe! Starc misses the line and bowls it wider on off on a fuller length, Karn Sharma cuts it uppishly over point for half a dozen more.
19.3
6
Mitchell Starc To Karn Sharma
SIX! Oh dear, Karn Sharma has titled this game back on its head and it can go anywhere from here. Mitchell Starc bowls this full and outside off again, Karn Sharma plants his front leg out and whips it over cover for a maximum.
19.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Karn Sharma
An appeal for caught behind and the umpire turns it down. Shreyas Iyer sends it upstairs for a review. Starc bowls this full and outside off, Karn Sharma looks for the slice yet again but seems to have gotten a faint edge into the keeper's gloves. The replays roll in and the UltraEdge confirm there was a spike as the ball passed the bat. The third umpire also looks to reconfirm if it was a clean take behind the stumps and it shows that the ball brushed the grass as Phil Salt picks it up. The onfield call stays as NOT OUT!
19.1
6
Mitchell Starc To Karn Sharma
SIX! How well has he connected that one? Mitchell Starc looks for the wide yorker and ends up bowling this right in the slot, outside off, Karn Sharma slices it over point for a maximum.
Mohammed Siraj comes out to the middle now. Mitchell Starc to bowl the last over. He has conceded 36 runs in his two overs and now needs to defend 20 runs.
End Of The Over 19 : 202/8
10 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 618.3
  • 018.4
  • 418.5
  • W 18.6
D. Karthik
25 (18)
K. Sharma
2 (2)
A. Russell
3-0-25-3
18.6
W
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Is that the game for Kolkata? Dinesh Karthik holes out and Bengaluru slips further down.  Andre Russell drops the length short and angles it down leg, with no pace, Dinesh Karthik gets across the line and looks to pull it over short fine but is way too early on the shot. He ends up chopping it up and to left of the keeper who settles under it and takes a simple catch.
18.5
4
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! That's a top shot! Another well-executed yorker on off, Dinesh Karthik stays deep and opens the bat face to steer the ball through point for four runs.
18.4
0
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
Nails the yorker yet again! Fires the fuller delivery, outside off, Dinesh Karthik digs it out to cover but doesn't take the run.
18.3
6
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
SIX! Up, up and just over the fielder for a maximum. Andre Russell bowls this one on a length and attacks the stumps, Dinesh Karthik picks the length and flicks it over the outstretched fielder at deep square leg who only gets his fingers to it tipping it over the fence for six runs.
18.2
0
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
Nails the yorker right does Andre Russell! Bowls this full and into the pads, Dinesh Karthik looks to flick but misses out.
18.1
0
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
Bangs the deck on a length and takes the pace off, Dinesh Karthik is too early on the pull and misses out. The ball clips him high on the back and rolls over to short third.
Gautam Gambhir is having a chat about something with the umpire. It looks like Sunil Narine went off the field but the umpires are saying that he will need to be on for the last couple of overs. Also, Andre Russell to bowl the penultimate over. He has conceded 15 runs in his two overs and picked up two wickets as well.
End Of The Over 18 : 192/7
6 Runs
  • 117.1
  • W 17.2
  • 1 WD 17.3
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
D. Karthik
15 (12)
K. Sharma
2 (2)
H. Rana
4-0-33-2
17.6
1
Harshit Rana To Dinesh Karthik
Great over this to end the spell for Harshit Rana! Gives away only 6 of it. Offers no pace and bowls this shorter of a length, outside off, Dinesh Karthik pulls it straight to deep mid-wicket for a single to retain the strike. Bengaluru need 31 more runs to win off the last two overs.
17.5
1
Harshit Rana To Karn Sharma
Tap and run! Hurls this on a good length and attacks the stumps, Karn Sharma just pushes it to the off side and pinches a single.
17.4
1
Harshit Rana To Dinesh Karthik
Drops the length short and over off, with no pace at it, Dinesh Karthik pulls it off the bottom half of the bat to Andre Russell at deep mid-wicket for just one.
17.3
1
Harshit Rana To Karn Sharma
Takes pace off and hits the deck on a length, over middle and off, Karn Sharma manages to get some bat and cut it to short third for a single to get off strike.
17.3
wd
Harshit Rana To Karn Sharma
WIDE! Bowls this fuller and wayward on off for a wide. Karn Sharma leaves it alone.
Karn Sharma is the next man in.
17.2
W
Harshit Rana To Suyash Prabhudessai OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Kolkata gets the much-needed breakthrough and it will now all depend on DK for Bengaluru! Harshit Rana takes pace off and bowls it full and on off, Suyash Prabhudessai goes for the big slog but ends up asking it high into the night sky towards long on. Angkrish Raghuvanshi in the deep settles under the ball and takes a good catch.
17.1
1
Harshit Rana To Dinesh Karthik
Lands this on a hard length, outside off, Dinesh Karthik cuts it hard and neat but straight to deep point for just a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 186/6
5 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 416.5
  • 016.6
S. Prabhudessai
24 (17)
D. Karthik
12 (9)
V. Chakaravarthy
4-0-36-1
16.6
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
Floats this one up, outside off, Suyash Prabhudessai looks for the big hoick but misses out on any connection. A dot to end the over for Varun Chakaravarthy!
16.5
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
FOUR! Inches short of a maximum! Varun Chakaravarthy drags down the length and drifts it down leg, Suyash Prabhudessai rocks back nd pulls it well over short fine leg for a boundary.
16.4
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
A loud appeal for caught behind but the umpire stays unmoved. After a lot of discussion, Shreyas Iyer does send it upstairs for a review. Varun Chakaravarthy bowls this one fuller and outside off, Suyash Prabhudessai takes a step across and looks to sweep it along the square on leg but misses out. The replays roll on and confirm that the ball brushes the thigh pad on its way back into the keeper's gloves and the onfield calls stays as NOT OUT!
16.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
Fuller and flatter into off, Suyash Prabhudessai drills it straight back to the bowler off the toe end of the bat.
16.2
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
Bangs the deck on a fuller length, outside off, Suyash Prabhudessai looks to reverse sweep it but gets beaten onto his pad and hits Phil Salt on the helmet.
16.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Dinesh Karthik
Bowls this one fuller and into middle and off, Dinesh Karthik gets his bat forward and opens the bat face steering the ball to deep point for a single.
Strategic-Break! The game is hanging in the balance at the moment but Bengaluru will be backing themselves with DK still at the crease. They don't need to take many risks and if they avoid losing wickets, they should get this done. Kolkata knows that a wicket or two here will change the complexion of the game again and it will be interesting to see how Shreyas Iyer use his bowlers at the death. A really exciting last phase of this chase coming up.
End Of The Over 16 : 181/6
7 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 415.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
D. Karthik
11 (8)
S. Prabhudessai
20 (12)
H. Rana
3-0-27-1
15.6
1
Harshit Rana To Dinesh Karthik
Bowls this straighter this time on a good length and into the stumps, Dinesh Karthik covers the line and sensibly tucks it in front of long on for a single to end the over. Bengaluru now need 42 runs off the last 4 overs.
15.5
0
Harshit Rana To Dinesh Karthik
Hurls this at 144.8 kph, on a hard length, outside off, Dinesh Karthik looks to slice it over point but gets beaten on the outside edge.
15.4
1
Harshit Rana To Suyash Prabhudessai
Takes pace off and bowls this fuller and just outside off, Suyash Prabhudessai nudges it with soft hands towards mid on and gets to the other end.
15.3
1
Harshit Rana To Dinesh Karthik
A tad shorter and outside off, Dinesh Karthik reaches out and cuts it to backward point for a single.
15.2
4
Harshit Rana To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Cuts it right this time around! Rana hits the deck on a hard length again and this time a bit closer to that off-stump line, Dinesh Karthik waits back and cuts it neatly past point for four runs.
15.1
0
Harshit Rana To Dinesh Karthik
Comes from over the wicket and hurls this on a hard length, outside off, Dinesh Karthik looks to cut it away through off but misses out.
