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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 9 Commentary, Live Updates

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204/7 (20.0/20)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 81 runs
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Shardul Thakur is the Player of the Match! He jokingly says that even he doesn't know from where this knock came. Mentions that he only tried to think from a bowler's perspective and it worked out well for him. Shares that he has worked hard in the nets, and tries to work on his shots. Adds a period comes in the training when the coaches let us have a go. States that they spoke about getting depth across all departments. Credits Suyash Sharma for his impressive debut, and says that Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine are great spinners, it just looks like they take wickets for fun.
Nitish Rana, the skipper of Kolkata says that there were a lot of positives in the last game and adds that the same happened today with Gurbaz batting well at the top. Mentions that Shardul Thakur’s knock was unbelievable and he does not have words for it. Credits Rinku Singh for the way he held one end up and that was the plan that Thakur would go from one end and Rinku Singh would bat normally from the other end. States that the way Umesh Yadav bowled at the start was important and then spinners did their job and with Suyash Sharma bowling so well, in the end, was just what he wanted. Shares that Suyash Sharma is a funny lad and backs himself a lot and says that they had the plan to use him as the third spinner whenever the conditions allow.
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Chandrakant Pandit, the head coach of Kolkata says that it is a good win and says that the boys showed a lot of character after losing early wickets. Tells that they expected the pitch to help the spinners but they needed the runs on the board and he credits Shardul Thakur and Rinku Singh for their batting and then adds that the spinners bowled brilliantly. Mentions that Suyash Sharma came in their trials and it is tough not to pick him with the ability to turn both ways. Feels that his fighting spirit is what he has observed.
Faf du Plessis, the skipper of Bangalore starts by saying that the way they leaked runs in the death cost them the game. Praises Shardul Thakur for his knock and says that he was hitting from both ends which made it difficult for the bowlers. Informs that they themselves were a bit average with the blade. Credit the opposition spinners for the way they squeezed things. States that death bowling is never an easy job to do but they will surely work on it and hopes to come back stronger.
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Bangalore, on the other hand, were pretty poor in their death bowling and that put a lot of pressure on their batters as they needed to chase down over 200 here. Willey and Karn Sharma had done some good work at the start but they messed it up after that just like their batting group messed it up after they got off to a brisk start with Kohli and Faf du Plessis batting well at the start. None of the batters could show application against some quality spin bowling and they ended up falling well short here.
Kolkata though were in a spot of bother at the start of this game with 89-5 in the 12th over. Gurbaz was the only one who looked settled in the middle till then but then came a fantastic partnership of 103 runs between Shardul Thakur and Rinku Singh. Thakur just changed the momentum of the game with a sensational knock and with over 200 on the board, Kolkata had the momentum on their side. Their pacers went for plenty in the first four overs but the introduction of spin changed things around dramatically again. From 44-0, Bangalore crumbled to 61-5 and just could not get back from there. Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy displayed their mystery first up and then young Suyash Sharma decided to show his magic as the three spinners picked 9 wickets between themselves with Varun Chakaravarthy picking four wickets. Rana was brilliant with his captaincy as well and overall a great effort from the home team.
Kolkata have made a rollicking comeback in the Indian T20 League 2023 and this would give them a lot of confidence. Bangalore have been absolutely outclassed and this is the beauty of this competition, all teams are equally good and you can never take anything for granted.
17.4
W
Varun Chakaravarthy To Akash Deep OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Varun Chakaravarthy picks up his fourth wicket and seals the victory for Kolkata. It is tossed up, full and on off. Akash Deep tries to heave it across the line but it flies high in the air off the top edge. Varun Chakaravarthy gives it a chase and takes a sharp catch diving forward near mid on. KOLKATA WIN THE MATCH BY 81 RUNS.
17.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Akash Deep
Full and on off, in line with the stumps. Deep blocks it back to the bowler.
17.2
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
Darted on the pads, David Willey flicks it into mid-wicket for a single.
17.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Akash Deep
Flatter, outside off. Deep slaps it hard past the bowler for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 121/9
12 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 416.2
  • 116.3
  • 616.4
  • 116.5
  • 016.6
D. Willey
19 (19)
A. Deep
16 (5)
S. Sharma
4-0-30-3
16.6
0
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
An incredible spell of 4 overs comes to an end from the debutant. Suyash Sharma serves it full, on middle and leg. Willey tucks it to mid-wicket.
