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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 6 Commentary, Live Updates

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Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets
That's all we have from this low-scoring thriller. On Thursday, 31st March 2022, Lucknow will be locking horns with Chennai at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). Do join us in advance for all the action. Cheers!
Wanindu Hasaranga (4-0-20-4) is the Player of the Match! The Sri Lankan says that it was a crucial situation for the team when he came to bat and he tried to do his best. Tells that he is happy with his performance and there was dew too, so he is very happy. Smiles and shares that his favourite football player is Neymar and he tries to copy his celebration. States that he does not take any pressure when he is on the field and tries to back his skills.
Faf du Plessis, the winning captain of Bangalore, says that he is very happy although it was a victory by a close margin. Calls it a good win and praises the two-seamers of Kolkata for bowling well in the Powerplay. Tells that the ball moved a little more and there was bounce as well. Mentions that 2-3 days ago it was a high-scoring game and in this match, it was a low-scoring one which is good to see. Admits that it could have been clinical but then a win is a win. Shares that they always thought that keeping wickets in hand was going to be the key and he terms Dinesh Karthik as ice-cool just like MS Dhoni whose experience is very valuable. Adds that he relies on a lot of people for inputs and tells that there is good communication in the team.
Shahbaz Ahmed (27 off 20 balls) says that the thinking was to bat with positive intent and maintain the flow of runs. Shares that the idea was to take the game deep. Feels that he could have finished the game but he has learnt from this game. Mentions that they wanted to attack Venkatesh Iyer and Andre Russell. Regarding the pitch, he replies that there was more grass than the last game and there was some help for the pacers. Tells that it was tough for the spinners to bowl with all the dew around. Praises the stand of David Willey and Sherfane Rutherford.
Shreyas Iyer, the captain of Kolkata, comes up for a chat. Says that he found this game exciting and adds that he told his team that this game will define their character and attitude on the field, Further says it doesn’t matter whether they win or not but this game will go a long way in defining their character in the season. He tells that the end part was difficult for him as Russell was injured and he decided to back Venkatesh Iyer as he has international experience. Adds that the wicket was dicey at the start and they wanted to get a good start but the execution was not good. Tells that Wanindu Hasaranga bowled very well and shares that they had decided to play him like an off spinner but unfortunately, it didn't work out.
Time for some interviews...
Early in the evening, Kolkata were blown away by some disciplined bowling from Bangalore. There were many reckless shots from the Kolkata batters as well and that's the main area for them to work on in the coming games. Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bowlers with a 4-fer and the other bowlers were equally impressive.
Kolkata had very little to play with! Still, Shreyas Iyer put on his captaincy hat and made some smart bowling changes. The start from them was perfect, the first three overs brought them three wickets and that handed them the momentum. Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee were brilliant and then Sunil Narine also left his impact. Varun Chakaravarthy could have spent less but was still decent. The move to give the 18th over to Southee made this game very interesting as he picked up two wickets but towards the end, not having enough runs on the board cost them.
Three wickets in the first three overs sent early jitters in the Bangalore camp but Sherfane Rutherford and David Willey read the game situation really well. They absorbed the pressure as that was the need of the hour and put on a 45-run stand. Sherfane Rutherford dropped into the anchor role and allowed Willey and later on, Shahbaz Ahmed to bat around him. The knock of Shahbaz provided Bangalore with a breathing space when the required rate started to get uncomfortable. Towards the end, it got close but Dinesh Karthik and Harshal Patel scored vital runs to take Bangalore over the line.
Well fought, Kolkata! It was never their game after a flop show with the bat but their bowlers stood up and made Bangalore sweat for every run. A defeat here for them but they won't be too disappointed given the fight shown by them in the field.
End Of The Over 19.2 : 132/7
10 Runs
  • 619.1
  • 419.2
D. Karthik
14 (7)
H. Patel
10 (6)
A. Russell
2.2-0-36-0
19.2
4
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Karthik has done it for Bangalore towards the end. That's a calm finish from him. Fuller and around off, Karthik shows it the full face of his bat and drills it down to long on for a boundary. Bangalore win by 3 wickets and open their account this season!
