RCB vs KKR Eliminator Live: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets in the Eliminator match to make it to Qualifier 2 while RCB’s journey in the tournament came to an end with the loss. Batting first after winning the toss in the match, RCB scored 138/7 and the target of 139 runs was achieved by KKR at the loss of 6 wickets in the last over.
KKR Innings, Team Reached the Second Qualifier
KKR’s first wicket fell as Shubman Gill and he was caught by Harshal Patel for 29 runs. Rahul Tripathi was dismissed for 6 by Chahal, giving another blow to KKR. Venkatesh Iyer was dismissed for 26 by Harshal Patel. Nitish Rana was dismissed for 23 by Chahal. Sunil Narine to Mohd. Siraj got out for 26. Dinesh Karthik to Mohd. Siraj got out for 10 runs. Captain Morgan 5 and Shakib Al Hasan remained unbeaten on 9 runs.
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RCB Innings, Top Batsman Failed
Devdutt Padikkal gave the team a good start with Virat Kohli and put on a 49-run partnership for the first wicket, but Ferguson broke the partnership by dismissing him for 21. S Bharat was caught by Sunil Narine for 9 runs. Captain Virat Kohli scored 39 runs off 33 balls and got bowled by Sunil Narine. AB de Villiers was also bowled by Sunil Narine for 11 runs. Maxwell was dismissed for 15 by Sunil Narine. Shahbaz Ahmed was dismissed by Ferguson for 13 off Shivam Mavi. Christian was dismissed for 9 while Harshal Patel remained unbeaten on 8.
Sunil Narine bowled deadly against RCB and took four wickets for 21 runs in 4 overs. Narine broke Bangalore’s back by dismissing Virat Kohli, S Bharat, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers. Apart from Narine, Lucky Ferguson also took two wickets.
DRS Came in Handy for Kohli
RCB appealed for LBW against Rahul Tripathi, but the umpire gave him a note-out. After this Virat Kohli took the DRS and it was clearly visible in the review that the ball was hit on the first pad and Tripathi (6) returned to the pavilion. RCB vs KKR.
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RCB Could have Scored Big
Playing first after winning the toss, RCB scored 138/7 in the game of 20 overs. Till the first ten overs, the team’s score was 70 runs for the loss of two wickets and it was believed that the team would be able to make a big total and would give a tough challenge to KKR, but this did not happen. Bangalore did not play a player in front of Sunil Narine. Lockie Ferguson got the first breakthrough for KKR by dismissing Devdutt Padikkal (21). Narine then took the wickets of Captain Kohli (39), Shrikar Bharat (9), de Villiers (11) and Maxwell (15).
Equals Match This Season
RCB and KKR have had an even match this season. In the match held on 18 April, RCB won by 38 runs. At the same time, in the match held on 20 September, KKR registered a thumping victory by 9 wickets.
Match Winners in Both the Teams
Both the teams have a lot of match winners. KKR have young attacking batsmen in the top order in Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. At the same time, RCB has a strong trio in the form of captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell. KS Bharat also played a match winning innings in the last match.
Both Team Playing XI
RCB – Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garten, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR – Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Oen Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty