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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 35 Match Summary

KKR vs RCB, 2019 - T20 Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Scorecard
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Match Ended   
Eden Gardens, Kolkata , Apr 19, 2019
203/5 (20.0/20)
213/4 (20.0/20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Virat Kohli
RCB 213/4
Bat Top Batsmen
100 (58)
  • 9x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 172.41SR
66 (28)
  • 5x4s
  • 6x6s
  • 235.71SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.66
3
OVERS
17/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 8
4
OVERS
32/1
R/W
KKR 203/5
Bat Top Batsmen
85 (46)
  • 9x4s
  • 5x6s
  • 184.78SR
65 (25)
  • 2x4s
  • 9x6s
  • 260SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 10
4
OVERS
40/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 7.75
4
OVERS
31/1
R/W
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So that is all from here, folks! We have had an excellent game of cricket here in Kolkata. Bangalore have managed to hold on to a win by the skin of their teeth and have gone to 4 points but remain last on the table. Kolkata, on the other hand, have lost 4 on the bounce. They will look to come hard the next game which they play on Sunday but before that there is a double-header coming your way on Saturday. Rajasthan host Mumbai in the day game which will begin at 1600 local (1030 GMT) while Delhi await Punjab at the Kotla in the night game that begins at 2000 local (1430 GMT). See you for the coverage of the same. Till then, take care and cheers. Goodnight!
Man of the Match and Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli says that it felt good after winning the game here in Kolkata. Laughs while saying it feels good to not give an interview right after the match as the losing skipper. He credits the way Stoinis bowled the 19th over feels the 3 dot balls the Aussie bowled in that over were very crucial. Virat admits at one time that they were looking for 170 and never felt they could get close to 200 while batting but says that the way Moeen batted and Stoinis playing a cameo took them to the total. States that Mo communicated to him and told him that he was going after it and that changed the game completely. Mentions that being a senior player, he wanted to play deep as AB de Villiers was not there but once again showers praise on Moeen for taking the pressure of him. Reckons that death overs are always crucial in places like Eden Gardens where the outfield is very quick especially with the way Russell is hitting the ball this season. He signs off by saying that it was always going to be very crucial how they bowl in the end but getting wickets in the start was also important as it sets the way they want to play the game.
Marcus Stoinis in an interview agrees that Andre Russell is a brilliant player and can win games single-handedly. He mentions that the season has not been great but these kind of games have to be won and they gives confidence and momentum going ahead in the tournament. He mentions that he enjoys the contest and tries to bowl to his plans, while trying not to get too predictable and to bowl the best ball one can.
Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik says that Moeen took the game away from them a little bit with the way he batted. Feels they could have bowled well at that stage but credits the way the Englishman batted. Informs us that at the halfway stage he he felt that it was 15-20 more than they should have conceded. Dinesh reckons the new ball had a bit in it as it was sticking on to the pitch and it was not easy to play strokes for the batsmen. Admits that it was hard for the spinners to bowl in this pitch and feels their spinner got taken away for too many. Also states they had a plan to attack the opposition spinners. He thinks that it is a matter of playing one or two good games and finding the winning momentum.
Coming to the bowling, it was a decent show from the Bangalore men till the partnership between Rana and Russell. Stoinis especially bowled a terrific first three balls in the 19th over which put a huge load of pressure on the batsmen. Thus, in the end the blitzkrieg from Russell was not enough. Earlier on in the evening, a brilliant hundred from Virat Kohli and a smashing 66 from Ali and a cameo from Stoinis meant that Bangalore got a total which would be really difficult to chase even on this ground where it has become really hard to defend. Thus, the visitors also got their second win of the season. Incredible exhibition of cricket with the emotions flying high!
Chasing a target of 214, Kolkata did not get off to the best of starts and lost Lynn cheaply. Narine played his shots while he was out there in the middle but he too departed along with Gill inside the Powerplay. Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana then joined hands but even as the latter kept the scoreboard ticking, Uthappa struggled and eventually fell for a very slow innings of 9 off 20 balls. In walked Russell and the game turned on its head. The ropes were being cleared at will and once again it looked like Virat Kohli's men would mess up a defense but somehow in the end, they held their nerve and the target was too much for the hosts to achieve.
What a humdinger we have had here in Kolkata! Bangalore won it in the end by 10 runs but the game was not over till the 4th ball of the final over when Russell missed one finally and that ensured that the score cannot be chased down. Rana and Russell had almost got their team over the line with 76 runs needed in the last 4 overs but Moeen Ali kept his calm and defended the 23 runs which were in the bag in the final over.
19.6
6
Moeen Ali To Nitish Rana
SIX! But that won't be enough! BANGALORE WIN BY 10 RUNS! A flighted ball landing full outside off, Rana gives it the full whack of his bat and sends it flying over long off. Smiles in the Bangalore camp. They have survived the Russell onslaught this time. Spare a thought for Nitish Rana, what a knock he played! Absolutely amazing game of cricket.