19.1
6
Andre Russell To Dinesh Karthik
SIX! No fear when DK is here! He has been a perfect finisher! Short in length, around off, Karthik rides the bounce and rifles it over square leg for a biggie. Just one needed now.
Who will bowl the last over? It will be Andre Russell. Have to say the batting side is the favourite but can Andre Russell do something special for his team? Let's find out.
End Of The Over 19 : 122/7
10 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 418.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 418.6
H. Patel
10 (6)
D. Karthik
4 (5)
V. Iyer
1-0-10-0
18.6
4
Venkatesh Iyer To Harshal Patel
FOUR! A boundary to finish the over and Bangalore will be relieved. 7 needed off 6 now. Short again from Iyer, around middle, Harshal Patel steps back to make room and clobbers it to the wide long on fence.
18.5
0
Venkatesh Iyer To Harshal Patel
Another swing and a miss! Venkatesh Iyer is playing his part here. A touch short and close to off, no pace on offer, Patel tries to heave but misses. He looks to steal a bye but DK sends him back. Can Iyer close this over well now?
18.4
0
Venkatesh Iyer To Harshal Patel
Swing and a miss! Fuller in length and wide outside off, Harshal throws his bat at it but fais to connect.
18.3
4
Venkatesh Iyer To Harshal Patel
FOUR! Vital boundary. On a length and outside off, Harshal Patel walks across the stumps and scoops it down to fine leg for a boundary. 11 needed off 9 balls.
18.2
1
Venkatesh Iyer To Dinesh Karthik
Complete hara-kiri! Both the batters are at one end. Absolute chaos there. But Kolkata fail to get the run out. Fuller in length and outside off, Karthik slices his drive towards short third man. His partner wants a run and DK hesitates after setting off. They both end up at the striker's end but to their relief, Umesh Yadav has a shy at the striker's end and misses. Karthik now runs to the other end to complete a single.
18.1
1
Venkatesh Iyer To Harshal Patel
Pitches it up and around middle, Patel drives it to the right of covers and hands the strike to Karthik.
Venkatesh Iyer is brought into the attack to bowl the 19th over!
End Of The Over 18 : 112/7
7 Runs
  • 1 WD17.1
  • 117.1
  • W17.2
  • 017.3
  • 417.4
  • W17.5
  • 117.6
H. Patel
1 (1)
D. Karthik
3 (4)
T. Southee
4-0-20-3
17.6
1
Tim Southee To Harshal Patel
Slightly short in length and on off, Patel punches it to sweeper cover for a run. What an over from the Kiwi, 7 runs and two wickets off it! 17 needed off 12 balls.
Harshal Patel comes in next.
17.5
W
Tim Southee To Wanindu Hasaranga OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! This game is going down the wire, folks! Two wickets in the over! Back of a length, on off. Wanindu Hasaranga makes room and looks to hit it over the infield on the off side. However, he fails to get the timing on that one and the ball goes in the air behind mid off. Andre Russell at mid off runs behind and to his left and takes a fantastic catch. What a catch and what a over this has been.
17.4
4
Tim Southee To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! That will release the tension. Short in length and outside off, Wanindu Hasaranga attacks it with all his might and whacks it to the deep point fence. 18 needed off 14 balls.
17.3
0
Tim Southee To Wanindu Hasaranga
On a length, on middle. Wanindu Hasaranga defends it towards the leg side.
Wanindu Hasaranga is the new batter.
17.2
W
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Ohh...a moment of magic from Sheldon Jackson! Kolkata needed this kind of effort and now we have a real game on our hands. Sherfane Rutherford walks back. Southee lands it on a length, around middle and off. Sherfane Rutherford looks to pull it away but gets an inside edge. The ball goes to the right of Sheldon Jackson. It was dipping in front of him but he dives to take a great low catch. 22 needed now from 16 balls.
17.1
1
Tim Southee To Dinesh Karthik
Lands on a length, around off. Dinesh Karthik steers it towards third man for a single.