16.5
1
Suyash Sharma To Akash Deep
Flighted full toss, on off. Deep smacks it down to long off for just a single this time.
16.4
6
Suyash Sharma To Akash Deep
SIX! BANG! It is full and on off. Deep dances down the track and smokes it over the long on fence for a maximum.
16.3
1
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
Fuller, on off. Willey gets it to point and crosses.
16.2
4
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
FOUR! It is pitched up, on off. Willey lofts it down the park for a boundary.
16.1
0
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
Full, outside off. Willey tries to chase it but misses.
End Of The Over 16 : 109/9
7 Runs
  • 215.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 015.4
  • 115.5
  • 415.6
A. Deep
9 (3)
D. Willey
14 (15)
S. Narine
4-0-16-2
15.6
4
Sunil Narine To Akash Deep
FOUR! This is only thing Bangalore need, that is for these two to bat for as long as they can, so that this defeat does not take a toll on the NRR. It is flatter, outside off. Deep slashes hard. It takes the inside edge and runs down to the fine leg fence.
15.5
1
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Darted on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.
15.4
0
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Floated, wide of off. Willey tries to chase it but misses.
15.3
0
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Pushed through quicker, coming in with the arm. David Willey wears it on his pads.
15.2
0
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Flatter, outside off, tapped to point.
15.1
2
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Fuller, angled into the pads. David Willey tucks it behind square on the leg side for a brace.
End Of The Over 15 : 102/9
7 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • W 14.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 414.6
A. Deep
5 (2)
D. Willey
11 (10)
S. Sharma
3-0-18-3
14.6
4
Suyash Sharma To Akash Deep
FOUR! Well, not this time. It is tossed up, full and on off. Akash Deep gets down on one knee and slogs it to deep mid-wicket. The ball hangs in the air for a long time, eventually it lands near the ropes and goes over the fence. A great over by Suyash Sharma comes to an end.
14.5
1
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
Short, wide outside off. David Willey cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. Can Sharma pick a four-wicket haul on his debut?
14.4
1
Suyash Sharma To Akash Deep
Full and on off. Akash Deep slogs it to deep square leg. It lands safely. One taken.
Akash Deep is the last man in.
14.3
W
Suyash Sharma To Karn Sharma OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Suyash Sharma gets his third wicket! Tossed up on off. Karn Sharma tries to sweep it but seems to have missed it as there is a big appeal for an LBW. The umpire though is not interested and Kolkata decide to take the DRS. The replays roll in and the UltraEdge shows that there is a big inside edge onto the pad. However, the catch is also taken by Rana at first slip. So, it means that Karn Sharma has to walk back.
14.2
1
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
Loopy delivery, on off. Willey drives it wide of long off for a single.
14.1
0
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
Tossed up and outside off. Willey tries to drive it away but gets an outside edge to short third man.
End Of The Over 14 : 95/8
9 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 413.3
  • 213.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
D. Willey
9 (7)
K. Sharma
1 (2)
S. Thakur
2-0-15-1
13.6
1
Shardul Thakur To David Willey
Back of a length, on off. Willey dabs it to covers for a single.
13.5
0
Shardul Thakur To David Willey
Short and outside off. Willey cuts it to the point fielder.
13.4
2
Shardul Thakur To David Willey
On the shorter side and around off. Willey punches it towards deep backward point for a couple.
13.3
4
Shardul Thakur To David Willey
FOUR! Good shot! Short and wide outside off. Willey slams it through covers for a boundary.
13.2
1
Shardul Thakur To Karn Sharma
Short and wide outside off. Sharma cuts it to deep point for a single.
13.1
1
Shardul Thakur To David Willey
Back of a length, on middle. Willey works it to deep square leg for a single.
Strategic break! Only a miracle now can get Bangalore over the line. Expect their opening pair, no other batter really could get going here. The Kolkata spinners have done extremely well to pull things back in their favour. All the spinners have played their part. It is all about picking the two remaining wickets as soon as possible.
End Of The Over 13 : 86/8
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • W 12.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 1 WD 12.5
  • W 12.5
  • 012.6
K. Sharma
0 (1)
D. Willey
1 (2)
S. Sharma
2-0-11-2
12.6
0
Suyash Sharma To Karn Sharma
A googly that beats Karn Sharma all ends up! On off and it turns away. Karn Sharma presses forward to defend it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
12.5
W
Suyash Sharma To Dinesh Karthik OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Suyash Sharma gets his second wicket and Bangalore look down and out here. Nicely tossed up and outside off. Karthik goes for a big expansive drive but only manages to get a thick outside edge. The ball loops up in the air right of short third man and Varun Chakaravarthy takes an easy catch.
Karn Sharma walks in now.
12.5
wd
Suyash Sharma To Dinesh Karthik
WIDE! Short and way wide outside off. Karthik lets it go.
12.4
1
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
Touch shorter and on off. Willey works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.3
0
Suyash Sharma To David Willey
A fullish and quicker delivery, outside off. Willey drives it to covers.
David Willey is the new batter in.
12.2
W
Suyash Sharma To Anuj Rawat OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! The Kolkata Impact Player takes the wicket of the Bangalore Impact Player. Bowls a lovely googly again. Tossed up and outside off, a googly. Rawat goes for a slog-sweep but gets a top edge that goes straight into the hands of Narine at short third man. Kolkata all over Bangalore now.
12.1
0
Suyash Sharma To Anuj Rawat
A fullish delivery and outside off. A googly this and Rawat lets it go.
End Of The Over 12 : 84/6
6 Runs
  • 411.1
  • 111.2
  • W 11.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
A. Rawat
1 (3)
D. Karthik
9 (7)
S. Thakur
1-0-6-1
11.6
1
Shardul Thakur To Anuj Rawat
On a length and around off. Rawat guides it to third man for a single.
11.5
0
Shardul Thakur To Anuj Rawat
Short and angling across the left-hander. Rawat sways away from the line of the ball.
11.4
0
Shardul Thakur To Anuj Rawat
Back of a length, on middle. Rawat fends it back to the bowler.
Anuj Rawat is the new batter at he crease. He is the IMPACT PLAYER for Bangalore. He comes in for Mohammed Siraj.
11.3
W
Shardul Thakur To Michael Bracewell OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, you just can't keep Lord Thakur out of the game! He strikes in his first over and the dangerous Michael Bracewell is gone! Short and at 131 clicks this, on leg. Bracewell tries to pull it but gets a top edge. The ball loops up in the air in front of short fine leg and Nitish Rana takes a good low catch diving forward.
11.2
1
Shardul Thakur To Dinesh Karthik
Bowls it full and on middle. Karthik flicks it to deep backward square leg for a single.
11.1
4
Shardul Thakur To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Karthik welcomes Thakur with a boundary! Short and on off. Karthik pulls it to the square leg fence for a boundary.
End Of The Over 11 : 78/5
9 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 610.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
M. Bracewell
19 (17)
D. Karthik
4 (5)
S. Sharma
1-0-9-0
10.6
0
Suyash Sharma To Michael Bracewell
Shortish and around off. Bracewell punches it to covers. 127 needed now from 54 balls!
10.5
1
Suyash Sharma To Dinesh Karthik
A quicker one on middle. Karthik works it to mid-wicket for a single.
10.4
1
Suyash Sharma To Michael Bracewell
A fuller delivery on leg. Bracwell sweeps it to deep backward square leg for a single.
10.3
6
Suyash Sharma To Michael Bracewell
SIX! A much-needed maximum for Bangalore! A half-tracker on middle. Michael Bracewell pulls it all the way over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
10.2
0
Suyash Sharma To Michael Bracewell
Bracewell skips down the track and Sharma pulls his length back, quicker too. Bracewell plays it back to the bowler.
10.1
1
Suyash Sharma To Dinesh Karthik
Shortish and outside off. Karthik cuts it wide of long off for a single.
Here comes the Impact Player, Suyash Sharma is into the attack.
End Of The Over 10 : 69/5
8 Runs
  • 1 LB 9.1
  • 19.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
D. Karthik
2 (3)
M. Bracewell
12 (13)
V. Chakaravarthy
3-0-13-3
9.6
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Dinesh Karthik
Another single to end the over! It is floated and full. Dinesh Karthik gets low and sweeps it to deep square leg from outside off. Bangalore need 130 runs to win from 60 balls.
9.5
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Michael Bracewell
Back of a length, outside off. Michael Bracewell pushes it to covers for a single.
9.4
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Michael Bracewell
On off, blocked out solidly.
