IPL 8, RCB vs KKR: RCB beat KKR by seven wickets in 10-over thriller

RCB, riding high on Mandeep Singh's 18-ball 45, beat KKR by seven wickets in the IPL 8 contest on Saturday.

By: Express News Service | Updated: May 2, 2015 9:12:20 pm

RCB, chasing KKR’s 111/4, lost their way after the promising start with departure of Ab de Villiers and Virat Kohli in quick succession but Mandeep Singh (18-ball 45) stayed there till the end to seal a thrilling win. (Full Coverage| Fixtures|Points Table)

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Build Up

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Washout)

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What went wrong: Young Sarfaraz Khan was livid at Dinesh Karthik’s misjudgment and reacted comically when the latter was run out, going for a second that didn’t exist. Bangalore had lost AB de Villiers to another run out just two overs ago and suddenly they were under a bit of pressure. A special effort was needed to take the game away from Rajasthan Royals. Sarfaraz played a gem, scoring 45 not out off 21 balls. Skipper Virat Kohli was so impressed that he left the dug-out to salute the 17-year-old.

Kolkata Knight Riders (bt CSK)

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What went right: On familiar territory of the Eden Gardens, Kolkata avenged their Chepauk heartbreak. Once again, 44-year-old Brad Hogg was the standout performer with 4/29 in four overs. He changed the game, although Andre Russell was adjudged Man of the Match. Sunil Narine’s absence has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the defending champions.

Hogg, Uthappa: KKR’s avengers

Dwayne Smith was out first ball after Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to field on a good Eden Gardens pitch. Pat Cummins bowled a loosener wide outside the off stump and the Chennai Super Kings opener hit it uppishly towards cover. Ryan ten Doeschate took a blinder, diving to his left. Then, Brendon ‘Baz’ McCullum took it upon himself to teach the young Aussie fast bowler a lesson.

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