17.1
wd
Tim Southee To Dinesh Karthik
WIDE! Starts off with a wide! This is a fullish delivery and down the leg side. Dinesh Karthik looks to flick it but misses.
Who will bowl now? It's going to be Tim Southee.
End Of The Over 17 : 105/5
4 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 016.6
S. Rutherford
28 (39)
D. Karthik
2 (3)
S. Narine
4-0-12-1
16.6
0
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
So dot to end the over! 24 needed now from 18 balls. This game is still on, folks! A flatter and quicker delivery, outside off. Sherfane Rutherford looks to push it away but gets beaten.
16.5
1
Sunil Narine To Dinesh Karthik
Another single! Fuller delivery on middle. Dinesh Karthik works it to mid-wicket for a single. They are just trying to play out this over.
16.4
1
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Quicker and around off. Sherfane Rutherford guides it to the left of short third man for a single.
16.3
1
Sunil Narine To Dinesh Karthik
Darted on leg. Dinesh Karthik works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. There is a slight misfield and the batters think of an extra run but decide against it.
16.2
0
Sunil Narine To Dinesh Karthik
Goes quicker and flatter on middle. Dinesh Karthik defends it off the front foot.
16.1
1
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Short and around off, Sherfane Rutherford turns inside the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
Dinesh Karthik arrives. 28 needed off 24 balls. A very crucial period in the match. Shreyas Iyer has played his trump card by bringing in Sunil Narine for his final over. Make or break time for Kolkata.
End Of The Over 16 : 101/5
8 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 615.5
  • W15.6
S. Ahmed
27 (20)
S. Rutherford
26 (36)
V. Chakaravarthy
4-0-33-1
15.6
W
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed OUT!
OUT! STUMPED! This time, Varun Chakaravarthy foxes him and gets a wicket off the last ball of his spell! It is pitched around off and he just pulls his length back a bit as he sees Shahbaz Ahmed coming down the track. It turns away and beats the attempted hoick of Shahbaz Ahmed. Sheldon Jackson collects the ball behind the stumps and whips the bails off. Shahbaz Ahmed is well out of his crease. Is there hope for Kolkata?
15.5
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
SIX! Ohh... Shahbaz Ahmed ruins a fine over from Varun Chakaravarthy! Takes it on full as he dances down the track and tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
15.4
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
On the shorter side, on middle. Sherfane Rutherford pulls it to deep backward square leg for a single. Just two runs from the over so far.
15.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
Fuller delivery on middle. Sherfane Rutherford goes for a big hit across the line but mistimes it completely.
15.2
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
Pitches around leg, Sherfane Rutherford goes for a reverse-sweep but misses. The ball hits his pads and there is an appeal but the umpire is not interested.  The replays show that it had pitched outside leg.
15.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
A fuller delivery on middle. Shahbaz Ahmed reverse-sweeps it to short third man for a single.
Drinks! Kolkata have done well to stay in the game here but Bangalore are still favourites to win this. Still a lot of batting to come and Kolkata need a special effort to pull of a win from this situation. Narine has one over in his kitty and Shreyas will hope that his star spinner produces something that will make this game even more interesting. Varun Chakaravarthy comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 15 : 93/4
4 Runs
  • 1 WD14.1
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 214.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
S. Rutherford
25 (33)
S. Ahmed
20 (17)
T. Southee
3-0-13-1
14.6
0
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford
Full and wide outside off, Sherfane Rutherford flashes and misses. 36 needed off 30 balls.
14.5
0
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford
Strong appeal for a caught behind! The finger has stayed down and the Kolkata players can't believe it. Seeing the enthusiasm of his players, Shreyas Iyer takes the review. Back of a length, around off and angling away, Sherfane Rutherford rocks back to heave across the line but misses. Sheldon Jackson collects the ball and charges forward, appealing. Tim Southee is also screaming his lungs out but the umpire stays unmoved. Nothing on the UltraEdge.
14.4
1
Tim Southee To Shahbaz Ahmed
Inside edge! Slower one, full and around leg, Shahbaz tries to heave but gets an inside edge. It goes to Umesh Yadav at short fine leg and they cross.
14.3
2
Tim Southee To Shahbaz Ahmed
Quick running between the wickets to get a couple of runs. Short and wide outside off, Shahbaz Ahmed slaps it to the right of sweeper cover.
14.2
0
Tim Southee To Shahbaz Ahmed
Swing and a miss! Slower one at 126.9 kph, on a shortish length around off, Ahmed stands back and tries to power it over the leg side but misses.
14.1
0
Tim Southee To Shahbaz Ahmed
Off pace this time, on a length and outside off, Ahmed drags his shot off the inner edge and it goes back to the bowler.
14.1
wd
Tim Southee To Shahbaz Ahmed
Wide! The Kiwi begins his second spell by conceding an extra. A low full toss, way wide outside off, Shahbaz leaves after thinking to chase it for a while.
Tim Southee (2-0-9-1) is back into the attack now. Can he provide a breakthrough?
End Of The Over 14 : 89/4
4 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
S. Ahmed
17 (13)
S. Rutherford
25 (31)
U. Yadav
4-0-16-2
13.6
1
Umesh Yadav To Shahbaz Ahmed
Too full in length, around leg, Shahbaz Ahmed steps back and drives it through covers for a run. Umesh has bowled out now, 4-0-16-2!
13.5
0
Umesh Yadav To Shahbaz Ahmed
And again. Yadav follows the batter down the leg side with a well-directed bouncer, Shahbaz evades at the last moment.
13.4
0
Umesh Yadav To Shahbaz Ahmed
Bouncer, around leg, Shahbaz Ahmed sways away from the line of fire.
13.3
1
Umesh Yadav To Sherfane Rutherford
IN THE AIR... SAFE! Fuller in length on middle, Sherfane Rutherford plays a mistimed aerial shot towards long on. Rinku Singh comes running in from the deep but it falls in front of him. They cross for a run.
13.2
1
Umesh Yadav To Shahbaz Ahmed
Steals a risky run. Umesh follows the batter down the leg side with a length ball, Shahbaz keeps it out to point and looks for a run. Sherfane Rutherford responds and rushes to the other end as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end.
Umesh Yadav (3-0-12-2) is back on.
13.1
1
Umesh Yadav To Sherfane Rutherford
Pitches it up and around off, Rutherford strokes it through the gap at covers for a single.
End Of The Over 13 : 85/4
15 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 2 NB12.2
  • 112.2
  • 612.3
  • 012.4
  • 612.5
  • 012.6
S. Ahmed
15 (9)
S. Rutherford
23 (29)
A. Russell
2-0-26-0
12.6
0
Andre Russell To Shahbaz Ahmed
Play and a miss! Full in length and outside off, slower in pace, Ahmed flashes his bat at it and misses. 15 from the over, not something that Kolkata wanted.
12.5
6
Andre Russell To Shahbaz Ahmed
SIX! This one has also gone the distance. Even better on this occasion. Russell continues to dig it in short, around middle, Shahbaz swivels on the back foot and pummels it over square leg for a biggie. Shreyas is not impressed. 44 needed off 43 balls.
12.4
0
Andre Russell To Shahbaz Ahmed
Again the length is a bit short and on off, Ahmed taps it down towards point but fails to beat the fielder.
12.3
6
Andre Russell To Shahbaz Ahmed
SIX! Shahbaz Ahmed has nailed it! Andre Russell bowls it short and around off, Shahbaz Ahmed rides the bounce and dispatches it over wide long on for a maximum. 50 needed off 45 balls.
12.2
1
Andre Russell To Sherfane Rutherford
A low dipping full toss around off, Rutherford hits it from the bottom half of his bat and the ball flies on the bounce to the cover fielder. They cross.
12.2
nb
Andre Russell To Shahbaz Ahmed
Short and wide outside off, Shahbaz Ahmed forces it to deep cover for a run. Andre Russell has overstepped and it's going to be a Free Hit.