End Of The Over 15 : 174/6
10 Runs
  • 414.1
  • 214.2
  • 214.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 214.6
S. Prabhudessai
19 (11)
D. Karthik
5 (3)
V. Chakaravarthy
3-0-31-1
14.6
2
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
Flighted, full and on off, Suyash Prabhudessai once again tucks it through mid-wicket for a couple of more runs. 10 runs off the over without taking much risk!
14.5
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
Quicker one, full and around off, Suyash Prabhudessai goes for the sweep but misses.
14.4
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
Slows it up, short and around leg, Suyash Prabhudessai swipes it straight to short fine leg.
14.3
2
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
Shortish and on middle, Suyash Prabhudessai flicks it off the back foot through square leg for another brace.
14.2
2
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
Tosed up, full and on middle, Suyash Prabhudessai nudges it towars the vacant mid-wicket region and comes back for the second run.
14.1
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Suyash Prabhudessai
FOUR! Good shot! This is flatter, full and on middle, Suyash Prabhudessai goes down and just manages to paddle it away towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
Varun Chakaravarthy (2-0-21-1) comes back into the attack with Bengaluru needing 59 more runs off 36 balls.
End Of The Over 14 : 164/6
9 Runs
  • 1 LB 13.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 213.4
  • 113.5
  • 413.6
D. Karthik
5 (3)
S. Prabhudessai
9 (5)
A. Russell
2-0-15-2
13.6
4
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Fine shot! Andre Russell is on the ground as this was a great delivery. He nails the yorker this time, on off, angling in, Dinesh Karthik watches it through and opens the face at the last moment to steer it past the keeper for a boundary.
13.5
1
Andre Russell To Suyash Prabhudessai
What do you call that shot now? This is one short of a length and around off, slower again, Suyash Prabhudessai winds up for the reverse scoop but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a single.
13.4
2
Andre Russell To Suyash Prabhudessai
Slower one, full again and on middle, Suyash Prabhudessai tucks it with soft hands through mid-wicket and comes back for the second run.
13.3
1
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
Fuller one and on off, Dinesh Karthik drills it towards long off for a single.
13.2
0
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
Back of a length and on off and on off, Dinesh Karthik dabs it towards covers.
13.1
lb
Andre Russell To Suyash Prabhudessai
On a length and on middle, shaping in, Suyash Prabhudessai tries to play at it but misses and gets hit on the pads as the ball goes towards short third man, the batters set off for the leg bye and the fielder has a shy at the bowler's end where Suyash Prabhudessai puts in a dive and the ball defelcts off his body which saves him.
Dinesh Karthik walks out to bat at number 8 for Bengaluru.
End Of The Over 13 : 155/6
10 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 612.2
  • W 12.3
  • 012.4
  • 412.5
  • W 12.6
M. Lomror
4 (3)
S. Prabhudessai
6 (2)
S. Narine
4-0-34-2
12.6
W
Sunil Narine To Mahipal Lomror OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! The Caribbean flair is working at the Gardens! Sunil Narine slows it up, short and on middle, Mahipal Lomror stays back to clip it away but he too closes the bat face early and gets a leading edge, Narine takes a dolly on his own bowling. There is a check for a No Ball but it is a fair delivery. Bengaluru six down now!
12.5
4
Sunil Narine To Mahipal Lomror
FOUR! Just over! He bowls this one short and around off, Mahipal Lomror tries to cut it away but slices it in the air, Harshit Rana at short third man leaps up to grab it with both hands but it just flies over him for a boundary.
12.4
0
Sunil Narine To Mahipal Lomror
Flighted, full and on middle, Mahipal Lomror looks to work it away but gets a lading edge along the ground towards covers.
Mahipal Lomror walks out to bat at number 7 for Bengaluru.
12.3
W
Sunil Narine To Cameron Green OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Sunil Narine strikes in his final over! He drags his length back this time, on middle, Cameron Green backs himself to clear the shorter side and goes for the pull but mistimes it straight into the hands of Ramandeep Singh at deep mid-wicket who takes a good catch. Green goes back and Bengaluru loses half their side now!