19.5
W
Moeen Ali To Andre Russell OUT!
OUT! Run out! Russell departs. The game was already over but there was no way that Bangalore could breathe easy when this man was out there. A low full toss on middle, Russell slaps it to deep mid-wicket and finds the fielder at long on. Russell runs slowly and Virat takes advantage of that by throwing it to Ali at the bowler's end who removes the bails. Russell knows that he is out and runs off and the replays too show the same.
Appeal for a run out! Andre Russell is seen walking but the umpire still wants to get it checked upstairs...
19.4
0
Moeen Ali To Andre Russell
Misses! And that is the game! Well, it should be! A flighted ball outside off, Russell goes for the huge slog but misses the ball and Parthiv collects it well under pressure. Kohli is jumping up and down in excitement. Moeen needs to make sure that he does not bowl a no ball now.
19.3
6
Moeen Ali To Andre Russell
SIX! Here comes the first one... He needs to hit the remaining ones over the fence too. Moeen drops it short and on off, Russell latches onto it and hoists it over the bowler's head for a maximum.
19.2
1
Moeen Ali To Nitish Rana
Too full and on middle, hit across the line to deep mid-wicket for a run. 23 needed off 4 balls. If anyone can, it's the man on strike...
19.1
0
Moeen Ali To Nitish Rana
Excellent ball to start off! Rana gets inside the line and looks to hit it over fine leg but misses the ball. The ball just whizzes past leg stump. Not given a wide as the batsman moved out of his position.
24 needed off 6 balls. This is going right down to the wire. You can cut the tension here with a knife. Yuzvendra Chahal has one over left. But Virat Kohli has taken a punt on Moeen Ali. Big call, this.
Over 19 : 190/4
19 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 1 WD 18.2
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 618.4
  • 618.5
  • 618.6
A. Russell
59 (22)
N. Rana
78 (43)
M. Stoinis
4-0-32-1
18.6
6
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
SIX! Three in a row! How has this one gone for a maximum? Almost in the blockhole, Russell looks to smash this over long on but the bat turns in his hand and the ball still travels over long off. It clears the rope and Kolkata still believe due to the power of this man!
18.5
6
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
SIX! Huge! Two in two! Stoinis misses his mark once more. Russell smashes it over long off. The ball goes way back into the crowd. 30 needed off 7 balls now. That six also brought up the fifty for Russell. The 100-run partnership comes up as well!
18.4
6
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
SIX! Russell has murdered this delivery! It's hit with brute force! Stoinis delivers it short and on off, Russell is waiting for that, as soon as the ball reaches in his zone, he has pulverized it over mid-wicket.
18.3
0
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
What a brilliant over this has been so far. Another dot ball! Stoinis bowls the bouncer and Russell ducks under it to evade the ball at the last moment. 42 needed off 9 balls now.
18.2
0
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
Low full toss on middle, Russell hammers it but straight to extra cover. Ali under pressure makes an excellent stop. Dot ball again! 42 off 10 needed.
18.2
wd
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
Wide! Stoinis tries for the same ball again but this time Russell evades it this time. Wided! 42 off 11.
18.1
0
Marcus Stoinis To Andre Russell
Excellent ball under pressure! Full on the pads, Russell leaves it thinking it would be a wide but the ball takes the pad and goes fine on the leg side. Runs can't be taken as there was no shot offered. Dot ball! 43 off 11.
43 needed off 12 balls. Last time against Bangalore, Kolkata needed 30 off 12 balls and Russell finished it with five balls remaining. What's the script today? Marcus Stoinis to bowl the all-important over...
Over 18 : 171/4
18 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 617.2
  • 217.3
  • 617.4
  • 017.5
  • 417.6
N. Rana
78 (43)
A. Russell
41 (16)
D. Steyn
4-0-40-2
17.6
4
Dale Steyn To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Rana finds the fence once more. Third time in this over! A half-volley outside off, Rana lofts it over covers. This is excellent batting by this young southpaw. What an innings this has been. Will it end in a winning way though for Kolkata?
17.5
0
Dale Steyn To Nitish Rana
Swing and a miss! A length ball outside off, Rana shuffled and looked to hit it over mid-wicket but failed to put bat on ball. Dot ball! 47 needed in 13 now.
17.4
6
Dale Steyn To Nitish Rana
SIX! Second of the innings and Steyn is going for runs too. A half-volley on middle, Rana lifts this powerfully for a huge one over the bowler's head. Goes way behind the sightscreen.
17.3
2
Dale Steyn To Nitish Rana
Goes uppishly through covers this time. A couple of runs are taken. Rana did not time that well but still manages to pick up two.
17.2
6
Dale Steyn To Nitish Rana
SIX! Full outside off, Rana reaches out and smashes the ball over the head of mid off. The ball clears the rope!
17.1
0
Dale Steyn To Nitish Rana
Fuller outside off, Rana drives this one but finds extra cover. Single not available. Excellent result for Bangalore, dot ball.
Dale Steyn to bowl the 18th over of the innings.
Over 17 : 153/4
15 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 1 WD 16.2
  • 416.2
  • 616.3
  • 1 WD 16.4
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
N. Rana
60 (37)
A. Russell
41 (16)
M. Siraj
4-0-38-0
16.6
1
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
NOT OUT! Easily in. Back of a length delivery on off, Rana mistimes his shot this time, towards mid off and rushes to the other end. Steyn comes up with a direct hit at the striker's end and the square leg umpire goes upstairs. The replays find Andre safely in. 15 from the over, 61 needed off 18 balls.
Direct hit at the striker's end! Is Andre Russell short? Massive, massive moment in this run chase...
16.5
1
Mohammed Siraj To Andre Russell
A mishit from Russell, he sends it down to long on for a single.
16.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Andre Russell
Swing and a miss! Fullish and wide outside off, Russell throws all his power behind his shot but fails to make any connection. Believe me, had he connected, this would have gone out of Kolkata.
16.4
wd
Mohammed Siraj To Andre Russell
Wide! Siraj tries to be clever. Bowls a slower one but it's outside the tramline outside off. Russell reaches out for it but misses. Called a wide.
16.3
6
Mohammed Siraj To Andre Russell
SIX! Gigantic! Russell muscle! What a power-hitter! Siraj overpitches and rest his history. Russell hangs back and launches it over wide long off for a masssssivvvvve hit. 150 up! 64 needed off 21 balls.
16.2
4
Mohammed Siraj To Andre Russell
FOUR! Bang! Siraj offers width again, it's short and outside off, Russell plunders it through the line and finds the gap at point for a cracking boundary.
16.2
wd
Mohammed Siraj To Andre Russell
Wide! Way wide outside off, short in length, Russell smartly lets it go to the keeper.
16.1
1
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
Direct hit would have been close! Full delivery, on middle, Rana tries to go over the bowler's head but ends up hitting it towards mid off. The fielder is inside the ring and they cross for a brisk single. Steyn has a shy but misses at the bowler's end.
Strategic break! Is the tide turning? Russell and Rana have just scored 37 runs in the last two overs and the pressure is back on the Bangalore bowlers solely because of the way their death bowling has been this season. There is not yet a need to come under pressure though as 75 is still in the bank with just 4 overs left to be bowled. Kolkata believe but this is still Bangalore's game to lose one would feel. Let's see how the final phase pans out. Meanwhile, it is Siraj to bowl after the break.
Over 16 : 138/4
17 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 015.2
  • 615.3
  • 615.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
A. Russell
30 (12)
N. Rana
58 (35)
N. Saini
4-0-31-1
15.6
0
Navdeep Saini To Andre Russell
Good finish to the over. A back of a length ball outside off and coming into Russell. Andre pulls out of the shot at the last moment and the ball goes to the keeper. Dot ball. 17 runs off this over, 76 needed in 24 now. Saini ends with 4-0-31-1.
15.5
1
Navdeep Saini To Nitish Rana
Lofted over mid-wicket for a single by Rana. Siraj in the deep does well under pressure to stop that at one run.
15.4
6
Navdeep Saini To Nitish Rana
SIX! Full toss on middle and muscled over wide long on. Rana gets the middle of the bat on this one and has enough power to go over the rope.
15.3
6
Navdeep Saini To Nitish Rana
SIX! Fifty for Rana! His 8th in the League. A length ball on off, Rana goes back in his crease before lifting it over the head of long on. What an innings this has been so far, the job is not done yet though.
15.2
0
Navdeep Saini To Nitish Rana
Good ball! More importantly, dot ball! A ball wide outside off, Rana looks to cut the ball but fails to put bat on it.
15.1
4
Navdeep Saini To Nitish Rana
FOUR! It is Rana this time! A half-volley on middle, Rana hits it back past the bowler to his left. The ball beats long on easily.
Over 15 : 121/4
20 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 1 WD 14.4
  • 614.4
  • 614.5
  • 614.6
A. Russell
30 (11)
N. Rana
41 (30)
Y. Chahal
3-0-45-0
14.6
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
SIX! Make it three in a row! This one is superbly connected. A flighted outside off, Russell reaches out as it was a bit wide and powers this one. Brilliant shot. 93 needed in 30 balls now after 20 runs off this over.
14.5
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
SIX! Top edge but a biggie! Flighted on off, Russell looks to go straight back over the bowler's head but the ball goes off the top edge of the bat. Still the power of the man is so much that the ball ends up in the crowd.