9.3
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Michael Bracewell
FOUR! Much-needed boundary. Flatter, outside off. Michael Bracewell stands tall and punches it down to third man off his back foot.
9.2
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Dinesh Karthik
It is a bit short, outside off. Dinesh Karthik cuts it to deep point for a single.
9.1
lb
Varun Chakaravarthy To Michael Bracewell
LEG BYE! Varun Chakaravarthy serves it full, sliding down leg. Michael Bracewell couldn't tickle it fine. The ball rolls out to the leg side off the pads. They cross for a leg bye.
End Of The Over 9 : 61/5
7 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 4 B 8.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • W 8.5
  • 08.6
D. Karthik
0 (1)
M. Bracewell
7 (9)
S. Narine
3-0-9-2
8.6
0
Sunil Narine To Dinesh Karthik
A successful over from Narine comes to an end. It is full, angled into the pads. Dinesh Karthik clips it towards mid on. He has his task cut out here.
Strategic break! What a roller-coaster of a ride these 53 balls have been so far! Bangalore started off brightly against seamers with Kohli and Faf du Plessis smashing it all around the park. However, the introduction of spin-twins, Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy has brought about a dramatic collapse. Bangalore have lost five now and need a special effort to get over the line from here. Dinesh Karthik walks out to the middle now and let's see how things pan out.
8.5
W
Sunil Narine To Shahbaz Ahmed OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Sunil Narine now picks up his second wicket. Shahbaz Ahmed goes back cheaply. It is full and on off. Shahbaz Ahmed reverse-hits it to deep point. It comes off the middle as well. Although, it is hit straight down the throat of Shardul Thakur in the deep, who makes no mistake. Bangalore are in a spot of bother.
8.4
1
Sunil Narine To Michael Bracewell
Darted on the pads. Michael Bracewell now tucks it to deep square leg and rotates the strike.
8.3
1
Sunil Narine To Shahbaz Ahmed
Flatter, on leg. Ahmed clips it to mid-wicket for one.
8.2
b
Sunil Narine To Shahbaz Ahmed
FOUR BYES! It does not matter how the runs come for Bangalore. It is quicker and full, outside off, turns further away. Shahbaz Ahmed tries to sweep it away but misses. It beats the keeper as well and meets the third man fence.
8.1
1
Sunil Narine To Michael Bracewell
Full and on off. Michael Bracewell shuffles and clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 54/4
1 Runs
  • 17.1
  • W 7.2
  • 07.3
  • W 7.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
S. Ahmed
0 (2)
M. Bracewell
5 (7)
V. Chakaravarthy
2-0-6-3
7.6
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
Incredible over from Varun Chakaravarthy comes to an end. One run and two wickets off it. Full and on off. Ahmed defends it back to the bowler.
7.5
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
Varun Chakaravarthy floats it up, full and on off. Shahbaz Ahmed presses forward and defends it to point.
Shahbaz Ahmed is the next batter in.
7.4
W
Varun Chakaravarthy To Harshal Patel OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Varun Chakaravarthy can do nothing wrong here. He gets another wicket. Harshal Patel trudges back on a 2-ball duck. The gamble to push Patel up the order has well and truly backfired. It is a googly, that lands outside off and turns in. Harshal Patel tries to drive it through the line but it catches the inside edge, and the rest is history.
7.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Harshal Patel
Full, outside off. Patel leans in and drives it into covers.
Harshal Patel walks out at number 5!
7.2
W
Varun Chakaravarthy To Glenn Maxwell OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Varun Chakaravarthy gets his second wicket. The off stump goes for a ride this time. Glenn Maxwell tries to break his shackles but could not get anywhere near the ball. Once again the googly does the trick for Varun Chakaravarthy. It is a wrong 'un, outside off. Glenn Maxwell throws the kitchen sink at it but misses. The ball goes through to damage the sticks.
7.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Michael Bracewell
It is full, going down leg. Michael Bracewell gets low and sweeps it to deep square leg. They take a single.
End Of The Over 7 : 53/2
3 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
G. Maxwell
5 (6)
M. Bracewell
4 (6)
S. Narine
2-0-6-1
6.6
0
Sunil Narine To Glenn Maxwell
Full and on off. Maxwell drives it to covers, could not sneak it through the gap though. Only three runs off the over. The spinners have done well to put a lid over the run rate here.
