IPL 2021 Eliminator, RCB vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore By 4 Wickets To Reach Qualifier 2
IPL 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Eliminator Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets to reach Qualifier 2.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 4 wickets in the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The chase of 139 runs went till the final over where KKR needed 7 runs to win. Shakib Al Hasan hit a timely boundary on the first ball of the final over to take his team in Qualifier 2. Chasing the target, Kolkata lost wickets in the middle-overs but Sunil Narine who came to bat at Number 5 changed the momentum of the game in just one over where he hit 3 sixes to Daniel Christian. Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal were once again the stars for RCB with the ball with their clinical bowling and two wickets. Harshal Patel also equaled Dwayne Bravo's record of the most wicket in an IPL season with his 32 wickets this year. With this loss, an era has come to an end for RCB under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. The 32-year-old will no longer be the captain of the franchise from next season. However, Virat made it clear that he wants to stay with RCB till he plays his final IPL game. Kolkata will now face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Eliminator Highlights Between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Straight From Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
- 23:34 (IST)Wait Continues For RCB For Their Maiden IPL Title, KKR In Qualifier 2!That is what we call an IPL Eliminator!!Kolkata Knight Riders made their way in Qualifier 2 and will face Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. The winner of Qualifier 2 will play against Chennai Super Kings in the finals. The way KKR made their comeback since the season resumed in the UAE was amazing. Even in this game vs RCB they fought till the final over in a low chase and got over the mark in the final game.Talking about RCB, an era has come on an end for them as Virat Kohli will not captain the side from next season. However, Kohli wants to play for Bangalore till he plays his final IPL game. This game was an example of how RCB choked in the last 14 years of the tournament after having a brilliant all-round season.
We fought till the end and never gave up but it just wasn't our night.— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 11, 2021
Thank you, 12th Man Army for all your support this season. We will be back next year with the same Challenger Spirit. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/55qcDByZnu
- 23:06 (IST)KKR Win By 4 Wickets To Enter Qualifier 2!Single and KKR won by 4 wickets and entered in the Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2021 and once again RCB choked in a knockout game.
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- 22:25 (IST)Game Changing Over!22 runs from the 12th over bowled by Daniel Christian. Sunil Narine was promoted up the order and he changed the momentum of the game just in an over. KKR are back in the game.KKR 101/3, need 38 runs off 48 balls to win
- 22:19 (IST)Harshal Patel Equals Bravo's Most Wickets In An IPL Season Record!Harshal Patel strikes again as Venkatesh Iyer has to depart. This was his 32nd wicket of the season and has equaled Dwayne Bravo's record of most wickets in an IPL season.Venkatesh Iyer c Srikar Bharat b Harshal Patel 26(30) (6s-1)KKR 78/3, need 60 runs in 54 balls to win
- 22:01 (IST)WICKET!OUT LBW!! Virat Kohli gone for a review and the umpire has to reverse his decision as the ball is clearly hitting the wickets. The game is turning now.Good over from Chahal as he gave away just 5 runs with a wicket. KKR spinner dominated RCB batsmen and Virat Kohli-led side must wanting the same performance from their spinners as well.Tripathi lbw b Chahal 6(5) (4s-1)KKR 53/2, need 86 runs in 78 balls to win
- 21:54 (IST)Harshal Patel Key For RCB!FOUR on the last ball of the powerplay. KKR have 48 runs on board for the loss of one wicket. Harshal Patel's dream IPL season is still on as he gave a much-needed breakthrough to RCB in the knockout game. He is the man in form for his team today and also key for them while defending 139 runs.KKR 48/1, need 91 runs in 14 overs to win
- 21:50 (IST)WICKET!The purple cap man Harshal Patel has got his 31st wicket of the season and he is just two wickets away from breaking Dwayne Bravo's most wickets in an IPL season record. First wicket falls for KKR as Shubman Gill has to go after another good start.Shubman Gill c de Villiers b Harshal Patel 29(18) (4s-4)KKR 41/1, need 98 runs in 88 balls to win
- 21:11 (IST)KKR Need 139 Runs To Win!After 20 overs RCB have 138 runs on the board for the loss of seven wickets.RCB 138/7 in 20 oversKKR need 139 runs to win
- 20:52 (IST)Narine Gets His Fourth Wicket!Narine to Maxwell, OUT, caught by Lokie Ferguson. Narine got four wickets and dismissed three big names in RCB batting lineup. What a night for him!! A big match player has performed in another important game for KKR.Maxwell c Ferguson b Narine 15(18) (4s-1)RCB 112/5 in 16.5 overs
- 20:37 (IST)Can RCB Get The IPL Title This Time?This is a big match for Virat Kohli as captain because if Bangalore lose then it will be officially the last IPL game for him as a skipper. He has been the captain of the side since 2013 and every season the franchise roped in big names but they failed to get their hands on the title. RCB never won an IPL title but they played brilliantly this season as their combinations ticked both with bat and ball. They are yet again one of the strong contenders out of the four teams to lift the title. They were knocked out from the Eliminator in the last season and again they are playing that big Eliminator game this time vs Kolkata Knight Riders.100 up for RCB! ABD Maxwell are key for a good finish.RCB 100/3 in 14 overs.