12.2
6
Sunil Narine To Cameron Green
SIX! Goes again and connect this time! Sunil Narine floats it up, full and on middle and leg, Cameron Green goes down and miscues his heave but it still goes flat and hard over deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
12.1
0
Sunil Narine To Cameron Green
Swing and a miss! This is tossed up, full and on middle, turns in, Cameron Green backs away to slog it but misses it completely.
End Of The Over 12 : 145/4
8 Runs
  • W 11.1
  • 1 LB 11.2
  • 011.3
  • W 11.4
  • 1 WD 11.5
  • 411.5
  • 211.6
S. Prabhudessai
6 (2)
C. Green
0 (1)
A. Russell
1-0-7-2
11.6
2
Andre Russell To Suyash Prabhudessai
Short again and on middle, slower too this time, Suyash Prabhudessai pulls it wide of deep square leg and comes back for the second run. A better throw and he would have been in trouble there.
11.5
4
Andre Russell To Suyash Prabhudessai
FOUR! Suyash Prabhudessai gets off the mark in good fashion! Andre Russell bangs this short and around off, Suyash Prabhudessai stands tall and plays a controlled pull towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
11.5
wd
Andre Russell To Suyash Prabhudessai
On a length but angling down the leg side, Suyash Prabhudessai tries to flick but misses. Wided.
At number 6 for Bengaluru, it will be Suyash Prabhudessai who replaces Yash Dayal as the impact substitute.
11.4
W
Andre Russell To Rajat Patidar OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Dre Russ with the double blow! He brings out the slower one this time, full and around middle, Rajat Patidar looks to flick it away but closes the face of the bat early, the ball goes straight in the air off the leading edge, Harshit Rana at point settles under it and takes a crucial catch. Bengaluru loses both set batters in the same over and this game swings again.
11.3
0
Andre Russell To Rajat Patidar
Overpitched and outside off, Rajat Patidar squeezes it straight to point
11.2
lb
Andre Russell To Cameron Green
A full toss, on middle, angling in, Cameron Green misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.
Cameron Green walks out to bat at number 5 for Bengaluru.
11.1
W
Andre Russell To Will Jacks OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Dre Russ strikes straightaway! The crowd has come alive again at the Eden Gardens. Andre Russell starts with a full delivery, on middle, Will Jacks goes for the slog but fails to get under it and hits it flat and in the air towards long on, Angkrish Raghuvanshi judges it well and reverse-cups it just in front of the boundary line. A much-needed wicket for Kolkata but Jacks goes after a brilliant half-century.
Andre Russell comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 11 : 137/2
15 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 610.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 610.6
R. Patidar
52 (21)
W. Jacks
55 (31)
S. Narine
3-0-24-0
10.6
6
Sunil Narine To Rajat Patidar
SIX! FIFTY FOR PATIDAR! A scintillating knock from him and he is dragging this game away from Kolkata here. Sunil Narine gives it some flight, full and on middle, Rajat Patidar goes down and smokes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
10.5
1
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
Floated, short once more, on off, Will Jacks tries to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls in front of point. They cross.
10.4
1
Sunil Narine To Rajat Patidar
Darts this one on middle, keeps a bit low, Rajat Patidar manages to heave it through mid-wicket for a run.
10.3
6
Sunil Narine To Rajat Patidar
SIX! Rajat Patidar is on fire here! This is tossed up, full and on leg, Rajat Patidar backs away a bit and tonks it just over long on for a biggie.
10.2
0
Sunil Narine To Rajat Patidar
Quicker, short again, on middle, angling in, Rajat Patidar misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
10.1
1
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
Flatter, short and on middle, Will Jacks punches it down to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 10 : 122/2
22 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 69.2
  • 09.3
  • 69.4
  • 29.5
  • 49.6
R. Patidar
39 (17)
W. Jacks
53 (29)
S. Sharma
2-0-33-0
9.6
4
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
FOUR! Delicately done and Rajat Patidar has gotten himself on a roll here! Tossed up delivery outside off, Rajat Patidar with soft hands digs it out with an open face steering the ball past backward point for four more. Bengaluru at the halfway mark are cruising along at 122 runs for the loss of just two.