6.5
1
Sunil Narine To Michael Bracewell
Flatter and on leg. Michael Bracewell flicks it towards mid on. They take one.
6.4
0
Sunil Narine To Michael Bracewell
Michael Bracewell charges down the wicket. He misses the ball and takes a blow on his pads. A stifled appeal but Nitish Rana does not take it upstairs.
6.3
0
Sunil Narine To Michael Bracewell
Floated and full, on off. Michael Bracewell presses forward and blocks it out to safety.
6.2
1
Sunil Narine To Glenn Maxwell
Another single now, as Maxwell flicks this full ball into mid-wicket.
6.1
1
Sunil Narine To Michael Bracewell
Quicker and full, on off. Michael Bracewell uses his feet and knocks it down the park for a single.
End Of The Over 6 : 50/2
5 Runs
  • 15.1
  • W 5.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 05.6
G. Maxwell
4 (4)
M. Bracewell
2 (2)
V. Chakaravarthy
1-0-5-1
5.6
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Glenn Maxwell
Another googly, Maxwell does not ready it early and ends up getting an inside edge on his pads.
5.5
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Nicely played. It is tossed up, full and on off. Maxwell creams it through covers for a cracking boundary.
5.4
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Glenn Maxwell
On the pads, tucked to the leg side.
5.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Glenn Maxwell
Pushed through quicker, on off. Maxwell taps it out to point.
Glenn Maxwell walks out to the middle now.
5.2
W
Varun Chakaravarthy To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! The spinners are turning the game on its head here. Both the set batters out in a jiffy. It is a googly, which lands wide outside off and turns back in a long way. Faf du Plessis tries to go for an expansive drive but gets an inside edge. The ball goes through to rattle the stumps. Kolkata making early inroads, just what they were looking for.
5.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Michael Bracewell
Full, comes in with the arm, on off. Michael Bracewell does not pick up this delivery. He gets enough bat on it. One taken.
End Of The Over 5 : 45/1
3 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • W 4.5
  • 14.6
M. Bracewell
1 (1)
du Plessis
23 (11)
S. Narine
1-0-3-1
4.6
1
Sunil Narine To Michael Bracewell
Angles it fuller and on the pads. Michael Bracewell tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
Michael Bracewell comes in at number 3.
4.5
W
Sunil Narine To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Oh, a moment of brilliance from Sunil Narine! Gets the big fish, Virat Kohli, and the Kolkata players are pumped up. Pitches it around off and gets it to turn in this time. Kohli tries to flick it but plays all around it as the ball snicks between the bat and pad. It shatters the stumps and this is a big, big wicket.
4.4
0
Sunil Narine To Virat Kohli
Fires it on the pads. Kohli flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.
4.3
1
Sunil Narine To Faf du Plessis
Tight line, on middle and fuller. Faf du Plessis nudges it wide of square leg for a single.
4.2
1
Sunil Narine To Virat Kohli
Angles it on middle and leg. Kohli tucks it to square leg for a single.
4.1
0
Sunil Narine To Virat Kohli
A flatter and quicker one around off. Kohli works it wide of short third man.
End Of The Over 4 : 42/0
23 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 33.2
  • 63.3
  • 43.4
  • 63.5
  • 03.6
du Plessis
22 (10)
V. Kohli
20 (14)
T. Southee
2-0-25-0
3.6
0
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis
Dot to end the over but 23 from it! On a length, on off. Faf du Plessis fends it back to the bowler.
3.5
6
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis
SIX! What a shot! A slower full delivery on middle. Faf du Plessis picks it and just flicks it all the way over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
3.4
4
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! After bowling such a good first over, Southee is leaking runs here! A fullish delivery again, this time outside off. Faf du Plessis slices it over covers for a boundary.
3.3
6
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis
SIX! Faf du Plessis with a powerful shot this time! A fullish delivery on off. In the slot and Faf du Plessis tonks it over long on for a maximum.
3.2
3
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
A fullish delivery on middle. Kohli skips down the track and works it through mid-wicket. He takes three this time.
3.1
4
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Great use of the feet! Short of good length, on off. Kohli dances down the track and powers it over mid on for a boundary.
End Of The Over 3 : 19/0
7 Runs
  • 22.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
du Plessis
6 (6)
V. Kohli
13 (12)
U. Yadav
2-0-17-0
2.6
0
Umesh Yadav To Faf du Plessis
Touch shorter and around off. Faf du Plessis punches it towards the cover region.
