IPL 2021 Match 31: Kolkata Knight Riders undo Royal Challengers Bangalore winning by 9 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Kolkata Knight Riders 94/1 (10 ov)
Fall of wickets: 1-82 (Shubman Gill-9.1 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 92/10 (19 ov)
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Virat Kohli-1.4 ov), 2-41 (Devdutt Padikkal-5.6 ov), 3-51 (Srikar Bharat-8.1 ov), 4-52 (AB de Villiers-8.4 ov), 5-63 (Glenn Maxwell-11.4 ov), 6-63 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva-11.5 ov), 7-66 (Sachin Baby-13.4 ov), 8-76 (Kyle Jamieson-15.3 ov), 9-83 (Harshal Patel-16.3 ov), 10-92 (Mohammed Siraj-18.6 ov)
Result - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 wickets
Bangalore opted to bat after winning the toss and was bowled out for a mere 92. In response, Kolkata chased down the target in 10 overs with nine wickets to spare.
Earlier, Bangalore's innings never really took off as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Devdutt Padikkal (22), Srikar Bharat (16), Glenn Maxwell (10) and Harshal Patel (10) were the only ones to enter double figures.
For Kolkata the wicket-takers were Varun Chakravarthy (3-13), Andre Russell (3-9) and Lockie Ferguson (2-24).
In their response, Kolkata rode high on the opening partnership worth 82 between Shubman Gill (48) and debutant Venkatesh Iyer (41 n.o.). The victory was achieved in just 10 overs and has created more opportunities for Kolkata in the lead-up to the play-offs.
Kolkata Knight Riders - Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore - AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli(c), Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Srikar Bharat(wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal
Start Time: 15:00
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Officials: Christopher Gaffaney, Sundaram Ravi, Virender Sharma, Ulhas Gandhe, Vengalil Kutty
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