12.1
0
Andre Russell To Shahbaz Ahmed
Back of a length, around off and angling away, Shahbaz punches it off his back foot but finds the point fielder.
Will Narine bowl his final over? No, Shreyas Iyer decides to keep one over for latter of his frontline spinner and brings Andre Russell back into the attack. The big man from Caribbean has been expensive in the one over he has bowled so far. 11 runs came from it.
End Of The Over 12 : 70/4
8 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 411.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
S. Ahmed
2 (3)
S. Rutherford
22 (28)
V. Chakaravarthy
3-0-25-0
11.6
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
Slightly short and on middle, Shahbaz goes back and punches it down to long on for one. 8 from the over.
11.5
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
Floated delivery, full and around leg, Shahbaz gets forward and defends it on the leg side.
11.4
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
Leans forward to a full ball and pushes it softly to covers for a quick run.
11.3
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
FOUR! Excellent shot! Short in length, around off and turning away, Rutherford rocks back and smacks it through point. Russell runs across to his right from sweeper cover, puts in a dive near the fence but makes a complete mess.
11.2
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Shahbaz Ahmed
A full toss on middle, Shahbaz goes down and sweeps it firmly behind square leg for a single.
11.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
Fuller and on middle, eased through mid-wicket for a run.
Shahbaz Ahmed is the next batter in.
End Of The Over 11 : 62/4
3 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • W10.6
D. Willey
18 (28)
S. Rutherford
16 (25)
S. Narine
3-0-8-1
10.6
W
Sunil Narine To David Willey OUT!
OUT! Soft dismissal! The change of gloves didn't work for Willey. Flatter through the air, a touch short and on middle, Willey goes deep inside the crease and tries to punch it across the line. He fails to get the timing right and it's an easy catch for Nitish Rana at mid-wicket. The 45-run stand has been broken and Kolkata have an opening. 67 needed off 54 balls.
Change of gloves for David Willey!
10.5
1
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Fuller and on middle, it's softly worked to mid-wicket for a quick run as the fielder fumbles. That would have been close had that fielder picked up the ball.
10.4
0
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Flighted and around off, Sherfane Rutherford lunges and blocks it safely.
10.3
1
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Presses forward and pushes a full ball to covers for a run.
10.2
1
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Appeal for a run out and it has been referred upstairs! Tossed up, around off, Rutherford pushes it gently to cover-point and looks to steal a quick run. David Willey responds and dives to get at the other end. In the meanwhile, the fielder also dives to collect the ball and throws it to the keeper who takes the bails off. They appeal, it's referred upstairs and the replays show that the full-length dive from Willey has saved him easily.
10.1
0
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Play and a miss! Slower through the air, short and wide outside off, Sherfane Rutherford tries to cut but misses.
End Of The Over 10 : 59/3
6 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 49.2
  • 09.3
  • 1 WD9.4
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 09.6
D. Willey
17 (26)
S. Rutherford
14 (21)
V. Chakaravarthy
2-0-17-0
9.6
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
Flatter and shorter on middle, David defends it back from the back foot. At the halfway mark, Bangalore need 70 runs.
9.5
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
Flighted and full around off, defended off the front foot.
9.4
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
NOT OUT! Varun Chakaravarthy pitches it on middle and it turns away from the batter. David Willey pushes forward to defend but misses. The keeper collects it and whips the bails off. The leg umpire takes it upstairs and the replays show that Willey's back leg is grounded and is inside the crease. So no damage done.
Appeal for a stumping! It has been referred upstairs. Sheldon Jackson looked excited for a short while but is not looking too confident now. The third umpire first checks for the outside edge, no bat there. The side-on angle shows that the foot is also grounded.
9.4
wd
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
WIDE! Drifts down the leg side. David Willey looks to work it towards the leg side but misses. The umpire calls it wide.
9.3
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
Goes slightly fuller and quicker on off. David Willey blocks it out.
9.2
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
FOUR! Varun Chakaravarthy has bowled a couple of short deliveries today and is getting punished here. This is short on off. David Willey goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
9.1
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
Good delivery! It is quicker on off. Sherfane Rutherford defends it off the back foot towards the off side for a single.