14.4
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
SIX! Flighted on middle, Russell smashes it way back over long on. The ball was not timed too well but it still goes over the fence at long on.
14.4
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
Wide! Bowled way outside off, Russell leaves it alone and it is given a wide.
14.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
Full outside off, driven superbly this time. Steyn runs to his right from long off and stops it using his foot. Saves 3 runs!
14.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
Goes for the slog but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls onto the leg side but too close to the bowler for a single to be taken.
14.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
Good ball! Flatter one on middle, defended back to the bowler by Rana from the crease.
Over 14 : 101/4
7 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 413.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
A. Russell
12 (8)
N. Rana
40 (27)
N. Saini
3-0-14-1
13.6
0
Navdeep Saini To Andre Russell
Excellent change of pace! Slower ball full outside off, Russell misses the ball as he looks to drive this one. Brilliant over in the context, 7 runs off it in the end.
13.5
1
Navdeep Saini To Nitish Rana
Punched off the back foot by the batsman to deep cover-point. They pick up a single.
13.4
1
Navdeep Saini To Andre Russell
In the air... lands safely! Russell and all of Kolkata would have had their hearts in their mouths for a moment. An excellent short ball, Russell crouches and looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball flies high and goes behind square leg. Short fine leg runs behind a long way. Klaasen dives full length but cannot reach the ball. Huge let off. Maybe Negi coming in from the deep should have gone for that. A single is taken. The 100 comes up for Kolkata.
13.3
0
Navdeep Saini To Andre Russell
Back of a length and coming into the body of the batsman. Russell looks to cut the ball but fails to get enough room. Excellent comeback by the youngster after being hit for four.
13.2
4
Navdeep Saini To Andre Russell
FOUR! Cut away hard! On a length and top of off, Russell powers it away after giving a little bit of room. No one moved.
13.1
1
Navdeep Saini To Nitish Rana
Cut away to deep cover for a single by Rana. The ball was on a length on top of off stump. No room.
Navdeep Saini comes into the attack.
Over 13 : 94/4
13 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 412.2
  • 112.3
  • 1 WD 12.4
  • 612.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
A. Russell
7 (4)
N. Rana
38 (25)
Y. Chahal
2-0-25-0
12.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
Short and wide outside off, Russell looks to cut but fails to connect. Excellent comeback by Chahal after the six. 13 runs off the over though. 120 off 42 needed now.
12.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
Bowled outside off and flighted, Russell lets it go but the ball is inside the tramline. Good bowling!
12.4
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
SIX! Wide outside off and flighted, Russell reaches out and smashes it way over the rope at wide long off. That is the first of many, the Kolkata crowd would hope.
12.4
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
Wide! Bowled way outside off and turning even more away. Russell lets the ball go. It is wided.
12.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
Worked away to the leg side for a single.
12.2
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Flighted down the leg side, Rana sweeps this one and gets it in the gap through fine leg. The deep square leg cannot come around and the ball reaches the rope.
12.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Andre Russell
Flighted outside off, crunched away to deep cover for a single. Good confident flighted ball that from Chahal, shows his temperament.
Over 12 : 81/4
9 Runs
  • 211.1
  • 411.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • W 11.5
  • 211.6
N. Rana
33 (23)
A. Russell
0 (0)
M. Stoinis
3-0-13-1
11.6
2
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
Outstanding fielding effort in the deep by Klaasen. Short in length and outside off, Rana leans back a bit and ramps it down to third man. Klaasen in the deep rushes across to his right and makes a diving one-handed stop. As he hits the ground and releases the ball, his hand was very close to the fence. The umpire goes upstairs to check it and the third umpire finds it cleanly stopped. That was too close to be honest. Two saved.
Andre Russell arrives to a huge ovation from the crowd. Kolkata need him to fire today as the asking rate at this stage is 16.53.
11.5
W
Marcus Stoinis To Robin Uthappa OUT!
OUT! Uthappa holes out! Number 4 for Bangalore. A length ball aimed at the body of the batsman, Uthappa looks to pull it away but does not get it off the meat of his blade. The ball travels and finds Negi in the deep who takes the catch safely running a bit backward. His troubled stay in the middle comes to an end. Was a scratchy innings and it could just prove to be a blessing in disguise for the hosts. 135 runs needed in 49 balls now!
11.4
1
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
Low full toss, driven down the ground for a single by Rana.
11.3
0
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
Good comeback! Slower one outside off, Rana looks to smash the ball through cover but fails to put bat on ball.
11.2
4
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
FOUR! It is like adding insult to injury after the missed opportunity on the previous ball. A wide short one wide outside off, cut away over point and the ball goes on one bounce over the rope.
