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

Russell sinks Royal Challengers Bangalore
Andre Russell 48* off 13 balls

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


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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