9.5
2
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
Goes fuller and into the stumps, Rajat Patidar miscues his heave to wide of long on for a couple of runs.
9.4
6
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
SIX! Wow, that's some shot! Suyash Sharma drags the length down over middle, Rajat Patidar waits back and plants his front leg ahead to clobber this one into the nigh sky over mid-wicket for another maximum.
9.3
0
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
Takes pace off and bowls this one flatter and fuller, just outside off, Rajat Patidar throws the kitchen sink at it but only manages to get it off the lower half off the bat straight into the bat of Will Jacks at the other end.
9.2
6
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
SIX! That's even better! Tossed up into the stumps, Rajat Patidar clears his front foot and slogs it over mid-wicket for a maximum this time.
9.1
4
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
FOUR! Bowls this fuller and into the stumps, Rajat Patidar rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for four more runs. Bengaluru switching gears at the right time now.
End Of The Over 9 : 100/2
11 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 68.4
  • 08.5
  • 48.6
W. Jacks
53 (29)
R. Patidar
17 (11)
V. Chakaravarthy
2-0-21-1
8.6
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Will Jacks
FOUR! Will Jacks gets to his half-century with that cracking shot! Varun Chakaravarthy drops the length a bit outside off, Will Jacks slaps it in front of the square on off for four more runs.
8.5
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Will Jacks
Bowls this one quicker and flatter into the stumps, Will Jacks punches it back to the bowler.
8.4
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Will Jacks
SIX! That one stayed up in the air for an eternity but goes well beyond the fence! Tossed up on middle and off, Will Jacks picks the length and lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
8.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Will Jacks
Bowls this flatter and fuller, just outside off, Will Jacks looks for the reverse hit but misses out on any connection.
8.2
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Rajat Patidar
A tad shorter in length over middle and off, Rajat Patidar whips it to deep mid-wicket for just a single.
8.1
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Rajat Patidar
Goes fuller and outside off, Rajat Patidar mistimes his drive straight back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 8 : 89/2
11 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 67.4
  • 1 WD 7.5
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
W. Jacks
43 (25)
R. Patidar
16 (9)
S. Sharma
1-0-11-0
7.6
0
Suyash Sharma To Will Jacks
Lands this further away off that off stump line and just withing the guideline on off, Will Jacks leaves it alone hoping for it to be called a wide.
7.5
1
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
Floats this one up again and into the stumps, Rajat Patidar miscues his heave to wide of long on for a single.
7.5
wd
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
WIDE! Full and drifting down leg for a wide. Will have to re-bowl that one.
7.4
6
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
SIX! Just over Mitchell Starc in the deep. Suyash Sharma bowls the googly, on a fuller length and outside off, Rajat Patidar frees his arms and drives it beautifully lofting the ball over deep extra cover for a maximum.
7.3
1
Suyash Sharma To Will Jacks
Tosses this fuller and outside off, Will Jacks reaches for it and drives it to long on for one.
7.2
1
Suyash Sharma To Rajat Patidar
Bowls this one fuller and on off, Rajat Patidar looks for the big hoick but mistimes it to deep mid-wicket for just a single.
7.1
1
Suyash Sharma To Will Jacks
Starts from over the wicket and floats a low full toss on off, Will Jacks drives it to long off for a single.
Suyash Sharma comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 7 : 78/2
4 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 1 B 6.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
R. Patidar
8 (6)
W. Jacks
41 (22)
S. Narine
2-0-9-0
6.6
0
Sunil Narine To Rajat Patidar
Flatter and fuller, outside off, Rajat Patidar cuts it straight to cover.
6.5
1
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
Flights this one fuller and on off, Will Jacks works it to mid off and gets a single.
6.4
1
Sunil Narine To Rajat Patidar
Pitches this fuller and into the pads, Rajat Patidar tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.3
b
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
BYES! Bowls this nicely on a fuller length and gets the ball to turn back in sharply beating Will Jacks on all ends. The ball zips past the leg stump and evades the keeper for a single.