11.1
2
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
In the air... SAFE! Chahal was very late in reacting. Stoinis delivers a length ball wide outside off, Rana blindly swings his bat at it and gets a top edge towards third man. Chahal picks it late and then runs forward but it lands just in front of him. A couple taken. Two lives in two balls for Nitish.
Marcus Stoinis is back on.
Over 11 : 72/3
12 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 410.2
  • 410.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 1 WD 10.6
  • 1 WD 10.6
  • 010.6
R. Uthappa
9 (19)
N. Rana
24 (18)
Y. Chahal
1-0-12-0
10.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Robin Uthappa
Huge mix-up! But no damage done in the end! A flatter and quicker one on the pads, Uthappa misses his flick and gets the ball on his pads. It goes towards the leg side and Rana looks for a quick leg bye and is halfway down the track before being sent back. The keeper, Parthiv runs to the ball and throws it at the bowler's end. Rana had given up but Chahal fails to collect the throw cleanly. Huge life given here to the southpaw, how much will it hurt Bangalore?
10.6
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Robin Uthappa
Wide again! Floated full ball, well wide outside the tramlines, Uthappa tries to play the reverse sweep but misses. Chahal doesn't like the decision and has a word with the umpire.
10.6
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Robin Uthappa
Wide! Chahal bowls it way too wide outside off. Uthappa leaves.
10.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Robin Uthappa
Short in length and wide outside off, Uthappa mistimes his square cut to point.
10.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
Yet another reverse sweep by Rana, this time he has nailed it to deep cover for a run.
10.3
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Edgy one. A flighted delivery on off, Rana this time tries to play the reverse-batted shot this time but it takes the top edges and goes over short third man. Siraj chases but comes second best in the race.
10.2
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished. Chahal drops it short and around leg, Rana sits down on one knee and hammers it behind square leg for a boundary.
10.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Robin Uthappa
A touch short and outside off, spinning away, Uthappa punches it to deep cover for a run.
Yuzvendra Chahal is now on.
Over 10 : 60/3
14 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 09.2
  • 5 WD 9.3
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
N. Rana
15 (15)
R. Uthappa
8 (16)
M. Siraj
3-0-23-0
9.6
4
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Pulled away! Third boundary of the over. Short of a length on off, Rana swivels and pulls this through wide long on. The ball goes to the fence. Kolkata are 60/3 at the halfway mark. They need 154 in 60 balls.
9.5
1
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
Uthappa looks to go over covers by making some room but gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies over backward point to third man for a single.
9.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
Beaten! Short of a length outside off and some seam movement. Uthappa looks to run it down to third man but fails to put bat on ball. Could have been an outside edge, so close!
9.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
Bowled short of a length outside off, Uthappa looks to ramp that one over the keeper but misses the ball.
9.3
wd
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
FIVE WIDES! Bouncer gone all wrong. Siraj bowls this one down leg and too high for a jumping Parthiv to collect. Goes to the fence. 9 runs so far in 2 balls.
9.2
0
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
Good comeback! Siraj bowls this back of a length outside off, Uthappa looks to cut but misses the ball.
9.1
4
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
FOUR! Shot! Went like a tracer bullet. Boundary after the break. A length ball on middle, Uthappa makes room and smashes this one past cover. No chance for anyone to stop that. 50 comes up for the hosts!
Strategic break! This is unbelievable. I did not feel that I would be typing this but Bangalore are well on top in this game having picked 3 wickets and keeping the run rate of Kolkata well under check. Rana and Uthappa out there currently have found going difficult and will have to get a move on soon or else it could be too late even though they have DK and Russell in the shed. Bangalore, on the other hand, will hope to keep things as they are going on. They even have 4 overs of Chahal in the bag.
Over 9 : 46/3
2 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
R. Uthappa
3 (11)
N. Rana
11 (14)
M. Stoinis
2-0-4-0
8.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Robin Uthappa
Turned away to deep square leg for a single. 2 runs off the Stoinis over once again. 168 runs needed in 66 balls now.
8.5
1
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
Dabbed down to third man for a single by the southpaw this time. A run after 8 balls! The crowd is getting noisy and impatient.
8.4
0
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
Swing and a miss! The pressure was building with 7 dot balls in a row and Rana decides to go for a big one as he looks to smoke this ball over long off. He misses and the pressure builds even more.
8.3
0
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
Back of a length, rolled over the fingers by Stoinis. Rana pats it towards point.
8.2
0
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
Bouncer outside off, Rana looks to ramp it over the head of the keeper but misses the ball.
8.1
0
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
That would have been gone had Klaasen hit from point! A length ball outside off, Rana pushes it to point and sets off. He is sent back by Uthappa. Rana stands stranded but the shy from Heinrich misses at the striker's end.