Strategic break. Kolkata have fought really well thus far. But they can win this match only by picking wickets at regular intervals. The current partnership has settled in and is scoring runs at a decent pace. The Kolkata spinners hold the key at the moment and Bangalore will have to counter them with discipline.
End Of The Over 9 : 53/3
1 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
D. Willey
13 (21)
S. Rutherford
13 (20)
S. Narine
2-0-5-0
8.6
0
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Narine pushes it quicker on off and gives nothing away. David Willey calmly defends it off the front foot again. 76 needed from 66 balls!
8.5
0
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Quicker and flatter on off. David Willey defends it off the front foot.
8.4
0
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Narine pulls his length back and serves this around off. David Willey goes back and blocks it towards the off side. He looks for a single but is sent back by his partner.
8.3
0
Sunil Narine To David Willey
A fuller delivery on off. David Willey drives it to covers.
8.2
1
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Goes slightly quicker and around off. Sherfane Rutherford leans forward again and pushes it square on the off side for a quick single.
8.1
0
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Slower in the air and fuller on off. Sherfane Rutherford defends it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 8 : 52/3
12 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 1 LB7.2
  • 67.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
D. Willey
13 (17)
S. Rutherford
12 (18)
V. Chakaravarthy
1-0-11-0
7.6
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
Quicker and flatter delivery on off. David Willey blocks it out. 77 needed from 72 balls.
7.5
1
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
Quicker delivery on middle, Sherfane Rutherford works it towards mid-wicket and sets off for a single. The fielder there has a shy at the striker's end but misses. A single taken.
7.4
0
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
Flatter delivery on off. Sherfane Rutherford blocks it out.
7.3
6
Varun Chakaravarthy To Sherfane Rutherford
SIX! A powerful hit from a powerful player! It is another short delivery on middle, nothing delivery really. Sherfane Rutherford hangs back and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
7.2
lb
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
An appeal for an LBW from the keeper but nothing serious! This is pitched on off and turns away a wee bit. David Willey looks to defend it but misses. The ball goes over the off stump, brushes the pads of the keeper and deflects away. They cross for a leg bye.
7.1
4
Varun Chakaravarthy To David Willey
FOUR! Runs are coming freely now for Bangalore! This is shorter and outside off. David Willey rocks back and cuts it through covers for a boundary.
Spin from both ends? Yes, Varun Chakaravarthy to bowl in tandem with Narine.
End Of The Over 7 : 40/3
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 26.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
S. Rutherford
5 (15)
D. Willey
9 (14)
S. Narine
1-0-4-0
6.6
0
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Goes slower and fuller on middle. Sherfane Rutherford defends it off the front foot. 89 needed from 78 balls!
6.5
1
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Pushes it quicker again at 96.3 kph, outside off. David Willey cuts it to deep point for a single.
6.4
2
Sunil Narine To David Willey
Goes slightly shorter, around off. David Willey punches it through covers and gets a couple.
6.3
0
Sunil Narine To David Willey
A slider again, on off. David Willey defends it off the front foot towards the off side.
6.2
1
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Goes shorter on off. Sherfane Rutherford works it to long on for a single.
6.1
0
Sunil Narine To Sherfane Rutherford
Beaten straightaway! This is quicker and flatter outside off. Sherfane Rutherford pushes forward to defend but the ball beats the outside edge of his blade.
Will Shreyas Iyer keep Umesh Yadav's one over in the bank? Yes, he has done that by bringing Sunil Narine into the attack.
End Of The Over 6 : 36/3
11 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 5 WD5.4
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 05.6
D. Willey
6 (11)
S. Rutherford
4 (12)
A. Russell
1-0-11-0
5.6
0
Andre Russell To David Willey
On the shorter side again, around off. David Willey punches it to covers. Bangalore are 36/3 after Powerplay.
5.5
4
Andre Russell To David Willey
FOUR! Now, a boundary off the bat of David Willey and it will ease some nerves! Short and wide from Russell, outside off. David Willey cuts it firmly through point for a boundary.