6.2
0
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
Fuller and on off, Will Jacks cuts it straight to cover.
6.1
1
Sunil Narine To Rajat Patidar
Goes fuller and just outside off, Rajat Patidar digs it to backward point and squeezes a quick single.
Strategic-Break! There is not much between the teams at this stage. After losing the big guns, Will Jacks has taken over and taken apart Mitchell Starc and he will need to continue like this with some support from the other end. Kolkata got the big wickets but has been expensive again in the Powerplay and will hope that their spinners can do the trick here. Also, Kolkata announce their Impact Player and it will be Suyash Sharma replacing Rinku Singh.  An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
End Of The Over 6 : 74/2
22 Runs
  • 65.1
  • 65.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 65.5
  • 45.6
W. Jacks
40 (19)
R. Patidar
6 (3)
M. Starc
2-0-36-0
5.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Will Jacks
FOUR! Will Jacks looks to have gotten himself into the Indian T20 League now! Full and angling into the right-hander, over middle, Jacks clears his front leg and hoicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary to end the over. Bengaluru end the powerplay on a high with this over going for 22 runs!
5.5
6
Mitchell Starc To Will Jacks
SIX! Will Jacks is delivering just what his team requires! Starc overpitches this one outside off, Will Jacks times his loft over mid off to perfection sending it over the fence for another maximum.
5.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Will Jacks
Angles this in, on a good length and into middle and leg, Will Jacks looks to whip it across the line but misses out on connection.
5.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Will Jacks
Attempts a yorker and lands a low full toss on off, Will Jacks mistimes his drive to covers.
5.2
6
Mitchell Starc To Will Jacks
SIX! BOOM! Stand and deliver for a 97-meter six! Starc drops the length short over middle and off, Will Jacks waits back and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket for another biggie!
5.1
6
Mitchell Starc To Will Jacks
SIX! Up, up and over! That one sounded sweet off the bat! Mitchell Starc comes from over the wicket and bowls a fuller delivery into the stumps with some pace off, Will Jacks picks up the length and lands the ball in the crowd over deep square leg for a maximum.
End Of The Over 5 : 52/2
7 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 1 LB 4.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
W. Jacks
18 (13)
R. Patidar
6 (3)
S. Narine
1-0-6-0
4.6
1
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
Another short delivery, on middle, Will Jacks forces it down to long on for one.
4.5
1
Sunil Narine To Rajat Patidar
Short and on middle, Rajat Patidar stays back and nudges it through mid-wicket for a run.
4.4
lb
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
Slows it up, full and on leg, turning in, Will Jacks backs away to swipe it but misses and gets hit on the pads, the ball rolls towards square and the batters take a leg bye.
4.3
4
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
FOUR! Good short! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Will Jacks goes down and this time nails his sweep shot wide of deep square leg for a boundary.
4.2
0
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
A bit short and on off, Will Jacks punches it to extra covers.
4.1
0
Sunil Narine To Will Jacks
Sunil Narine begins with a flatter delivery, full and on leg, Will Jacks goes for the sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.
It will be spin from both ends as Sunil Narine comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 4 : 45/2
10 Runs
  • W 3.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 13.5
  • 43.6
R. Patidar
5 (2)
W. Jacks
13 (8)
V. Chakaravarthy
1-0-10-1
3.6
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Rajat Patidar
FOUR! Easy pickings! This is a low full toss, on off, Rajat Patidar stands tall and smacks it past the bowler for a boundary.
3.5
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Will Jacks
Quicker, full and on middle, Will Jacks swipes it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
3.4
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Will Jacks
FOUR! A bit unlucky for Varun Chakaravarthy! He flights this up, full and on middle, Will Jacks moves down across to sweep but gets a slight top edge over the keeper's head, teases the short fine leg fielder all the way to go for a boundary. However, the replay shows that there might not have been any bat involved and could have been an LBW.
