IPL Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR Beat Bangalore By Six Wickets At Home

Updated: 30 April 2018 00:27 IST

IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders highlights: Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders beat RCB at home.

IPL Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR Beat Bangalore By Six Wickets At Home
RCB vs KKR highlights: The match was played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. © BCCI

Opener Chris Lynn anchored his innings to perfection as Kolkata Knight Riders were back to winning ways with a comfortable six-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL encounter on Sunday night. Chasing a sub-par target of 176, KKR reached the target in 19.1 overs with Lynn scoring an unbeaten 62 off 52 balls with seven fours and a six. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik relishing his new found role as a finisher, played his part with a 10-ball-23 to make it easy in the end. KKR with eight points remained in fourth place while Virat Kohli's men slumped further with their fifth defeat in seven games. At the onset of the chase, Lynn and Sunil Narine (27 off 19 balls) provided a solid if not spectacular foundation adding 51 runs in the Powerplay overs. (Scorecard)

Earlier, A good opening stand followed by skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten half-century helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to post 175/4 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie on Sunday. Kohli's unbeaten 68-run knock came off 44 balls, containing five boundaries and three sixes at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Put into bat, Bangalore started on a cautious note as openers Quinton de Kock (29 off 27) and Brendon McCullum (38 off 28) shared a 67-run partnership for the first wicket. KKR spinner Kuldeep Yadav came up with the first breakthrough as he packed de Kock in the ninth over.

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With the addition of just seven runs in Bangalore's overall score of 67, Andre Russel jolted the hosts after dismissing McCullum and Manan Vohra (0) in the next over. However, Kohli kept one end tight and added 65 runs for the fourth wicket with Mandeep Singh (19). Mandeep however, didn't show a fight and was dismissed on a Russel delivery in the 18th over with Bangalore's score reading 140/4.

Kohli continued his good work and slammed yet another half-century and some fireworks by him in the final moments helped the hosts reach a respectable total of 175/4. For Kolkata, Russel was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/31 while Kuldeep scalped a wicket for 20 runs.

When and Where to Watch Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.

Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.

RCB vs KKR Highlights

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Right then! That bring us to the end of another double-header. Earlier in the day, Hyderabad once again managed to defend a total whereas now, Kolkata have gotten the better of Bangalore for the second time this season. Tomorrow we have a single game and it will be Dhoni's Chennai hosting Shreyas Iyer's Delhi in Pune. Do join us at 2000 IST (1430 GMT) for all the action. Until next time, cheers!

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Man of the Match has been adjudged to Chris Lynn for his rollicking 62 which had 7 boundaries and a maximum in it. He took full toll of the reprieve he got when he was on 7 and batted through to win it for his side.

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Well, Bangalore have just not arrived it seems. They now have lost back-to-back games in their own den and things are going all downhill for them. Virat Kohli is fighting a lone battle but cricket is a team sport and one man cannot win you games every time. It's hard to fathom what has struck them as they are failing again and again, something no team would like.

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Next was Uthappa who gave him good support as he came in and started to slaughter from the word go. His quickfire 36 from 21 balls put Kolkata firmly in the driver's seat. After his dismissal, Rana came in but unfortunately was retired hurt. Skipper Dinesh Karthik blazed his way and nearly got the job done. Remember, Lynn got a life when he was on 7 and boy, how well he has made it count. Batted through to take his side across the finish line with an unbeaten 62. Overall, it was a pretty much collective effort from Kolkata which has seen them bag 2 vital points.

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If you would look at the scorecard, it would say a last-over finish but mind you, it was a rather comprehensive win for Kolkata. They have come out all guns blazing after that defeat against Delhi in their previous fixture. Chasing a stiff target of 176, both Narine and Lynn provided an electric start. They built a 59-run association for the opening wicket that set the tone for the chase. However, after a mini rain break, the West Indian departed but the Aussie didn't stop.

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Umesh Yadav to Shubman Gill

FOUR! Shubman Gill adds the finishing touch! He removes the helmet and lets out a huge roar in delight. Lynn walks across to him and the entire Kolkata dugout is pumped. Short of a length delivery outside off, Gill gets on top of the bounce and dispatches it through point for a boundary to seal the deal with 5 balls to spare.

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Umesh Yadav to bowl the final over. Four to get and this is Kolkata's game to lose now.

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Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill

Very full on middle, Gill jams it out through mid-wicket and will keep strike for the final over.

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Shubman Gill is the new man in.

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Mohammed Siraj to Dinesh Karthik

OUT! What a catch from Virat Kohli. Absolutely stunning but he is fuming from within as he throws the ball back to the umpire after claiming that catch. Back of a length on middle, DK flat-bats it down towards long on. Kohli rushes across to his left, the ball was dying in front of him but he dives forward to snatch it inches above the ground.

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