5.4
0
Andre Russell To David Willey
Back of a length, outside off. David Willey looks to cut but misses.
5.4
wd
Andre Russell To David Willey
FIVE WIDES! Kolkata cannot afford these extra runs! Short and on off. It is too high as David Willey misses his pull. Sheldon Jackson jumps to stop it but the ball goes over him for a boundary. The umpire signals it wide for height and these are bonus runs for Bangalore.
5.3
1
Andre Russell To Sherfane Rutherford
Goes shorter again, close to off. Sherfane Rutherford is cramped for room but steers it towards third man for a single.
The two batters are just looking to absorb the pressure and that's the right way to approach at the moment. The scoreboard pressure is negligible and once the ball gets wet, they can cash in later on.
5.2
0
Andre Russell To Sherfane Rutherford
Back of a length, on off again. Sherfane Rutherford blocks it off the back foot.
5.1
1
Andre Russell To David Willey
Starts with a back-of-a-length delivery, around off. David Willey dabs it down next to the pitch, in front of point, and takes a quick single.
Change in bowling. Andre Russell is inserted into the attack now.
End Of The Over 5 : 25/3
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
D. Willey
1 (7)
S. Rutherford
3 (10)
U. Yadav
3-0-12-2
4.6
1
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
Short in length and drifting down the leg side, Willey clips it away down to fine leg for one. He is off the mark now. 104 needed off 90 balls.
4.5
0
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
Width there outside off, a touch short in length, Willey cracks it off his back foot to point where Rahane makes a diving stop to his left. Five dots.
4.4
0
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
Yadav comes from 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Willey again defends it from the back foot to mid on.
4.3
0
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
On a length and around off, Willey defends it back to the bowler.
4.2
0
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
Slightly short and on off, David Willey stays back-footed and defends it down.
4.1
0
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
Full in length and outside off, David allows it through.
End Of The Over 4 : 24/3
2 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 23.6
S. Rutherford
3 (10)
D. Willey
0 (1)
T. Southee
2-0-9-1
3.6
2
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford
Short in length and around middle, Rutherford stands back inside the crease and pulls it through square leg for a couple of runs. The trend is broken now with no wicket falling in this over.
3.5
0
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford
Full and around middle, Sherfane flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket.
3.4
0
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford
Southee is forced to change his length and he delivers it a bit short on middle and leg, Sherfane Rutherford defends it down from the back foot.
3.3
0
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford
Make it three in a row. You see this very rarely in T20 cricket but the asking rate is not too much and Rutherford can afford to see off Southee here. Outside off, left alone.
3.2
0
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford
Another delivery in the channel outside off, once again Sherfane Rutherford offers no shot.
3.1
0
Tim Southee To Sherfane Rutherford
A tempter from Southee, on a driving length outside off, Sherfane Rutherford watches the line closely and lets it through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 3 : 22/3
5 Runs
  • W2.1
  • 4 B2.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
D. Willey
0 (1)
S. Rutherford
1 (4)
U. Yadav
2-0-11-2
2.6
0
Umesh Yadav To David Willey
Fractionally short and around leg, David Willey stays on the back foot and taps it down to square leg. Another decent over from Yadav.
2.5
1
Umesh Yadav To Sherfane Rutherford
Short and outside off, Sherfane uses the pace and guides it down to third man for a run.
2.4
0
Umesh Yadav To Sherfane Rutherford
In the channel outside off, angling away, the West Indian shoulders arms after covering the line.
2.3
0
Umesh Yadav To Sherfane Rutherford
Around middle and leg, Sherfane Rutherford defends it from the back foot.
2.2
b
Umesh Yadav To Sherfane Rutherford
FOUR BYES! Kolkata cannot afford to leak extras here. A bumper around leg, Sherfane Rutherford ducks and it flies over the keeper to find the fence.
Sherfane Rutherford walks in at number 5.
2.1
W
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A body blow to Bangalore as King Kohli falls. Game on, folks! Umesh Yadav is having a tremendous season already. Hurls it across on a good length and outside off at 136.5 kph and it shapes away off the seam. Kohli takes his front foot forward and has a feel for it inside the line. Ends up getting a thick outside edge and Sheldon Jackson takes yet another easy catch behind the wickets. Bangalore are in a spot of bother. 112 needed off 107 balls.
David Willey is the next man in.
End Of The Over 2 : 17/2
7 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 31.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • W1.6
du Plessis
5 (4)
V. Kohli
12 (6)
T. Southee
1-0-7-1
1.6
W
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Two wickets have gone down and Kolkata won't go down without presenting a fight. Fantastic delivery by Southee, he serves it on a length around middle at 131.7 kph. It lands and straightens a touch as du Plessis stays back to work it on the leg side. The ball catches the leading edge and flies straight into the hands of Ajinkya Rahane at backward point.
1.5
4
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Smacked! Too much width there, short and outside off, du Plessis camps back and whacks it over extra cover for a boundary.
1.4
0
Tim Southee To Faf du Plessis
Shortish and outside off, Faf punches it down the ground but finds mid off.
1.3
3
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
Width there outside off, short in length, Virat Kohli doesn't try to hit it hard and just steers it past point for three runs.
1.2
0
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
Back of a length, around middle, Kohli stands across inside the crease and defends it to the leg side.
1.1
0
Tim Southee To Virat Kohli
Southee begins his spell by spearing in a full ball on middle, Virat tries to flick but closes the face of his bat early. It takes a soft leading edge and goes safely to covers.
Tim Southee to share the new ball with Umesh Yadav.
End Of The Over 1 : 10/1
10 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • W0.3
  • 40.4
  • 40.5
  • 10.6
V. Kohli
9 (3)
du Plessis
1 (1)
U. Yadav
1-0-10-1
0.6
1
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
Angling in, on a length around middle, worked towards square leg for a run. 10 from the first over.
0.5
4
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Those wrists of King Kohli, wow! Umesh Yadav overcorrects his length and delivers a full ball on middle, Virat whips it through mid-wicket and the ball races away. Andre Russell chases and slides near the fence to pull it back. The onfield umpire though gets it checked upstairs and the replays show that Russell's leg was in contact with the rope when he touched the ball. A boundary results.
0.4
4
Umesh Yadav To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Gorgeous! Virat Kohli opens his account with a lovely boundary. A touch short in length, outside off and shaping away, Kohli stays on the back foot and pushes it with sublime timing through cover-point for a boundary.
Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.
0.3
W
Umesh Yadav To Anuj Rawat OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Perfect start for Kolkata and once again Umesh Yadav has provided them with an early breakthrough. The speedster cooks a lovely outswinger, lands it on a length and outside off. Anuj Rawat stays back to push inside the line but it takes the outside edge and Sheldon Jackson takes a simple catch stretching to his left.
0.2
0
Umesh Yadav To Anuj Rawat
On a good length, around middle, Anuj Rawat gets back to work it on the leg side but misses and is hit on the thigh pad.
0.1
1
Umesh Yadav To Faf du Plessis
LUCKY START! Yadav delivers it a bit short and around off, Faf du Plessis hangs on the back foot and tries to punch it through covers. But it takes the inside edge, beats the stumps and goes to fine leg. They cross for a run.
Match Info
  • Venue Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Royal Challengers Bangalorewon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal (IND), Navdeep Singh (IND) and Nitin Menon (IND)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Kolkata 128/10 in 18.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (15.6 ovs): BLR against V Chakaravarthy (LBW) Unsuccessful (BLR: 1, KOL: 2)
  • Kolkata 100/8 in 14.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 99/8 in 14.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 67/5 in 8.5 overs
  • Kolkata 50/4 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 44/3
  • S Iyer dropped on 10 by M Siraj in 4.4 overs
  • Bangalore 101/4 in 15.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 93/4 in 15.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (14.5 ovs): KOL against S Rutherford (Caught) Unsuccessful (BLR: 2, KOL: 1)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 53/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Bangalore 51/3 in 7.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 36/3
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