3.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Will Jacks
Flatter, full and on leg, Will Jacks misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
3.2
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Rajat Patidar
Floated, full and on middle, Rajat Patidar clips it through square leg for a single.
Rajat Patidar walks in at number 4 for Bengaluru.
3.1
W
Varun Chakaravarthy To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Varun Chakaravarthy strikes straightaway! We have seen some amazing catches in this game and Venkatesh Iyer is the latest entrant. This one is tossed up, full and on middle, Faf du Plessis tries to go over mid on but fails to get under it, hits it flat and uppishly wide of that fielder, Venkatesh Iyer dives to his left to take a stunning catch. Bengaluru loses both their openers now!
Spin is introduced as Varun Chakaravarthy replaces Mitchell Starc.
End Of The Over 3 : 35/1
8 Runs
  • W 2.1
  • 02.2
  • 22.3
  • 62.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
W. Jacks
8 (5)
du Plessis
7 (6)
H. Rana
2-0-20-1
2.6
0
Harshit Rana To Will Jacks
Change of pace again, touch fuller and on off, Will Jacks pushes it to short covers. 8 runs and the big wicket of Virat Kohli from the over.
2.5
0
Harshit Rana To Will Jacks
Slower one, on a length and on middle, Will Jacks backs away and tries to punch it away but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg.
2.4
6
Harshit Rana To Will Jacks
SIX! Will Jacks gets his first maximum in streaky fashion! Harshit Rana goes full and outside off, Will Jacks tries to slog it over mid off but gets an outside edge as the ball flies over the third man fence for six runs.
2.3
2
Harshit Rana To Will Jacks
Back of a length and on off, Will Jacks punches it towards cover-point, Andre Russell lets it through and allows a couple of runs.
2.2
0
Harshit Rana To Will Jacks
Pitched up and around off, Will Jacks miscues his drive to mid off.
Will Jacks walks out at number 3 for Bengaluru.
2.1
W
Harshit Rana To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! That is the repeat of Andre Russell's first ball in this match and the decision goes against Bengaluru again. Kohli is not at all happy and is making his feelings known to the umpire. Harshit Rana loses his grip and bowls a loopy delivery, on middle, Virat Kohli gets surprised by it and just hangs his bat around, the ball loops off the leading edge and Rana takes a dolly. Now, it remains to be seen whether that was above the waist height or not. The umpires send it upstairs and the replay shows that when Kohli made contact he was outside of the crease and the ball was dipping as well. Kolkata gets a massive wicket here!
Is that out? Harshit Rana bowls a full toss and takes a simple catch on his follow-through. The umpire sends it upstairs for a review to check for the above waist height. The replay confirms that Virat Kohli was outside the crease and the ball would have dipped on him. Virat Kohli is furious but will have to walk back. Kolkata get their first break-through!
End Of The Over 2 : 27/0
15 Runs
  • 1 WD 1.1
  • 21.1
  • 1 LB 1.2
  • 61.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
du Plessis
7 (6)
V. Kohli
18 (6)
M. Starc
1-0-14-0
1.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Up and over! This one is touch fuller and around off, Faf du Plessis tries to loft it away, gets it from the toe-end of the bat but it still goes well over mid off for another boundary. 14 runs off the over!
1.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Faf du Plessis
Mitchell Starc bangs this one short again, on middle, takes off sharply, Faf du Plessis goes for the pull but fails to connect.
1.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Virat Kohli
Short of a length and on middle, Virat Kohli pats it down to the off side for a quick single.
1.3
6
Mitchell Starc To Virat Kohli
SIX! Into the crowd! Mitchell Starc serves this full and in the slot, on leg, Virat Kohli backs away to make a bit of room and smokes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
1.2
lb
Mitchell Starc To Faf du Plessis
On a length and around leg, Faf du Plessis misses his flick as the ball lobs off his pads wide of short fine leg. The batters crosses for a leg bye.
Halt. Mitchell Starc is seen getting some treatment for the fingers of his left hand. The physio is out and Starc is getting some wipes on his finger. Right then, he is all set to resume.
