IPL 2021 Match 10: RCB vs KKR - Royal Challengers Bangalore edge out Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs.
In a high scoring contest; Royal Challengers Bangalore edge out Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Indian Premier League 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore 204/4 (20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders 166/8 (20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss & elected to bat
Result: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to have a bat first. They got off to a terrible start losing Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar cheaply. This is when the Big Show Glenn Maxwell arrived and smashed the Kolkata bowlers to all parts of the ground for his well earned 78 off 49 balls. He was involved in a partnership of 53 runs for the 4th wicket with AB De Villers. After he got dismissed, it was simply an AB De Villers show. He did not show any mercy to the death bowlers and made 76 in 34 balls. His innings included 9 fours and 3 sixes. At the back of such phenomenal knock, Royal Challengers Bangalore reached a formidable total of 204/4 in 20 overs.
FALL OF WICKETS
6-1 (Virat Kohli, 1.2), 9-2 (Rajat Patidar, 1.6), 95-3 (Devdutt Padikkal, 11.1), 148-4 (Glenn Maxwell, 16.6)
Chasing a huge total of 204, the opening pair of Kolkata Knight Riders started off quite well. Shubman Gill was looking in great touch before being dismissed by Kyle Jamieson for 21 off 9 deliveries. Post his departure, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi tried to resurrect the innings and stitched a partnership of 34 runs for the 2nd wicket. Rahul Tripathi lost his wicket to Washington Sundar after scoring 25 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal then outsmarted both Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik in a beautiful display of spin bowling. Eoin Morgan showed some resistance along with Shakib Al Hasan but he was picked up by Harshal Patel off a slower delivery. Andre Russell hit form finally and went lose on Chahal hitting him for 3 fours and a six. Kolkata Knight Riders seemed in the hunt until the penultimate over by Mohammad Siraj who gave away only 1 run to seal the game. In the end, Kolkata could only manage 166 for 8 in 20 overs, losing the match by 38 runs.
Fall of wickets:
23-1 (Shubman Gill, 1.5), 57-2 (Rahul Tripathi, 5.6), 66-3 (Nitish Rana, 6.5), 74-4 (Dinesh Karthik, 8.3), 114-5 (Eoin Morgan, 13.4), 155-6 (Shakib Al Hasan, 17.4), 161-7 (Pat Cummins, 17.6), 162-8 (Andre Russell, 19.1)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna
Start Time: 15:30
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat first.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai