Russell sinks Royal Challengers Bangalore to give Kolkata Knight Riders dramatic win in IPL

Russell sinks Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Andre Russell 48* off 13 balls
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Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore today in the IPL.

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore 205 - 3 (Virat Kohli 84, AB de Villiers 63, Marcus Stoinis 28*; Sunil Narine 1-30, Kuldeep Yadav 1-31)

Kolkata Knight Riders 206 - 5 (Chris Lynn 43, Robin Uthappa 33, Nitish Rana 37, Andre Russell 48*; Navdeep Saini 2-34, Pawan Negi 2-21)

Result - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets

Scorecard

Tournament Stats and Points Table

Batting first Royal Challengers Bangalore scored a competitive 205 - 3 with respect to the pitch conditions being ideal for batting - Virat Kohli 84, AB de Villiers 63 and Marcus Stoinis 28* were the main run getters and Sunil Narine 1-30 and Kuldeep Yadav 1-31 the pick of the bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders.

In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 206 – 5, chasing down the RCB total thanks to Chris Lynn 43, Robin Uthappa 33, Nitish Rana 37 and another amazing innings from Andre Russell 48* ( who hit 7x6s and 1x4 off 13 balls) to sink Royal Challengers Bangalore. Navdeep Saini 2-34 and Pawan Negi 2-21 were the pick of the bowlers for RCB. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore - Virat Kohli(c) , Parthiv Patel(wk), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

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

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