2.5
4
Umesh Yadav To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Faf du Plessis gets one away now! A full delivery and outside off. Faf du Plessis stays deep in his crease and lifts it over the in-field towards the long off fence.
2.4
1
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
Just a single! A fullish delivery and outside off. Kohli drives it wide of mid off for a single.
2.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
Serves it on a length this time and Kohli only manages to defend it towards the point region.
2.2
0
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
Back of a length and around off. Kohli dabs it to backward point.
2.1
2
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
In the air...but just over mid on! Short and outside off. Kohli walks down the pitch and tries to slap it. He gets a top edge that falls just behind the mid om fielder and two runs are taken.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/0
2 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 11.6
V. Kohli
10 (8)
du Plessis
2 (4)
T. Southee
1-0-2-0
1.6
1
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
On a length, on middle. Kohli works it wide of square leg for a single. Great first over from Southee!
1.5
0
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
Kohli skips down the track and Southee cleverly pulls his length back and bowls it outside off. Kohli tries to cut it but misses.
1.4
0
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
Goes fuller and on middle. Kohli pushes it to mid on.
1.3
0
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
Oh, superb delivery! Beats Kohli all ends up! Serves it on a good length and around off. Kohli gets across and tries to work it towards the leg side. However, the ball swings away and beats him.
1.2
1
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis
On a length and outside off. Faf du Plessis pushes it towards point for a single.
1.1
0
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis
On a length and outside off. It shapes away a bit and beats Faf du Plessis who tries to punch it away.
Who will share the new ball? It will be Tim Southee.
End Of The Over 1 : 10/0
10 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 40.6
V. Kohli
9 (4)
du Plessis
1 (2)
U. Yadav
1-0-10-0
0.6
4
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Kohli is looking in great touch here! Shortish and outside off. Kohli waits for it and steers it through backward point for a boundary. 10 off the first over!
0.5
1
Umesh Yadav To Faf du Plessis
On a length, on middle. Faf du Plessis tucks it wide of square leg for a single.
0.4
0
Umesh Yadav To Faf du Plessis
Serves it on a good length and gets it to nip back in sharply. Faf du Plessis is hurried by this delivery and gets hit high on the pads.
0.3
1
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
Angles a fullish delivery on middle. Kohli tucks it wide of mid on for a single.
0.2
0
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
Back of a length and around off. Kohli dabs it to backward point.
0.1
4
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Virat Kohli and Bangalore are underway in style! The Eden Garden roars! This is full and on leg. Kohli flicks it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.
Match Info
  • Venue Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 81 runs
  • Player of the Match Shardul Thakur
  • Umpire Vinod Seshan (IND), Virender Sharma (IND) and Nitin Menon (IND)
  • Referee Shakti Singh (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Kolkata 204/7 in 20.0 overs
  • Kolkata 200/7 in 19.5 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 100 off 45 balls between R Singh (34) and S Thakur (63)
  • S Thakur T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 20 balls (6x4) (3x6)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata 147/5 in 16.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 21 balls between R Singh (21) and S Thakur (47)
  • Kolkata 100/5 in 12.2 overs
  • R Gurbaz T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 38 balls (6x4) (3x6)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata 71/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (7.1 ovs): R Gurbaz against BLR (LWB) Successful (BLR: 2, KOL: 2)
  • Kolkata 50/3 in 6.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (6.1 ovs): BLR against N Rana (Caught) Successful (BLR: 2, KOL: 2)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 47/2
  • Bangalore 100/9 in 15.0 overs
  • Strategic Timeout: Bangalore 86/8 in 13.0 overs
  • Strategic Timeout: Bangalore 61/5 in 8.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 50/2
  • Bangalore 50/2 in 5.5 overs
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Worm
Player Runs Avg.
Shubman Gill GT 890 59.33
Faf du Plessis RCB 730 56.15
Devon Conway CSK 672 51.69
Virat Kohli RCB 639 53.25
Yashasvi Jaiswal RR 625 48.07
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Player Wickets Eco.
Mohammad Shami GT 28 8.03
Mohit Sharma GT 27 8.17
Rashid Khan GT 27 8.23
Piyush Chawla MI 22 8.11
Yuzvendra Chahal RR 21 8.17
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