Pathan came down the pitch and Chahal fired it down the leg side. 23:25 Local Time, 17:55 GMT, 23:25 IST: Well, would you believe it? Rangers remain top with statement win in Old Firm derby against Celtic, Doyen of science-literature amalgamation in Punjabi, writer Kuldip Singh Dhir dies, Napoli give Serie A leaders Atalanta a dose of their own medicine, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Civilians hit as Armenia, Azerbaijan violate ceasefire, Maharashtra govt allows gyms, fitness centres to reopen from Oct 25, Why opposition protests are a turning point in Pakistani politics, Statutory provisions on reporting (sexual offenses). KKR are going strong at 59 for 0 after four. Such is life.
Full and way outside off. They are 136/2 after 11 overs. Looks fairly simple.
What a performance by KKR Restricting them to 130 in their home turf was a good effort, especially after the start they had.
Don’t think there will be any loss of overs as play can start as late as 9 PM, 1930 hrs IST: We have some news and it is not good. Lynn departs soon after registering a 21-ball 50, bowled by Negi. It is raining in Kolkata and covers are on at Eden Gardens. Binny has got the important wicket of Narine. Chasing a modest target of 132 runs, Bangalore never got going and lost wickets at regular intervals. I've not seen a more impressive bowling attack. Got to say it’s been some average batting to say the least!! The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain came into the match on the back of an unbeaten 90 that had single-handedly led his team to victory against Chennai Super Kings.
#PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/Z1nPAH5l77. Colin de Grandhome is back replacing Shakib Al Hasan, 2021 hrs IST: Bangalore make three changes from the last match.
2044 hrs IST: A push away from the slips and Gambhir gets a four! The Mandeep-Head stand has reached 50 now, although it has come at a run a ball. 2325 hrs IST: All over! Even if we had restricted them to 175, there are a few things we need to do better. Pulled straight to the deep square leg fielder. Pat Cummins next, and a couple of sixes and a four followed. Two best days of the #IPL, — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 23 April 2017, 2253 hrs IST: Stuart Binny finishes the NCN over with a boundary! I felt that energy in the bus already.”, Asked about keeping wickets, he said, “Keeping is a different skill.
For more build-up on today's 4:00 PM clash, head here. In hindsight, KKR were a spinner short, as attested by Varun Chakravarthy’s impressive bowling.
Aniket Choudhary bowls the first over and he starts with a dot, only to concede three boundaries in a row - two fours and a six off Lynn's bat.
☄️ #PlayBold #IPL2020 #WeAreChallengers #Dream11IPL #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/1RIwTaLOqC, — Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 12, 2020. de Grandhomme to Chahal, no run, plays and misses. 2158 hrs IST: WICKET! They have Chris Gayle and Kohli back in form and AB is back as well. RCB are 125 for 5 after 18.1. Explained: Why did Tejashwi Yadav not concede seats to alliance partners this time? The over turned the game on its head. He celebrates it with a six straight down the ground off the next delivery and retains strike for the final over. Disgraceful batting, reckless from us, one of the worst collapses ever. The KKR bowlers have set the crowd on fire.
Narine on strike, 2026 hrs IST: Playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Staurt Binny, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, S Aravind, Samuel Badree, Yuzvender Chahal, 2024 hrs IST: Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, 2022 hrs IST: For Kolkata, there is only one change. One Change for RCB - Travis Head in, Shane Watson out. Lot of oppositions think we are a chasing side.
I've had a bit of a problem with the no-balls recently. KKR by seven wickets
Bangalore bowled out for 49, the lowest ever total in IPL history. The only ball was the perfect inswinging yorker. Mills has the wicket.
But as de Villiers hit the top gear, the young paceman was stunned with 18 runs scored in his final over. Can he continue his show? A batting lineup comprising of Gayle, Kohli, AB de Villiers has been shot out for the lowest IPL score ever.
Lot of credit needs to go to the bowling department.
Umpires are having a word. We are a better batting unit than this, we scored 200 in the last game, but this was shocking for everyone.
A great team player, Kohli eschewed his ego and didn’t mind playing second fiddle.
Coming here, it was important to get the right start. Sixth consecutive loss for RCB - the most in a row for them in IPL.
I've played for the Scorchers before and we've defended similar scores. We didn't bat well at all. We are going back home for the next two games. Oh this is bad for Kolkata.
132 required to win. This is a good start for Kolkata. Positives, the first half, nothing to talk about in the second innings (laughs). The two RCB spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal (1/12) and Washington Sundar (2/20) strangulated their opponents in the middle overs after an AB de Villiers evening show at Sharjah. Absolutely carnage as @RCBTweets getting a hurry up from @KKRiders. RCB had a good start, but as the ball got older, their run rate dropped. Kolkata eight down, 2154 hrs IST: WICKET! They had lost five in a row in the inaugural season in 2008. A lot of credit needs to go to the bowling attack.
Out of those, 73 were scored by de Villiers in 33 balls. They are checking if the edge carried.
Barring one superhuman, every batsman struggled on the pitch. At this rate, KKR will reach the target in no time. De Grandhomme has him leg-before.
Chasing 195 for victory, KKR lost by 82 runs. On that surface, de Villiers exploded to remain unbeaten on 73 off 33 balls, hitting six sixes. Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Chris Lynn, Manish Pandey, Sheldon Jackson(w), Yusuf Pathan, Chris Woakes, Colin de Grandhomme, Ankit Rajpoot, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav. You might see a lot of people do what is done in other games, but only AB can did what he did. Nathan Coulter-Nile proved too hot to handle and ripped the game right open with a quick 3-fer.
8️⃣3️⃣ of these have come in the last 5️⃣.
Can the RCB bowlers continue the good work or will 'Lynnsanity' take stage? We tried everything. Brilliant bowling from the leg spinner. Gambhir has to go. Kamlesh Nagarkoti had looked to be KKR’s best bowler till then, having conceded just 18 runs in three overs.
So if you win batting first, it gives you a lot of confidence.