Royal Challengers take down Knight Riders thanks to Kohli ton in IPL classic

Dale Steyn 2-40 on his comeback for RCB
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Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Kolkata today in their IPL encounter  today, which turned out to be a nailing biting classic.

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore 213 - 4 (Virat Kohli 100, Moeen Ali 66; Andre Russell 1-17)

Kolkata Knight Riders 203 - 5 (Nitish Rana 85*,  Andre Russell 65; Dale Steyn 2-40)

Result - Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 runs

Scorecard

Tournament Stats and Points Table

Batting first, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored an impressive 213 - 4 with Virat Kohli hitting a wonderful century (100) and Moeen Ali (66), the top run getters - Andre Russell 1-17 was the pick of the KKR bowlers in what was a run fest for RCB.

In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 203 - 5 , falling just 10 runs short in the run chase. Nitish Rana 85* and Andre Russell 65, were just not quite able to get KKR over the line in a nail-biting last few overs. Dale Steyn 2-40 was the top wicket taker for RCB.

 

Kolkata Knight Riders - Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(c)(wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney

Royal Challengers Bangalore - Parthiv Patel(wk), Virat Kohli(c), Heinrich Klaasen, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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