IPL 2018 KKR vs RCB: Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders to their first win from first game of IPL 2018 with a steady innings as a captain. Kolkata were chasing 177 runs at Eden Gardens and they did it with four wickets in hand. Sunil Narine scored a 17-ball 51 to set the chase. Karthik and Nitesh Rana then continued the good work. Rana was the one who turned the game around for KKR but with ball. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were going strong but in his one over of part-time spin, he dismissed both of them. Bangalore, who were going at a rate of close to 9 till the 12 overs, managed only 176/7. This is after McCullum gave a strong start. KKR won the toss and elected to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens. (IPL 2018 KKR vs RCB Scorecard)
IPL 2018 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: KKR vs RCB Highlights at Eden Gardens
- 23:43 (IST)
KKR beat RCB by four wickets with seven balls remaining
Vinay Kumar dispatches one along the ground to the boundary to finish things off. KKR finish at 177/6, beat RCB by four wickets with 7 balls to spare. This has been a masterful chase. 177 is not exactly an easy target to chase but Suni Narine's onslaught in the first six overs took the game away from them. Dinesh Karthik then skillfully steered them to the finish line before Vinay Kumar ended things with a boundary.
- 23:34 (IST)
GONE! Andre Russell c de Villiers b Woakes, KKR 164/6
Russell goes for the pull, gets the top edge and it goes many a miles up in the air. De Villiers running back from mid-off, McCullum running from long-on both utterly clueless of each other's existence. McCullum goes for the dive early and De Villiers completes the catch and somehow jumps over McCullum. That would have been one nasty collision, instead, it has turned out to be a great catch from De Villiers.
- 22:19 (IST)
WICKET! Sunil Narine b Umesh Yadav 51
Umesh Yadav into the attack and he bowls Sunil Narine off the second ball! Narine made room for himself but drags it back onto the stumps. RCB break the stand
- 21:41 (IST)
RCB post 176/7 at Eden
Brendon McCullum gave RCB a fiery start and then there was the Virat-AB stand which lifted Bangalore. Nitish Rana removed both of them on back-to-back deliveries. Mandeep made 37 off 18 balls to push Bangalore's score to 176/7 at Eden Gardens.
- 21:09 (IST)
WICKET! Virat Kohli b Nitish Rana
WICKEt! Virat Kohli is bowled. Back-to-bacl wickets for Nitish Rana. He has yorked Kohli. The RCB captain cannot believe he is bowled. Eden has gone mad. Rana has done it for his team and he is on a hat-trick. KKR are well and truly alive in this
- 21:05 (IST)
WICKET! AB de Villiers c Mitchell Johnson b Nitish Rana
WICKET! BIG BIG WICKET FOR KOLKATA! AB DE VILLIERS IS CAUGHT IN THE DEEP. The part-timer Nitish Rana has broken the stand betwee Kohli and De Villiers
- 20:46 (IST)
SIX, AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers goes for the big shot again and gets SIX! This is straighter but it is still six. RCB are 82 for 2 after 10 overs and these two can take them to a big total. Narine back!
- 19:34 (IST)
TOSS: KKR win toss, elect to field
Kolkata Knight Riders win toss and elect to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens. Dinesh Karthik says it is better to chase at Eden Gardens. Virat Kohli to chase as well but did not call the right side of the coin.