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IPL 2019, KKR vs RCB Highlights: RCB win by 10 runs despite Russell, Rana scare

IPL 2019, KKR vs RCB Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders lost a thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday at Eden Gardens.

IPL 2019, KKR vs RCB Highlights: KKR were beaten by RCB on Friday. (BCCI/IPL)

IPL 2019, KKR vs RCB Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in yet another thriller at Eden Gardens on Friday. Batting first RCB scored a commanding 213/4 and in reply, KKR were restricted to 203/5 in 20 overs.

Virat Kohli scored a brilliant hundred to help his side put up a fighting total. KKR stuttered in the run-chase initially but came back with Andre Russell (65 off 25 balls) and Nitish Rana (85 off 46 deliveries). However, the target proved a bit too much at the end. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be happy with the win after seeing seven defeats in eight outings as it keeps their playoff hopes alive.  To make the playoffs, KKR need to win at least four of their remaining five matches, of which two are at home.

Indian Premier League, 2019Eden Gardens, Kolkata 26 August 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders 203/5 (20.0)

vs

Royal Challengers Bangalore 213/4 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 35 ) Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs

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IPL 2019, KKR vs RCB: Highlights

RCB win by 10 runs

All Over! A valiant effort by Russell and Rana but KKR fall short by 10 runs. Rana remains unbeaten on 85 while Russell departed in the last over for 65 off 25 balls. KKR- 203/5 in 20 ovs

FIFTY

FIFTY for Russell. 2nd fastest of this season. He continues to tonk sixes at will! Finishes the over with 3 sixes off Stoinis. KKR- 190/4, Kolkata need 24 runs in 6 balls

KKR on the charge

18 runs off Dale Steyn's over! KKR- 171/4 in 18 ovs Need 43 in 12.

Over #15: 20 runs

Over #16: 17 runs

Over #17: 15 runs

Over #18: 18 runs

150 up for KKR

SIX! KKR reach 150. Russell has raced to 40 off 14 and smashed 5 sixes already KKR- 150/4, 16.4 ovs | Kolkata need 63 runs in 21 balls Possible?

150 up for KKR

SIX! KKR reach 150. Russell has raced to 40 off 14 and smashed 5 sixes already KKR- 150/4, 16.4 ovs | Kolkata need 63 runs in 21 balls Possible?

SIXXXXXX

Nitish Rana brings up his 50 with a six over mid-wicket. And follows it up with another six l off a full toss. KKR- 138/4, 16 ovs | Kolkata need 76 runs in 24 balls

FIFTY

3 SIXES IN A ROW

Who else but Andre Russell! All three were tossed up deliveries and mistimed but still crossed the ropes. He is going ballistic. His arrival at the crease has infused some life in this chase.

Russell has arrived

Andre Russell vs RCB in IPLs: Inns 8 | Runs 258 | Avg. 51.6 | SR 221,. And he begins with a four of Saini. KKR- 100/4, 13. 4 ovs

WICKET

With the asking rate over 15, Robin Uthappa falls for a very-troubled 20-ball 9. KKR : 79/4 (11.5) | Need 135 runs in 49 balls

FOUR FOUR

Chahal welcomed into the attack with a couple of boundaries. KKR-70/3. At this stage RCB were 69/2. There is still hope with Russell in the dugout

KKR in trouble

Are Rana and Uthappa leaving too big a job for Russell to do at the end? Their partnership has yielded 13 runs in four overs so far. KKR need 168 runs in 11 overs

Tight over

Tight over from Stoinis so far! And the last ball's a dot as well! Just 2 off it. KKR 39/3, 7 ovs. KKR need 174 from the remaining 13 overs. with 7 wickets in hand.