Over 8 : 44/3
5 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
R. Uthappa
2 (10)
N. Rana
10 (9)
M. Siraj
2-0-9-0
7.6
0
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
Excellent bowling! On a length, delivered outside off. Uthappa looks to drive back down the ground but there is a little movement away from the batsman, which takes the ball past the outside edge. Great over again from Siraj in the context of the game, 5 runs off it in the end. 170 needed off 72 balls.
7.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
Pushed to the extra cover fielder on the up. The ball goes on a couple of bounces.
7.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
Movement! Delivered from wide of the crease on a length outside off. Uthappa looks to drive but misses the ball due to the deviation.
7.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Robin Uthappa
On a length outside off, Uthappa pats it back towards the bowler. Dot ball.
7.2
1
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
Mistimes this pull to long on for a single. A short of a length ball this time, caught high on the bat.
7.1
4
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Siraj begins his second over poorly. A fuller length ball outside off, Rana lifts the ball over covers. Beats the fielder in the deep easily.
Over 7 : 39/3
2 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
R. Uthappa
2 (6)
N. Rana
5 (7)
M. Stoinis
1-0-2-0
6.6
0
Marcus Stoinis To Robin Uthappa
On a length outside off, pushed towards extra cover. End of a good first over from Stoinis. Just 2 runs off it in the end.
6.5
0
Marcus Stoinis To Robin Uthappa
Outside off and a slower pace ball. Uthappa watchfully defends the ball back to the bowler.
6.4
0
Marcus Stoinis To Robin Uthappa
Fuller length on middle, Robin flicks this towards mid-wicket.
6.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Nitish Rana
Run down to third man for a single by Rana. Good tight line being bowled here so far by Marcus Stoinis.
6.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Robin Uthappa
Flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a run by Uthappa.
6.1
0
Marcus Stoinis To Robin Uthappa
Back of a length on middle, patted towards mid-wicket by Uthappa.
Marcus Stoinis to bowl now.
Over 6 : 37/3
4 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
N. Rana
4 (6)
R. Uthappa
1 (1)
M. Siraj
1-0-4-0
5.6
4
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
FOUR! No, it is not! Siraj ends up overpitching this one outside off and Rana takes toll of the ball. He gets on the front foot and lifts it over cover-point. The ball reaches the fence. Good over still from Siraj, just 4 off it in the end. Kolkata are 37/3 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
0
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
Rana decides to leave this one too. 5 dots in the over, will it be a maiden?
5.4
0
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
Good bowling! Takes this ball away from the left-hander. Rana initially looked to play this ball on a length but then decides to pull away just in the nick of time.
5.3
0
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
Another leave outside off by the southpaw.
5.2
0
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
Rana lets the ball go outside his off stump.
5.1
0
Mohammed Siraj To Nitish Rana
Dabbed down to point by Rana on the first ball that is outside off on a shorter length.
Nitish Rana is the new man in. Also, Mohammed Siraj to bowl his first over of the game.
Over 5 : 33/3
8 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 34.2
  • 14.3
  • 44.4
  • 04.5
  • W 4.6
S. Gill
9 (11)
R. Uthappa
1 (1)
D. Steyn
3-0-22-2
4.6
W
Dale Steyn To Shubman Gill OUT!
OUT! Excellent catch by Kohli in the second attempt. Gill's stay at the crease is a short one! A fuller length ball outside off, Shubman looks to drive on the up. The bat turns in his hands and the ball lobs towards mid off. It almost goes over Kohli's head but he puts his hands up in the air. The ball does not stick in the first attempt but Virat smartly puts his left hand down behind him in time to pluck that one out. Bangalore in the driver's seat here but they cannot take it easy and have to keep the pressure right on Kolkata.
4.5
0
Dale Steyn To Shubman Gill
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. It was a slower one.
4.4
4
Dale Steyn To Shubman Gill
FOUR! This outfield is lightning fast. A short length ball outside off, Gill slaps it past mid off to his left. Once it beats Kohli out there, no stopping that ball. Races across the carpet and to the ropes.
4.3
1
Dale Steyn To Robin Uthappa
On a length outside off, Uthappa looks to defend but that ball takes the inside edge and goes towards square leg for a run.
4.2
3
Dale Steyn To Shubman Gill
Back of a length on middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for 3 runs. Chahal makes a diving stop to save a run for his team.
4.1
0
Dale Steyn To Shubman Gill
On a length on off stump, driven back confidently towards mid off by Gill.
Over 4 : 25/2
2 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • W 3.5
  • 13.6
S. Gill
2 (6)
R. Uthappa
0 (0)
N. Saini
2-0-7-1
3.6
1
Navdeep Saini To Shubman Gill
Edgy! Width on offer outside off, Gill flashes his bat at it and edges it wide of first slip for a run. Top over by Saini, 2 runs and a wicket from it!
Robin Uthappa walks out to bat next.
3.5
W
Navdeep Saini To Sunil Narine OUT!
