Create
Notifications
New User posted their first comment
Advertisement
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 82 runs.
Player of the match: AB de Villiers
Preview
Fantasy
Commentary
Scorecard
Right then, that brings an end to our coverage of the twenty-eight match of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL). Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest news as well as live commentaries of matches from all around the world. Do join us tomorrow at 7:30pm IST for the first reverse-fixture of the tournament as the Sunrisers Hyderabad take on the Chennai Super Kings at Dubai. Till then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, and my partner, Shashwat Kumar, signing off. Stay home and stay safe!
Here's what the captains had to say after the match:

Dinesh Karthik: He (AB de Villiers) is a world-class player and hard to stop him on a ground like this and at the end of the day his innings was the difference between both sides. We need to sit down and make sure there are few things we need to do better. Batting is one area we didn't do well today and that's something we gonna try and improve. We have three days break and we need to start fresh after that. It's been an interesting IPL so far as a lot of teams are comfortable batting first. I think every captain has a day like this where everything doesn't go according to plan and it's one of those days for me, I don't want to read too much into it. 

Virat Kohli: 
They've played good cricket in this IPL. Coming here, it was important to get the right start. Great to see individuals step up when the team requies. Bowling unit, with Morris coming in, looks all the more potent. Very happy. At the toss the pitch didn't have the usual Sharjah sheen. Knew the wicket was going to get slower and slower. Barring one super-human, everyone struggled on that pitch. Talk was around 165-170. Preparation was really good. Three week camp helped us. Have clarity of plans. Know exactly what we want to do on the field. All depends on the mindset. It's very positive. If your bowling unit is strong, you have a great chance of going deep in the tournament. Was unbelievable. I thought I had a few balls under my belt so I'll start striking. But he came in and hit his third ball nicely. On a pitch like that, only AB can do that. It was a special knock. We got 195 purely because of the genius of that man. Always things you can reflect on and say you can improve on these things. All about taking this momentum forward. Don't want to be complacent.
Royal Challengers Bangalore secure a clinical win over Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs!

The Kolkata Knight Riders were unable to get a good start while chasing this big total. Debutant Tom Banton looked jittery in the middle and his 12-ball stay at the crease was ended by Navdeep Saini as he chopped one back onto the sticks.

Shubman Gill looked in good touch as he scored a 25-ball 34 but with the pressure rising due to the dot deliveries, he was run-out while attempting to sneak in a quick single. Apart from Gill, none of the batsmen could get going. Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik could register only single-digit scores as they struggled against the bowling onslaught by the RCB spinners.

Andre Russell threatened to take the game away from RCB as he struck three meaty blows off Udana's first over. However, the latter came back strongly and got the better of Russell, who had to walk back for a 10-ball 16. Rahul Tripathi's 22-ball 16 reaped no fruit except for reducing the margin of defeat as KKR crashed to a massive 82-run loss against RCB.

As for the RCB bowlers, the spinners were instrumental in today's win. Washington Sundar returned with figures of 2-20 from his four overs while Chris Morris finished with 2-17 from his four. Chahal was economical as well, finishing with 1-12 from his quota of four overs. Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj and Isuru Udana chipped in with a wicket each and contributed to RCB's comprehensive win over KKR.

AB de Villiers has been adjudged as the Man of the Match for his belligerent knock of 73(33). 
Over: 20 | Summary: 0 1 1 1 0 1 Bowler: Isuru Udana Score: 112/8
19.6 Isuru Udana to Prasidh Krishna, full delivery on off stump. Krishna comes forward and drives it towards covers for one. THAT IS THAT THEN!
19.5 Isuru Udana to Prasidh Krishna, another slower delivery on a back of a length outside off. Krishna waits on it and dabs it towards backward point. Dot ball!
19.4 Isuru Udana to Varun Chakravarthy, slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Varun jumps onto his toes and slices it to the right of backward point for another run
19.3 Isuru Udana to Prasidh Krishna, excellent yorker on middle and off stump. Krishna gets down low and digs it out into the off side towards covers for one
19.2 Isuru Udana to Varun Chakravarthy, slower delivery on a full length on off stump. Varun gets forward and drives down the ground to long on for another single
19.1 Isuru Udana to Varun Chakravarthy, slower delivery on a full length on middle and leg. Varun can't come to grips with the change in pace and misses as the ball thuds into his pads
Mere formalities remain now as KKR need improbable 87 runs from the last over. Chris Morris is handed the ball to bowl the penultimate over and the batsmen are satisfied with knocking the ball around for a few singles. However, a brilliant yorker from Morris sends Nagarkoti packing on the final ball of the over. 

Isuru Udana to bowl the final over. 
Over: 19 | Summary: 0 1 1 1 1 W Bowler: Chris Morris Score: 108/8
18.6 Chris Morris to Kamlesh Nagarkoti, OUT! BOWLED HIM! Full delivery outside off stump and Nagarkoti has a huge slog at it. He is late on the shot and does so without any shape as the ball takes the inside edge and rattles into the stumps. 

Prasidh Krishna comes in to bat. 
18.5 Chris Morris to Varun Chakravarthy, slower delivery on a length outside off stump. Varun waits on it and jabs it towards point for another single
18.4 Chris Morris to Kamlesh Nagarkoti, searing yorker on leg stump. Nagarkoti is late on his shot but does well to nutmeg himself and get it down to fine leg for one
18.3 Chris Morris to Varun Chakravarthy, full delivery outside off stump. Varun backs away and bunts it towards the fielder in the ring at extra cover
18.2 Chris Morris to Kamlesh Nagarkoti, slower delivery that ends up as a full toss outside off stump. Nagarkoti is well early into his stroke and mistimes it down the ground to long on for one
18.1 Chris Morris to Kamlesh Nagarkoti, sharp yorker on middle and leg stump. Nagarkoti looks to get it away but the ball jams into his boots. Top bowling from Morris!
The match is all but over as the required run rate has gone well beyond 36 runs per over. Saini bowls a good over as he constantly attacks the sumps in hopes of picking up some wickets and finishing the match but is unsuccessful in doing so.

KKR now need 91 runs from 2 overs at 45.5 RPO

Chris Morris to bowl the penultimate over. 
Over: 18 | Summary: 0 1 1 0 1w 2 0 Bowler: Navdeep Saini Score: 104/7
App download animated image Get the free App now