1.1
2
Mitchell Starc To Faf du Plessis
On a length and around of, Faf du Plessis wafts it over extra covers for a couple of runs.
1.1
wd
Mitchell Starc To Faf du Plessis
Mitchell Starc begins with a full delivery but well down the leg side, shaping in, Faf du Plessis leaves it alone, Phil Salt dives to his left to collect it. Wided.
It will be Mitchell Starc to share the new ball from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 12/0
12 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 60.6
V. Kohli
11 (4)
du Plessis
1 (2)
H. Rana
1-0-12-0
0.6
6
Harshit Rana To Virat Kohli
SIX! BANG! Virat Kohli goes big now! Harshit Rana tries for the surprise bouncer, on middle, Virat Kohli is equal to it, swivels and pulls it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie. 12 runs off the first over then!
0.5
0
Harshit Rana To Virat Kohli
Short of a length and outside off, Virat Kohli cuts it straight to point. He is disappointed as this was there to be put away.
0.4
1
Harshit Rana To Faf du Plessis
Goes back to his fuller length, on off, Faf du Plessis mistimes his drive towards long on for a run.
0.3
0
Harshit Rana To Faf du Plessis
Harshit Rana lands this one on a good length, on off, nips back in sharply, Faf du Plessis gets cramped up as he tries to play and gets an inside edge onto his pads.
0.2
1
Harshit Rana To Virat Kohli
Pitched up, on middle, swinging in, Virat Kohli knocks it to mid on for a single.
0.1
4
Harshit Rana To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Virat Kohli and Bengaluru get underway in fine fashion! Harshit Rana starts with a full delivery, on middle, shaping in, Virat Kohli uses his wrists and times his flick to perfection through mid-wicket for a boundary.
Match Info
  • Venue Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Royal Challengers Bengaluru won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 1 run
  • Player of the Match Andre Russell
  • Umpire Akshay Totre (IND), Vinod Seshan (IND) and Michael Gough (ENG)
  • Referee Amit Sharma (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Kolkata 222/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (19.5 ovs): A Russell against BLR (Wide) Successful (KOL: 2, BLR: 1)
  • Kolkata 202/6 18.3 overs
  • Referral 2 (17.1 ovs): BLR against A Russell (Wide) Unsuccessful (KOL: 2, BLR: 1)
  • S Iyer T20 fifty: 50 runs in 35 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 155/5 in 16.0 overs
  • Kolkata 150/5 15.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (13.2 ovs): A Russell against BLR (No Ball) Successful (KOL: 2, BLR: 2)
  • S Iyer dropped on 24 by C Green in 12.3 overs
  • Kolkata 101/4 8.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 75/3 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 75/3
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 23 balls between P Salt (44) and S Narine (4)
  • Kolkata 51/0 3.5 overs
  • Referral 2 (19.2 ovs): KOL against S Sharma (Caught) Unsuccessful (KOL: 0, BLR: 2)
  • Bengaluru 202/7 in 18.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (16.4 ovs): KOL against S Prabhudessai (Caught) Unsuccessful (KOL: 1, BLR: 2)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bengaluru 181/6 in 6.0 overs
  • Bengaluru 151/5 in 12.2 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 102 off 48 balls between W Jacks (47) and R Patidar (52)
  • R Patidar T20 fifty: 52 runs in 21 balls (3x4) (5x6)
  • W Jacks T20 fifty: 53 runs in 29 balls (4x4) (5x6)
  • Bengaluru 100/2 9.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 52 off 27 balls between W Jacks (35) and R Patidar (15)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bengaluru 74/2 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bengaluru 74/2
  • Bengaluru 50/2 4.4 overs
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Virat Kohli RCB 741 61.75
Ruturaj Gaikwad CSK 583 53.00
Riyan Parag RR 567 56.70
Travis Head SRH 533 44.41
Sai Sudharsan GT 527 47.90
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Harshal Patel PBKS 24 9.73
Jasprit Bumrah MI 20 6.48
Varun Chakaravarthy KKR 20 8.18
Arshdeep Singh PBKS 19 10.03
T Natarajan SRH 18 9.12
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