OUT! Navdeep Saini removes the danger man! A well-directed short ball by him. It's around middle, Narine is in no position to play the pull shot but still goes for it. The bounce gets big on his bat and the top edge is kissed by the ball. Parthiv Patel settles underneath it behind the stumps and takes the simplest of catches. Both the Kolkata openers are back in the pavilion with the score reading only 24.
3.4
0
Navdeep Saini To Sunil Narine
Clever bowling by Saini. The young man knows that the West Indian is just sitting back and trying to attack every delivery. What the bowler does? Takes the pace off this ball and serves it outside off, Sunil throws his bat at it but misses.
3.3
1
Navdeep Saini To Shubman Gill
Misfield and a single is taken. Identical to the first delivery of this over, Gill drives it firmly down to mid off where Kohli does a rare misfield and allows a run.
3.2
0
Navdeep Saini To Shubman Gill
Beaten! Good pace from Saini. On a length and just around off, holding its line, Gill pushes inside the line without any footwork but misses.
3.1
0
Navdeep Saini To Shubman Gill
Full and wide outside off, Gill drives it through the line but the mid off fielder moves quickly to his left to stop the ball.
Over 3 : 23/1
12 Runs
  • 42.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
S. Narine
18 (14)
S. Gill
0 (2)
D. Steyn
2-0-14-1
2.6
0
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
Good change of pace! Slower ball outside off, Narine looks to drive the ball but fails to read the change in pace. He misses the ball and it goes to the keeper.
2.5
4
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
FOUR! Short of a length outside off, top edged and gone to the fence! Narine looks to cut this one over point but gets an edge. The ball flies fine on the off side and beats third man to the rope.
2.4
4
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
FOUR! Pulled away by Narine. This time the ball is shorter in length and the batsman has enough time to see it. He stands tall and connects his pull. It goes past mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.3
0
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
Another miss! Narine is looking to go too hard here but is not keeping eyes on the ball. Swings yet again but misses yet again! Looks like it is a job given to Sunil to swing.
2.2
0
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
Swing and a miss! A length ball, holds its line on top of middle. Narine looks to go big but does not put bat on ball.
2.1
4
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
FOUR! Top shot! A back of a length ball aimed on top of middle, Narine makes room and cuts it away. The ball finds the gap through covers. No stopping that one.
Over 2 : 11/1
5 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
S. Gill
0 (2)
S. Narine
6 (8)
N. Saini
1-0-5-0
1.6
0
Navdeep Saini To Shubman Gill
A short-arm jab attempted there by Gill. The ball goes towards mid on though as the batsman is late on his shot.
1.5
0
Navdeep Saini To Shubman Gill
Good ball first up to the right-hander. On a length outside off, pushed off the back foot towards point.
1.4
1
Navdeep Saini To Sunil Narine
Pulled away to long on for a single this time as the ball goes off the bottom half of the bat. Good bowling this! To a specific plan.
1.3
0
Navdeep Saini To Sunil Narine
Another swing and a miss! A back of a length ball on middle and some away movement, Narine looks to pull but the ball moves away and he fails to connect.
1.2
0
Navdeep Saini To Sunil Narine
Short of a length outside off, Narine swings but misses the ball.
1.1
4
Navdeep Saini To Sunil Narine
FOUR! Smashed right back through the line. A length ball outside off, Narine rocks back and goes through with the smash that looked like a tennis ball shot. The ball pings back past mid off.
Shubman Gill is the new batsman and it will be Navdeep Saini to operate from the other end.
Over 1 : 6/1
6 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 4 LB 0.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • W 0.6
C. Lynn
1 (2)
S. Narine
1 (4)
D. Steyn
1-0-2-1
0.6
W
Dale Steyn To Chris Lynn OUT!
OUT! The drop does not cost much! Lynn departs on the next ball he faces! An outswinger outside off and slightly fuller this time, Lynn pushes at it without foot movement. The ball pings off the bat and lobs to mid off. Virat Kohli there takes a simple catch. He is pumped up and so is Steyn! Dream start for him and his team. 6 runs and a wicket off this over.
0.5
1
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
Pushed to point off the back foot. Negi there reaches the ball and throws it immediately but misses his shy at the bowler's end. Quick single completed.
0.4
0
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
Narine shoulders arms to let that one through outside off.
0.3
lb
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
FOUR LEG BYES! Strays onto the pads this time, Narine misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads and fine enough on the leg side to find the fence.
0.2
0
Dale Steyn To Sunil Narine
Perfect ball outside off to the southpaw this time. Narine lets the ball go.
0.1
1
Dale Steyn To Chris Lynn
DROPPED! First ball drop! How huge could that be? An away swinger, the perfect one from Steyn. On a length and takes the edge of Lynn as he tries to push at it tentatively. The ball flies to Stoinis at first slip, who moves to his right but cannot hold on. Could have been the dream start for the new bowler in the team but not to be. The ball goes in and out. A single taken as the ball rolls towards third man.
We are back for the chase. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine are the two opening batsmen for Kolkata. Dale Steyn has the new ball in hand for Bangalore. 214 to win, will the hosts reach it or will the away side defend it? Let's find out...
20 OV
13 Runs
M. Ali to N. Rana & A. Russell
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 619.3
  • 019.4
  • W 19.5
  • 619.6
19 OV
19 Runs
M. Stoinis to A. Russell
  • 018.1
  • 1 WD 18.2
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 618.4
  • 618.5
  • 618.6
18 OV
18 Runs
D. Steyn to N. Rana
  • 017.1
  • 617.2
  • 217.3
  • 617.4
  • 017.5
  • 417.6
17 OV
15 Runs
M. Siraj to N. Rana & A. Russell
  • 116.1
  • 1 WD 16.2
  • 416.2
  • 616.3
  • 1 WD 16.4
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
17 Runs
N. Saini to N. Rana & A. Russell
  • 415.1
  • 015.2
  • 615.3
  • 615.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
20 Runs
Y. Chahal to N. Rana & A. Russell
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 1 WD 14.4
  • 614.4
  • 614.5
  • 614.6
14 OV
7 Runs
N. Saini to N. Rana & A. Russell
  • 113.1
  • 413.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
13 Runs
Y. Chahal to A. Russell & N. Rana
  • 112.1
  • 412.2
  • 112.3
  • 1 WD 12.4
  • 612.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
9 Runs
M. Stoinis to N. Rana & R. Uthappa
  • 211.1
  • 411.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • W 11.5
  • 211.6
11 OV
12 Runs
Y. Chahal to R. Uthappa & N. Rana
  • 110.1
  • 410.2
  • 410.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 1 WD 10.6
  • 1 WD 10.6
  • 010.6
10 OV
14 Runs
M. Siraj to R. Uthappa & N. Rana
  • 49.1
  • 09.2
  • 5 WD 9.3
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
9 OV
2 Runs
M. Stoinis to N. Rana & R. Uthappa
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
5 Runs
M. Siraj to N. Rana & R. Uthappa
  • 47.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
7 OV
2 Runs
M. Stoinis to R. Uthappa & N. Rana
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
4 Runs
M. Siraj to N. Rana
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
5 OV
8 Runs
D. Steyn to S. Gill & R. Uthappa
  • 04.1
  • 34.2
  • 14.3
  • 44.4
  • 04.5
  • W 4.6
4 OV
2 Runs
N. Saini to S. Gill & S. Narine
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • W 3.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
12 Runs
D. Steyn to S. Narine
  • 42.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
5 Runs
N. Saini to S. Narine & S. Gill
  • 41.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
6 Runs
D. Steyn to C. Lynn & S. Narine
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 4 LB 0.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • W 0.6
Match Info
  • Series IPL 2019
  • Venue Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs
  • Player of the Match Virat Kohli
  • Umpire Ian Gould (ENG), Nitin Menon (IND) and Anil Dandekar (IND)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Referral 1 (1.2 ovs): Kolkata against V Kohli (LBW) Unsuccessful (KOL: 0, BLR: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 42/1
  • Bangalore 51/1 in 7.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 57/1 in 8.0 overs
  • Bangalore 104/2 in 13.1 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 30 balls between V Kohli (15) and M Ali (35)
  • M Ali T20: 55 runs in 24 balls (4x4) (4x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 149/3 in 16.0 overs
  • Bangalore 150/3 in 16.0 overs
  • Bangalore 202/3 in 19.2 overs
  • V Kohli T20 hundred : 100 runs in 57 balls (9x4) (4x6)
  • Innings Break: Bangalore 213/4 in 20.0 over
  • C Lynn dropped on 0 by M Stoinis in 0.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 37/3
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 46/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Kolkata 50/3 in 9.1 overs
  • Kolkata 100/4 in 13.4 overs
  • N Rana T20: 51 runs in 33 balls (8x4) (1x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 52 off 22 balls between N Rana (20) and A Russell (30)
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 138/4 in 16.0 overs
  • Kolkata 150/4 in 16.3 overs
  • A Russel T20: 53 runs in 21 balls (2x4) (7x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 105 off 42 balls between N Rana (47) and A Russell (53)
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
David Warner SRH 692 69.20
Lokesh Rahul KXIP 593 53.90
Quinton de Kock MUM 529 35.26
Shikhar Dhawan DEL 521 34.73
Andre Russell KOL 510 56.66
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Imran Tahir CHE 26 6.69
Kagiso Rabada DEL 25 7.82
Deepak Chahar CHE 22 7.47
Shreyas Gopal JAI 20 7.22
Khaleel Ahmed SRH 19 8.23

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