WICKET

GONE! Virat Kohli juggles and then completes a one-handed catch- He can do no wrong tonight! Gill is gone for 9. KKR- 33/3

WICKET

OUT! Navdeep Saini strikes in his second over and gets the wicket of Narine for 18. Once again it is the short-ball which puts the batsman in trouble. KKR- 24/2, 3.5 ovs

WICKET

Steyn Stikes! This time Kohli takes the catch and Lynn is not lucky second time KKR- 6/1, 1 over

First ball drop

Chris Lynn and Narine are at the crease. Chris Lynn is on strike. Steyn will open the attack. And Dropped- A huge sigh of relief as Lynn survives after Stoinis drops at first slip!

King Kohli

HUNDRED FOR KOHLI

100 for Virat Kohli in season 12 of the IPL and that too in just 57 deliveries- Fantastic innings. It was always on the cards and Eden Gardens applauds his effort. Kohli is finally dismissed off the last ball and RCB - 213/4 in 20 overs

RCB on the charge

Over #14: 12 runs
Over #15: 12 runs
Over #16: 27 runs
Over #17: 19 runs
Over #18: 10 runs

Huge Hit

Narine drags it short and Kohli is quick to latch onto it and dismisses it into the deep mid-wicket. How much can Bangalore get from here? 200? RCB- 178/3, 18 ovs

4 6 4 6 Wd 6

Fantastic batting by the southpaw as he decimates Kuldeep Yadav. 27 runs of Kuldeep's over. He is having a nightmare RCB- 149/2

FIFTY

Moeen gets to his fifty as well. He needed just 24 balls. RCB getting the momentum back on their side now. RCB- 142/2

50 partnership

Another expensive over from Kuldeep, 50 partnership between Kohli and Moeen Ali comes up. 50 off 30 balls RCB- 110/2. 6 overs left  in the innings

SIXX

Moeen Ali goes big this time. Down on one knee and launches it over long-on.RCB- 89/2, 12 ovs

SIX

Kohli gives Russell a taste of his own medicine. Ball was short and Kohli climbs into a great position and seizes on it. Muscling it some ten rows back over deep square leg. RCB- 79/2

GONE

Short ball from Russell does the trick as Akshdeep Nath departs for 13. Uthappa takes the catch. Akshdeep Nath fails to capitalise on his promotion up the order. RCB- 60/2, 9 ovs

Powerplay Ends

Powerplay Ends! RCB- 42/1 Virat Kohli and Akshdeep Nath at the crease. 12 runs were conceded from Prasidh Krishna's over.

Tight over

A tight over from Gurney so far. He beats Kohli's outside edge on the last ball. Kohli and Aksh at the crease. Slow start, RCB- 30/0, 5 ovs

WICKET!

WICKET! Sunil Narine with the breakthrough for KKR. Parthiv hits one high into the air but it doesn't have the length. Nitish Rana pockets it. He's out for 11. RCB- 18/1

Kohli survives

Narine into the attack and straightaway there's a review in the second ball of the over. No edge, but the ball's missing leg stump! Kohli survives!

Kirsten rings the bell

RCB coach Gary Kirsten rings the bell and we are underway. Kohli and Patel to open the innings. Harry Gurney with the ball.

RCB Playing XI

Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

KKR Playing XI

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney

Virat Kohli

"We aren't too bad at setting a target. Last time when we played against KKR we set them a total of 200. This wicket is outstanding, proper cricketing wicket and the bowlers will have something if they put the ball in the right areas. Every game for us now is like a semi-final or a final, but the most important thing for us is to enjoy ourselves now. AB is not well and we don't want to risk him. Klaasen comes in for him and Dale Steyn comes back for us after nine long years. His experience and his calm head are going to be very crucial and his presence could have helped in the earlier games as well."

Dinesh Karthik

"We'll bowl first. We've been bowling a lot on this wicket and we'll stick to it. It is a batting friendly wicket and that is what we are looking to exploit that. We have had a break and . Russell is fit and we are playing with the same eleven."

Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders win the toss, opt to bowl first against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Dale Steyn comes back for RCB

Hi there!

RCB could be getting their Steyn gun onto the field today. He is available for selection from this game onwards and that means, we will see Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers together once again. The last time that happened was probably during the Test series against India in late 2017, although Steyn got injured midway through it. 

Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (capt), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee.